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Big Bowl-Rosedale Mall
Big Bowl-Rosedale Mall

Big Bowl-Rosedale Mall Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigbowl.com
  • Email: bowl109@leye.com
  • Phone: (651) 636-7173
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am- 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Exec Chef Marc Bernard, Chef de Cuisine Rafael Moran
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: County Road B
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located in the corner of Rosedale mall by the AMC movie theatre. There is a large parking lot with plenty of spaces right outside our door.
A word from Big Bowl-Rosedale Mall
Big Bowl features fresh Chinese and Thai food. We make all of our sauces from scratch daily. We offer a wonderful and preservative free kids menu and organic white and chocolate milk! Our meat is hormone and antibiotic free and responsibly raised. We make fresh ginger ale's and lemonades that are out of this world! Our wine list features all organic and sustainable wines and our beer list features many local beers that complement our food nicely. We pride ourselves on great, fresh food and fabulous service, you'll forget you're in a mall! We also have an excellent carryout which can conveniently be ordered online at bigbowl.com. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Big Bowl is a slightly above-average asian-themed restaurant, which sits in a long row of average suburban restaurants at the east end of the Roseville shopping mall. The summer rolls are fresh and quite good; and the paired down cocktail list includes a couple of good drinks. The fish lettuce wraps, in contrast, come with deep fried walleye nuggets that are tough and likely came from the freezer. The orange chicken is greasy and the chicken was soggy from too much orange sauce. If the choices are Applebees, Macaroni Grill or Big Bowl, then Big Bowl is a decent option. But if you have an extra 10 minutes and want asian food, go to Rainbow Chinese at 28th and Nicollet or True Thai on East Franklin -- two of the better places in town."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a night out with our group of 10 friends and choose big bowl rosedale 'cause of their awesome food. The service was great. Our server Johanna was awesome and was able to accommodate our special meal requests for all the members. She refilled the drinks promptly and was quick to add our new requests throughout the meal time. I've been dining in Big bowl since 2009 and this was one of the best times i've had with a group of 10. Great place to go...!!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "They have them, and they are quite good. Can be noisy."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great food and service! The server noticed it was someone's birthdays while checking ID's, before we had a chance to inform her what we were celebrating - it was a great personal touch. She offered a birthday dessert at the end and really made sure the night was special."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food has changed an is mediocre at bset...a lot of rice and a lot of uncooked scallions in both dishes...filler?? I probably will not be returning to Big Bowl.The pot stickers were fabulous, but everything else very disappointing. It seemed like a fair amount of money for a mediocre meal."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I met my friend at Big Bowl for lunch. Our server was fabulous- even brought us a dish that had been made by mistake. It was so good- I now have another menu favorite. Food is fresh, hot, and the best Thai food I've ever had. Pad Thai can't be beat. Will be a customer of theirs as long as they're there!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Open Table is absolutely essential on weekend nights. At the time we went in, the wait without a reservation was 60-90 minutes and many people were not going to wait. The service is excellent, despite the fact that the restaurant was completely full. Reasonably priced, varied choices of well-prepared Asian food."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food is always great and I did bring my wife and older kids there for My wife's birthday and this will now be an annual destination for her birthday."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I was pleased as this is the millionth time I have eaten at Big Bowl and everything seemed to be in alignment. From the moment we walked in the door till the time we left. the greeters were very nice, the server took pretty good care of us and the food was wonderful. the only thing I could really ask for is that the food temp upon delivery to the table be hotter. my food was a little on the warm side, but tasted great."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This just seems to be a great spot to meet friends at for a casual, but tasty meal. The drinks are good, and the wine list variable enough. Their ginger-drinks are very tasty. Food is consistent from visit to visit so if you have a fave there, you'll be able to enjoy it over and over. You can keep it quite healthy if you watch the sauces, too. All around good value spot."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is our favorite Friday evening spot. The food is reliably good & service is quick. There is usually quite a long wait for a table unless you make a reservation. They decor is casual & cozy. We love the chicken/peanut egg rolls. I usually do the stir fry bar so I can experiment with various veggies. Lots of families, so it can be noisy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I had so much fun. They have great alturnatives for people with diabetes. We both had a blast."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I Love Big Bowl's originality and food quality. Thgeir portion size is also a good bang for the buck. But and there is always a but,,, a good wait person can make or break any resturant, on my first vist she was over the top with suggestions, funny, sand made many helpful suggestions. The second visit which I brought back my family to celebrate my grand daughters 15 Golden Birthday our wait staff was good but lack the warmth and the suggestions and friendliness. As my Father use to say a little friendliness can go a long way... She could of uses a little more of it. It would of made it a better experience for all."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The stir fry is to die for.... Leave the menu alone. :-) seriously though... The menu is great but the stir fry is killer."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time to Big Bowl. The recommendations our waitress gave us REALLY helped us make informed decisions, and added to the overall impression of the restaurant. I had heard that the food was excellent, and our waitress did not disappoint in her level of service, especially with it being Valentine's Day to boot. I highly recommend this place for any lunch/dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "the food was very good as usual. We were lucky enough to have a server that day who took great care in what we ordered and how we would like it prepared.. made for a fun lunch with my friends"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Service was improved over our last visit several months ago. The food was good. My only disappointment was the very small portion of tofu in my stir fry, but that seems to be the norm with stir fry bar creations--small protein portions."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "The flavor and the combinations of food are wonderful"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great food, always prepared very well, food comes out quickly, service is always very friendly, really enjoy going to lunch and dinner there often! Healthy foods!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Good food a little spendy for lunch. Do not get a table near the kitchen. Very loud and very difficult to hold a conversation. Staff constantly running past our table and bumped into our chairs a few different times. Not a good spot to seat people."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Big Bowl is a real gem - it's a place where we can take our school-age children and everyone is happy with the menu options. Big Bowl has kid-friendly menu items, they are not the usual fare of chicken nuggets and fries. Excellent customer service as well makes this a real favorite for our family."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My waitress was great. I had come there to have a certain item that was on the menu but there were out of it. So the waitress explained that they only make a certain amount for the day. So I ordered another dish and it was pretty good. My mate had ordered a chicken and rice dish. And as he was eating it there was about the size of a quarter of foil paper in his food. Gsh. When I told my waitress the manager came over and showed sympathy to what had happened and had taken care of the bill. And although we had that experience I still tipped my waitress because she was really nice."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Enjoy going to Big Bowl - always reliable, great food, fast service, extremely friendly, and helpful. Love the atmosphere and food! Comfortable seating in the booths. Prices just right."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Generally a great place, and was still good, just not as great as it usually has been. Am sure we just hit it on an off night."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Love the Big Bowl in The Rosedale Mall. I always do the stir-fry bar. They have a great assortment of fresh and local vegetables. If you love ginger, try their fresh ginger ale."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Perfect service for Busy New Year's Eve. Food quality superb! Enjoyable experience, except background music poor quality & loud! Will return with other friends & family if food & service continue with this high quality. Want more ? OPEN table lost reservation. Not sure I would depend on their service Again. We were seated as soon as booth opened up. Very cordial staff. Suggestions for new diner excellent!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Was our anniversary & requested a special table for 5 on our reservation. Table was awful, smack dab in middle of the rest & awful noise level with clear view of the mall. Super disappointed & service was really inattentive. Never refilled waters, had to practically hunt her down to get something. Had an out of town guest on our 25th anniversary & it was really disappointing!!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Good choices, gluten free menu was fine. Tasty food, ginger drinks are delicious"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Our appetizer was the chicken wraps and they were very good. It was our entrees we were disappointed with. My son ordered the orange chicken, he is not a fan of rice so had just the chicken. The portion was small enough that he was hungry again when we got home. The chicken was orange enough that he never wants to eat orange chicken again. I had the pad Thai with chicken and there was almost ZERO flavor, tasteless, dry, & disappointing. My daughter tried a stir fry bowl, it was ok but nothing to boast about. Despite the food, the remainder of the experience was good. We were welcomed with a smile & immediate seating (we were late) our server was very nice, friendly, helpful, & smiling. She did a great job of checking in with us often."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "December 20 2103 was my daughters 42 nd birthday. She had never eaten @ a Big Bowl and was craving Chinese, so I have and have always been more than satisfied. So I suggested and made the reservation of her Lifetime. She ordered the You pick stir-fry option and we both enjoyed the quality, variety and tastes of what was prepared for us. We would go again, next time my kids can treat me.:)"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I made reservations for my multi-generation family to have time together after attending the Guthrie. Everything was lovely, our grandson is 10 and was very suspicious of 'Asian' that wasn't a buffet. He got to pick out his favorite vegetables, they were steamed and served with rice and he almost had a clean plate. The rest of us made choices and shared and were very happy to be together, sharing really good food with an excellent serving staff! Our waitperson, helped navigate the overwhelming menu, she was great! My only suggestion would be, since people all around us were enjoying conversation the music was too loud and personally I believe background music should be just that . . in the background!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The food is great, the staff is friendly and helpful, but the atmosphere is loud when the restaurant is packed."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Went for the half price apps which start after 8. You have to be sitting at the bar or the high tops. We were originally seated in a booth but got moved to a high top. Food was good and the service was on point. Cheap and fun date night"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Very good service (although a lot of confusion when they were looking for my OT reservation.) Food is always spot on. We both chose from the lunch menu (meaning regular menu at lower price with smaller portion.) Always need to order the spicy green beans - dish to die for and great side dish for any meal. Will be back."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Ate at the Rosedale location for lunch. Booked reservations at open table and we're seated promptly. Staff was attentive and friendly. Food wonderful as usual. I especially enjoyed the appetizers--calamari and the green beans. Everything I've tried off the menu has been outstanding and I can't wait to return as I love everything on their menu."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Always enjoy Big Bowl - food is consistently good. Can't understand why they tend lose my opentable reservations at this location."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "I went to Big Bowl with my youngest Daughter, it is our favorite place to eat. The experience was wonderful. The hostesses were courteous when we arrived, the waiter took good care of us once we were seated and the food as usual was phenomenal. This is what I call getting "The Whole Experience" the way it is meant to be. I have always felt this restaurant has a very unique and special feeing , and this trip to Big Bowl reminded me of that."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Good Asian food - we had great service, but we were by the bar and it was VERY noisy, loud music and hard to hear and converse. The food was very good, and came out of the kitchen hot and well presented."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Made reservation via opentable. Even though we were there early, still was 15 minutes past reservation time by the time we were seated."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The Asian fusion cuisine isn't authentic. It's tasty but not real to Asian food, which was what I was expecting for such a big hype. If you want to go somewhere that has good service, a lively feel, with openness to catering to groups, this is the place. However if you're craving for authentic Asian plates, this restaurant will only satisfy typical generic creations."
    Dined on 11/18/2013