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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
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We met with my son and daughter in law last Saturday evening and went round the markets. Saturday evening, no booking yet we got straight in. As usual great food, great service, great atmosphere. Well done Rice Bowl.

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Thank Geoff D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us went for dinner after work tonight. Excellent food and friendly service. Continues to set a very high standard for Chinese food in Manchester. Thank you.

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Thank Michael W
Ilfracombe
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were going to go to chinatown itself, however on reading the reviews we thought wed give this place a try.We had early supper, so were in time for the meal deal.£8.95 for two courses. We added a crispy platter at £7.95 and were not disappointed.The food was fantastic! My only criticism would be that I felt the spring roll... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the fixed price lunch, costing £8.95. There was a reasonable choice of soups to start, and then a very broad selection of mains - all cooked to order. I had a crispy beef dish with egg fried rice. It was very good and the portion large. Melon and orange segments were served for dessert. Service was good, and... More 

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lancashire
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Rice Bowl after reading the reviews, well we were not disappointed. The restaurant is roomy and has a welcoming feel to it. The food was excellent, good size portions and tasty. The staff were very attentive and helpful when we asked for directions. Can't wait to go back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for the last few years and it never lets me down The food is great and so is the service On our last visit earlier this month we had the sweetcorn and chicken soup then the seafood dim sum for our mains we had the duck in plum sauce and the king prawn... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a regular haunt of ours. Real Chinese food - cooked to order - with excellent service. Ideal location in manchester City Centre.

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Thank Pethalliwell
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went recently to The Rice Bowl on Cross St in Manchester for my 50th birthday. It was amazing , attentive but not cringey staff , wonderful food and a great intimate atmosphere. There were eight of us for the evening and we didn't feel at all bunched up around the the table. My daughters had taken in some surprise... More 

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UK
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a great find - this restaurant has good reviews on Trip Advisor so we went along to try it on Sunday afternoon. Ordered the hot & sour soup followed by a tray of steamed dim sum and a tray of baked dim sum which we have never tried before - everything was very good - all freshly prepared (well... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...and so were in nearby St Ann's Church talking to the Master of Music and asked for a recommendation for dinner. His view was that the Rice Bowl was the best Chinese in Manchester and we couldn't argue! Although a modern building, this basement restaurant has a waterfall and traditional wooden screens to create the right ambience. The menu is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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?