The original Tampopo: small, but perfectly formed. On Albert Square and overlooked by the impressive Manchester Town Hall. Popular for work lunches, after work, eats or gig and theatre dinner. Seats 64. Solo diners, couples or small groups all welcome.

16 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF

Tampopo Piccadilly on Google Map view location

Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday 12.00pm–9.00pm
Monday – Saturday 12.00pm–9.00pm

We’ve made more of the restaurants available for bookings, but don’t worry we will always welcome walk-ins. If you’d like the certainty of a table at a certain time please make a booking below

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For enquiries about tables of more than 6 people please call or email us


Albert Square News

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25% Off Food

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Recipe Kits available!

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Lunchtime deal from Albert Square

Lunchtime deal Some of your favourite dishes are now available at lunchtime from Albert Square, Corn Exchange, Trafford Centre, Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester and East Street in London for only £6! The dishes on our lunchtime menu include: Black Pepper Tofu Sweet...

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Explore our menu

Choose from light snacks washed down with authentic Asian beers, Asian influenced cocktails, refreshing wines and soft drinks.
Our selection of small plates, salads and greens – some of East Asia’s favourite street snacks – can be shared with friends or enjoyed on your own.

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Thai Prawn Crackers 2.95
With sweet chilli sauce

Edamame 4.50
Sea salt or sesame chilli oil and sea salt

Sharing Plates

Some of East Asia’s favourite street snacks.
Choose 2-3 dishes per person or share lots with friends

Asian Sharing Platter (For Two) 16.90
Spring Rolls, Sticky Wings, Pork Dumplings, Coconut Prawns, Satay Chicken and Corn Fritters
(Extra portion 8.45 per person)

Meaty Sharing Platter (For Two) 16.90
Satay Chicken, Sticky Wings, Pork Dumplings and Balinese Pork Belly
(Extra portion 8.45 per person)

Vegan Sharing Platter (For Two) 14.95
Spring Rolls, Sticky Tofu, Corn Fritters, Jackfruit Rendang & Roti Slices and Smacked Cucumber Salad (Extra portion 7.50 per person)


Sticky Wings 6.95
Crispy fried chicken wings with sesame and a sweet soy and chilli glaze
Tofu 5.25

Korean Wings 7.50
Korean fried chicken wings coated in a hot, sweet and savoury Korean red pepper sauce and peanuts

Gyoza 5.95
Dumplings with a soy and chilli dip
Pork or Mushrooms

Corn Fritters 5.50
With a sweet and sour peanut dip

Spring Rolls 4.95
Lightly fried, served with a hoisin and peanut dip.

Balinese Pork Belly 5.95
Coated in star anise, cinnamon, ginger and oyster sauce

Satay Chicken 5.95
With red onion, cucumber and a peanut dip

King prawns or fresh vegetables in a light batter
King Prawn 6.95
Vegetables 5.95

Coconut Sweetcorn Soup 3.95
Creamy coconut soup

Smacked Cucumber in a Sesame Soy Dressing 2.95
With a sesame soy dressing and toasted sesame seeds

Mixed Leaf & Sesame Salad 3.50
With sushi ginger and Chinese leaves

Kale, Chilli & Caramelised Coconut Stir Fry 3.95
With chilli and garlic

Wok-fried Greens 4.95
Bok choy, fine beans, garlic


Smacked Cucumber in a Sesame Soy Dressing 2.95

Mixed Leaf & Sesame Salad 3.50

Kale, Chilli & Caramelised Coconut Stir Fry 3.95

Wok-fried Greens 4.95

Wok-fried Hokkien Noodles 2.95

Wok-fried Udon Noodles 3.40

Jasmine or Sticky Rice 2.40

Indonesian Fried Rice 2.95

Flaky Flatbread (Roti) 1.95

Boiled egg (soy seasoned) or fried egg 1.00


The Tampopo House Specials
All served with Jasmine Rice, except Soups

Thai Red Curry
Spicy coconut curry with lychees, cherry tomatoes, Thai Basil & lime leaf
Chicken or Vegetable & Tofu** 12.95
Duck, Prawn or Rump Steak 14.95

Pad Krapow Khai
Thai Basil in a fiery sauce, stir-fried with fine beans, red chillies and red peppers. Served with a fried egg
Chicken or Tofu 12.25
Rump Steak 14.25 | Seafood 14.95

Tamarind Duck 14.95
Tender duck breast in a zesty tamarind sauce, served on a bed of bok choy and topped with fried onion flakes.
With slices of tofu 11.95

Beef Rendang 13.95
Slow cooked in coconut, chilli, shallots, galangal and lemongrass.
Served with roti slices, cucumber, soy seasoned egg, homemade sambal, caramelised coconut flakes & peanuts

Katsu Udon Soup
Chicken breast or sweet potato in a panko breadcrumb in a delicious katsu curry soup and udon noodles.
Served with a soy seasoned egg
Sweet Potato 10.95 | Chicken 11.95

** Not vegetarian as dish contains shrimp paste

Salads from the East

Tasty, fresh and delicious
Add Tofu for £2, Chicken for £3 or Rump Steak for £4

Japanese Salad 5.95
Chinese leaf, mizuna, shredded cucumber & carrot, black radish, pickled ginger in a sesame and ginger soy dressing

Spicy Thai Salad 7.50
Cucumber, cherry tomato, fine beans, fresh mint, peanuts, red onion, mizuna, black radish in a chilli and lime dressing

Express lunch

Perfect for a light lunch or early dinner,
available Mon-Fri until 5pm (Exc. Bank Hols)


Smacked Cucumber Salad 2.95
Crunchy cucumber pickled in a sesame soy dressing

Pork or mushroom dumplings with a soy and chilli dip


Sweet Potato Katsu Curry 6.95
Sweet potato coated in a crispy panko breadcrumb with a mild curry sauce.

Nasi Goreng Chicken 8.50
Wok-fried rice with lime leaves, chilli, cucumber, egg, onion flakes, fine beans and homemade sambal
Nasi Royale (with a fried egg on top) for £1 extra

Singaporean Vermicelli Noodles 9.95
Vermicelli noodles with a mild curry flavour
Pork Belly, or

Black Pepper Stir Fry 9.95
Stir-fried with chilli and oyster mushrooms.
Served with Jasmine Rice.
Chicken or Tofu

From the wok

Rice based stir-fry

Satay Chicken & Nasi Rice9.95
With prawn crackers, red onion, cucumber & a peanut sauce

Thai Fried-Rice
Fine beans, mushrooms, pineapple, egg, Thai basil & peanuts
Chicken or Vegetable or 9.95
Prawn 11.95

Nasi Goreng
Wok-fried rice with lime leaves, chilli, cucumber, egg, onion flakes, fine beans and homemade sambal
Chicken 10.25
Prawn 12.25
Nasi Royale (with a fried egg on top) for £1 extra

Black Pepper Stir Fry
Sweet peppery rump steak or tofu stir-fried with chilli and oyster mushrooms.
Served with Jasmine Rice.
Rump Steak 11.95
Tofu 9.95

Chilli Lemongrass Stir Fry 10.95
Red peppers, red chillies, lemongrass & onions. Served with Jasmine rice
Chicken or Tofu

Way of the noodle

Noodles stir-fries and hearty noodle soups

Thai Curry Noodles 11.95
Yellow noodles in a red curry sauce with chicken, ginger, garlic, fresh lime and red onion

Pad Thai
Sour-sweet rice noodles with Asian veg, egg, beansprouts, roasted peanuts and lime
Chicken or Vegetable or 10.95
Prawn 12.25
King Pad Thai (wrapped in an omelette) for £2 extra

Yaki Udon
Chunky noodles with fresh vegetables and soy & mirin sauce
Vegetable or 9.95
Chicken 9.95
Seafood 11.95

Singaporean Vermicelli Noodles 11.95
Prawns, egg, pork belly and chicken with a mild curry flavour
Vegetables or 10.50

Ramen Soup
With noodles, bok choy, braised bamboo strip and nori
Chicken 10.95
Rump Steak 13.25
Vegetables 10.95

Tonkotsu Ramen 11.95
Rich pork based broth with noodles, pork belly, bok choi, braised bamboo strip, nori, soy seasoned egg & sesame seeds

Soothing curries

Fragrant curries for that spicy hit. All served with rice

Green Curry
Aromatic coconut curry with bamboo shoot, Thai Basil and lime leaf
Chicken or Vegetable & Tofu** 9.95
Prawn 12.95

Katsu Curry
Chicken breast or sweet potato coated in a crispy panko breadcrumb with a mild curry sauce. Served with a mixed leaf and sesame salad
Sweet Potato 10.25
Chicken 11.50

Jackfruit Rendang 11.95
Slow cooked in coconut, chilli, shallots, galangal and lemongrass. Served with roti slices, smacked cucumber salad, sambal, caramelised coconut flakes & peanuts

Singaporean Curry
Creamy yellow curry with coconut milk, turmeric, curry leaves, galangal, sweet potato, green beans, tamarind & cherry tomatoes
Chicken or Vegetable & Tofu 11.95
Prawn 13.95

** Not vegetarian as dish contains shrimp paste

Happy Ending

Roti Pancake 4.95
Buttery flaky roti drizzled with condensed milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Served with cinnamon ice cream

Banana Fritters 6.25
Vietnamese fried bananas coated in breadcrumb and crunchy nuts, served with a caramel sauce, cinnamon ice cream and fresh lime
Choose Mango Sorbet instead of ice cream

Coconut Chocolate Fondant 6.25
The classic chocolate cake with a liquid chocolate centre and grated coconut heart, served with vanilla ice cream

Mango Sorbet 4.75
Premium quality, made with real mango. Smooth, refreshing, simple.

Ice Cream
Choose from Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip and Vanilla
Three scoops 4.50
By the scoop 1.50

Churros 4.50
Deliciously crunchy doughnut sticks served with caramel sauce. Popular in the Philippines since Spanish colonial times.


Recommended by a friend
Booked here by recommendation on 23/02/2020 wasn’t disappointed the food was delicious plenty of it too, the chilled out vibe of the place was lovely and staff excellent.Definitely go again prices were great too.

Orr, Barrow-in-Furness


5 Stars
Ordered takeaway yesterday at lunchtime. Food was ready very quickly and was piping hot. Tasted really fresh and great level of spice, good sized portions too and loved the prawn crackers.

Lizzie Kelly

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