Big Bowl - Edina
Big Bowl - Edina

Big Bowl - Edina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigbowl.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: 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
129 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (52)fit for foodies (51)great for lunch (50)neighborhood gem (36)kid-friendly (24)special occasion (21)hot spot (19)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (9)romantic (8)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • SERVICE,SERVICE,SERVICE
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    As always,our dinners and drinks were top notch Adam was by far one of the best servers we've ever had,was very informative and courteous. He should be commended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The Big Bowl is a favorite of our family. Although on the pricey side, the food is wonderful and the service is even better. Our waiters have always been great and they know a lot about the menu and are quick to recommend their favorites. If you don't mind spending $20 on a bowl of stir fry, you won't be let down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad to be in a corner
    PamelaVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food and servers continue to be very good. We always go home with food for another meal and it's just as good the second time around. However, the tables seemed much closer together during this trip and conversations lacked the usual privacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KJBaVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Good food close to work good service...............................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MamaVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I love picking your own meal out. Your happy hour is terriffic
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big bowl special
    Elsie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Every time I go to Big Bowl I have the 7 Flavor Chicken. Yum!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as usual
    JockoVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We have been going to Big Bowl more frequently because the good veggie options and tasty custom stir fries... also good wine and beer selection and overall quick service. Great to be able to make a reservation on Open Table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sam
    MamaVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Our server Sam was very attentive and informative. We really enjoyed her. The food was great as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    KEK909
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We went here on Sunday night with my parents and had good food as always. My parents love coming here and a few of us did the make-your-own stir fry bowls and one did chicken pad thai and chicken salad. All of it was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great service. Moderate pricing. Foodies delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Tastes
    MinnesotaDave
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I had three sides for my dinner - Hot and Sour Soup, Stir Fried Broccoli, and the traditional lettuce salad. Hot and Sour Soup - not the same ol same ol. Rather than a broth like base, it was sort of creamy. And it included some kind of sausage. Unless you are really hungry, order the smaller size. The bowl is huge. It could be a meal onto itself. Stir Fried broccoli: This new dish was in some kind of soy/mushroom sauce. Excellent choice. I will have this again also. Lettuce Salad: This was the same ol same ol. Good quality, but nothing special about it. Big Bowl is one of our favorite moderate prices restaurants for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Food was extremely wonderful the night I was there. Always great food, service. I do not drink alcohol, so those items do not apply to me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Experience
    CEC1
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great food, it was fresh and there are many choices for sauces and flavor combinations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service
    chalby2007
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Our server was great and the food tasted very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nothing special
    BABSVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The stir fry lunch menu is rather costly. The regular lunch menu had nothing without rice or noodles. No chicken and veggies. My lunch of noodles and chicken was heavy on the noodles and sparse on the chicken. Probably would not go there again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favs
    5GirlsDine
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wonderful as always! We love to go to Big Bowl just to get out of the office and have wonderful food. It is consistently good which is hard to find!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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!
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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....
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.