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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
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Easy to find, close by the Chinese arch this place is well decorated with a lovely staff. Food wise the portion are generous and the quality is great as well as the taste. Open late you don't have to rush to go to eat there. Would definitely go again and again (Not the cheapest option in town but definitely worth... More 

Thank Aurore_French
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My beautiful girlfriend had monkfish and it was lovely. I had mixed seafood which was also great. The only reason I knock a point of is that the tables are a little too close. Would I go again? Absobloodylutely!!

Thank Tony D
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Omg what can I say, popped in last minute during a shopping trip in the city centre at the weekend not expecting too much!! We had the skewer platter to share for starter and a couple of mains (fish curry dish, and beef in black bean sauce). It was tantalising!! Really gorgeous food, the service was a little slow for... More 

Thank LavishLady
guernsey channel islands
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been here 4 times now, same good food & service. Less busy on this Sunday night & therefore the service was extra efficient. Would definitely recommend the Rice Bowl to friends etc

Thank Nigel710
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the heart of Manchester interesting Chinese restaurant. The menu range is very rich. Tradition very good Chinese food and the service very good

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us ate here, although very busy they were able to accommodate us without a reservation. We decided to share a basket of mixed dim sum, ( based on reviews) followed by, duck in plum sauce, Mongolian lamb, chicken in black bean , and sizzling king prawns. The food and the service was very good, and the price very... More 

Thank telali2
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really pleasant setting in the heart of Manchester (only a short walk from Picadilly). Great food with plenty of menu choice. Polite service. Highly recommend.

Thank Ebs45
Staindrop, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost walked past this restaurant but so glad we didn't. It's down two short flights of stairs, but was quite spacious. We all had something different and didn't have to wait very long at all. The service was fast, efficient and friendly - there seemed to be a member of staff for each table! The food was excellent and... More 

Thank carnivalqueen
Stockport, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Rice Bowl on friends recommendation and we were not disappointed. The food was superb. I didn't give 5* because we hadn't been before and it's busy!!!The food is 5*. The other half had his tom yum soup which he really enjoyed. We had the luxury dim sum combination which we thought was really good value. £7.50 each... More 

Thank Viv P
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing and piping hot when it arrived. Staff were very attentive and friendly and it was reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

Thank Debhol22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
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?