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The Rice Bowl

33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England
+44 161 832 9033
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice bowl” (293 reviews)
“dim sum” (75 reviews)
“sizzling lamb” (13 reviews)
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All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England
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1 - 10 of 1,286 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Noisy and busy restaurant but totally worth a visit. Party of 8 and everyone was impressed by the flavours and quality of the food.

Thank mosterila
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was not well put together nor carefully seasoned with attention to flavour, resulting in the overall impression of a slimy meal which did not taste great. Service was long and of variable quality. Would not recommend nor go back.

Thank IFP11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very efficient and friendly service, My wife and I opted for the two course set menu. Wife had the Peking Hot and Sour Soup "Very spicy" followed by Honey Roasted Pork with Mushroom and Sweet Onion with boiled rice, which she enjoyed. I had the...More

Thank WanderingCarefree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tasty take away after long shift away, walk in and ordered to take away back to aparthotel to eat in comfort

Thank funkyfish75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend have been here twice once when it was really busy and once when it was quite quiet. We loved the food so much, it was amazing both times and definitely wouldn't go to another Chinese in Manchester

Thank hannahg06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here Saturday 3rd June after a matinee theatre visit there were 4 of us. We were shown to a table straightaway and drinks were ordered and delivered. We ordered 4 starters and 4 meals we waited and waited and having asked several of...More

1  Thank TLJC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here without a reservation and was very pleasantly surprised Service was great ... and the food was excellent.. highly recommend this restaurant!!!

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visit maybe once a month. We went this week for a wedding anniversary lunch (my wife loves the crispy duck!) and we weren't disappointed! Half a crispy duck, selection of dumplings and minced chicken with lettuce - all hugely delicious! The...More

Thank adeandyo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited the Rice Bowl for dinner and were really impressed. The staff are very friendly and attentive and we were seated and served drinks within minutes of arriving. There is endless options on the menu and the set meals for 2...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful food..our first visit & we loved every minute. It's difficult when you have 3 growing boys deciding where to eat to keep everyone happy. This please did not disappoint, from entering to a very clean please environment, we did book last minute &...More

Thank bello36
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Adele B
does this restaurant use MSG? can anyone answer this honestly please
14 May 2017|
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Response from Alexjames99 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but maybe best to check
Shabana B
Is it halal?
29 April 2017|
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Response from Adrian-CheadleHulmeC | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not Halal , but you can order vegetarian.
are yo doing any january offers`
18 January 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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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