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The Rice Bowl

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33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl)
0161 832 9033
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love it here, been several times and I don't even bother venturing up to China Town anymore! Good value for money, loads of choice on the menu and excellent service.

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Thank Sara C
Dukinfield, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great meal deal , great selection all for under £9.00 , week end under £13.00 very good service not over priced on drinks , all made fresh .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited here, with two of our friends. Due to it being a Sunday evening, the restaurant wasn't busy so we were seated straight away. On arrival, free prawn crackers were placed on our table. We ordered duck and chicken to start, it was delicious. The duck was cooked to perfection. Mains arrived, my boyfriend and our... More 

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Thank jane114c
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can honestly say this is one of the best Chinese restaurants I have visited, I took my family here and ordered one of the banquets. Brilliant food, great staff couldn't ask for anything more.

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Thank DOS96
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely meals again and very attentive service from the staff. Always a pleasurable dining experience.

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Thank Howard M
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I must have eaten here now almost 60 times in 3-4 years. And every time I do it never disappoints! Ever! Business lunch £8.95 - I normally opt for the chicken and sweet corn soup to start and mix up my main. Soup is delicious. Before the soup arrives you are given nice fresh crisp prawn crackers with dipping sauce... More 

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Thank LDHarmes
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick tea with children tonight. Food great. Service excellent. The children loved it! We will be back.

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Thank E S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love it here!! It is my go to Chinese restaurant (actually probs chosen restaurant full stop) when I'm in the city centre for any and all occasions! The food is amazing and the staff are so kind!! There is an incredible variety of dishes especially vegetarian and there mock dishes are some of the best I've ever had!! Would... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made the most of the special set banquet price last Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed the speediness of the service and food, I was in and out within 60 minutes. Fantastic food as always.

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Thank JorelJBond
merseyside
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here last night whilst in Manchester celebrating our wedding anniversary. We had booked a few days prior to our visit. On arrival, we were promptly seated and a drinks order was placed. We chose a sizzling skewers platter to share as a starter, and chicken satay and monkfish in chilli and garlic with special fried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
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: 0161 832 9033

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?