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An affordable build-your-own Chinese noodle bar is opening in Manchester

Customers can choose their own toppings before picking one of Mr Su's signature secret recipe broths.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 12th May 2023

A new Chinese restaurant is opening at Circle Square this month, bringing its signature ‘secret recipe’ dumplings, noodles and broths to the Oxford Road corridor.

Due to open its doors this month, new opening Mr Su has already been a fixture in Leeds since 2019. Now owners have their sights firmly set on Manchester.

When the new restaurant opens next week, customers will be able to build their own noodle bowls from scratch: choosing their own toppings before picking one of Mr Su’s signature secret recipe broths.

Founded by Jimmy Su, who has over 25 years of experience working in top restaurants in Dubai, China, and the UK, the menu features high-quality noodles, dumplings, and a range of broths all prepared in-house to special secret recipes.

The offering is extensive, but in a good way with multiple variations of what it does best: noodles and dumplings all at reasonable prices.

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Image: Mr Su

Broth choices include normal, tomato, seafood, spicy, or pickled, whilst the toppings station will offer up a range of traditional and more localised options from veg and chicken, to prawns and beef.

Once toppings have been picked, customers simply take their selections to the counter where they’ll be made up into a mouth-watering bowl of noodles.


The menu features specialty dumplings filled with a variety of ingredients like lamb and Chinese leaves, priced from just £3.90 for six. Elsewhere, you’ll find the likes of chicken and duck street noodles and mixed veg noodles.

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Mr Su is set to open on the ground floor of the Vita Student Medlock Building at Circle Square from Monday 15 May.


Speaking on the new opening Jimmy Su, co-owner of Mr Su, said: “We can’t wait to officially open the doors to Mr Su Manchester to show the city our specialty noodles and dumplings, that have been 25 years in the making.

“We’re all about great tasting, good-quality homemade noodles and dumplings accessible to everyone which is reflected in our price – traditional Chinese food isn’t meant to break the bank, and we’re incredibly excited to open in Manchester building upon the success of our Leeds store.”

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Mr Su opened its first store in Leeds in 2019, situated on Blenheim Terrace, the restaurant has gone from strength to strength, cementing Mr Su’s as the go-to place for noodles and dumplings in the city. 

Featured image – Mr Su