Arndale Market favourite Hong Thai is opening a new Manchester restaurant after a devastating fire

Honestly, great news all round.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 23rd May 2024

Hong Thai – a firm favourite of all the traders in the Arndale Market – has finally found a new home after a devastating fire shuttered its first Manchester location.

The beloved Thai business now has its very own bricks and mortar restaurant just a short walk away from its original spot in town.

Now based on Oldham Road, a strip often referred to as Little Vietnam, Hong Thai is back with a vengeance and ready to open on Friday.

Their cosy new restaurant has been decorated in sunny yellow and colourful wall art, matching the sunny welcome that all diners are greeted with.

While it’s a brand new location, they’re sticking to the winning formula that gained them so many loyal fans in the Arndale.


That means huge portions at low prices, warm-hearted service, and vibrant dishes that will warm you from the inside out.

Thai and Hong Kong dishes and snacks start from just £3.50, and absolutely nothing on the menu will cost you more than £12.


House favourites include their menu of hearty Thai curries, always packing just the right amount of heat and singing with fresh flavours.

Hong Kong beef buns have a satisfyingly crisp base from their meeting with the frying pan, but are soft and juicy inside.

There are classic stir-fries like a crispy chilli chicken, coated in a sticky orange sauce, and a Thai green curry packed with perfectly-cooked veggies.


A highlight is the Khao Soi, a northern Thai take on a laksa – it’s a gigantic bowl loaded to the brim with a coconut curry sauce, chicken balls, prawns, tofu and egg noodles.

Posting about their new home in Manchester, Hong Thai wrote: “After a long six months of plenty of hard work, sweat and tears we are finally happy to announce that Hong Thai is back!

“Our doors open to the public on Friday 24th May. We know the anticipation has been high so we will do nothing other than fulfill our customers expectations.

“With a new-improved menu with our classics still making a feature, we are ready to serve up our heartwarming customers.

“Our new home is located in Ancoats, 140 Oldham Road. Across the road from Wing Yip Supermarket. Just a 6 minute walk from Shudehill Bus Station.”


We couldn’t be happier for them.

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Featured image: The Manc Group