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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” (308 reviews)
“dim sum” (77 reviews)
“sizzling lamb” (15 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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11 - 20 of 1,330 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crispy duck in pancakes was one of the best I've ever had and staff are very friendly. Though the noodles for the chicken chow mein weren't to my liking though having said that I ordered salt and pepper squid. Monkfish and prawn toast and...More

Thank Daljeet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try this place as it was listed as the number 2 rated Chinese in Manchester on tripadvisor. We hadn’t booked, so we turned up as a couple around 6:30. We had a 15 minute wait until a table became available, and they...More

Thank LordNeil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Duck was crispy and nice. Sizzling chilli prawns and beef in black bean were flavoursome. Can't knock it really.

Thank Alfie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on Saturday evening, booked a couple of weeks earlier and we were asked if we could make the time slightly earlier than we wanted, this was fine by us. Arrived on time to be told that we would only be able to have...More

Thank jillybeanz3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant on a Saturday as it was number 2 on trip advisor for Chinese food. We arrived at 17.30 and were past twice by serving staff before even being acknowledged. Despite a number of large tables being available, we were advised that...More

Thank Gleniko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This palce has been here since atb least 1976 when I started going to Manchester every day - School Uni Work. Never changes its name or location so for the same Chinese restaurant to still be going in the same place after all these years...More

Thank Trevor8225
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just great, the service, the staff and the food, would recommend this restaurant anytime, one od the few places nowdays that you can order toffee Banana, so if you do go there make sure you order it for desserts

Thank zano92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely chinese restaurant centrally located. Had a delicious meal of several small plates including a puff pastry filled w hoisin duck. My friend had a chicken dish that was also excellent. Also lovely interior.

Thank drbmbay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my go to place when I want somewhere to eat in Manchester and know that I will get great food every time. Everybody that I take there is converted because of the high standard of food.

Thank maxine1612
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in the hotel next door, came here for food, very good all round, nice menu choices, service was good and food excellent

Thank stuart w
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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.
18 January 2017|
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Response from ramilevyy | Reviewed this property |
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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 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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: +44 161 832 9033
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