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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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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I used to visit this restaurant many moons ago. (Young lots of money no kids etc). We had a return visit last night. Went for the set meal. Food was presented lovely and tasted even better. Prawn toasts were best ever with huge prawns. Only slight teeny weeny complaint was none of us had any chicken in... More 

Thank judithchalmers1
Parma, Italy
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here on a saturday night, at around 7:30, and it was already busy. The tables are close together, but not uncomfortably so, and this gives a great atmosphere. The service was very good and so was the food. I would eat here again.

Thank Michael C
St Andrews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the rice bowl on Friday 17 February as a result of the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. The food was absolutely fantastic and I would suggest that it would be hard to find a better Chinese restaurant in the city. Despite booking in advance the reception was a bit subdued largely I suspect due to the Friday night rush.... More 

Thank fifer1967
United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner early on a Sunday evening. Had the dumpling starter combo - delicious, char siu pork, squid and pak choi. Plenty for two plus a couple of beers. Would definitely go back.

Thank JaneM2011_12
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here several times before and the foods always been amazing, the decor is lovely and it's just a nice atmosphere to be in. It's not expensive and the staff are all welcoming and helpful and there's plenty of staff to keep up with orders etc. This place has become one of our favourite places to eat at and... More 

Thank Bethany J
Chester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend decided to have lunch here over the Chinese new year and were very impressed by the decor and quality of food. We were initially seated very close to the kitchen and found it too loud and so asked to move somewhere quieter and this was no trouble at all. The menu is diverse and fabulous for... More 

Thank Caitlin241
United Kingdom
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245 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Thursday evening with family, great menu choice, amazing tasty quality food, generous portions....

Thank Jackie W
United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and wines first time at the restaurant in the city with my wife son and his girlfriend they been there around five times before and aways give it good feedback only thing I'd say some staff need a little more training on service around the table pass the orders over in front of you and taking away after... More 

Thank johnwhite18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily one of the best Chinese restaurants in Manchester, great food, great service and an absolutely superb menu at incredible prices.. You simply can't go wrong here.

Thank Darrell F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

According to my children, eating at The Rice Bowl was 'like entering the promised land'. I suppose I must have eaten hundreds of Chinese meals over the years, but I can honestly say this was unsurparsed. The spring rolls and sesame prawn toast were like a different dish compared to what you normally get. The meat in the beef and... More 

Thank Jeremy M

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids
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?