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The Rice Bowl

33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England
+44 161 832 9033
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice bowl” (328 reviews)
“crispy duck” (56 reviews)
“dim sum” (79 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took friends here in need of a good atmosphere and great food and got both. Food was piping hot and really tasty and the service was prompt but not overbearing. We had one of the set meals but were allowed to swap one dish as...More

Thank happytravellady
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tucked slightly away from the main shopping area but within easy walking distance and step stairs so unfortunately I couldn't see any disabled access but please do ask as I could of missed it. Staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable, the menu is very well...More

Thank maddox66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit without a reservation on a Saturday evening and had a decent meal with friends. Service was a bit slow but the food was decent when it arrived.

Thank fletchof205
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here twice whilst I was in Manchester on business. The restaurant is in a basement, but is attractively furnished and welcoming. Both times I was there about half the customers were Chinese, which I took to be a good sign. The steamed pork...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in off the cuff and wasn't disappointed, the food was as good as usual and made a great end to the day.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here many times over many years and it has always been good to amazing food. Today was just a different world. Admittedly the restaurant was very busy but that’s no excuse for the appalling roast duck I just bought. It was a...More

Thank Goan P
Jenny l, General Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Goan P Thank you very much for taking time to review a dish you recently had in our restaurant. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and improve our service that we provide to our valued customer....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with a colleague for dinner on a Wednesday evening. Friendly and efficient service, nice central location and decent atmosphere. We ordered a set menu and there was so much food! It was all very tasty and a nice variety. Good quality of food...More

Thank Mikecurrylover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited many Chinese restaurants this is one of the best we have eaten in attentive staff and food lovely reasonable cost we will return next time we visit Manchester

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends food excellent but service a little chaotic. However the toilets (gents) are awful just a trough an overflowing waste bin and 1 cubicle. Totally inadequate if you’ve any kind of disability.

Thank Lytham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for a lovely meal. Service was so friendly and the atmosphere so welcoming. The food was delicious, one of the best we have had! 😀

Thank Kizzy W
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January 8, 2018|
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Response from Jellybear22 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry ,we went as guests and it was already booked.
Adele B
May 14, 2017|
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Response from Alexjames99 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but maybe best to check
Shabana B
April 29, 2017|
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Response from Adrian-CheadleHulmeC | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not Halal , but you can order vegetarian.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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: +44 161 832 9033
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