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Big Bowl - Edina
Big Bowl - Edina

Big Bowl - Edina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigbowl.com/
  • Email: bowl105@leye.com
  • Phone: (952) 928-7888
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:15am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai
  • Executive Chef: Exec Chef Marc Bernard, Chef de Cuisine Angel Luna
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: No matter how big or small we have many options to choose from. Big Bowl has a separate catering menu and we can help you make you lunch, party, or any other occasion special. We offer delivery for parties of $200 or more. Call or email for additional information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Noah Atlas for any private dining inquiries.
  • Private Party Contact: Noah Atlas (952) 928-7888

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 69th Street and France Ave
  • Public Transit: Big Bowl is within walking distance from the Southdale Mall bus stops.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Galleria offers parking, covered parking, and a parking ramp at the opposite end of the mall.
A word from Big Bowl - Edina
There’s really only one place for authentic Chinese and Thai–and that’s Big Bowl. It all begins with the highest quality ingredients–naturally raised chicken and beef, heirloom pork, sustainable seafood and produce grown locally. Because Big Bowl believes that the best food is made from scratch, you can taste big, bold layers of flavors in every dish, from the curries right down to the dipping sauces.

Everyone raves about the pad Thai, our spicy dishes that are truly hot, and our create-your-own stir-fry–and for good reason. Every element adds up to big taste and takes our food to another level, be it a fresh squeeze of lime, fragrant herbs or the seared Thai chilies.

Big Bowl is so big on authentic flavors that even the ginger ale is made with fresh ginger root–from scratch, of course.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "It's always a great time, food great, service first rate!!!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I had not been to Big Bowl in a while and was pleasantly surprised to find that they have a Gluten-Free menu. The special was also GF and was excellent. I will be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We eat at Big Bowl at least once a month. The food and service are consistently good. No complaints."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This was my first experience at Big Bowl for a friend's birthday. We indicated to the server that we wanted to chat a bit before ordering, but she checked in every few minutes. Great if you are in a rush and want attentive service, but annoying when the restaurant is not busy and you want a few minutes to catch up. Food was delivered quickly and plated nicely, but seemed to lack some of the complexity that is often a part of Thai cooking. The main disappointment was the next day when my friend saw on herbank statement that she had been billed for the whole amount, and I had been billed for half (we had divided the check). Still trying to work this out with BigBowl about why were were double-billed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I've worked for Big Bowl for 3 years and now have a different job. I always speak highly about this place. I love the food. I love the service I get and I love how caring the managers always are."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My sisters and I really enjoyed our dinner at Big Bowl. The craft beers were tasty. The food was hot and fresh. The stir fry buffet was bountiful. The staff were very professional and attentive in a cool way. I can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The service was great. Our waiter even gave us a complimentary appetizer since we were first time customers. We will be going here again and often."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Overall, the food is wonderful. However, the last couple of visits were under par service-wise (the last visit being on my birthday). Be sure to clearly communicate your dietary needs and confirm the waitstaff understands."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Stopped by Saturday afternoon for another nice lunch at Big Bowl. While the noise level was a bit high, the meal was very tasty. The gluten free curry chicken dish was WONDERFUL."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I love just about everything about Big Bowl. My favorite is sitting at the bar for their wonderful happy hour. If you don't luck out and get a solo booth when sitting in the dining room, It feels like you are having a meal not just with your dinner/lunch party, but with the strangers that you have to bump elbows with that are seated way too close to you. That is my only complaint. Otherwise It would be five stars all the way!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Excellent oriental food with delicate and exquisite flavors. The mix is Chinese and Thai. The ambiance is casual and a bit noisy."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "Our group ordered sesame chicken off the lunch item menu. There were two small, one ounce pieces of chicken in the whole order and a bunch of rice. It was served in a small bowl. NOT a good value for the money - dissappointing"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Big Bowl is a great lunch place. The food is very good with enough variety for everyone. We had a child with us and the waitress was very sweet to him. We had excellent service too; our waitress checked back many times to see that all was well."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Marie was our server on Monday night and she was amazing! We had a 3 mth old baby in our group and she really catered to the mom at our table to ensure that she had everything she needed to enjoy her night out. In addition to that, she made excellent recommendations, all of which were delicious. As usual, Big Bowl served us a large amount of food so I'll be enjoying my leftovers today. Can't wait!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "This place is a slightly better version of PF Changs"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "They have several options for gluten free dining. The orange chicken was very good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "really had a wonderful time with 9 friends, food was great like always and service was the best."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had another nice experience at the Galleria Big Bowl. The potstickers are one of our favorites. The food at this location is very consistent and tastes fresh. I enjoyed the newly added soft pork buns. My husband felt the rib appetizer was especially tasty. We look forward to returning here."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I've been a long time Big Bowl customer; it pains me to write a less than stellar review. Our server, Andrew, was great. We were seated promptly and even got a booth. Happy so far. Our appetizers were good - Chinese Dumplings, and they brought the three potsticker sauces per our request. Still happy. Now the disappointment. Pad Thai with Chicken. I had requested that they add mushrooms. I think they threw them in after the dish was finished because someone noticed that I had requested mushrooms. They were raw. There were (literally) FOUR small pieces of chicken in the entire dish. This was not a half order or appetizer version. For the price, ridiculously light on protein. Not happy anymore. :-( What happened, Big Bowl??!!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We will return at some point. There were four of us and everyone enjoyed what they ordered, we like the freshness if the food and the sustainability that the restaurant is involved in. The waiter that we had was outstanding, very helpful and friendly - a very pleasant experience!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I was in town with coworkers and used to go to The Big Bowl all the time when I lived there. I insisted that we go there as the food and service was always great. Boy was I wrong. I don't know if they were short staffed or just bad service but we waited 20 minutes to place drink orders, then once we ordered it was 30 mins before we got our food and 3 of the orders were wrong. When we called for the manager she came over and only spoke to one of the guests and not the rest. I was totally disappointed and embarrassed that I brought them there. I WONT GO BACK."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Consistency and great recipes keep us coming back for more. Not to mention you get Lettuce Entertain You points to boot."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I enjoyed the experience. I might dine again during happy hour...bbq ribs and cheesecake were sublime! Need a better dish washer...hard to enjoy the food being served on dirty plates. Our waiter offered some of the best service I've had in a while."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Very accommodating in the perfect table for our group and the service was great."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Potstickers were cold in the center. Was my daughters birthday and her food order was wrong. So she sat and watched us eat our dinner. I will never make this mistake again!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were seated promptly, and our drinks arrived fast. The refills arrived before we ever hit the bottom of any glass. The appetizers came out quickly and hot. And the food arrived in the arms of three servers all at once."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The server was excellent and took care of the table in a very professional way. One child has food allergies and even when the children changed places after ordering and before the food was served, the server was able to provide the right dish to the right child. Orders were taken in a professional way. She knew what the menu items were and what dish contained what ingredients to help each one of us find the right dish. She could suggest good drinks for all. Overall, I was very satisfied with the service and will be happy to go again and also recommend this restaurant for families with kids, even kids with food allergies."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We have been to Big Bowl many times, we ordered an appetizer, expecting it first. Our dinner was brought out, and when we asked about the appetizer, the server said, oh! I put it all in and it takes more time to make the pot stickers. It came out later, after we were almost done. Still being hungry, we accepted it, but the server did not think it was anything. We were not thrilled with the eservice."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Everything seemed to be really good and tasty, except there was absolutely no salt in my Soup. When I informed that to the waitress, there was absolutely no kind of apology, rather, she just brought in a salt shaker. Thats not the kind of service that i expected at Big bowl. I have been to BB several times and never had to experience this before. When a customer complaints about the food, I believe the restaurant should try to provide with a right food and not something without salt and then provide the salt to the customer to correct the food. Since I added the salt myself, I have no clue what the real taste of real soup was."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The stir-fry bar is great. Pick your own vegetables, then tell them what sauce, protein, and noodles to use."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Feb. 3rd evening, 7 PM Res, seated on time. Both of us had the Stir-Fry Bar, a favorite of ours. Monday is half priced wine night, a nice feature. The Stir-Fry Bar seemed not to be as well stocked as we are used to, but passable. We are not too picky, but this evening the experience fell just short of what we have become to expect."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Unfortunately our evening did not start out on the right foot, so to speak. We had made a reservation, arrived early to check in and then were told we would have to wait an additional ten to fifteen minutes, beyond our reservation time. Our server seemed quite busy and the dumplings he brought out were cold and clearly not cooked correctly. Two plates were dirty and we had a difficult time tracking our waiter down when we needed something. The entrees were delicious and overall the night was not a total wash, just disappointing in comparison to our previous experiences at the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Another good experience at the Galleria Big Bowl. Their potstickers are favoriites for us. Our guest enjoyed the food and service too. A nice comfort dining spot. We enjoy ordering several appetizers to share. The sweet and sour soup and spicy green beans were preferred by our guest. Thanks again Big Bowl. Food and service are consistent."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great place for date night. We will definitely come again."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Easy to get in and out with quality food and a nice presence in a pretty convenient location"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We had dinner with my parents and the food was good - I would say better than on New Year's Eve, the last time we went. We had kung pao chicken, pad thai, spring rolls, make your own stir fry bowl, etc. No dessert. Would be nice if they offered some new salads on the menu or a few different items to keep it fresh."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner even though our friends had to cancel at the last minute. The portions are generous and we almost always have leftovers brought home for another savory meal."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Big Bowl - my wife & I have visited several times and we are never disappointed by the food or the service."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great food and service, as always. Long wait for a table."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Very enjoyable dinner ... the food is always good ... everyone loved it !!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014