Tampopo - Corn Exchange

Tampopo - Corn Exchange

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Hours
Sun
10:30 - 22:00
Mon
10:30 - 23:00
Tue
10:30 - 23:00
Wed
10:30 - 23:00
Thu
10:30 - 23:00
Fri
10:30 - 23:00
Sat
10:30 - 23:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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About
Right in the heart of Manchester's shopping district, close to Manchester Arena and the Northern Quarter. A popular choice with shoppers and concert goers looking to grab a bite, or pull up a stool at the bar if you just fancy a drink. Seats 105 and only 2 minutes from the cinema. Bookings up to parties of 6 available via our website. Alternatively for enquiries and large group bookings contact the site directly.
CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,075 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Melanie H
Manchester212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 friends
My friend and I saw the 20% student offer outside Tampopo and decided to head inside. It wasn’t too busy because it was a Sunday night (and probably also because of the current Coronavirus situation...) but it wasn’t dead, there were a few tables in there to create a nice atmosphere. Our waitress was friendly enough, and the food was quick to arrive. My tempura vegetable starter was piping hot, perfectly portioned, and contained a good variety of vegetables. My main (Indonesian noodles) was also very tasty, although I barely identified any chicken or mushrooms in the dish, and there was quite literally only half a single tomato in the dish despite the menu listing the dish as containing tomatoes....but at least it was piping hot, tasted fresh, was decently portioned, and my friend seemed to really enjoy her pad thai. It was nice to sit in the restaurant, nice atmosphere and stimulating decor, and not once did we feel rushed. Excluding the 20%off student discount, the bill came to approximately £25 for a couple of jugs of tap water, one starter and two mains, which I think is highly reasonable. Given the value of the food and it’s quality, I will say that I would probably return in the future for a casual meal out.
Written 17 March 2020
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Andrew J
Clitheroe39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We were coming into Manchester to pick up our daughter from a concert later in the evening. Decided to watch 1917 at the cinema in the Printworks and have tea at Tampopo before hand. We booked the cinema for 19.35 and booked Tampopo for 18.30 which was plenty of time. Unfortunately we were delayed in traffic coming into Manchester and rang Tampopo to say it would be about 19.00 when we would arrive, this was no problem to them at all. We eventually arrived at 19.10 but thankfully they had saved our table. We immediately got the menu and ordered a drink and when the drink arrived we ordered the food at about 19.15. We were surprised and delighted when the food arrived no more than 5 minutes later and we had finished and paid by just after 19.35. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Will definitely go again
Written 19 February 2020
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JC W
Greater Manchester218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
This is one of our flavourite eateries when my friend visiting Manchester, much better comparing to other branches of Tampopo in town. It's all down to the chefs! We took advantage of the "eat out dine out" offer in August and we splashed out! Why not, we thought and it didn't disappoint. We chose our flavourite, a plater to start, followed with sharing a beef randan, duck tamarind, finished with a mango sorbet with two spoons. We were very satisfied. We were there for ages, and the staff were very nice and they didn't mind us at all, the restaurant was pretty busy at lunch time. I shall be back with other friends for sure.
Written 26 August 2020
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らわ
Manchester1694 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
I came here once before seeing a movie as it’s conveniently located near the Vue. The atmosphere is very chic and trendy with lovely decor and the menu has a lot of variety although very small number of healthy choices. I had the gyoza, Japanese salad and edamame. The portions were very small for the price and it wasn’t very filling, the salad didn’t taste nice either and the gyoza were tiny compared to what you get in Chinese and Japanese restaurants. The staff were friendly and service was efficient, but small portions for the price made this place more pricy than it’s worth for an Asian restaurant, and the food was not that good either.
Written 9 February 2020
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Stuart F
Stockport38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We had a very good mid day meal, mainly Asian fusion food, very good not to spicy and a good range to choose from. they are also willing to share a dish if you have a young person you can as for an extra plate as opposed to buying a full meal. Staff very pleasant throughout the meal not over bearing, we as a family enjoyed it
Written 9 January 2020
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TampopoCornExchange
Hi 190stuart, Thanks for your lovely review! Glad you enjoyed Emma and the team x
Written 31 January 2020
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Brendan
Manchester12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
We went on a Tuesday in March 2022 for their Vegan Taste Tour Tuesdays set 5-course menu, which you could get for £20. It wasn't just 'tastes', but full plates! The portion sizes were so generous that the only negative part about our experience was that we were just totally stuffed. From a waste perspective, we were embarrassed to leave some of our rice, but it was necessary to enjoy the rest of the food... The dishes were served in a very timely manner, and the waitstaff were very attentive and quick. I would certainly go back, but I feel that we might have exhausted all of their vegan options all in one night. Maybe if their menu changes, we would go back very soon, but we tend to like trying lots of new foods / dishes / meals, so ... Great trip, would recommend to another for sure
Written 23 March 2022
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TampopoCornExchange
Hi Brenda, Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant and taking the time to write this lovely review. The Vegan Taste Tour is indeed a great experience and a great value for money. As over half the dishes on the menu are Vegan, we are confident that you can find something else to your liking. Hope to see you again soon! Wish you all the best, Cristina and the Tampopo Team :)
Written 25 April 2022
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bethany m
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 friends
We visited as a group of 4 friends. I had prebooked a table for 1pm a week in advance. On arrival it had been raining so our table and chairs where completely soaked & it was still raining. Only 2 tables where completely covered by two large umbrellas which where occupied by people who had also booked and eating. There was two tables under partial cover but we was advised we couldn’t push them together so that we didn’t have to sit in the rain, as the umbrella base meant that the chairs wouldn’t fit. It was all abit of a faf to be honest. I felt quite sorry for the staff as they obviously had no other alternative or suggestion to help other than to sit on a wet table in the rain. I don’t quite understand why only a few tables are covered especially with our climate in Manchester. Neighbouring restaurants had all their tables under cover with heating, I’m aware on the booking email it does say “limited cover due to regulations” so I’m not sure how all neighbouring restaurants then ensure heating and cover, if it’s down to covid regulations. Luckily as we sat down it did stop raining and we managed to get through the meal just before it rained again. We was rushed off our table at 14:40 as it was reserved for another booking, despite me emailing in advance as suggested by the confirmation email to ask for our 90 minutes to be extended. I understand that they want as many customers as possible, so we left and had to leave our half finished round of drinks. However, it then started raining, so not sure how that sitting would have gone anyway. However the food was lovely, we had a mixture of starters & then mains. I love the food at tampopo’s it’s one of my favourites but I wouldn’t return until you can sit inside and be guaranteed shelter because it’s really not worth the hassle of sitting in the rain and then being rushed for the table, it isn’t quite as fun as it should be. But places can only do their best and staff obviously felt quite helpless in this situation. Tampopo should ensure all tables are covered like neighbouring restaurants, as there was shelter attached to neighbouring buildings that wasn’t in use which would have covered the tables.
Written 2 May 2021
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Dave K
Blantyre2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
Five of us went to Tampopo Corn Exchange on Saturday evening, three adults and two children aged 12 and 17. The meal was superb, staff as friendly as can be. The Katsu and Red Thai curries kept us quiet and VERY content! recommend their spring rolls, very tasty too. Lovely setting. And you can't go wrong with big bottles of Tiger beer. Definitely will go back next time in Manchester. Thoroughly recommended this place👍🏼
Written 13 July 2020
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TampopoCornExchange
Hi Dave K! Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so glad to be back doing what we love, thanks again for joining us. It was so lovely serving you and your family on Saturday - we've missed Katsu and Red Curry just as much as you guys have. We're also offering 25% off all food from now until the end of August so make sure you pop in to use that! Thanks again Emma and the team x
Written 20 July 2020
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JontyW
Manchester1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
I went to Tampopo yesterday for my birthday meal with family, it is the first time since before lockdown that we had all been together. When I originally booked, they said our table was reserved for 60 minutes. I emailed to ask for longer and they replied quickly and said that this was not a problem, we ended up staying for 2 hours! The food and service was absolutely fantastic, the staffed helped my Auntie sneak in a 'Colin the Caterpillar' cake and then they brought it out after the meal and sang Happy Birthday to me. The manager had also discreetly asked if I was driving whilst collecting the plates from our main meal and brought me a beer with my birthday cake which I felt was a really lovely gesture. We visit Tampopo regularly as a visit and the service and food is always great! Yesterday's visit was the best so far and I am sure we will be returning very soon. Thank you!
Written 3 August 2020
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Jen_MCR
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Attended on Friday night before a gig at the arena, so we were after a quick meal. We were immediately seated and served drinks. Our order was taken shortly afterwards and our server, Rachel, was more than accommodating when our friend was running late and unable to join us. A very pleasant experience and the food was (as usual) very good. Thank you
Written 10 March 2020
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Gary B
Middleton3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
We ordered a vegan sharing platter, when it arrived it looked suspiciously like meat, so I tried one of the items and it definitely was meat. I am not vegan so thankfully my partner didn't try it first. Once they realised they very quickly brought us the correct order, were very apologetic and didn't charge us for the food or 2 cocktails (Totalling £30). So I felt that made up for it, however with vegan food looking more and more like imitation meat these days, Serving a Vegan a meat alternative is quite a mistake.
Written 5 October 2021
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Sharon W
Manchester107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
Excellent as always and there could be nowhere better to celebrate my 50th. Covid measures all in place and asked to “check in” when we were seated. The food was delicious and piping hot and arrived very quickly after we had ordered. Staff friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Thank you for bringing my cake out with candles and I hope we will see you again very soon x
Written 28 September 2020
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TampopoCornExchange
Hi Sharon W, Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your birthday with us, it was lovely to serve you guys (thanks for the cask as well - made our day!) Thank you for supporting us Emma and the team x
Written 15 October 2020
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Boulty
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 family
Booked a table for two notified one was GF arrived a little late but not a problem led straight to table service was amazing our waitress took time with my daughter to go through recipes for GF even came back with any issues that may have been concern fir her regarding GF. Bear in mind only suitable for GF if you are ok with traces of gluten as to small a place to be totally GF. Again they were amazing and extremely careful with our food could not fault it really. Food was a treat, just enough and a wide choice on the menu and very reasonably priced for a city centre restaurant. Highly recommended and will return. Faults: struggled to find any, only where we sat it was a little dark, awkward when trying to read menu.
Written 2 April 2022
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TampopoCornExchange
Hi Jess, Thank you for choosing our restaurant and taking the time to write this lovely review. In regards, to the Gluten Allergy, I couldn't have said it better myself. Due to the nature of Asian cooking, we have an open kitchen and no space dedicated to dishes without gluten. Although we take extra care with it, we cannot guarantee that there will be no traces of it in your dish. Hope to see you again soon! Wish you all the best, Cristina and the Tampopo Team :)
Written 25 April 2022
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Audrey MS
Jakarta4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
When you fancy Asian food, this is the place you go in Manchester. We ordered the Singapore Vermicelli and Chicken Katsu Curry Rice along with the Spring Roll for starter. The food were scrumptious and the staffs (especially Cecilia if I’m not mistaken) were all friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Tampopo as a must go-to place for eat in Manchester.
Written 22 January 2020
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TampopoCornExchange
Hi Audrey MS, Thanks for your lovely review! Celia was very happy with your feedback - she is fab! Thanks again Emma and the team x
Written 31 January 2020
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Lisa H
Crewe67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 friends
Social distancing adhere too but enough of that...the cocktails and the food all delivered. The spicy Thai salad was so tasty and fresh as I wouldn’t normally order this (I love my noodles!!) I was pleasantly surprised. Service was great, I asked for some extra time as opposed to the 90min time slot and was given it and that was appreciated. Highly recommend
Written 20 May 2021
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