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The Rice Bowl

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33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl)
+44 161 832 9033
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Sliema, Malta
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chosen in view of great reviews and didn't disappoint. Fresh, tasty and quality Chinese food at a reasonable price given quality and location. Typical pleasant Chinese decor compliments food well. Only downside and reason for not awarding full marks is waiting time to be seated despite booking. First time I went I thought it was a mishap. However it also... More 

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was good and quick coming. The menu had a good variety. The fixed price option was good value for money. The service was friendly and we would go here again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm a bit out the habit of leaving reviews but felt obliged to leave one for this place. We booked a table here for Saturday night and as stated in the reviews below the table booking system didn't really work, booking a table was no different than walking in, but in honesty this didn't really bother my party as we... More 

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Thank G_A_doos_travel
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not rely on booking a table! We arrived at 8pm as we had booked a table however were not seated until 8.45 and stood in a que along with others who had also booked and were not being seated- a busy restaurant is ultimately a good sign however people who've made the effort to make reservations should be respected.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had booked a table for 20:30. When we arrived we were told to wait in a queue for people with bookings. After waiting for 25mins we left as we were nowhere near getting the table which we booked for 20.30. No point in booking here as they cannot manage at all

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Thank anna1234581
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Vidited here friday after a trip yo the greman beer tent. Was reccomended by a friend & was mot didsapointed. We had set menu b with crispy duck, king prawn & lamb. Also 2 pastry style dim sum & chicken & sweetcorn soup. All was hot & tasty. Washed it all sown with a bottle of rose.

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Thank Adele B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Rice Bowl, though recommendation on twitter although we picked a quiet lunchtime period , the staff were really attentive and we had the set meal, very good value for money definitely recommend this place when in Manchester again will definitely have meal there!!

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Thank Jenny S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended to visit here many times and it was my first time at Rice Bowl and it didn't disappoint. The food was great and service very friendly and efficient.

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Thank Tilly H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a great place, been a few times now and always get really friendly, helpful service. Been to quite a few Chinese restaurant in the area and this one is always a cut above the rest. Always recommend to friends and whenever they come away they always leave with high praise. Keep up the good work!

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Thank Matthew E
Saint Cloud, Florida
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471 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I left the UK(Manchester) more than 20 years ago, and whenever I'm home, this is close to top of the list for must do restaurants. The food is lovingly prepared with high quality ingredients and is served professionally. The only slight negative is when it gets busy (most evenings) a 3 or 4 course meal can take a couple of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?