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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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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ordered a range of food, which was all superb. Tasty, fresh, hot and yummy. The crispy duck pancakes starter was plenty of duck and it was crispy and there were pancakes. What more can I say. Mucho awesome.

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Thank Mark C
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129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

a regular lunchtime sort of place. tables well spaced to allow private conversations. food always of a good standard. singapore vermicelli is my particular favourite with a pot of chinese tea. staff always welcoming. pries extremely reasonable.

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Thank Biagio14
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's very rare that I am so irritated with customer service that I would consider walking out of a place. But this is one! Having reserved a table for 5.30 one recent Saturday I arrived to find a queue. I assumed that this was for unreserved seating. I walked to the front if the queue confirming my reservation to be... More 

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Thank Anthony C
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whenever we visit Manchester, the rice bowl is always a must! The food is a little on the expensive side but I can honestly say this place serves the best Chinese food! The staff are great and never leave you waiting to order, I would recommend the Sweat and Sour Chicken with noodles!!

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Thank Kyle B
United Kingdom
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302 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Top Draw food and service at the Rice Bowl been there around fore times now it's away busy so book or pick your time carefully spotless inside and we will return in the next few weeks

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Thank johnwhite18
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing Chinese, staff were welcoming on arrival. Food was fantastic. Crispy duck was one of the best we have ever had. Sweet and sour chicken was perfect how it should be

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Thank Gemma C
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a place to eat! The food for the price was phenomenal! We had one of the set menus and it was brilliant! Cooked to perfection for a very reasonable price! Always like to try new things and this was a great opportunity. The staff couldn't do enough, always cleaned the table after every course and have us fresh... More 

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Thank Kasia S
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a birthday celebration meat tasted cheap and the sizzling fillet steak was fatty! I had been recommended this place and it was a total let down. They removed the steak from the bill. Service was ok food was very poor.

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Thank Grant S
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing. We are a family that love Chinese and this was by far the best we've ever had. Would highly recommend the char siu pork buns although all of the food was tasty and memorable. The place was completely full so had a lovely atmosphere and the decoration made everything look more interesting and inviting. One... More 

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Thank Hannah W
Manchester, UK
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem in the centre of Manchester. Absolutely lovely food & very reasonably priced. Was very busy though, even early Saturday evening people were queuing out of the door. We waited about 45 minutes for a table but it was well worth the wait. We will definitely be returning but will be booking next time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?