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“Great taste of Malaysia” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ning

Ning
92-94 Oldham Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ, England
+44 161 238 9088
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Ranked #257 of 1,709 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $53
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Malaysian
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Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Manchester might be awash with slick dining outfits but none quite like Ning. Unlike many others, Ning values subtlety and sophistication both in its style and its cuisine. Influenced by the noodle bars of Asia's cities, this Northern Quarter venue offers a bustling ambience somewhere between trendy canteen and chichi bistro. With polished wood tables, voguish floral patterned wallpaper and candlelit tables, the interior strikes a similar balance of fashionable buzz meets classy intimacy. Led by award-winning celebrity Malaysian chef Norman Musa, the predominately authentic Malaysian menu also offers Thai and fusion dishes, all made with fresh ingredients, free from MSG. Ning's chefs pride themselves on producing a concise menu of carefully selected and well cooked dishes, and service is attentive without being over-bearing. Malaysian hospitality and food.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great taste of Malaysia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Ning never fails to deliver, and whenever we go it reminds us of what a great trip to Malaysia we had. The 2 courses for £14.95 is great value and there are plenty of choices available

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Relaxed service, tasty food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Table of 2 on a Sunday night in January from outsiders passing by.

3 courses, bottle of wine, 1 beer and tea = ~£65. Special offer of 2 courses for £14.

Restaurant looks and feels great but can see why people say its cramped as tables are close together (although this didn't bother us on a quiet Sunday).

Never had Malay food before, similar to Thai and was very tasty.

I would certainly go back if in the area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Really beautiful and fresh food, loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We visited this restaurant the Saturday before Christmas and, although busy, the staff were very quick to welcome and serve us. The restaurant seemed very well organised and the food was exquisite.

Altogether a fantastic experience

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

What a lovely little gem this is!

This place is located in located in one of the less picturesque parts of Manchester- Oldham Street.

Its a tiny little family run place serving gorgeous Malaysian food at reasonable prices. The service is second to non and the food is truly incredible.

My only criticism is the drinks can be a little expensive but other than that the prices are what you would expect.

There are many dishes to choose from which helps when you have picky people in your group.

Remember that the restaurant isnt the biggest place ever so book in advance even if you are a party of two.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Highly Recommended!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

The variety of authentic South-East Asian dishes on offer is second to none - really tasty, well-executed and great value with friendly staff.

Ning has however, outgrown itself, and perhaps need to relocate and expand.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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