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The Rice Bowl

33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England
+44 161 832 9033
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice bowl” (328 reviews)
“crispy duck” (56 reviews)
“dim sum” (79 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here many times over many years and it has always been good to amazing food. Today was just a different world. Admittedly the restaurant was very busy but that’s no excuse for the appalling roast duck I just bought. It was a...More

Thank Goan P
Jenny l, General Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Goan P Thank you very much for taking time to review a dish you recently had in our restaurant. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and improve our service that we provide to our valued customer....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with a colleague for dinner on a Wednesday evening. Friendly and efficient service, nice central location and decent atmosphere. We ordered a set menu and there was so much food! It was all very tasty and a nice variety. Good quality of food...More

Thank Mikecurrylover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited many Chinese restaurants this is one of the best we have eaten in attentive staff and food lovely reasonable cost we will return next time we visit Manchester

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends food excellent but service a little chaotic. However the toilets (gents) are awful just a trough an overflowing waste bin and 1 cubicle. Totally inadequate if you’ve any kind of disability.

Thank Lytham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for a lovely meal. Service was so friendly and the atmosphere so welcoming. The food was delicious, one of the best we have had! 😀

Thank Kizzy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the range and quality of dishes. Not simply Cantonese or Beijing, but a diversity of regional dishes. Mongolian lamb to Pad Thai and Japanese beef. Great specialities, generous portions, and uncharacterstically very warm and friendly staff. Would unreservedly recommend and...More

1  Thank Parkcasa15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in following a recommendation from a local friend and I am glad I did. I went in early doors as my meeting finished early so I was the only one in but could imagine that atmosphere would be good. The food was very authentic...More

Thank booleyboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family for a Sat eve dinner. Arrived at 6pm and found it full but with a quick turnover so we only had to wait 10 minutes for a table for 2 The menu is fairly classic high street Chinese, including dim sum (we...More

Thank Alistair D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were having a drink in Mr Thomas`s Chop House (across the road from here) one Monday afternoon after shopping and I asked my wife how long there had been a Chinese across the road. I can imagine we have walked past it countless times....More

Thank Bob1998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We was staying in Manchester overnight nearby and wanted to dine here. We rang to book a table for two but the receptionist explained there was no need to reserve. We went along with it although we was apprehensive about showing up and there not...More

Thank Lew216830095
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January 8, 2018|
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Response from Jellybear22 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry ,we went as guests and it was already booked.
Adele B
May 14, 2017|
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Response from Alexjames99 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but maybe best to check
Shabana B
April 29, 2017|
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Response from Adrian-CheadleHulmeC | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not Halal , but you can order vegetarian.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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