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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” (312 reviews)
“dim sum” (77 reviews)
“sizzling lamb” (15 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 yesterday

Booked a table for 4 a week in advanced, knowing it will be busy with the Christmas markets. Lady I spoke to on the phone stated they were only serving the Christmas menu in the evening, I had a look on their website and confirmed...More

Thank KinnyMafia
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on a Saturday lunchtime prior to going to the palace theatre for the Saturday matinee, also it was a snowy day and wanted to get somewhere warm fast, and as visited several times before knew I would get a good meal. Only had a...More

Thank Trehwfa38
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in Manchester. Always very busy so try and book before hand. Really authentic food, reasonable prices and in an ideal location

Thank MartinM636
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Firstly, I would like to apologise for marking it down. Just want to clarify that there was nothing wrong with the food nor the service but it is simply due to the rowdy large group at the back & table arrangement. It was our first...More

Thank Airowin M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped in to he Rice Bowl last Saturday after experiencing the Christmas Market in Albert Square, which was very, very busy. Jenny's place was not much less busy but a table for two was found in seconds and a welcome drink on it within 5...More

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first visit, to what is a very compact and busy restaurant, however, despite the numbers within the room, the food was quickly served up and everything in the way it was expected. The quality of the food was extremely good, but we...More

Thank Colin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't able to book this place last Friday as they told me that they just take walk ins on that night for couples. We arrived at 6.30 and got seated straight away, although the place was busy. We later discovered that The efficiency of staff...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is Great, never disappoints. The staff are always very nice, the food is just great, a dim sum share platter is a great starter, it gives u a little taste of a few starters to try.. highly recommend coming here.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a busy Saturday night. Hadn’t made a reservation (would recommend you do) had to wait 15 mins for a table, they gave us a drink each wile we waited. Food was beautiful, service was surprisingly quick for how busy it was....More

Thank Andy-Mel-1911
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awful. A summary: - very slow service. There was 10 of us but the total time in restaurant was 3 hours .... starters and main courses which seems excessive. - serious confusion with the ordering. Despite explaining numerous times what we were having the waiter/waitress...More

Thank Emily W
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Adele B
14 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.
18 January 2017|
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Response from ramilevyy | Reviewed this property |
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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