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The Rice Bowl

33a Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl) (Manchester City Centre)
0161 832 9033
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Ranked #31 of 1,647 restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant whilst in Manchester for the weekend. Having previously been to Yang Sing and Wings we fancied trying a different restaurant. We were glad we took advice from trip advisor and booked for Saturday 19th @ 9pm. On arriving the restaurant was full but after waiting about 5 minutes we were seated at a nice table and... More

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Clitheroe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Decided that it was a long walk from The Arndale to Chinatown so thought we would try the perfectly situated The Rice Bowl. Attentive service and large bowl of prawn crackers and sauces to start. We chose to eat off the Dim Sum menu. All the usual suspects available so had to order the Sui mie and the beef with... More

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darlington,county durham, england
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, the service matched the food and we will definitely be back when we are next in Manchester, the hot and sour soup is probably the best I have ever had and the crispy duck was perfect as was the rest of the meal, we did pig out a bit !!!!! But don't just take my opinion you have... More

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Burnley
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Well priced for the quality of food . Very good service looking forward to trying more of the menu . Back very soon

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Thanks for a lovely birthday meal on Saturday night. A few friends met up and decided on the banquet which we were allowed to change a couple of the dishes. All of the food was hot, tasty and portions were good. In fact I've never seen so much duck! It was gorgeous. The staff are always friendly and attentive and... More

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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a place I walked past so many times when I lived in Manchester but never went in due to lack of curb appeal. We eventually visited for the first time with family for lunch after a recommendation. Along side their main menu, they offer a set lunch menu of a starter and main course for just £7.50 and... More

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was our third visit to The Rice Bowl and once again we enjoyed great food with friendly and efficient service. We look forward to our fourth visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Coming from Malaysia we have very high standards in relation to food and Chinese food is something that can be meh at the best of times and unfortunately I felt the same about the food here. The menu was huge and it was really difficult to pick but the very helpful waitress offered to make me something that was "off... More

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Manchester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Ate at this nice little restaurant with a lady friend recently. I love the entrance because it has a waterfall and the interior decor is great. My friend liked the big fish tank. We chose the lunchtime menu, 2 courses for £7.95; with the crispy duck option (£9.25 extra). This menu is available from 12pm - 4.30pm. We had the... More

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N Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went here and had the two course meal for £12.50. Good choice on this menu and the food was absolutely first rate. Will definitely visit again when back in Manchester. Tripadvisor rating for this place has got it spot on. Enjoy...

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