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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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good centrally located Chinese restaurant. Food was good but very average. Staff very helpful on menu selections.

Thank VenostaShamrocks
West Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the 2nd time we have visited this restaurant whilst visiting Manchester and you will struggle to find anywhere better. Despite being really busy the food arrived in good time and the quality was really superb. Don't hesitate to go to this restaurant as you wont be disappointed.

Thank SamBWestMidlands
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have never been here before so we took our friends who came up from Northwich .the meal was exellent the restaurant was very busy.they were queuing up outside to get in all night.staff were brilliant and service was good.an altogether brill evening.

Thank Alison I
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good and dim sum recommended although they were out of a couple of menu items. Service was slow and off. Restaurant only had a few tables when I arrived but even then the service was slow with plenty of staff but only limited number of them took orders while the others seemed to be focused on running food... More 

Thank Tango&Luna
Worksop, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we booked a table for 6, we opted for a banquet c. The service was excellent, food was beautiful, we had 3 starters, and a mix range of main courses. Excellent food, very beautiful and cooked to perfection. Drinks were offered all the time, with water. One of the best meals I have had for a while.

Thank Rozzy1973
Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked here on Saturday night 17 September for my Sons birthday. There was 18 of us.The staff struggled to cater for so many, the main course was cold by the time they brought out the side dishes. Some of our party had nearly finished their meal while others were waiting for theirs. Drinks were expensive. The restaraunt is in a... More 

Thank Andrew W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a superb meal here. They do a 2 course set meal but we opted for menu c to share. All the food was superb, couldn't fault it - would go so far as to say it's the best Chinese I've had for years. Service equally as good, can't remember the last time a restaurant shredded the duck st... More 

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove from Newcastle only to find out the restaurant had lost the booking for a surprise 60th Birthday dinner - unforgivable

Thank Chris T
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this place was unexpectedly good, more than just an average Chinese restaurant. very friendly and attentive staff, amazing food, and quirky touches to make for a memorable dining experience such as the pancake warmer on your table that comes with the duck - the miniature pallets they use for trivets on the table for their sizzling dishes etc... we wanted... More 

Thank John B
Doha, Qatar
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch with my wife at the rice bowl yesterday, the atmosphere was alright, no music, and few Chinese symbols. The food was great, lots of varieties and portions were very big, specially the soups. The fried noodles were outstanding, highly recommend them.

Thank emad_daher

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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: 0161 832 9033

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