Big Bowl-Rosedale Mall
Big Bowl-Rosedale Mall

Big Bowl-Rosedale Mall

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigbowl.com/
  • Phone: 6516367173x
  • 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: Thai, Asian, Chinese
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Big Bowl-Rosedale Mall reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (26)good for groups (20)fit for foodies (19)kid-friendly (18)neighborhood gem (12)special occasion (11)romantic (6)hot spot (6)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Inconsistent
    Jstpaul
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    When it's good it's great. Other times it seems like they are breaking in new kitchen staff. The Mongolian beef on this trip was disappointing...scallions and red onions were undercooked and overpowered the dish. Potstickers were hot on the outside and luke warm inside. Usually the wait staff is attentive but not this time. Vibe of the restaurant is fun as kid friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    Daysting
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Big Bowl is one of my faves, fresh and organic ingredients, friendly staff and the price is right. No need for fancy clothing either. Love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but a bit noisy
    babow
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The only negative at all was that it was a bit noisy for our 85 year old friends as it was pretty busy at lunchtime. The quality of the food and service was exemplary.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local sourced food and good service
    Moniva
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had very good service and good food on our last visit. We have visited Big Bowl several times over the last couple of years and always come away satisfied with the food and usually the service as well. Much of the food is local sourced, and this time they had a small portion of the menu that when purchased, also donated a dollar to a local youth gardening project organization. So, good food and good works! The one drawback to Big Bowl is the noise, it is loud. I forget about that until I realize that I am nearly shouting to be heard by my companion across the table from me and when we leave, my ears feel relieved from the tension of the noise. I love the make your own stir fry, but it IS quite oily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovthatbigbowl
    lovthebigbowl
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were a party of 7 celebrating my daughter-in-laws birthday. I made reservations ahead of time for 7pm and the hostess sat us at the table prepared for us promptly on time. She was very pleasant, smiling and made the beginning of our evening there very upbeat & enjoyable. The fellow who served us was excellent and properly attentive to our group. It was a very pleasant evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We've found the Big Bowl a dependable place to dine and bring friends. The food is always good and the service friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better Than the Food Court!
    MinnTasty
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband loves Asian food so we tried Big Bowl while we were in Roseville shopping. We absolutely loved everything. We ordered appetizers, soup, and main dishes; the iced tea was even great. Our waitress was attentive and responsive. Just an overall enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh food, service with a smile!
    Katrinka
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I have a friend who meets me for lunch once every two weeks. Big Bowl is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is consistently fresh and delicious, and the service is impeccable; actually above and beyond. I stuck with my favorite dish, the shrimp pad Thai. Best pad Thai I've ever had, and I've tried a lot. The hibiscus iced tea is always fabulous. Wonderfully refreshing and so tasty! We shared some pot stickers and an egg roll. Both got a unanimous thumbs-up. The molten chocolate cake with coconut ice cream was eye-rollingly wonderful, and made even better paired with a nice cup of French roast coffee. We're already planning our next lunch at Big Bowl, and I think I'll be adventurous and try something new!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expect good food with poor service
    GopherGirlVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We really enjoy the food at Big Bowl, so we generally accept that at the Roseville location you will get poor service during busy hours. There are servers we have repeatedly (experienced) that continue to make mistakes on orders and ignore the table for long periods of time (especially inconvenient when the table is having drinks and there is not even water at the table). This is usually done with an oblivious smile, so it may be somewhat the training. Since we are patient, we usually don't mind this too much having been frequent enough to lower expectations about service. On the other hand, the food is always fresh and delicious. The hot and sour soup is great! Stir fry gives anyone the chance to make the exact dish they want.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sallor
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We celebrated a birthday here. He and his wife are vegetarians, but we are not. We all were very happy with our meals (loved the left-overs the next day) and the drinks. They have a good drink and beer list, but their ginger teas are also excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poor service
    Helen4VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We must have had a new waiter, he didn't know the menu, didn't follow up on several things, I had to ask more than once for eating utensils. Gave a positive reaction to a meal for my husband, when my husband didn't enjoy it, he said he had to "get through" eating the meal as well. If he is our waiter again, I will move and likely re consider returning. We are regulars.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 349 reviews are from the Big Bowl-Rosedale Mall reviews archive.
  • Good place for casual meals
    jienus
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    It is a Chinese and Thai restaurant. As a Chinese, I feel the Chinese food is mediocre, but I really like the Thai food there. The Pad Thai with shrimp taste especially good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good job
    DanielDunn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Big Bowl is a fun environment to eat in. We were 2 adults and 4 children. The noise level is good for kids. We were there on Mother's day evening and the food was slow and when it did arrive, mine was cold. I ordered off the menu and the rest of my party did the build your own deal. Maybe it was a timing thing. Although mine was not the perfect temperature, it was very good. That wouldn't stop me from returning. All in all a nice night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a long wait
    kristymn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went on Mother's Day with a party of ten. The wait for drinks and food were exceptionally long, and our server disappeared completely for at least fifteen minutes. The food had less meat than remembered from previous visits, and the kids meals were ridiculous--three cups of white rice and five tiny nuggets of chicken, no veggies at all. We then finished our meal and asked for the bill. Forty minutes later we got our bill...my drink had been charged wrong, but it so wasn't worth the wait to get it changed. Overall, a very disappointing trip. Also, what is up with fortune cookies on the way out? Not okay, Big Bowl.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I can always count on great food and service at Big Bowl. Wish they would bring back the old style of egg rolls but other than that, great experience. I will be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a place
    Maev07
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We recently went to Big Bowl in Rosedale Mall for lunch on a Sunday. It wasn't too busy where we wouldn't be seated (making a reservation on opentable really helped-took 2 minutes on my phone). We sat down and had a great service from the waitress. My husband and I always get the stirfry bar and have never been in satisfied! The couple we were with ordered the same thing but one piece of chicken wasn't done. It wasn't the end of the world so we let them know and they remade it! They took it off the bill and gave all of us free dessert! We will always consider this restaurant high I our list I go-to places! Highly recommend Big Bowl to anyone I know!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy But Cramped
    Amanda
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Love the food. No complaints about that and the server was great. The frustrating part of this experience is that we had a reservation. We got there and we were given a buzzer since they needed to clear a table. No big deal, we'll get a drink at the bar. We were buzzed right away and brought to a table with 2 chairs, the reservation was for 4. They eventually brought 2 chairs over and stuck us right up to the noisy kitchen. This wouldn't have been so annoying, but I was noticing that groups of 2 were being seated in nice roomy booths and some obviously didn't have reservations. It was like we were being penalized for planning ahead of time. Next time my reservation will include a note that we want a booth.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gluten free
    gfgirl
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    great gluten free menu with a nice selection of entrees
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big Bowl is a slightly above-averag
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
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  • Group outing
    PriyaVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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...!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and service! The
    Laura
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    They have them, and they are quite good. Can be noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food has changed an is mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
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  • Very busy, but good service
    OldFinnVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always great and I
    JAck
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleased
    cleoeyes
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bash for a Golden Birthday
    Divadish
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Daysting
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Scott
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big bowl review
    Diner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Skip the menu
    Billr
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The stir fry is to die for.... Leave the menu alone. :-) seriously though... The menu is great but the stir fry is killer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food and service!
    Katrinka
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • attentive service
    hjoy91VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    Happy
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The flavor and the combinations of food are wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, always prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    WindmillMom
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food a little spendy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My waitress was great. I had
    Italian010
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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.
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  • Enjoy going to Big Bowl -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.