Very busy and service was
Very busy and service was below average which is not my typical experience. I dine here a lot and its usually better. Food is always good. The kids menu needs improvement or I will not be dining here with my kids again.
3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food! Kung pao shrimp
Excellent food! Kung pao shrimp was fantastic! Also peanut butter chocolate fudge cake. Not sure about the exact name but it was to die for!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent! The food is always great. I dine here several times a month and the service this time was exceptional.
3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delicious, excellent
Always delicious, excellent service. Always leave with leftovers!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service.
Great food, great service. The guy who was serving us had an awesome beard and he knew what he was talking about. Cool guy! The most annoying part was the kids crying and some middle age ladies and their annoying laughing.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Both food and service was
Both food and service was excellent! I always enjoy eating at Big Bowl
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made a reservation 30 minutes
We made a reservation 30 minutes before we wanted to eat and drove there and got in right away. Even though there was an hour wait. This was only possible because of opentable... They were quite busy. Our service was a little slow at the beginning yet got better, yet the food great and we were in and out in 30 minutes.
One of our favorite restaurants by far.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wait for client
When I arrived I was meeting a client for lunch and they said they would let her know where I was. After waiting 15 minutes I went to the hostess stand and my client had been sitting there for 15 minutes. The hostess never asked her or offered. Server and food was great but don't ever count on them to watch for your guests.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The choices are amazing, the
The choices are amazing, the food fresh and tasty, and prices are reasonable. Tasty sangrias too!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great flavorful food. Service was not as good as I have had in the past. Waitress for got about us after the food was brought out.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great find
Although Big Bowl has been around a while, we never tried it until now. We were so surprised at how good the food is and we have decided this will be a place we will return to often. The food was so very fresh and the Mongolian beef was really tender. That jasmine rice they serve is absolutely delicious. Our daughters are vegetarians and there are so many choices for vegetarians and vegans as well. Big Bowl is our new favorite restaurant.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great and so was the service. I will be back!
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relax and enjoy dinner with family
All generations will enjoy Big Bowl for dinner. Menu selection is vast, so everyone will find the perfect meal. Service was fast and efficient. There was hardly a wait before our dinner was served. Drinks and water were continually refilled and we were allowed enough time to visit without filling rushed. Also, we did not have to wait past our reservation time.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Easy to get into with Open Table
So happy I had a reservation because it was packed with mall shoppers. Good food and service. I left happy.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice to have gluten free options when going out with friends and family. Had the gluten free orange chicken
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Big Bowl Rocks!
Big Bowl has been our family favorite for 3 years. We try to make it once a month at least. We love the food, drinks and service. Our now 3 year old is so comfortable there he acts like he owns the place. Honestly, we probably wouldn't go out to eat with him at all if it weren't for Big Bowl. Thank you!!!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wish the Sauces had "Big Bowls!"
If I could make a meal out of the appetizers, but have "big bowls" for the sauces instead of teeny ones, I would be happy. The potstickers are always so delicious, especially when dipped.
My latest trip was with my wife and kids and my wife's folks. My in-laws are farm folks who retired to Texas, and they don't go in for the "fancy city food." When they ordered egg rolls, they got massive, overflowing, decidedly "fancy" egg rolls. They would have preferred the small, compact tubes they get in Texas.
Well, the younger of us thought it was all terrific, as always. The sesame chicken is just so good, with a bit more of a spicy kick than I was expecting. Orange chicken is always a hit. Highly recommended.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent across all Big Bowls
Atmosphere in all of them is very casual - some even more so than others. Food is consistent. Drinks are fresh - wine list is pretty sparse (so don't expect much there).
Still we love to go to Big Bowl restaurants. Started with the one in Chicago in the Gold Coast & then in the burbs. We were happy to see them in MSP area - so we can get good food when we visit family & friends over here. Both the BB in Edina and St Paul are very good consistent food.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big Bowl is one of my favorite places to eat. The quality of the food is great and I can pick my own veggies if I want to. It is a special Occasion thing for me because the prices are a little on the higher side, but well worth it.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding and the service was great. My only concern was that we were set between some very loud tables and they were very close. Very minor. Everything was great.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
friendly service/always a bit noisy
The service is always friendly and attentive, but the restaurant is always noisy so conversation is a bit hard to hear.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to celebrate his new job. The food was great and the service was even better!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Big Bowl. I keep coming back because I enjoy their food and the service. Plus is very convenient located. Looking forward to go back
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
bursting with flavors & spices
Something for everyone! Do enjoy fresh ginger, garlic, green onions and sweet saute red onions, then this is your place. My favorite is Mongolian Beef!!! They have dishes for meat lovers as well as those who don't. GF menu too. I do recommended reservations, especially Friday nights and weekends. Bon Appetite!!!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant at Rosedale
Rosedale mall is packed with places to eat, but this one stands out above the rest. The food and service are consistently superior to any other full service restaurant in this mall. Big Bowl has grown to be my favorite asian fusion restaurant, due to their flexibility to make menu accommodations and recommendations.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the spicy seasume peanut
Try the spicy seasume peanut noodles! No one else's can come close!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice gluten free
Very reliable for special event, especially for someone who needs gluten free
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place for consistent flavorful food. My only complaint is that the tables are jam packed in. When you have the bad fortune( as we did) of being between two other tables of diners who were oblivious to the space they took up and noise they were making, it just decreases the overall experience. If the servers can't maneuver around that should be a clue that the tables are too close!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot and spicy
Had the cherry bomb shrimp, which is excellent - very hot and spicy. Just like I like. Presentation is good. Raaspberry lemonade excellent as well! Wait staff was very helpful and attentive. Always a good experience.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a really incredible experiance when you walk into a restaurant and everthing just clicks. From the hostess to the wait staff, and the food that is how a lunch or dinner out should be. The Big Bowl brought their A game.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy to find this!
I had errands at the Mall. Big Bowl caught my attention, as I entered the Mall that way. I checked out the menu online and went back to have lunch with my husband. He ordered Pad Thai, which is one of his favorite foods. He thought it wasn't sweet enough. I thought it was pretty good, maybe a little bland. I ordered a panang curry stir fry. Most places, panang is medium hot, and this wasn't quite that hot, but it was tasty and there were plenty of vegetables. Not sure what I think of the sesame chicken I ordered for it...it wasn't what I expected, just ok. I took home as much as I ate, the portion was very generous. We really enjoyed the fried egg roll (one is plenty for 2 people!), and hibiscus tea. Would return! Very busy and loud.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
working lunch - easy, fast, yum
Had a working lunch here solo - ordering the Chicken Summer Rolls (excellent!) and the lunch portion Vegetable Pad Thai with Tofu (delicious, enough quantity!) - will be back!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
big bowl at the mall
My husband & I have eaten at this Big Bowl previously; however on our most recent trip we had excellent customer service from our server! We had the chicken potstickers, build-your-own stir-fry & the seasonal ginger bread dessert. I thought the dessert was good - but there spices were a bit heavy & over-powering.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service! Great Food!
Service was prompt. Food was excellent. Our waitress was exceptional. Great experience during a busy lunch hour!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't get enough of it....
Love Big Bowl. Food is amazing, service is excellent....great place to have a drink and tasty fresh dinner! Looking forward to my next visit!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love coming to big bowl, the food is always delicious and the servers are always very friendly and helpful!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went to Big Bowl with my youngest Daughter, it is our favorite place to eat. The experience was wonderful. The hostesses were courteous when we arrived, the waiter took good care of us once we were seated and the food as usual was phenomenal. This is what I call getting "The Whole Experience" the way it is meant to be. I have always felt this restaurant has a very unique and special feeing , and this trip to Big Bowl reminded me of that.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very busy, but good service
Made an Open Table reservation for a Saturday night. Walked right in--past all the people patiently waiting for a table who don't know about the program. We were a litle concerned because it took a little time for the beverage order to be taken. However, the food was delivered very quickly. I appreciate restaurants in which a server sees an order ready for delivery and takes it, even if it's for another table. The pad thai was one of the best with just the right amount of Thai spiciness and tartness. Not sure whether they use tamarind or lime, but it was well-done. Thank goodness of Open Table!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great overall place!
Always delicious! Never disappointing, something for everyone.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Asian food - we had great
Good Asian food - we had great service, but we were by the bar and it was VERY noisy, loud music and hard to hear and converse.
The food was very good, and came out of the kitchen hot and well presented.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM