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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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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 600
    Excellent
  • 249
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 21
    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
Tempura squid is a must

We have visited this restaurant on many occasions with friends, always a nice welcome. My personal favourite is Tempura squid with lots of chilli, really really good

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
4523berniea
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Sheffield
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On a family trip to Manchester went here as it came up with good reviews. The food was ok but not great. Two of the draught beers were off so only Stella and the surroundings were a little tired. Won't be rushing back.

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Thank scottJillSheffield
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is amazing. Absolutely incredible. We ordered lots of starters and everyone tried a bit of each others mains and they were all delicious. I don't think you can go wrong on that front. The service however is absolutely appalling. I went for the first time with my boyfriend on a Tuesday evening. Service was a little slow but... More 

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Thank KaylaKay22
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited this restaurant on many occasions with friends, always a nice welcome. My personal favourite is Tempura squid with lots of chilli, really really good

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Thank 4523berniea
Kendal, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thanks to you all at the restaurant, the service & food was great on what was a typically lively, busy Manchester Saturday night. Well done for keeping such high standards & so glad the roadworks have gone from outside must be a relief.

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Thank julie j
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my friend met in Manchester for a lovely weekend away which got disrupted during an eventful experience at this restaurant. As usual when taking our order I always make it clear to the waiter that I suffer from a severe peanut allergy and my friend even joked that If I eat peanuts my face swells. He said that... More 

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Thank Hollee J
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked quite late for the same evening there were seven of us so we thought it may cause a problem, not at all. Service was really good as you would expect, food excellent. Highly recomended

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Thank MandM5960
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The dimsum here is worth trying, the chefs special chilli oil is the best I have ever had! Service was good and fast. My only criticism would be to add more steamed dimsum far too many griddles/ baked/ fried dimsum.

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Thank mmenon1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to find a new , good Chinese in Manchester , so looked online where would be best to go and this came up - Fantastic food and is obviously a very popular place as people just kept on coming in ! Will definitely be returning soon - and would definitely recommend

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Thank LizzyM09
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table for 2 4 days prior to date. Went for meal only too be told that I wasn't booked in even tho my name was in the book with my phone number next to it along side the time I booked for 4 days previous. Reason. .... We're to busy to take bookings for 2 people

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Thank Darren H
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During a two day trip to Manchester we eat at The Rice Bowl. Nice restaurant and great food. Nothing very unusual and the Malay dish was very light on chilli. However, sent back and easily remedied. However, what they do they do well. Only negative was the way our waiter seemed to be preoccupied with filling our wine glasses. It... 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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?