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92-94 Oldham Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ, England
+44 161 238 9088
17:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is closed. Went there on Thursday 11/5/2017 and there are notices on the windows advising that the Landlord has taken possession of the restaurant.

Thank katyobrien
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Was my first time eating at Ning restaurant. Had a lovely meal and the staff were polite and friendly.

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Thank harryfjf
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I've been here 4 or 5 times and have always enjoyed the food, even if the service had been a bit shoddy. Last night was the last straw though. Our meal was good, however the service we received was very poor. The staff were quite rude, telling us at 8.05pm that there was a booking for our table at 8.15... More 

1 Thank Colin L
ChefNormanMusa, Owner at Ning, responded to this review

Colin I am very sorry for what had happened. The rude manner of my staff is totally unacceptable. Rest assured I will investigate this further and take a serious action on the staff you referred to. I will be in charge of looking after the front of house now to give a proper staff training. It will be such a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Norman Musa is Official ‘Food Ambassador for Kuala Lumpur’, not that we knew that before we bought his impressively detailed “Amazing Malaysian” recipe book. Sadly, there is almost nothing Amazing about his Ning restaurant, where Norman was very definitely not in the kitchen on the night we visited, barely seemed to be there even in spirit, and we could discern... More 

5 Thank David L
ChefNormanMusa, Owner at Ning, responded to this review

David L Thank you for your comments but I won't bother replying in details after I read you were comparing my food to the specific one in London. I don't use MSG in my cooking. That shows the standard of food you were after. Cheap and cheerful. So good luck with that! ps stop using another Malaysian to validate your... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

With a massive feeling of being ripped off I am forced to spend more money elsewhere. From finding one prawn in my Tom Yam seafood soup to my regretful spend of £6.50 on roti canai, bread and a couple of tablespoons of curry sauce. This may be the simple case of ning sending sub par food as it's for delivery... More 

1 Thank Daniel W
ChefNormanMusa, Owner at Ning, responded to this review

Daniel I apologise for this silly mistake made by my kitchen. There should be more prawns in that soup together with calamari and mussels. Can you kindly call my restaurant (0161 2389088) and speak to Ms Ines Karunia, who I have briefed about refunding the total amount for Tom Yam and Roti Canai. I have also briefed my kitchen team... More 

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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We visited after reading some excellent reviews and the food itself did not disappointed- the beef rendang was as good as we get in KL, the salmon curry was very good also. The service was not up to the same level as the food and there is a definite need to improve housekeeping as the place mats and menus were... More 

Thank Scottygirl82
Management response:

Hi Scottygirl82, Thank you for your review! Apologise for the service we provided the night you dined in. We will definitely improve our service quality as well as the housekeeping. Although, we are glad to know that you were still enjoyed the food we served. We are hoping your next visit at Ning and provide you the best food and... More 

1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Been here 5 times now and everythime food just gets better. Service is excellent and staff are very welcoming

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Thank bbzz401
Management response:

Hi bbzz401, Thank you for your review! We are so glad that a regular guest like you enjoyed the dining experience at Ning. Surely we will warmly welcome you on your next visit! Best Regards, Chef Norman Musa & The Ning Team More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017

So I have been totally in love with this place for about seven years! I can cook Malay food quite well and yet this place is just outstanding. The service is top notch, no waiting just being totally looked after by such polite people. Restaurant in small and independently run, clearly with a talented chef working. I had the tapas... More 

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Thank cdog681
Management response:

Hi Cdog681, Thank you for your review! It is wonderful to know that you have been a Malaysian food lover. We are even happier to know that we can provide you a satisfying quality of Malaysian food and service. We are definitely welcoming you back soon at Ning! Best Regards, Chef Norman Musa & The Ning Team More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful meal and lovely friendly and helpful staff. Free cocktail of my choice for my birthday ... thank you 😊 we 💕 the place

Thank BlingLJ
Management response:

Hi BlingLJ, Thank you for your review and happy belated birthday to you! It is fantastic to know you had an amazing birthday meal with us. We hope to see you very soon at Ning! Best Regards, Chef Norman Musa & The Ning Team More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

All the way from Edinburgh and just got to know the kitchen close at 10pm and we at the restaurant at 9.55. Typical Malaysian restaurant.

Thank Naufal N
ChefNormanMusa, Owner at Ning, responded to this review

Dear Naufal I partly blamed my staff for the incident and have investigated this further but the fact that you threatened and blackmailed my staff on the night you visited us to write on the tripadvisor for turning you down is right shameful. Especially knowing you set up the tripadvisor account purposely just to get back on us. All this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$26
Asian, Malaysian, Thai, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92-94 Oldham Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 238 9088
Manchester might be awash with slick dining outfits but none quite like Ning. Unlike many others, Ning values subtlety and sophistication both in its style and its cuisine. This Northern Quarter venue offers a bustling ambience somewhere between trendy canteen and chic bistro. With polished wood tables, voguish floral patterned wallpaper and candlelit tables, the interior strikes a similar balance of fashionable buzz meets classy intimacy. Award-winning, the predominately authentic Malaysian menu also offers Thai and fusion dishes, all made with fresh ingredients, free from added MSG. Ning's accomplished chefs pride themselves on producing a concise menu of carefully selected and well cooked dishes, and service is attentive without being over-bearing. Malaysian hospitality and food.

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