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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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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 493
    Excellent
  • 198
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 13
    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 food!

Warm friendly atmosphere! Best Chinese food I've ever had in Manchester. Large variety of dishes and excellent service!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
frosi88
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Warm friendly atmosphere! Best Chinese food I've ever had in Manchester. Large variety of dishes and excellent service!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We had a really nice meal here. A real gem in the centre of Manchester. We walked around for a long time before we found a restaurant that was not part of a chain, or served fastfood or that played very loud music. Atmosphere was nice and quiet. Service impeccable. Would visit again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Good restaurant with good food and fast service. I especially enjoyed their wide variety of dim sum. Although, their mains are a little bit salty to my taste like the crispy sea bass. But nonetheless, it was a good night. Looking forward to trying out more of their dim sum sometime in the future. Definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went yesterday for a late lunch ended up having the set menu - starter and main meal for £12.95 each - wow what great value! Food was fresh and tasted fantastic and the overall service was great. Staff were great and everything flowed as it should. Would highly recommend you try this place!

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Guernsey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Recommended to visit after show,bit cool staff at first,but then brilliant,service excellent,food superb and good choice,as far as chinese cuisine goes this pllace is one of the best.did have a diner complaining whilst there,not justified,lady was drunk and just moaning,our review is honest

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The service was great. The food was hot and fresh and I enjoyed the interior before you go downstairs into the restaurant

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Huddersfield
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Not a big fan of Chinese but we had a nice 2 course meal. The food was tasty and well presented. The service was ok one of the waiters rushed away before we had ordered our drinks missing one of our orders. I accept that they was very busy. There was one or two extra touches like hot wipes and... More 

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Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The service was very attentive. All the food was hot and freshly cooked nothing was to much trouble even when we were finished our meal there was no rush to get us out even though they were busy. Highly recommend.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

On visiting Manchester again, Easter Sunday turned out to be a glorious sunny day. Food on a night has to be at The Rice Bowl. Great service, fantastic food, reasonable price. Ticks all the boxes. Roll on the next visit.

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derbyshire
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3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We booked a table as a treat for our daughter who is 21 this week and as usual we had a feast fit for kings and Queens and nothing was too much trouble even when the restaurant was packed, service was second to none, when ordering and we got to the rice and noodles the waiter even advised us not... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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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