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“The good side of (quite) fast food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tampopo

Tampopo
16 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF, England
0161-819 1966
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Ranked #160 of 1,718 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Colchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“The good side of (quite) fast food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The location is vibrant and this is how we like it. If you prefer a more quiet meal you might feel that it is too loud. The food is good and spiced to a European taste and you can easily go for the hot meals as long as you wouldn't consider toast to be well seasoned.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Expensive canteen style food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have no doubt that in some oriental country it is customary to eat from the same table and benches with people you have never met but I found this dining experience far from comfortable.

The food was over priced and the portions small for the money. I selected from the main menue and had a Thai curry with noodles. This was thrown on a plate all together and looked more like a lunch special from a street vendor.

The staff were ok but appeared out of their depth when engaged in any conversation other than ordering a meal.

I cannot recommend this place and we won't be going again.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very noisy, fun & delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very busy & bustling restaurant. Delicious food, although as it's very popular, it can be difficult to catch the eye of the staff, and I was once left without a drink I had to order 3 times! Definitely not one for intimate/private/cosy lunches/dinners, due to not only the open & noisy kitchens, and atmosphere, but due to the layout (long benches & tables, so quite communal). Loads of fun & very relaxed. There's also a special lunchtime menu which is a great deal & lots of choice too!

Visited July 2012
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Yet another consistent bit of scram!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Been a few months since our last visit to Tampopo, and I have got to say it was as good as the last time. The freshness and flavours of the dishes we had really came through. Service again is impeccable. Good value for a city centre restaurant. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Overall a very pleasant experience

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ulverston
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“fresh flavours, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Our third visit here and another lovely meal. Fresh clean flavours - can't remember the name of what we had but it was lovely as always! Service was professional and attentive without being overbearing. Good value food, drinks a bit pricey so it balances out to an averagely priced meal.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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