Thai, Malaysian & Pan-Asian Restaurants in Manchester


Pan-Asian Restaurants in Manchester

Dining in Thai, Malaysian, Nepalese, Singaporean,
Mongolian & Korean Cuisines.

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Thai Restaurants

Manchester boasts many first class Thai restaurants
– many are award-winning restaurants, and some even offer on-site workshops
in Thai cookery. Thai cuisine emphasises lightly prepared dishes with
strong aromatic features, and can often be very spicy. Traditional Thai
food at its best balances four basic taste senses in every meal – sour,
sweet, salty and bitter.

Alphabetically listed:

  • Aruno Thai Restaurant

    337 Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester M22 4HH.
    Tel: 0161-998 6460. Website:

  • Buddha Lounge
    14 Radcliffe New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 7GY. Tel: 0161-766
    Website: Formerly known as “The Thai
    Lounge”, serving authentic Thai and Cantonese cuisine.
    — and at:
    10-12 Railway Street, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9AL. Tel: 01706 821 821.

  • Chaophraya
    Chapel Walks (Above Sams Chop House), Off Cross Street, Manchester M2
    Email: Website: Tel:
    0161-832 8342.
    Award winning restaurant voted “Favourite Restaurant” in the
    Pride of Manchester Awards in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

  • Dalat
    Hatro House, 397-401 Palatine Road, Northenden, Manchester M22 4JR.
    Tel: 0161-945 4624. Thai-Vietnamese restaurant and takeaway .

  • Jati
    73 Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BN. Tel: 0161-232 0600.
    Website: Thai and Malay cuisine.

  • Lemongrass Thai Restaurant
    19 Copson Street, Fallowfield/Withington, Manchester M20 3HE. Tel: 0161-434

  • Ikan
    98 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA. Tel: 0161-236 1313.
    Good Thai food from this Thai and Chinese restaurant – specialities
    include soups, salads and noodle dishes. Buffet lunches daily. Website: See also: Gay

  • Koh Samui
    16 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4NB. Tel: 0161-237 9511.
    Koh Samui serves a variety of popular Southern Thai dishes at their
    restaurant “…in a relaxed and intimate environment”.

  • Mai Thai Restaurant
    321 Chorley New Road, Bolton BL1 5BP. Tel: 01204 492 723.

  • Pacific
    58-60 George Street, Chinatown, Manchester M1 4HF. Tel: 0161-228 6668.
    A Thai-cum-Chinese restaurant, one-time voted Restaurant of the Year,
    with Thai and Chinese foods served on deferent floors. Large number
    of vegetarian dishes on the menu. Families welcome.

  • Phetpailin
    46 George Street, Manchester M1 4HF. Tel: 0161-228 6500.

  • Prestbury Thai Restaurant
    New Road, Prestbury, Cheshire SK10 4HP. Tel: 01625 828 423.
    Email: Website:

  • Rice Bars
    1a-1b Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M1 1RG.
    —- and at:
    Unit 5A, The Orient, Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8EH.
    —- and at:
    Unit 4, The Quadrangle, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5QS.
    —- and at:
    St Ann Street/79 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW.

    Rice - St Ann Street Manchester
    Founded in 2005 and serving “…palate authentic savoured rice
    based dishes” .

  • Sawasdee
    12a Churchgate, Stockport SK1 1 YA. Tel: 0161-429 0488.
    Locals maintain that the Sawasdee is the finest Thai restaurant in Greater
    Manchester. The food is very authentic and prices are reasonable. Ingredients
    are freshly flown in weekly. Distinctive and spicy eastern cuisine,
    with takeaways available.

  • Siam Orchid
    52-54 Portland Street, Chinatown, Manchester M1 4GU. Tel: 0161-236 138..

    This, the very first Thai Restaurant in Manchester, was mentioned in
    the Good Food Guide 1994, for its hot spicy food. Excellent fish dishes
    and creamy Thai curries.

  • Simply Thai
    91a Macclesfield Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 6DT.
    Tel: 016625 879 900 and 01625 856 985. Website:

  • Sunuk Thai House
    810 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6UH. Tel: 0161-445 3993.

  • Red Hot World Buffet Manchester
    48 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2EG. Tel: 0161-819 1240.
    Opened in 2011 with seating for 700 and offering Thai cuisine as well
    as Indian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and many others.

  • Royal Orchid
    36 Charlotte Street, Manchester M1 4FD. Tel: 0161-236 5183/9757. Fax:
    0161-236 8830.
    Extensive authentic Thai menu, in attractive surroundings. Selection
    of wines. Vegetarian dishes available. Dancing on last Friday of each
    month. Executive business lunches arranged.

  • Royal Siam
    121 Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 4AA. Website:
    Thai restaurant in Swinton, opened in 2010 opposite the Civic Centre,
    and some 4½ miles out of Manchester city centre.

  • Thai Banana
    262 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 6JR. Tel: 0161-248 7752.

  • Thai E-Sarn Classic
    210 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LW. Tel: 0161-445 5200.
    Fully licensed 70 seat Thai restaurant with speciality North Thai cuisine.
    Large parties catered for. Occasional live entertainment.

  • Thai Orchid
    458 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1AX.
    Tel: 0161-798 8897. Website:

  • Try Thai Restaurant
    52-54 Faulkner Street, China Town, Manchester M1 4FH. Tel: 0161-228
    Website: Thai restaurant located in the heart of
    Manchester Chinatown.

  • Vermilion
    Hulme Hall Lane, Lord North Street, Manchester M40 8AD. Tel: 0161-202
    Website: Located some 2 miles south of Manchester
    city centre near to the City of Manchester Stadium.

Malaysian Restaurants

Manchester has just a few Malaysian Restaurants.
Malaysian cuisine reflects the multicultural aspects of the various
multicultural and ethnic groups in the country, each having their own
dishes, with spices, aromatic herbs and roots the basis of all Malaysian

Alphabetically listed:

  • Jati
    73 Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BN. Tel: 0161-232 0600.
    Website: Thai and Malay cuisine, authentic
    menu, prepared from family recipes brought along through the generations,
    which makes our food available to every way of life and flavour. Family
    Restaurant, eat in or take-away, free home delivery. Halal.

  • Lotus
    289 Palatine Road, Northenden, Manchester M22 4ET. Tel: 0161-956
    Self-professed to be -“…the only Malaysian and South Indian fusion
    restaurant in the UK” -. Malaysian and South Indian cuisine with
    classic dishes like Satay and Rendang curries, as well as a wide selection
    of noodle dishes. Alaso offers tropical fish caught off the coast of
    Vie tnam, Nasi Goreng, Nasi Lamak with Roti Canai. Malaysian breakfast
    served eaten throughout the day.

  • Ning Canteen
    Urban 8 Limited, The Burton Building, 92-94 Oldham Street, Northern
    Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ.
    Tel: 0844 414 5484. Mobile: 07809 566558. Email:

    Website: Malaysian restaurant also serving Thai
    and other south east Asian cuisine. Halal, vegan and vegetarian dishes

  • Penang Village
    56 Faulkner Street, ChinaTown, Manchester M1 4FH. Tel: 0161 236 2650.

  • Red n Hot
    56 Faulkner Street, China Town, Manchester M1 4FH. Tel: Tel: 0161-23
    Reputedly authentic Malaysian cuisine with some Sechuwan dishes.

Singaporean Restaurants

Manchester has just a few Singaporean restaurants
whose cuisine is a product of centuries of cultural interaction owing
to its strategic location with influences of Malay, Chinese, Indonesian,
Indian, Peranakan and Western traditions including English and Portuguese
or Eurasian style cooking.

Listed alphabetically:

  • Cachumba Caf�
    220 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LW. Tel: 0161-445 2479.

    Food from all over South-east Asia is available here. Specialities are
    fish, chicken and vegetarian dishes. Vietnamese dishes. It is small
    and unlicensed, but small parties can bring their own drink (corkage

  • Happy Seasons
    59 Faulkner Street, Chinatown, Manchester M1 4FF. Tel: 0161-236 7189.

    This is Manchester’s only true Singaporean restaurant. Also serves traditional
    Chinese dishes. It offers a rather limited but good Singaporean menu.
    Singaporean cuisine is very similar to Malaysian and Thai food (midway
    between Chinese and Indian), perfumed and spicy.

  • Singapore Garden

    1276 Ashton Old Road, Manchester M11 1JJ.
    Singapore Garden in Manchester offers you a delicious choice of Oriental
    cuisine as well as some traditional desserts for the perfect finish
    to your meal.

Nepalese Restaurants

The cultural and geographic diversity of Nepal has
allowe a wide variety of cuisines to emerge. Spicy lentil soup (dal)
is popular, served over boiled grain, (bhat) or with vegetable curry,
(tarkari). Typical condiments include an extremely spicy fermented pickle
chutney (achaar) .

Alphabetically listed:

  • Ayo Gurkhali
    13 Bank Square, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1AN. Tel: 01625 538

  • Great Kathmandu
    140 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1JQ. Tel: 0161-434 6413.
    Email: Website:
    Top chefs deliver top quality Nepalese food at this restaurant, and
    offer a takeaway service too. Rather small, but very cosy and accommodating.
    Good vegetarian dishes available.

  • Gurkha Grill
    198 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LH.
    Tel: 0161-445 5444. Website: Email:
    Small, friendly and cosy, this Nepalese and Northern Indian restaurant
    offers a complete set dinner and has venison kebabs on the menu. Takeaways

  • Himalayas
    945 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3NP. Tel: 0161-248 8882.
    Lavish authentic Nepalese dishes, some require 24 hours notice to prepare.
    Set menus and vegetarian options available.

  • Indian Valley
    36 Chorley Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 5AF. Tel: 0161-728
    3093. Fax: 0161-282 2499.
    Email: or
    Nepalese and Indian cuisine. Outside caterers for all occasions: weddings,
    birthdays, office parties to business promotions – a unique and personal

  • Kailash
    34 Charlotte Street, Chinatown, Manchester M1 4FD. Tel: 0161-236 1085.
    Authentic Nepalese dishes served in most elegant surroundings. Exotic
    food in an altogether pleasurable experience.

  • Kantipur
    238 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK2 6NW. Tel: 0161-476 2688.
    “Nepalese food cooked by highly qualified chefs. Authentic and
    freshly prepared dishes. Lunches only by prior arrangement for groups
    more than ten people”.

  • Namaste Nepal
    164-166 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH. Tel: 0161-445
    Email: Website:

  • New Tabak
    199 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5AQ. Tel: 0161-248 7812.
    Large Nepalese restaurant, with other more-Indian dishes available.
    Fully licensed. Sunday buffets – all you can eat for under a tenner.
    Popular with vegetarians.

  • The Original Third Eye

    661 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6RA. Tel: 0161-446 2300.
    Email: Website:
    Nepalese and Indian cuisine about 5 miles out from the city centre in
    Didsbury Village.

Korean Restaurants

Korean cuisine is largely based upon rice, noodles,
tofu, vegetables and meats. Traditional Korean meals are noted for the
number of side dishes that accompany steam-cooked short-grain rice.
Kimchi is served often, sometimes at every meal. Commonly used ingredients
include sesame oil, fermented bean paste, soy sauce, garlic, ginger,
pepper flakes and fermented red chili paste. Manchester has just a handful
of Korean restaurants as listed below :

  • Baekdu
    77 Shudehill, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 4AN. Tel: 0161-834
    South Korean restaurant next to Shudehill Interchange in the Northern

  • Ban Di Bul
    77 Princess Street, Manchester M2 4EG. Tel (mobile): 07415
    106 616.

  • Eat Goody
    1 Hillcourt Street, Manchester M1 7HU. Tel: 0161-274 3000.

  • Koreana
    40a King Street West, Manchester M3 2WY. Tel: 0161-832 4330. Website:
    Beautifully served and presented food of a high quality, also serves
    Chinese and Japanese dishes. Reasonably priced. Good Food Guide recommended
    since 1994. Stylish.

  • Seoul Kimchi
    257 Upper Brook Street, Manchester M13 0HR. Tel: 0161-273 5556

Mongolian Restaurants

Mongolian cuisine primarily consists of dairy products,
meat, and animal fats and vegetables and spices are very limited. Due
to geographic proximity and deep historic ties with China and Russia,
Mongolian cuisine is also influenced by the cuisines of these countries.

  • Genghis Khan’s Mongolian Grill
    16 Chorlton Street, Manchester M1 3HW. Tel: 0161-228 1631.
    Food cooked on a giant open hotplate with dishes containing “…up
    to 15 sauces and 17 spices”. Described as a unique dining experience.
    World beers, cocktails and pitchers on offer. Childrens and vegetarian
    dishes. Corporate bookings available.


Note: Entry in this listing does not in
any way constitute a recommendation from the authors – while every effort
is made to keep information contained herein as accurate and up-to-date
as possible, we cannot guarantee that this information will not change
over time – therefore, potential visitors must draw their own conclusions
and make personal judgements as to value and quality.

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