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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” (328 reviews)
“sizzling lamb” (16 reviews)
“dim sum” (77 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 2 days ago via mobile

Food was delicious, better than expected to be. Every single main dish that we had was very very very nice. Service was excellent and friendly. The only bad thing is that the main restaurant is located in the basement which is a bit weird for...More

Thank Andria Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant after reading about it on TripAdvisor, it didn't disappoint. Service was good, food was good and bill wasn't too expensive. Everything we took was very good, especially the crispy duck! I only have 2 slight negatives, it was at times exceptionally...More

Thank calii-xx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner with the family altogether 5 people. The food was reasonable and must say quite fast. The pork ribs (dry) was very good. The 2 vegetable dishes we good. The chicken (mandarin) was ok but a tad sweet. All in with the pricing I...More

Thank rodney1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very good meal here. The dumplings were excellent followed by sizzling fillet steak. There was a large group of us and the service was very good.

Thank ScotlandTravel-lover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again we visited twice this week during our stay in Manchester and we could not fault anything. We would never dream of eating Chinese food anywhere else. Totally perfect from the wonderful staff to the amazing food. We can recommend the luxury dim sum...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth booking as it does get very busy - which shows its popularity. A good range of dishes which are very tasty and decently sized. Generous helping of rice to go with the meal.

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews we thought we would try the rice bowl and boy we are glad we did. The food was delicious, we loved every bite and the staff friendly and very helpful. Visited many in China town, but this one in the city...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the centre easy for shops etc. We went for an early dinner on the way to the theatre. It was surprisingly busy at 6 00 and struck me as a mix of shoppers and early diners. As a Saturday there was no "cheap...More

Thank speedo12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend. We were hungry after forgetting to get the shopping in for Easter so took a trip to Manchester. We had been recommended this place a few months earlier, and I put it on a par with Wings. The food is terrific as is...More

Thank lewisjohnston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place does what it says. Good Chinese food. It’s huge but this didn’t seem to affect the service which was prompt and helpful. A nice touch at the end was the quarter of orange.

Thank Neeshee
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Questions & Answers
9 January 2018|
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Response from Jellybear22 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry ,we went as guests and it was already booked.
Adele B
15 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, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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