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The Rice Bowl

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33a Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl)
0161 832 9033
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 476
    Excellent
  • 188
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always Fabby and worth a visit

Been there for what seems like forever and never disappoints. Love Chinese food very tasty and plenty in the portions See you again soon

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Kittykat17775
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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749 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Been there for what seems like forever and never disappoints. Love Chinese food very tasty and plenty in the portions See you again soon

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We all attended the Chinese newyear celebrations in manchester, we had pre booked a table for 14 , lovely banquet great chinesebeer, great staff who looked after the kids needs aswell, would recommend to anyone

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Three friends having lunch and what a lunch starters, main, sweet, drinks all wonderful very chilled out and classy place best of all the staff very kind the service brilliant. Please try The Rice Bowl for the best very chinese food. We will be back very soon.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went here during the day therefore it was really cheap, didn't expect that much for the price and it was absolutely fantastic. Highly recommended.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

One of the best chinese in Manchester always get a big welcome nomatter how busy, and they seem to be busy day and night always top quality food and service I would recomend this place for any occasion big or small they will look after you and make you feel welcome so you will want to visit again. Busy but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Came here again for a weekend in Manchester! This time me and my girlfriend brought our mates along! 7 of us came this time, and again it was faultless! We varied meals, from duck, seaweed, prawn starters to sweet & sour Pork, beef fillet teriyaki, to crispy shredded beef. Absolutely beautiful, the beef melted in your mouth and the sauces... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My family and I always try and visit China Town around Chinese New Year and treat ourselves to a lovely meal. We usually go to the Yang Sing but we're so glad we've found The Rice Bowl! Definitely the best Chinese we've experienced in this country. The decor was classy and gave a pleasant ambiance. The service was superb -... More 

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Lancs, England
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154 reviews 154 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

been here a few times and it never lets me down. Had the lunch time menu. Hot and sour soup then Singapore vermicelli which was amazing. Very busy on a Friday lunchtime but service was good. Brilliant restaurant.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this fab Chinese restaurant. On entering we realised we had found a gem as the place was heaving with happy customers - at lunchtime. The staff were attentive and speedy. I had hot and sour soup and then satay chicken with boiled rice. We were spoilt with prawn crackers, dips and then some fruit to finish. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went on a busy Saturday night during Chinese New Year, which in some places could have a negative impact on service and quality of food but this was not the case at the rice bowl! We were served promptly with our drinks and food order. I would definitely recommend the duck in plum sauce the duck pieces were large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33a Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 832 9033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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