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Big Bowl - Edina
Big Bowl - Edina

Big Bowl - Edina Details

  • 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: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
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    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "delicious lunch on the patio always very enjoyable"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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 ."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Good food, very good variety, and very good attentive service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This place is good when you want a nice meal without spending a ton in the Galleria."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Love the potstickers and other appetizers. Great stir fry bar."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Very tasty entrees. Appreciated the brown rice option - although we had to ask. Just wish there were more vegetarian options."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Always tasty, very well prepared, and fresh. Yum!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "great appetizers, liked the new crab spring rolls, stir fry bar is always good"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had the worst service experience!!!!! The waiter didn't come over the table until 20 minutes after we were seated. Did bring are beverage, so we had to ask another waiter. He needs to find a different line of work! Food was great. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food at our table wasn't as good as usual, the "doggy bag" ended up being really salty the second time heated. Neither of these are the usual for us who are "regulars" at the Edina Big Bowl."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "the experience at Big Bowl was an enjoyable one! the food was excellent and the young lady serving us was both professional but also kind and warm in her service. I highly recommend Big Bowl..."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The food and service is always amazing. I have personally never had a negative experience here."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Consistently very good food; excellent flavor and portion size is just right. Great for eating light. Excellent Kung Pao Chicken. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food is great at Big Bowl. Always fresh. Always well-prepared and tasty. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We love going to Big Bowl BUT--this time I ordered the special--shrimp fun chow and could not eat it--the asparagus was so woody I had to spit it out. The waitress apologized and asked if I wanted streamed asparagus, but by that time my husband was finished with his meal. We have dined at Big Bow many times-- tHis time the service was very good, but the food was disappointing."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I have been here before and it has gone down hill. The portion sizes have been cut by 1/3. I ordered 3 entrees for myself and two young children and we left hungry. I ordered a sesfood dish and could hardly find any seafood, very disappointed for $17 entree. The waiter did not return my credit card so I had to return the next day to retrieve it.overall very disappointed. Not what it used to be."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I love Big Bowl in the Galleria. However this most recent experience was so bad that I don't think I'll be returning anytime in the near future. Service was the WORST. Waitress was completely incompetent and rude. She screwed up many things and then blamed her flops on other employees. Manager was nonexistent and nowhere to be found...the only good thing was the food. Come on Big Bowl. Get your stuff together! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "great for families with energetic kids. No one could hear my kids yelling! No embarrassment at all. Waiters were polite and attentive"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We love Big Bowl. The food was not as tasty this time. Our waitress was new & had a little problem."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "ran out of shrimp summer rolls at 800 pm on a saturday and didn't have the means to roll more; poor show, but the overall taste of food and service accommodated well for this slip up"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We eat at Big Bowl every couple months and this visit was one our best ones. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The Panang Coconut Curry Chicken is spectacular! The best dish outside of Thailand. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The vegetables were fresh, service was fast and friendly and there was an energy flowing through the restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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