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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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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Called in with Mrs Zohan today for lunch whilst shopping in Manchester. Amazing and affordable lunch time menu. Delicious crispy duck rolls for starters, like a duck spring roll. Highly recommend

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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a Friday night... Was a lovely meal. No wait. Not too busy. Service was good. We had soups, duck, steak/chicken mains and wine. Really good. Would recommend. Fab fish pool on the way in!!

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Thank Helen N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a run of the mile Chinese but at City Centre prices. Nothing bad to say about it but more importantly nothing good. The meal was reasonably priced

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Thank Nick M
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent Chinese restaurant. On the way in there's a water cascade flowing down to a small pool containing carp (I think). Despite us being late for our booking they were very welcoming. The service and attention to detail shown by all the staff was first class. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. It really is a... More 

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Thank John P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommended. Very standard and traditional "English Chinese", but the food is lovely and the service is great.

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Thank Leighton G
Keele, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to the restaurant after reading so many good comments. nice pretty restaurant with good food presentation but the food taste is no good. the meat had that little flavour of start getting off. it is over priced for food quality. do not recommend lots of people working but each has its own responsibility so it doesn't matter what you... More 

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Thank filipa336
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly, clean, attentive staff, good food and very accommodating!Would definitely eat here again. Reasonably priced!

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Thank Saraec
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food in a very relaxed atmosphere. Portion size was very good. The staff were friendly and ensured we were ok. Was a pleasant meal and would certainly consider going again.

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Thank Simon W
Mirfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we visit Manchester for theatre or shopping we always end up eating in the Rice Bowl. Food is fresh and clean, tastes wonderful, good menu choice, friendly staff and reasonably priced. What more can I say!!

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Thank Helen H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have now eaten in the Rice Bowl a dozen times after first being recommended to it. I now reccomend it to others as the first choice to eat in Manchester. Always good quality hot food with prompt & friendly service. Check out their website before you go because they have several time specific set menus

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?