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Big Bowl - Schaumburg
Big Bowl - Schaumburg

Big Bowl - Schaumburg Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigbowl.com
  • Phone: (847) 517-8881
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:15am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:15a m- 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai
  • Executive Chef: Marc Bernard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have party trays available for carry out or delivery through Take Out Taxi. Trays come in 2 sizes and cover the entire menu. Please call Take-Out-Taxi @ 847-882-2525 to place an order for delivery only.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a semi private dining area that can seat up to 40 people. Week end rates and restrictions apply.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (847) 517-8881

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 53/290 and Higgins
  • Public Transit: Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking is available immediately around the building, or in the parking garage to the west of the restaurant.
A word from Big Bowl - Schaumburg
Big Bowl is a pioneering Asian restaurant, vibrant in design and cuisine, offering the latest in authentic Chinese and Thai food. Using market fresh ingredients, Big Bowl’s signatures include dim sum sized appetizers, pad thai, seafood, some truly hot and spicy food, and fresh made ginger ale and lemonade.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "I got a LEY $15 gift card in the mail for my birthday from the rewards program. My wife and I had never been to Big Bowl before but had heard good things. We ate outside on their patio which was quite nice. Great furnature and comfortable chairs but the view of IL-53 and the Streets of Woodfield parking lot didn't make for the most scenic view. The food was great and our service was great."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Great selection of Asian food. I had salmon and pad thai and it was excellent, as was the service. A bit noisy and not the kind of place I'd bring a date for a romantic evening."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "love picking out veges and salmon was very good. will return soon"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I visited Big Bowl for the first time and was beyond satisfied. I made a reservation for 5:45 PM on a Friday night for my Mom and I. We were pleasantly suprised overall. The restaurant was very clean and nicely decorated. The service was excellent and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The biggest suprise was the quality of the food! It was great to eat somewhere that offers healthy, fresh food options. I ordered a Thai dish and my mother ordered Chinese. Both exceeded our expectations as you could clearly taste a difference in the food. Even the beverage choices were great. The pomegranate gingerale was DELICIOUS! We will be sure to visit again!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The food, service and restaurant location were excellent. Of all the other locations(nothing wrong with them), I will choose this one again. It gave my family the opportunity to continue celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday afterwards at Woodfield Mall and spend more time together as a family. Our waitress who has just been there 2 months was very attentive, caring, knowledgeable and patience."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Meal started with attitude from the host because we asked to switch tables and not be so close to the kitchen. The water was warm and not served with ice. The children's enters were tiny and the food was not great. We go to the big bowl in Lincolnshire usually and it is much better."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great food and staff! Always a pleasant experience!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Was able to fix a dish just the way one of our guests requested. The menu was just a set of suggestions. Plenty of vegan choices for our vegan guest, too. And for the rest of us, great food. We liked being able to have either Thai or Chinese style dishes and sauces."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great Pad Thai as usual...quick service and food was very enjoyable on a nice summer afternoon in Schaumburg!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This is a favorite restaurant not only for me but for out of town guests. The food is wonderful and the service is great."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Noise level was almost too loud, but I think it was due to the section we were sitting in—right off the outdoor patio so it was a smaller area that probably echoed more. Plus, it was during prime lunch hour during the week, so it was packed. But the food and service were great! Will be back, but will ask to be seated in the main dining area if possible."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I discovered big bowl through trip advisor and saw how wonderful the reviews were so I gave it a shot! The restaurant was pretty packed at our 8:45pm reservation time, but the service was incredible and we got our food in an extremely timely manner. I would recommend Big Bowl any day!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "great food. menu continues to get some minor tweaks. we can usually get some of the dishes that came off the menu which is nice. Lots of variety and fresh ingredient set up for a great meal."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "As long as you know that this is a more relaxed and casual Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, this is a perfect place for dinner date for two or larger party. There are plenty of choices on the menu for picky eaters and many healthy options (including vegan and gluten-free). We will definitely return because of the menu variety and the food tastes really good - and trust me, I grew up eating Chinese and Asia food!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant many times and the food is always good and the service constant"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Had reservation for 830, got table at 9. Appetizer came after main course. Never saw any concerns about this on face of any staff."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It was a great time and delicious food!! appetizers were small portions"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We LOVE this Big Bowl! Always great service, fantastic food and was a great day to sit outside and enjoy dinner. Since there can often be a wait, we absolutely LOVE that we can make reservations through Open Table and then get seated right away. Sometimes the dining room can be a bit chilly - so I recommend bringing a light sweater if you are wearing your summer shirt! Highly recommended by our family!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We loved our pork potstickers and barbecue pork buns appetizers. The vegetable pad that was good. The steak chow fun was delicious, but I have to say the star dish was the ahi tuna with crispy noodles. That was stellar. We also enjoyed the banana egg roll with ice cream, chocolate, and salted caramel sauce. Our dinner was lovely and our server was charming."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Our waitress was amazing and went above and beyond for our girls night out!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Big bowl is a staple in my family. We love going to big bowl whenever we can. Potstickers are the best out there and the fiery Sichuan beef is my fav."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Perfect dining experience, everything above and beyond. Had family in from out of town, it was the perfect place to meet."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We have eaten here before and the food was great as for the service. This time around the food was just fair and the service was just ok. One thing that was very annoying is the service provider always placed hot foods plates in front of an 9 month old in the highchair. That is dangerous."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I would eat at Big Bowl every day if I could. I love that it's healthy, fresh, supports the local agriculture! The fresh ginger drinks are amazing and the food there accommodates meat and non-meat eaters."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I've been here several times and I always get the Seven Flavor Chicken. It's amazing and pretty spicy though, but I love it! A must try!!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Big Bowl is one of our favorite restaurants. However this last experience in dining was disappointing. Ordering the teriyaki salmon which is always wonderful, had a side dish of bok choy that was terrible. Usually sesame asparagus is served . We like bok choy but this had such a terrible taste we had to spit it out. We always eat in Lettace restaurants and this dish was way below their standards. We will never order it again."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "A big menu with many choices from the simple to the exotic, and a helpful waitress made our meal much more enjoyable. A group of five, two not real enthusiastic or adventurous Asian eaters, had a before-theater meal here. The two both found selections they liked, and the remaining three chose favorites from past visits here. The chef's choice was excellent. Even though it was a Saturday night and crowded, we did not feel rushed. Excellent friendly service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our waitress although pleasant not attentive. Tasty veggies in the beef dish, but the meat was tough. The calamari appetizer was chewy, and the scallop and shrimp dinner was the only dish that we enjoyed. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I really like Big Bowl. We took our family of five there and can get out without spending a fortune. I enjoy the flexibility of the build your own stir fry bar."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife's pad Kung pap noodles was too salty. And my dish did not look like how it should be. Mine was supposed to be red hot chili pepper pods but there was no pepper pods at all. Wierd"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We got a table next to the bar. The bartender was doing double duty and served us. He was really annoying. He talked to us like we were idiots - endlessly explaining the obvious on the menu, and multiple times. His communication skills were poor, and he was rude. We ordered 2 egg rolls. He said each one is cut in half. We asked if that meant one was enough for the two of us. He said it was cut in half. I changed the question to how big is it. He said it's two pieces, so if we order two we'd get four pieces. After a couple more rounds of "Who's On First?" I gave up and just ordered the 2 egg rolls. Turns out one was enough. I don't understand how a business in the service industry would hire and retain someone like this. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 5 at 5:00 on a Tuesday. We arrived promptly at 5:00 and were told we needed to wait while our table was prepared. Keep in mind, an employee called me at 4:00 to confirm the reservation. There weren't many patrons in the restaurant at the time. When our table was prepared, I was saddened to see that they were cramming us at a table for 4 people in the back corner of the restaurant. When I made the reservation, I mentioned we would be celebrating a birthday. The birthday went unnoticed!! We'll stick with Stir Crazy."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food was so good here and I liked the fact that the ingredients used are from local farmers. I had the chicken pad thai which was very good. My husband had the panang red curry with chicken which was very delicious. Atmosphere is lovely and service was great. We will definitely be back. If you are gluten free, there is a lot of choice."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Tried the new menu items and they were great. We will go back to try the others on the menu. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great for all ages, appetizers were delicious and chef's choice stir fry was amazing. Good choice for any occassion."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch - fresh, tasty, and just the right amount of spicy heat."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This was a great experience. I took my granddaughter here for lunch the week she came home from college. Both of us enjoyed the food and the service was great. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We met here for a book club. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was great and the although it was very busy, the seating arrangements allowed us the privacy and moderate noise level needed to have a good discussion. It's a great place to meet as a group or just as a couple. The menu is diverse enough for all tastes and of course, there is the build your own stir fry bar. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The food was just ok. The flavors for my chicken dish did not blend well."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I love the stir fry bar. You can pick your own protein, sauce and then you go up to the bar to pick your own veggies. Make sure you fill that bowl up. I always over fill it and just hold my hand over it, lol."
    Dined on 5/1/2014