We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“One of my favourites”
Review of The Rice Bowl

The Rice Bowl
Ranked #56 of 2,254 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“One of my favourites”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

This for me is the best Chinese restaurant in Manchester. It sets itself apart for its service and food. Many people don’t know its there because its down some stairs on Cross St. The team that serve you are always on the ball and the wine selection is good quality and very reasonable.

If you get the chance eat a few of the dim sum offerings which can be a meal in itself. I recommend, chicken gyoza, shumai, and har kau. Wonderful. For main try the chicken or prawn curry.

Overall a lovely lunchtime or evening venue, run well and with big smiles and warmth.

It currently has scaffolding outside but its very much still open for business.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank philmanchester
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,275 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    780
    333
    91
    39
    32
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Oldham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Never leave hungry”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

I've been here about half a dozen times now either as a couple with my wife, with my sons or on business and a better Chinese you wont find in the City Centre.

Always been able to walk in and get seated immediately which is a good start.

The quality,choice and service are second to none.

If you are really hungry have the set menu including the duck.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank bluesinthesun
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“War horse weekend”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Wanted a Chinese restaurant close to DEANSGATE. Looked on TA. Found the rice bowl was the top Chinese reviewed. 4 of us ate at 9.00 pm sat eve. Absolutely top quality service, food was even better ! One of our party asked about a dish not listed on the menu, the waitress went to enquire in the kitchen about weather It would be possible to make this dish, no problem was the reply. The dish was excellent. Roast duck with minced king prawn meat. See you again. SOON !!!!!

Helpful?
Thank julesb129
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Went after reading TripAdvisor, did not disappoint!”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Excellent food, well presented, good service and not too expensive - don;t know what more you could ask for will definitely return. (apart from the £6 glass of house wine - bit of a surprise when the bill came!)

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Robert L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Me and my girlfriend booked this restaurant and think we couldnt of found a better one, the food is the best we have ever had and we have been to a good few chinese restaurants ,any one wondering were to go dont waste ur time going any were else this is amazing anytime were back in manchester we will be back to the rice bowl.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank colourpave
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Rice Bowl also viewed

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 

Been to The Rice Bowl? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing