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Big Bowl - Schaumburg
Big Bowl - Schaumburg

Big Bowl - Schaumburg Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigbowl.com
  • Email: bowl107@leye.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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "I love going to Big Bowl and am never disappointed. My favorite dish is the Crispy Orange Chicken. YUM!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Overall great as usual, this time we ordered the group option. Tons of food!, salad, peanut noodles, 3 apps, 3 main dishes! Well worth going this way when you have more than 5 at the table. My kids love this place, we are regulars and we are never disappointed! Food is perfect every single time. Nice atmosphere , although try to not sit in the back area it kind of feels like you won't belong to the restaurant, we felt closed in last time we ate in that back room. We always request the main dining room when we get there. They seem to put families with small kids in that room. Great experience in everyway!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We were seated immediately and the waiter brought water and asked about drink orders a few minutes after we sat down. They do have a gluten-free menu which was helpful. The food was disappointing. Very middle of the road, not too flavorful, obviously appealing to the masses."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Love that everything here is always the freshest and locally produced. Have been a fan for many years, and have been sticking to the stir fry bar for years. Tried the 7 spices chicken - delicious, just a bit of heat, and they ha the opening of having the chicken fried or wok tossed - they recently changed the way they served water - didn't care for room temperature water, but as soon as I asked for use and lemon, they brought it and assured my glass was filled - this restaurant goes out of their way to please and will accommodate changes to dishes to assure you get exactly wat you want. Beat pot stickers anywhere, especially the vegetable ones!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Like the variety of different asian items and consistent execution"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We (I and my family) had been to this big bowl many times and we always have very pleasant experience. Not only the food, the atmosphere is nice too. Of course food is the main reason we visit this restaurant, this is our favourite restaurant and we visit here for all occasions. One more reason for visiting so many times is our kids love to dine in this big bowl."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Service was good. Place was really loud, felt the need to shout to my wife even though she was only across the table from me. They have a stir fry bar were you pick your meat and sauce with the server who gives you a ticket, which you bring to a counter, fill up a bowel with veggies and magically have your food delivered just a few minutes later. Got the coconut curry which I burped up for the next 24 hours. Wife had the teriyaki chicken from the stir fry bar and that was fairly good, but oddly enough teriyaki is neither Chinese or Thai as Big Bowl touts itself to be. Overall food was not anything to write home about. I can think of at least a dozen places I'd go to for Chinese or Thai food before going to Big Bowl again."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This restaurant was excellent. It was my first time there. The food was great from the potstickers to the cashew chicken. My date enjoyed her meal as well. The service was great as well. I look forward to going back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is a usual dependable choice for us when we are not in the mood for trying anything new. Food and service is always good. They will custom make entrees on request. Conveniently located close to shopping & movies."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Must try spare rib appetizer. Dinners are always good, skip the Mongolian Beef, it's uneventful."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "At times the restaurant can be very loud. Put daily specials on a handout for customers would be a good idea."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is a great place to comprise your dinner of a few appetizers. They offer a nice variety."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Big bowl is consistently good. Never had a bad meal there. The pad thai is still the best I've had. The service is usually pretty decent too. But this time we had a fantastic server. His name is Brian B. I can't say enough great things about him. He was very friendless, knowledgeable, accommodating and he really made us feel special. We will be requesting him from now on!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Food was still good, but not great. Quantities seemed smaller. Service was very nominal. We usually order just water to drink when we go out, and it was as if our server saw her tip going away and then dialed back her service to the bare minimums. She got the order wrong for our son--bringing the child portion rather than the adult portion he specifically ordered and then actually took the child order away from him (after the person who had brought it out had told him he could go ahead and have it while they corrected the order). We were charged for the adult order, but she made no effort to apologize. She never even tried to offer us dessert."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The Big Bowl Schaumburg consistently delivers a quality dining experience. An ecclectic menu featuring high quality ingredients and great service combine to make this Big Bowl location a good destination for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Waiter did an a exceptional great job; very knowledgeable too. But reservation was a total blunder and we would not recommend bothering with the reservation process nor this restaurant itself. Why make a reservation if you have to wait 30 minutes beyond your reservation time during which time other parties of two without reservations are seated."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Big Bowl was busy, and our food took longer to be served. We have never had to wait this long in the past. It wasn't our server's fault; my understanding is that the chef was a bit overwhelmed."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We love Big Bowl. I tried a new (for me) Thai dish and it's now my new favorite. We brought a new couple with us and they were very impressed. I'm a server for Lettuce and very picky about service. Our server was wonderful, asked the right questions. Good check back time.We will be back time and time again."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "It was our first time at this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. The timing on the food was perfect. The egg rolls were served hot. Our main dishes were excellent (Chicken Pad Thai and Mongolian Beef). The only complaint was that the dessert (apple crisp) was a little bland. Overall experience was excellent."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Let us entertain you is a large chain of restaurants throughout chicago. They have several locations and all of them are good. Big Bowl is an asian theme (Thai / Chinese) and the food is good and reasonably priced. The hostess was friendly and organized in spite of being very busy. The bar had good specials and enough seating to hang out while we waited for our table. We had a reservation for 7PM but didn't sit until closer to 7:30. I no doubt will return to big bowl, and will happily use Open table again to make the reservation."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The restaurant was packed, but the service was stellar. Got seated right at our reservation time. We both had the stir fry bar, which was yummy. Food served promptly and hot. Waiter was on top of everything."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I waited until the last minute to book my reservation for Valentines Day dinner, and was pleasantly surprised that I was able to book a table @ Big Bowl. The food was great, and the drinks were amazing. I would most certainly go back there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere. Casual but still feels upscale. Order off the menu or choose a meal and then pick your own veggies from the bar. The peanut egg roll appetizers were great! Music was a little loud, but not too loud we couldn't talk comfortably. Our server was attentive and explained everything in detail for us first-timers. We went on valentine's day and all the ladies got a rose!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Too expensive.I will never go back to that place.65 dollars plus tip for three plates of noodles."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The chocolate covered strawberry and long stem rose was a nice touch for valentines day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food amazing! Fresh. Healthy. Overall Experience was wonderful"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great quality food and good ambiance. I would recommend to anyone who likes Asian food."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We were greeted and seated promptly...our server was very attentive to our needs, asked a lot of questions about our likes and dislikes, was helpful with recommendations, as it was our first time there, and were told if we didn't like our food we could send it back with him at no charge and select something else. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.... they were not pushing us to eat and leave and provided a very relaxing atmosphere, rather than the stressful "eat-and-push-you-out-the-door-so-we-can-fill-another-table" mentality which is encountered in so many restaurants these days, despite the fact that the tables were filling up rather quickly. Would definitely recommend and would definitely keep on my list of places to go!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Restaurant was hot. Good was ok. Nothing particularly bad but nothing outstanding. Waiter was on the slow side. Make sure you have reservations as this place gets crowded quickly!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014