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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 #30 of 1,648 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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Lytham
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

On TA rating of the best Chinese eatery in Manchester my son, who lives in China, and I ventured in down steps to a large, pleasantly furnished room - well set out for a Chinese dining experience. Small tables l Flanked larger circular ones with turntables in the centre. We ordered from the bargain lunch time menu (which goes on... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Saturday afternoon two course menu at £7.95 per person. Throughout the service was excellent, with all requests for water, drinks and menu description resolved straight away. Food was excellent, with all of the party really happy. The chicken Thai Green was particularly nice!!!! Excellent all round lunch at £68 incl drinks for a party of six. Would most certainly return.

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cheltenham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I booked this restaurant on the basis of the reviews on here, and it is fantastic. Very tasty food, good sized portions and free prawn crackers. The staff definitely go the extra mile too - they're very attentive and always topped us up with water without being asked. Also given free fruit at the end of the meal. Really excellent... More

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manchester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Good Chinese food can be difficult to find in manchester, in china town there are a lot of buffets that are like canteens, so we often just stick to a takeaway in our local area. Found this place just by looking on trip advisor, seen it had good reviews so thought we would give it a try. The only problem... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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