Great dinner & service at Big Bowl
Delicious dinner at Big Bowl. Really enjoyed the chicken dumpling soup and orange chicken. Jared, our server, was enthusiastic, attentive and energetic. He made our experience a wonderful one!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and good service.
Excellent food and good service. The dining room is rather plain, though.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is our second time at
This is our second time at Big Bowl and they did not disappoint. Meal was wonderful!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and kid-friendly
We came for lunch with two young children. The food was outstanding and the service was great. Our server was attentive to the kids and thoughtful. It was a great dining experience. We've been to Big Bowl before and will be back again!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a winner!
LOVE the Big Bowl - everyone that we have ever ate at has been outstanding! Everything was perfect from our waiter/service,drinks,and food.... We will be back!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always sooo good, and they
Always sooo good, and they are so flexible with requests that are not on the menu. We love that you can please almost anyone with the variety.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food. Service a little sub-par. Music too loud
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great improvement in preparation
Great improvement in preparation over experience 6 months ago. Really good Crispy Chicken, nice and spicy too!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good 'fry bar' that allows you your choice of vegetables,rice/noodles, and neat/fish/tofu!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner. Dumplings are great, the calamari and hot and sour soup were outstanding. They have a choose your own ingredient stir fry that is a fun concept. We are glad to have found big bowl.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good meal
We had a great dinner. Foos and service were good.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stir Fry Bar
The Stir Fry Bar was a favorite for us! So easy and super tasty! Hot N Sour soup always a favorite and the bottle of wine we ordered and did not finish, they let us take home as well!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a hipster Asian street food themed restaurant near Michigan Ave in River North. The service was outstanding. I arrived a bit before my companion and received warm and friendly advice on top menu items, as well as details about their extensive craft beer collection on tap. When my companion eventually arrived 30 minutes late they spontaneously offered to refresh the appetitizer I had saved for him, at no cost. The main dishes were tasty and overall food experience was terrific. I'd go back in a flash. Highly recommended.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
good mix of chinese, thai,
good mix of chinese, thai, and build your own stir fry dishes. large but not overwheming portion sizes
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Thai hot chicken did not seem hot at all but the szechuan chicken was on fire hot!! Fast service on a busy Saturday night but we had an open table reservation
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and not too expensive
We have gone to this restaurant a number of times and always find the food excellent. The Chinese part of the menu is particularly good. It isn't too expensive either for this area of the city. I definitely recommend it.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good food and service.
Always good food and service. As a local patron, we love that they take reservations when they could easily be filled with tourists in this location.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy Asian bites
Big Bowl is quickly becoming our favorite fast, fresh spot to get Asian. We recently stopped by at 9:45p on a Saturday after a movie for cocktails and appetizers. We had the chicken pot stickers, the Chinese dumplings, and the chicken lettuce wraps. All came out fast and had great flavor.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great. The service
The food was great. The service was polite and responsive.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great casual atmosphere with incredibly tasty food. A nice change from high brow restaurants, perfect for a big group
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
'Can't Go Wrong' choice.
We dined as a family of five. It had been a few years since eating at Big Bowl. While trying to please everyone plus given a reservation with only a couple hours notice - back to Big Bowl. And what a great place it still remains. The menu is a selection of something for everyone. Plus the specials were an excellent addition and the presentation of the dishes delightful (my kids were comparing them to different food shows). The portions are large and the service was wonderful, no attitude. This experience is what dining out should always be like. Thank You Big Bowl on Ohio.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone in our group loved
Everyone in our group loved what they had, and we all had something different. Great place.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big Bowl is a great place to get some Thai or Chinese food. The noodle dishes are really good.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a fun night out
Lots of options to choose from, fun environment, great service!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unexpected find. We stopped
Unexpected find. We stopped in because my daughter thought the big bowl outside was cute, and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Potstickers were awesome, as were the noodles & steak
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
big bowl fills you up!
Great dining experience for any occasion with family and friends, but be prepared to eat! They call it "Big Bowl" for a reason.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chicken Pai Thai
Steak and Noddle's
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my go-to restaurants whenever I'm in Chicago.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food tasted so good mostly due to what I felt were very fresh ingredients especially the vegetables. From appetizers to entrees, e.g., the fresh spring roll, pot stickers and pad thai. Even the ginger ale - house made.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a good place to meet people and catch up. The food is good; the service is good, and it is conveniently located near mass transit and taxis.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good fresh food
Service was great. Our server was super friendly. We started with the chicken and vegetable postickers, which were very good, and we ordered their house-made orange ginger ale and lemonade, which were also very good. We all chose big bowl choose-your-own-vegetable dish, which we all liked because we can customize our dishes to what we like. They had a good variety of vegetables, and they even tell you what farms they are from.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great with Gluten Free
One of the most extensive gluten free menus around.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Efficient attractive menu. Good service. Great presentation on the plate. Great taste. More than enough rice! This was a repeat visit. Will certainly go again.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food
Always have the best server when I come here. The service is excellent. The food is also consistent and delicious.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great time at big bowl ohio
Yet again, another great night at big bowl Ohio st. Great staff,great food. I know I can always rely on a great time at this restaurant.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Great Food
Big Bowl Ohio is big on service and big on flavorful well executed asian dishes. And our waiter and servers and chef on duty were superb. We could not have had better service. The chef and manager both visited our table to check in with my friend who cannot eat peanuts.
They wanted to be absolutely certain that they prepared dishes that would agree with her and that she would like. Perfect..
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always gravitate towards this restaurant when I'm in this area of town. The food is consistently good and one can find healthy, vegetarian choices or indulgent, meat dishes. The decor is fun and the service is friendly. The homemade ginger ales and ginger cocktails are wonderful. Definitely recommended.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
we have never had a bad meal here and recommend it to everyone we know going into the city to eat.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food, service and experience. Keep up the good work! It's always fun and delicious eating here! This is quickly becoming one of my favorites!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and good food
The chicken yellow curry was really good and the waiter we had was awesome! I would pass on the Mongolian beef dish, but the rest of our meals were tasty. I would also recommend the pan-fried pot stickers and the sweet potato wrapped in a wonton wrapper - yum. Since it was our first trip to the restaurant, the manager brought us out an appetizer sample of the sweet potato in wonton wrappers - pretty thoughtful.
Will go again.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's an energetic place with great food...not your typical Chinese / Thai restaurant. The food was great and our server explained things really well. So many choices in Chicago but this one was memorable and we will visit again.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, energetic restaurant. They serve your standard US interpretation of Asian fare, prepared with a very fresh taste and ingredients. They also appear to do a big takeout/home delivery business.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun restaurant downtown
Very good food selection and great atmosphere in downtown Chicago. Great place for dinner before/after a movie downtown.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Fresh Food
The large variety of food options can be daunting at first but in the end, everything is composed of the same general basic ingredients. Speaking of the ingredients, they are all are very fresh, high quality ingredients which makes the food smell and taste great.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had friends visiting and we
Had friends visiting and we went to several Lettuce restaurants this weekend. All were wonderful but the welcome and extras for being new to Big Bowl were exceptional. The service was great and the server was very patient with one of my friends who asked a lot of questions. I know I'll be back and will bring all out of town guests to Big Bowl in the future.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server was knowledgeable.
Server was knowledgeable. Food came in a timely fashion. We really enjoyed our visit.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our party has a gluten
One of our party has a gluten allergy. He has always had an enjoyable meal, no problems with the gluten allergy. there were lots of choices for him to choose from.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The seven flavor chicken was delish, as was the potstickers. A great time was had by all. Though, the pomegranate cocktail was too sweet with the home made ginger ale. The vodka, Pom, with club soda was just right though.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great all around!
Our server was Sam, and he was a gem. So awesome and didn't interrupt dinner every 5-10 minutes like so many other servers. Gave us input about the dishes we were about to order. I ordered the seven flavor chicken with fried rice. It was sooo good! I don't like chicken very much, but this was an incredible dish. My boyfriend ordered the red hot pepper noodles. That was really tasty too! We ordered mochi for dessert, the passion fruit flavor is the best. They serve it with a side of chocolate dipping sauce and caramel. So delicious, I thought it would be weird, but no way. AND they make the sauces in house. We ordered the seasonal non-spirited hot buttery apple cider. It is perfect for a cold day. I want more.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our meal
Great food and service! We were visiting Chicago for the weekend and were happy to have a great meal, no waiting, everything was well explained.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM