I have been here many times and have LOVED it every time. I recommend the salmon pad thai
5/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service
Love this restaurant, even though it can be loud when the restaurant is full, hard to have a quiet conversation at prime dinner hour and when you order a glass of wine, it's only half a glass and not the usual 3/4 we get in other restaurants, but this is one of our favorite places to dine for the quality of the fresh veggies when you do the "big bowl." Love it! Try the hot ginger/mint tea - yummy and tangy!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our dinner at Big Bowl. Our group had Kung-Pao chicken, Orange chicken, and a chicken curry dish. The Kung-Pao was very spicy, so be careful if you order that dish. The other dishes were good as well, but the curry chicken was a little too spicy. Overall we thought Big Bowl was a very good dinner destination.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We usually celebrate our birthdays
We usually celebrate our birthdays at big bowl. Love the fusion of Asian food. The food is very good and the service is wonderful too.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service and kid friendly
We find the Big Bowl Edina better than Ridgedale. The difference is in service. Food is good and lots of choices. Order the chicken wraps first and then pick a couple of dishes to share at the table. We come regularly and our kids like Big Bowl.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Skip the sushi
Hi. I ordered the salmon sushi which was described as having salmon, mango and cucumber. I overheard a server telling another table that tonight it had watermelon instead of mango, so I changed my order to the California roll. Apparently they had already cut the salmon roll so that, too, was delivered to our table. The California roll had very little crab meat. It looked like maybe a mixture was made of the avocado and the crab because it was just a mushy filling. Although the salmon was good in the other roll, the watermelon did nothing for it in terms of compatible flavors. In short, the sushi was not even mediocre in my opinion. The other diners in our party enjoyed their entrees.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable & Tasty - Calamari Rules
This is my son's favorite restaurant. Whenever he comes back to Minnesota he HAS to eat there: Calamari, Potstickers & Stir Fry. I had the Panang Curry Chicken, which was fantastic. My only criticism is that they used to have a special local & seasonal menu, which was spectacular. They have stopped that now and have a sushi menu instead. I'm not a big sushi fan, so I wasn't impressed. But my son tried the walleye "sushi" entry, which had cooked fish, and said it was good.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
my favorite place
I love eating at Big Bowl. It's my ultimate favorite restaurant. I would eat there every day if I could. The food is always fresh and tasty. The service is always great. I love open table allowing us to make reservations so that I don't have to wait a long time for a table.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Treat
The Big Bowl has food that just can't be found elsewhere in the metropolitan area. It's so yummy! We always try to eat here when we're in town. Thank you for another great experience!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I very much enjoyed the customized stir-fry options.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Big Bowl in Edina is a wonderful resturant with fabulous food. One of my favorites!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Lunch
My wife and I went here for a date night, and found the tables to be extremely small. It felt like we were eating in a bar, rather than a restaurant. The food was good, vegetables were fresh, and the service was great. Overall we would go there for a future lunch, but not for any dinners where we would want privacy or personal space.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat evening, July 20
The food was great, service was excellent. We can always count on Big Bowl for a delicious meal!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I ate at Big Bowl - I had the veggie stir fry (make your own) with ginger soy sauce and noodles. My husband had kung pao chicken - his favorite. Very good overall.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Waiter was awesome! Very
Our Waiter was awesome! Very Friendly and incorporated all our needs! Thank you!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall the food was delicious. However , two of the entrees were too spicy for the ladies! One was a shrimp dish, the other a chicken dish.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our dinner
We really enjoyed our dinner experience at Big Bowl! Dinner was delicious, and our service was wonderful.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like to choose my vegetables
I like to choose my vegetables from large variety for the stir-fry. It is a large portion so I take 1/2 for my next day meal and still very good.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Continued great food with
Continued great food with generous portions - nice for lunch the next day!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have always loved Big Bowl's food! The egg rolls and spring rolls are exceptional!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always tasty. Tends
Food is always tasty. Tends to be a little on the greasy side. They are not afraid to use the spice. One of the few places that believe you when you say "make it hot".
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been there twice this
I've been there twice this week. First to celebrate an 83 bday. She appreciated there was something small on the menu. She had the soup. I enjoyed that you let her pick a dessert. So many restaurants don't acknowledge bday anymore. Thank you for that.
The next day I came with gals I had not seen in awhile. She loves your mustard sauce that is not spicy. The first one that came out was spicy then Pam the manager came out and made everything right. The restaurant has really good variety. I look forward to going every time.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big Bowl in Edina has become our go to restaurant when we want Asian. It's quite consistent and we really like the menu. The service is always great and some of the servers feel like friends. We love it here!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was super quick, knowledgeable and personable, and when he made a mistake he fixed it 10-fold. We want him as our waiter every time we come here!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, good service, couple drinks = fun dinner.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The kids (and I) loved it
I haven't been to Big Bowl in years, and my kids had never been, so with hubby out of town, I thought we'd give BB a try. Success!! Chicken satays were delicious, my yellow curry was fantastic, kids pad thai was a huge hit (and I thought it was adult-menu worthy as a leftover), and my 9-year-old thought the stir fry bar was the coolest thing ever. Our server was pleasant and attentive, although she seemed a little distracted -- but I imagine it can be difficult on a Saturday night when it is LOUD in there! We will be back often, with or without the Mister.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm a little disappointed at the food choices. Under chicken there are not any like the Ginger Chicken or the Chicken with Seasonal Veggie that used to be on it. I find I am going to BB less and less and not enjoying my meal there.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found this restaurant to offer great food, and the server was friendly and helpful with the menu. You could pretty much customize your meal to your own taste.
I had some trouble initially with the Open Table reservation and they gave us large ladies a tiny table. I didn't know that I could have requested a booth or a larger table on the reservation, and they made us wait 25 minutes to get a better seating arrangement, but that was more an Open Table reservation process than related to the restaurant itself.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Service!
We choose Big Bowl because of the great atmosphere, broad choice of Asian options and most of all, because of the excellent service. Pesonally, I have a very structured and plain food plan for health reasons, and I'm the queen of "steam this" or "on the side" or "except" and I find that Big Bowl meets my needs so well, that I can have a wonderful meal, to my specifications, and my companions also greatly enjoy their food. This time around, we had a wonderful server named Alex. We'll be back, and hopefully have Alex as our server again!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food choices, wonderful ambiance, right price
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'd really love your food, and my family did too. Thanks for the options on the levels of spicy food it is very useful.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food, Not so great service
Big Bowl has outstanding asian dishes. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the metro. Try to avoid Fri or Sat nights as the servers are overally busy and seem most interested in turning tables.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
the meal that i shared with my daughter for my birthday- the rest of the family was out of town so we decided to go to the big bowl. we each got the dish that you fill your bowl with the vegetables that you would like to have mixed together. it was very tasty and nice that you can pick the items that you like the most.
there was also a free birthday dessert with a candle! very nice
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
tasty food..love the stir
tasty food..love the stir fry bar.
very noisy at peak times.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good food, our waitress
Always good food, our waitress seemed like she was not in the best mood, and sort of rushing us, but overall good experience.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the potstickers at
We love the potstickers at Big Bowl and they have been consistently comforting. We noticed new menu items and tried the sushi. The rolls were not as satisfying but we enjoyed the calamari version best. When the spicy roll was bland the manager took the cost off our bill. Very happy with the service and the adjustment. We will definitely go again.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual Big Bowl is good
Big Bowl has a selection of nice food. The fresh food items cooked to order in the stir fry are tasty. You select the vegetables yourself and they cook it and serve it to you at your table. As usual, very nice and healthy.
I recommend it highly!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quick in and out
Big Bowl has been around for a while and it's always busy. This is because their food is good and they can turn over a table in no time flat. I wouldn't eat here if I wanted a leisurely meal taking an hour or more, unless it was during the off times between lunch and dinner or after the dinner rush. I actually like this about the restaurant. I know if I have to be somewhere for a show at, say, 7:30 I can make reservations 6:00 and be out of there in 30-45 minutes. The services is friendly and attentive and your food shows up piping hot. They've got the quick-and-good-meal-before-a-show down pat! Plus who doesn't love the wide noodles? Yum!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all arount
Food was so fresh tasting, the servers was wonderful... she said she'd had everything on the menu. She was able to recommend and loved that we could customize.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We booked a reservation and indicated we were celebrating a birthday.
Would have been nice to have a booth which is a little more quiet and private.
We had to mention that it was a birthday.
GREAT food as always.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, we found our Thai and Chinese entrees to be tasty and servings generous, thank you.
We realize that your cuisine is not usually paired with wine, but your wine list is rather small.
Your wait staff is often unsure about how to describe the wines.
I often order the gingery ginger ale-- so lively in flavor. This time it was weak and watery,
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
They grind their own spices! They make their own chocolate and caramel sauces! The flavor of the food is outstanding. The reason I didn't rate the overall dish as outstanding was because the chicken had some gristle on it which I don't care for.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently a treat
The food at big bowl has always been fresh, well prepared, piping hot, and tasty.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Big bowl continues to provide good quality food, great service and a good environment. It is typically the restaurants the kids select to celebrate birthdays and special events. We always enjoy our experience.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
How Good is Opentable?
Stopped at hostess desk and told it would be a one hour wait. Walked away about 100 feet and went to my Opentable iPhone app. It said there was an open table in 15 minutes. I made the reservation on the spot and walked back to the hostess. I told her we have a reservation and sure enough it showed up on her screen. We were immediately seated and enjoyed our favorite meal at this great restaurant. Does Opentable always get priority seating like this? It was only my second try with OT, but I am a convert already.
i.e. Big Bowl - Edina, MN
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made an online reservation, called to say we could be there earlier than I reserved, We walked in and were seated immediately! Service was friendly and excellent, food was great! Thank you for a splendid diing experience!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very tasty food. Served hot and timely. Service exceptional.
Quite noises at noon. Next time I would chose dining at 1:30 when the lunch crowd thins.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorites!
We always know what to expect at Big Bowl and we get it.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always great food and great service. One of my wife and I's favorite places for date night!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can we clone your waitress?
She did everything right. I just wish cloning were possible...
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM