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“The biggest surprise and the best food I ever tried” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Middle Kingdom

Middle Kingdom
86 Princess Street, Manchester, England
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Ranked #431 of 1,757 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Manchester
1 review
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“The biggest surprise and the best food I ever tried”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Came into this restaurant only because the one we were planning to go was closed. Now we are happy this is happened to us. The restaurant didn’t look attractive too much from the outside, I didn’t even notice the name first. It was quite nice inside, full of young (Chinese) people which made us believe it is going to be a proper food...
The waiter was extremely friendly and helpful, the menu included the pictures of all meals which was a very nice surprise. We got our order in not more than 7 minutes, all fresh and delicious and everything looked just like on those menu pictures. We had an absolutely fantastic time, took the rest of the food home and could enjoy it a bit more next day! Came back to this restaurant again a month later (the same impression) and I am sure will go there again soon. Well done and thank you!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Don't be daunted by the exterior”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

Middle Kingdom is in a basement, and from the street it looks unpromising. Go down the steps and you'll find a stylish and extensive restaurant, specialising in Szechuan and Hunan Chinese cuisine. My wife and I had hot and sour soup to start - a vast tangy tureen each (one between two would have done, but we took some home) - and a cold starter, hot and spicy chicken, a favourite. Main courses: twice-cooked pork (excellent), hot and numbing kidney and squid flowers (not as hot and numbing as some dishes of this style we've had, but delicious), and cumin-flavoured sea bass (just as good as it looked on the thoroughly illustrated menu, which is also unusually explicit in listing ingredients of individual dishes). We wished we'd come with a larger party so that we could have sampled more. Soon we certainly will.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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