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33a Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl)
0161 832 9033
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Ranked #27 of 1,784 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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lancaster
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Have just visited for the second time, once with friends in an evening and today for lunch with my husband and children. Highly recommended. Very good value for quality food and service. The lunch time menu was fabulous. The complimentary fruit and prawn crackers is a lovely touch. Will definitely be back again.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Tucked away below ground level is this a fabulous restaurant serving delicious food. We opted for the two course lunchtime special for £7.95, complimented by a Chilean sauv blanc. The place was buzzing and the experience has been one of the highlights to our weekend in Manchester.

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Manchester
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I visited The Rice Bowl with my girlfriend in December 2014 as it was her birthday. We chose The Rice Bowl as they had the best Christmas menu of all the Chinese resraurants in Manchester City Centre. We arrived at about 7pm on a Sunday night in early December, so the restaurant wasn't too busy. We were seated very quickly... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Chinese food isn't usually my first choice but I went with friends who recommended it. It was probably the best I've had - great Dim Sum starters and a very tasty chicken dish with rice and noodles. Its a bit difficult to find your way in to the restaurant at the moment because of road works outside, but its well... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in a basement on Cross Street, which I missed on the first pass and had to double back (in my defence there are roadworks and hoardings hiding the frontage) this is an absolute gem of a restaurant. Four of us dined and had crispy duck to start (it's the law - or if it isn't, it should be)... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went for Sunday lunch yesterday, my meal commenced with an appetizer of prawn crackers and dips followed by Hot and Sour soup and then Singapore chicken and fried rice. The meal is completed by fresh fruit. All for £7.95 makes it great value for money. The food was lovely and tasty and beautifully presented. Service was superb. The owner is... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Been here a number of times over the last year for lunch and have always been extremely pleased with both the food and service. Excellent value lunch menu with very large portions for the main course, meat is always delicious and tender. We also love the crispy duck and have this in addition. Great food, great service, great location!!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Good quality Chinese restaurant in central Manchester. Polite staff and well prepared food. 3 stars Food Hygiene rating (not bad but would prefer if 4 or 5 star). Moderately busy for a Friday night in Jan.

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cheshire
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39 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went with my daughter and had set lunch menu at £12.50. Starters not very inspiring but main courses were delicious and very generous portions. Nice atmosphere also!

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We called in on New Years night. As always the food was amazing. We all had the sizzling beef. Soooo tender it melts in your mouth. This is a must try place. You won't be disappointed.

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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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