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The Rice Bowl

33a Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl)
0161 832 9033
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Ranked #30 of 1,656 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
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
Restaurant details
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
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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Ate here a couple of weeks ago and had a lovely meal. Nothing massively adventurous, but well-cooked, fresh and tasty food (and free prawn crackers - always a hit!). I can recommend the beef, aubergine and chilli hot pot! I was on my own and you can often feel out of place when you're by yourself, but the staff were... More

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Erskine, Renfrewshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were in Manchester on a Saturday night in early September. We hadn't made plans for dinner, but had a quick search through Tripadvisor for a restaurant near our hotel ( Marriott Victoria & Albert ). We found the Rice Bowl was close by and went along. Right now it is hidden by some scaffolding which mean... More

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Dublin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Went here purely due to the reviews when I looked for the best Chinese in Manchester city centre. If this is the best on offer its very disappointing, I thought it was no better and if anything worse than the standard chinese take aways i get at home in Dublin, not what i expect for a Chinese restaurant, definitely wouldn't... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A great little restaurant, good food, good service and a good price. Don't let the current external metrolink work put you off nipping in, they are still open and as good as ever!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Would never go again, terrible customer service, and the food lacked flavour and taste. Very dirty place

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Following advice from fellow reviewers, great food, friendly staff. Sizzling Lamb Mongolian was awesome, also the Chicken in Black bean sauce.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The usual gloomy, badly thickened sauces don't raise their heads here. Freshly cooked, generous portions, especially the duck and terrific service, this is Chinese food at the top end. Go for the banquet but don't have lunch that day!

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London
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17 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

For £12 a person you can't go wrong. Of course that is before 7 pm. There was a variety of starters and main courses of meat, chicken, fish and vegetarian. We all enjoyed.our meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food was amazing here! However the service was terrible including staff arguing with customers and in front of customers. So unprofessional, it was a real let down. Shame because it was the best Chinese I've ever had!

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Excellent quality Chinese food at reasonable prices. A little away from Chinatown and down a set of steep stairs from the main road, but worth a visit. We ordered a selection of dishes, each of which was very, very good.

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