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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 531
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  • 210
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Great Chinese Food

Really great atmosphere, and the staff were attentive. Our food was served quicklu and it was fantastic. Everything was cooked to perfection and tasted great. Will definitely be returning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
ratchetxx
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Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Really great atmosphere, and the staff were attentive. Our food was served quicklu and it was fantastic. Everything was cooked to perfection and tasted great. Will definitely be returning.

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Northern
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here for over 40 years on and of and always rated the food and surroundings on a high level with service always pleasant, we called in this Saturday 1st August about 15.40 with our Grandchildren. We were seated across from other diners not so many in and placed our order mains only, with drinks. The food was good... More 

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Congleton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Came at around 1pm for dinner with two friends for dim sum as it was recommended by another friend. Good service, efficient without being overbearing. The place was fairly busy considering it was a Friday afternoon, but we were seated straight away at a larger table. Friends had a sharing steamed platter, with added spring rolls and prawn toast. I'm... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visited the Rice Bowl last night and we queued for around 5 minutes before being shown to our table. It was very busy as it was early evening but a waiter came over immediately with both wine list and menu. We ordered a bottle of wine which was served straight away. We both ordered Chilli and Garlic Chicken and this... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Me and my fiancé visited here today and it was fantastic. The seaweed and crispy duck were cooked to perfection as was everything else we ordered. A real gem this place is. We didn't like the crispy noodles but although nothing's perfect this place comes very close!!

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wigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been to Rice Bowl a handful of times, previous experiences had been positive apart from one just before Christmas which was to be expected- very noisy and big loud groups. However, Saturday just gone myself and my boyfriend had the worst experience at this restaurant. We had phoned to ask about a table for two and were told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is by far the best Chinese food I have ever tasted. We walked in and were quickly seated and our drinks order was taken. We then ordered starters and mains each ( had we known how large the portions were we would have shared both). After a few minutes we were given a dish if prawn crackers then our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a birthday celebration there and it was excellent. Had banquet c and all the food was very tasty and fresh. Staff were attentive without being intrusive. The only problem we had was trying to finish it all! One of the best Chinese I know.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Been here twice now and it's been delicious both times. Food is wonderful and portions are large. The sizzling skewers are a highlight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We came in here by chance between the rain and the sun and didn't know what to expect. Between the hoarding for the tram works you could very well pass it without knowing it was there. It was quiet when we went in and we had just missed the lunch time menu. The steps downstairs opened up into a generous... More 

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Additional Information about The Rice Bowl

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

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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: Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
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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