Big Bowl - Edina
Big Bowl - Edina

Big Bowl - Edina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigbowl.com/
  • Phone: 9529287888x
  • 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: Thai, Chinese
  • 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 x

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
Big Bowl - Edina reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (44)good for groups (40)fit for foodies (37)kid-friendly (26)neighborhood gem (25)special occasion (19)great for outdoor dining (14)hot spot (12)romantic (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • EatingOutFun
    EatingOutFun
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Back for more consistently good food and service. We brought another couple who had not been there before and Big Bowl did not disapoint us. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BIG BOWL
    TY309
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Everything was amazing.. The food is always excellent.. The atmosphere was energetic.. The service was amazing and precise.. I couldn't have went to a better place for a couples dinner.. I was blown away again... AMAZING EXPERIENCE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice 1stTime Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I reserved a table for 6:30pm at Big Bowl in Edina. There was a long line waiting for tables, and the hostess could not find our table reservation. I showed her the reservation confirmation on my phone and we were seated in less than the 2 minutes she promised it would be. The meal was great, service was very good and unobtrusive, the dinners on one side were great fun, and the guy on the other side was surfing in his own world. The meal was very good, although the Chicken Curry off the Thai menu was not as spicy as its description, but I really like amped-up spicing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • App Out
    Mmmm2mybelly
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is my husbands favorite restaurant! Every time we visit he goes crazy for your potstickers and dumplings! I love your szechuan green beans! Love us some Big Bowl!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter?
    Lindsay
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Overall we had a decent experience but when I ordered a second glass of wine and it took 15-20 minutes I was done eating and basically sat there trying to drink it quickly because we were ready to go.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I continue to go to Big Bowl because of it's consistency. You can always depend on getting great food, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Better than average Asian food. Prices a little high but they have to pay shopping center rent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    topaz
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Even though "The Big Bowl" is noisey, they have very good food and drinks. We always look forward to having a special dinner when visiting "The Big Bowl". Their service is always good to excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday evenings at big bowl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Big bowl has been one of our favorite restaurants. We have always enjoyed the fresh ingredients. The service has been quite good as well. We went on Oct 4th, Friday to celebrate my daughters 9th birthday. Unfortunately ,the entree we ordered was very spicy! We found ourselves sweating and our mouths were burning ! This was when we specifically asked for the food to be less spicy. When we told the waiter he got us a poorly prepared dish ! We also got charged for the 2 entrees which we barely ate. I would not go to Big Bowl again on a Friday evening. It is very crowded and the service and quality of food is poor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Banker
    BankerVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Always good food and always good service ... one of our favorite places to eat !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick and easy
    Cheenttan
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great Thai food especially the spicy green curry. Good spread and varietyy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal .......
    magicsammy
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    As always, we leave Big Bowl satisfied with a great meal, but wishing that the noise level wasn't so high. The dining area is basically one room with nothing to buffer noise, so it gets very loud!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great yummy food!
    Nash123
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food was great and have been here many times.. You can't really go wrong with this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Bowl Delivers Consistently
    LoveToEatOut
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had not been to Big Bowl for about a year but always liked it. We went with a couple of people who had not been there before and Big Bowl delivered consistently again in food and service. Everyone liked what they had. Pad Thai is the very best anywhere! And, the "make your own stir fry" is one of the best menu items. Will need to go back sooner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High Energy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    As an inside mall restaurant, it was a very energetic restaurant. The noise level was high, OK to talk at your table, but still much background noise. I found the food very good and tasty and the service was good and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • accommodating for diet restrictions
    mskatiemae
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had a great server who helped us choose. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • banker
    BankerVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a delicious lunch on the patio ... beautiful September afternoon and the food was so good and the service was great !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok this time
    34dinner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It seemed like they were skimping on the meat and sauces.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crawdad
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Before dinner we wanted to just grab and drink and app before happy hour ended. But the bar was full, so we were seated in the dining area. We ask our server if we could and get the happy hour pricing and an App because the bar was full. But because we were in the dining we couldn't. I asked if she could ask her manager about getting the pricing but she still said she would also say no. So she then took our order. Besides that the food was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fresh
    MstasiaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I like to eat green and Big Bowl is great for that. There are plenty of veggies packed into the stir frys and curry dishes. The sauces are totally yummy. Pho soup was great too. Love all the fresh bean sprouts you get with it! The service was very helpful as I was there with my mom who uses a walker. They were very accommodating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Table location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I especially asked for a table near a window when making a reservation for 6, and we were seated at an undesirable table by the kitchen. Really impacted the lunch experience, I am sorry to say....
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always
    Sherry
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been to Big Bowl before and always enjoy our food. We were in a rush since we had tickets to a show to see afterwards. We were not disappointed with the quick service and the delicious food. The staff was very attentive. I would definitely have a meal there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unsafe Conditions...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Slipped and fell on the floor right between the kitchen and bathroom. Twisted my ankle and was supposed to receive a follow up call from the manager which did not happen. Usually I enjoy my food at Big Bowl but the chicken was grisly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food/Service
    goodeats
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The Gluten Free Bangkok Shrimp with Scallions was overly salty at this restaurant. I have had the same at other Big Bowl restaurants in the Twin Cities, but here (Edina/Galleria) it was way way too salty. To the waitress' own admittance (Marie/Maria) her words, "I am not being very helpful am I?" This was true to her words.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    KJBaVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
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    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's been a long time
    honestyisbest
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    It's been 2-3 years since we've been back to Big Bowl. We go to the galleria a lot just don't think of going here because it's kinda noisy. Great food, great desserts, great service. yes, it was noisy but not as much as I remember. Maybe because it was early Monday night.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • banker
    BankerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    delicious lunch on the patio always very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had not eaten at Big Bowl in a while and the food was not as good as I remember. I had the curry chicken with sweet green beans, a dish I have had many times. The green beans were tough and stringy and the chicken was buried in an abundance of overly salted sauce. For an appetizer, I had spring rolls with shrimp that were poorly constructed and the sauces were also too salty. I had invited guests to join me there and quite frankly I was embarrassed. I know you can do better. Have you changed chefs?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have always loved this place for their good food and ambiance. The restaurant itself is small and feels congested. But the service and food have been very nice every time I have been there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's the rush?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Server was ready to take our order soon as we were seated. Was not that busy on a Sunday night!My wife's birthday with family was noted on the open table ressie, but no mention from the hostess or server .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • greg
    greg
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Good food, very good variety, and very good attentive service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    YummymummyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This place is good when you want a nice meal without spending a ton in the Galleria.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • danabeth1VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Love the potstickers and other appetizers. Great stir fry bar.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Bowl Nice place
    Bigbowlfan
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I live in Las Vegas great food scene there but we could use a Big Bowl there. We took 3 grandchildren with us and let me tell you We had to order potsticker after potstickers. It's fast and it's located in a great little mall.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food
    johall
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We had the chicken & peanut egg rolls that were very tasty. Then for dinner I had the orange chicken that I think was even better than the last time I was at Big Bowl. My husband had the Kung pow chicken that he said was really good. Overall the experience was awesome! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 72 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 543 reviews are from the Big Bowl - Edina reviews archive.
  • Always on the "must do" list!
    Anabanana2
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Have been going to this restaurant for years. I must admit, I order the same thing every time as it is outstanding! Start with the Potstickers and Chicken or Shrimp Pas Thai. An explosion in your mouth occurs- so many fabulous flavors. My husband and I have had Pad Thai in many places in the world and Big Bowl's is our favorite by far. Love the Chocolate Brownie/Ice cream dessert too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very tasty
    foody
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very tasty entrees. Appreciated the brown rice option - although we had to ask. Just wish there were more vegetarian options.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food amazing...waitress not so much
    LLL23
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    When I go to Big Bowl I always know the food will be amazing and consistent. The waitresses however are not so consistent. I asked for ice and lemon for my water, never brought to me so of course I'm not going to drink Luke warm water, yuck. We asked for our check to be separated, she looks at us and asked if it all was on one, we said no please separate it for each of us, she comes back and separated it three ways. I told my friends thank god I'm not a brat with spending money because instead of spending 25 dollars for me meal I ended up spending 45 because other people at our table ordered more pricey items. The bottom line is that waitress needs to listen better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always tasty
    JaxtoonVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Always tasty, very well prepared, and fresh. Yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • danabeth1VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    great appetizers, liked the new crab spring rolls, stir fry bar is always good
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate