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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” (325 reviews)
“dim sum” (80 reviews)
“sizzling lamb” (16 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

nothing lavish or ostentatious about this charming restaurant. just good cooking and service and a quiet place to talk privately. set lunch is very reasonably priced. had my usual which is chicken and sweetcorn soup followed by singapore vermicelli with lashings of soy sauce. perfect.

Thank Biagio14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a return visit here for a midweek evening meal, and we are so glad we did. The food is simply excellent, well served in a comfortable environment. They have special set menus but we went with the main menu and had a selection...More

Thank The_Explorers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After Living 3 years in China and being the First Chinese meal in Manchester it's dificult to compare. The inside of the Restaurante is very well decor with good wood furniture and it's very clean. The staff is Very friendly, allways with a genuine smille...More

2  Thank Edgar L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my son on a Sunday lunch time. There was a lunch time 2 course special menu on, but we opted to order from the main menu. Good experience from start to finish. Great service, friendly and helpful staff. Food was very good,...More

Thank Travelsalotglobally
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was piping hot and tasty. Best Chinese we have eaten at in Manchester city centre. Puts China town in the shade!

Thank 960lynne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited here on Friday night and we were blown away. A couple of years ago, we went to an amazing Chinese in Lanzarote and have been trying to find one as good ever since. Safe to say we found it. The...More

Thank sashahughesx3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely meal in very pleasant souroundings, attentive and helpful staff and a very good choice. Not badly priced either

Thank frances a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to come back for a second visit and we were not disappointed. The dim sum pastry selection was delicious as was the duck in plum sauce and the fillet beef steak in teriyaki sauce was amazing! £17 but completely worth a try. Disappointed...More

Thank 86jess86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went after reading reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. The food was superb good portion sizes and freshly cooked. The service was great staff very friendly and accommodating. Try the duck it was fantastic as were all the dishes we had. Go...More

Thank Adam8267
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a meeting, two of went here for lunch. It is spacious, i.e.tables not crowded together. The service was the best, and the food was great. We ate from the lunchtime menu, our mains were chicken and pork dishes, both excellent. Would have to try...More

Thank Custard15
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8 January 2018|
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Response from kmyers2015 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations (apparently) but we saw "certain people" claim they had reserved shown to their table while everyone else was told to queue....
Adele B
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
29 April 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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