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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 #28 of 1,715 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
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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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Darlington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Popped in with work friends for the lunchtime menu. Friendly staff, fantastic food and all for under a tenner. Cant wait to go back with the mrs.

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Derbyshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I know I should have written this earlier - but better late than never. I have walked past this place hundreds of times over the years but never went in. Always went into Chinatown even when there were only 4 restaurants there. Wanting a good dim sum meal we chose this as the menu looked extensive. Too big a menu... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We came here on the recommendation of a friend who's family have been going for 20 years and we weren't disappointed. The crispy dim sum were superb as were the mains of king prawn with asparagus and pak choi and duck Cantonese style. We will certainly be coming back! Friendly staff and good service thank you

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

booked for meal for 4 of us confusion set in no drinks brought to table then 3 starters came, cornbreads came we had nearly finished ours and when my wifes soup arrived when we had finished ours ordered main meal all 4 of us same waited for ages flustered wasnt in it when it came lovely flavours struggled to find... More

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Manchester
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went to the rice bowl for my wife's birthday and we had a party of 27. We all ordered off the menu and the food was delivered together and was delicious. The staff are always friendly when we go and are great with children. I would recommend booking in advance as this restaurant does get busy especially for the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have always gone to China Town previously, but recently this restaurant had been recommended to us by 3 different people within a space of a week, so we decided to try it on Saturday evening. Arrived about 8pm without booking, had to wait no more than 5 minutes for a table for four of us. Be careful not to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This restaurant is only 500m from Manchester's seedy China Town. Best Chinese I've had, and one of the best restaurants I've been to this year! Friendly family run restaurant. You can't go wrong with their Set menu B.

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I picked the Rice Bowl from Tripadvisor for somewhere to eat on our one night stay in Manchester.There are dozens of Chinese restaurants around China Town but this one is not there but in Cross Street.You have to be careful not to miss it as there is just a door leading to a basement.All I can say is that the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have been coming to this place for years. The soups and dim sum are particularly good. There is also a good choice of main courses including duck dishes which not every Chinese offers. The lunch deals are also very good and offers good value for money.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I find the Chinese restaurants in Manchester usually very disappointing. Not this place! I have been on several occasions for work lunches and every time the food is delicious, well-seasoned and great quality. I can't believe the prices for the set menu...fantastic value for money. I look forward to having many more meals here!

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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
Cuisine: Chinese

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