Big Bowl

★★★★☆
Fresh Chinese & Thai Cuisine Made From Scratch Everyday
  • 1950 E. Higgins Streets of Woodfield

    Shaumburg, IL 60173

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  • 847-517-8881

About Big Bowl

Hours
Monday 11:15 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 11:15 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 11:15 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 11:15 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 11:15 AM - 11:00 PM Saturday 11:15 AM - 11:00 PM Sunday 11:15 AM - 9:00 PM

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They do not take the strings off of the snap peas in dinners-Yuk! I even asked for them too, it was like eating a "big " of hair, cant go anymore after that

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★★★★★

They do not take the strings off of the snap peas in dinners-Yuk! I even asked for them too, it was like eating a "big " of hair, cant go anymore after that

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I have no idea what others that rated this place were expecting, but I've had nothing but delicious presentation. The Phad Thai, with their own sauce, was amazing although I suspect they don't use Tamarinds. Doesn't matter. It was very

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★★★★★

I have no idea what others that rated this place were expecting, but I've had nothing but delicious presentation. The Phad Thai, with their own sauce, was amazing although I suspect they don't use Tamarinds. Doesn't matter. It was very

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I think this has been the worst food that I have ever had.

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★☆☆☆☆

I think this has been the worst food that I have ever had.

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The Big Bowl serves asian cuisine with an American twist. The food is greasy, over priced and the portions are huge. The food is nowhere authentic and extremely unhealthy with the sodium contents.
You can order a custom bowl (like a mongolian stir fry) with all the toppings and also a chef's recommendation. The place is too noisy, crowded and is ok for aone time visit if you are done shopping at the mall and have nothing better to do in life.

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★★☆☆☆

The Big Bowl serves asian cuisine with an American twist. The food is greasy, over priced and the portions are huge. The food is nowhere authentic and extremely unhealthy with the sodium contents.
You can order a custom bowl (like a mongolian stir fry) with all the toppings and also a chef's recommendation. The place is too noisy, crowded and is ok for aone time visit if you are done shopping at the mall and have nothing better to do in life.

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Simply put, the food was not very good. Out of 4 dinners (all completely different), only 1 was actually decent. I have had much better Pad Thai at every other asian restaurant I have ever been to including Vong's Thai Kitchen and other local Thai restaurants. The appetizers were decent however. Service was good, but they had no record of my reservation even though I had the confirmation code they gave me. There was currently a long wait time, but they did get us seated in about 10 minutes. For a similiar experience with good food go to P.F. Chang's. The prices are simliar and I have been there many times and have never been disappointed.

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★★☆☆☆

Simply put, the food was not very good. Out of 4 dinners (all completely different), only 1 was actually decent. I have had much better Pad Thai at every other asian restaurant I have ever been to including Vong's Thai Kitchen and other local Thai restaurants. The appetizers were decent however. Service was good, but they had no record of my reservation even though I had the confirmation code they gave me. There was currently a long wait time, but they did get us seated in about 10 minutes. For a similiar experience with good food go to P.F. Chang's. The prices are simliar and I have been there many times and have never been disappointed.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, good service

Cons: Food just okay

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Usually crowded but well worth the wait. Food and service are excellent.
Be careful with the spicy dishes, they are SERIOUSLY hot.

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★★★★★

Usually crowded but well worth the wait. Food and service are excellent.
Be careful with the spicy dishes, they are SERIOUSLY hot.

Pros: GREAT FOOD, GREAT PARKING, GREAT SERVICE

Cons: CROWDED, NOISE LEVEL

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I think I spent around 11.50 with the Kung Pao and the soda. It was a weird combination of a Mongolian beef fast food joint and a pleasant three star chinese food restaurant. It was a nice set up, but the lighting was too dim for a family restaurant. That's why it feel weird. The walls are red, the candles lit, but if you order one of the items that requires you walk up and get the food cooked, you go and get your food at the kitchen. Plus most of the tables are family or group size but you get the feeling that you should be seated with your significant other except for the mongolian style meal selections...
In general, the food was quite good and the service was good as well.

PROS: Good food, reasonable pricing
CONS: mongolian eating in a restaurant is weirdish

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★★★★☆

I think I spent around 11.50 with the Kung Pao and the soda. It was a weird combination of a Mongolian beef fast food joint and a pleasant three star chinese food restaurant. It was a nice set up, but the lighting was too dim for a family restaurant. That's why it feel weird. The walls are red, the candles lit, but if you order one of the items that requires you walk up and get the food cooked, you go and get your food at the kitchen. Plus most of the tables are family or group size but you get the feeling that you should be seated with your significant other except for the mongolian style meal selections...
In general, the food was quite good and the service was good as well.

PROS: Good food, reasonable pricing
CONS: mongolian eating in a restaurant is weirdish

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My husband and I are not from Asia but we like this restaurant a lot. The food tastes very good, and the service is excellent. Our friends and we like to go there often. The only problem is that it is usually crowded, so you have to arrive there with some extra time.

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★★★★★

My husband and I are not from Asia but we like this restaurant a lot. The food tastes very good, and the service is excellent. Our friends and we like to go there often. The only problem is that it is usually crowded, so you have to arrive there with some extra time.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Crowded

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There are better places to go for Asian food. The food here, especially Chinese food, was not the best. The orange chicken tasted more like sweet and sour chicken as if the chef didn't know the difference. The portion sizes are also smaller compared with other Chinese restaurants.

The big draw here is they encompass most of the Asian cuisine like the popular Japanese and Thai dishes in addition to Chinese. I tried the Pad Thai and that was pretty good. They seem to have a lot of options for vegetarians too.

I wouldn't recommend this as a great restaurant. If you are dining with people who have different tastes for Asian food or are vegetarians, then this might be a good alternative. But if you are looking for the best Asian food at reasonable prices, then stick with your local favorite Chinese or Thai restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

There are better places to go for Asian food. The food here, especially Chinese food, was not the best. The orange chicken tasted more like sweet and sour chicken as if the chef didn't know the difference. The portion sizes are also smaller compared with other Chinese restaurants.

The big draw here is they encompass most of the Asian cuisine like the popular Japanese and Thai dishes in addition to Chinese. I tried the Pad Thai and that was pretty good. They seem to have a lot of options for vegetarians too.

I wouldn't recommend this as a great restaurant. If you are dining with people who have different tastes for Asian food or are vegetarians, then this might be a good alternative. But if you are looking for the best Asian food at reasonable prices, then stick with your local favorite Chinese or Thai restaurant.

Pros: Pro-vegetarian, Several cuisines

Cons: Not the best food, High prices, Yuppie central

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If you're asian, don't go to this restaurant...you'll be offended. If you're not asian, trust me when I say that you can get much better asian food than this place. It may look like a nice place, but the food to be honest, just sucks. Whoever is running the kitchen doesn't know how to cook asian food.
Try StirCrazy at woodfield mall next door....much better!

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★★☆☆☆

If you're asian, don't go to this restaurant...you'll be offended. If you're not asian, trust me when I say that you can get much better asian food than this place. It may look like a nice place, but the food to be honest, just sucks. Whoever is running the kitchen doesn't know how to cook asian food.
Try StirCrazy at woodfield mall next door....much better!

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In Short
Intimate lighting and an open, casual atmosphere draw diners of all ages to this friendly Asian spot. Customers design their own stir-fry from an array of veggies, meats and sauces, then wait while it's cooked and…

 

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