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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food was just ok. The flavors for my chicken dish did not blend well."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great flavors all around; except the ginger ale, which was bland. Very good service."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food is great at Big Bowl, but I wish they had some low fat low calorie choices."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I worked for big bowl for 6 years and I still love going there. It is one of my favorite places to eat at. The service is always good and the food never disappoints! Love, love, love big bowl!!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband's first time at Big Bow and he absolutely LOVED it....service was awesome, especially our waitress....she was so kind and made sure we had a wonderful dinner. We will be back!!!! AWESOME RESTAURANT!!!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. What more could you ask for? I love lots of vegetables, and added the chef's choice of veggies to be added to my entree. Absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Might be the worst food quality I have ever experienced. Can't believe this is s Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. I gave up on this restaurant a year ago for the same reason and tried coming back. I won't ever go back again. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We had a great time from the very start. When we checked in, our anniversary and birthday was acknowledged. The ribs and potsticker appetizers were very tasty. Both of us had the stir fry which was excellent. The Mochi Trio for dessert was wonderful. Our server, Brook, was fantastic. She was very attentive but gave us our space."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Was a great experience again. Becoming an annual Good Friday tradition for our family to go for dinner after the GF service at Harvest Bible Chapel. Food is consistently good with good, friendly service!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was our first time at Big Bowl - service from the staff was great, explained menu in detail so it was easy for us to make a decision on what to order. We will be going back for dinner in the future. They also have a carry out which we're going to take advance of."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We were seated at closest table to bar, very close proximity to diners next to us, noisy, busy. Food was good, calamari appetizer was outstanding, service was good, but felt rushed. my 20 year old daughter was looking forward to dinner and honestly the whole experience was ok, not outstanding, however seemed like it might be good for lunch."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time and the hostess was not happy or inviting. HOWEVER, our server was great and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great potstickers and I really enjoy the Stir Fry Bar. I have been working my way through the list of available sauces. The facilties are a little tight, a little noisey, and always crowded. I think the Asian food is worth the wait!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I've been here a few times and have always been pleased. Service is great and food is delicious! Always recommend friends and family here."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The homemade lemonade, yellow curry with vegetables and tofu and mochi for dessert were more than satisfying, yummy and light. The service was excellent. Glad we had 2:00 reservations, or we would have had to wait."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Love the concept love the menu this is our go to when we go out for food! Schaumburg did lack our very regular satisfying experience. The salmon was over cooked. Our server was less than attentive. Was overly defensive explaining that he was not asked for gluten free apps when no one at the table mentioned it. We invited our family for dinner and 1 person at the table orders their entree off the gluten free menu. A bit odd of a dining experience this visit, but we always enjoy big bowl!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Veggie pot stickers, fresh inside, vegetables are not wilted, light wrap -best on then menu. Excellent service this evening - it's always good - but this server was attentive to everything - thank you!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great food and service as usual. Frequent visitor. Definitely one of my favorite places."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife was visiting our daughter at college so my son and I took my parents to dinner. My dad is a choosy eater but our server was very patient and helpful in helping him choose a dinner off the menu. The food was all delicious and served very quickly. Our server was attentive but never oppressive and she was extremely friendly."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My reservation was at 7. The greeter was extremely rude and uncourteous. She did not even say when we were going to be seated. After 15 mins of waiting, our table was set. The waiter was actually nice, which was refreshing. The food quality is good, but could be a little better. The spicy materials were actually not close to spicy at all, but the waiter brought out some good sauce that was spicy. Overall, a good restaurant."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Neil was an excellent server and made our dinner a fine occasion. This was one of the best meals I have had in ages."
    Dined on 3/29/2014