Big Bowl - Edina

4.4
1596 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese

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Good Vegetarian Options
There’s really only one place for authentic Chinese and Thai–and that’s Big Bowl. It all begins with the highest quality ingredients–naturally raised chicken and beef, heirloom pork, sustainable seafood and produce grown locally. Because Big Bowl believes that the best food is made from scratch, you can taste big, bold layers of flavors in every dish, from the curries right down to the dipping sauces. Everyone raves about the pad Thai, our spicy dishes that are truly hot, and our create-your-own stir-fry–and for good reason. Every element adds up to big taste and takes our food to another level, be it a fresh squeeze of lime, fragrant herbs or the seared Thai chilies. Big Bowl is so big on authentic flavors that even the ginger ale is made with fresh ginger root–from scratch, of course.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1596 people are saying
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vipPatT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

High quality Asian food made with fresh ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service! Birthday boy got free dessert.

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vipMarGO
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Disappointing! What has happened to Big Bowl? Is it staff levels? We had to wait almost 15 minutes after being seated before a waiter even came to our table! Our waiter seemed very flustered. He never cleared any of our dirty dishes and he rarely came back to the table to check on us! Not not the Big Bowl experience that we were used to! So sad. It may be a while before we are back! Good Luck! One last comment, the restaurant was dirty and the wine a restroom was closed? No manager presence at all!

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Love it every time we go to Big Bowl!!

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vipBeckyB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was poor. No silverware or napkins until we asked for them. Napkins were cocktail napkins instead of cloth. Food was pretty bland. Stir fry was mostly unidentifiable vegetables with very little chicken. When asked if I wanted if I wanted I box, I said no, but was given one anyway. Big Bowl has really gone down hill.

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AndreO
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently excellent, fresh food for many years! Highly recommend.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came for the Potstickers and Dumplings and both were terrific!

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vipNick
Minneapolis
53 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was fabulous! We usually get the same entrees, but try and switch up the appetizers!!! We love Big Bowl!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The waiter obviously preferred to be elsewhere. Never came back after bringing the food. We bussed our own dishes and refilled our own water glasses. Worst service I’ve ever had there.

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viprosss
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Slow service - great food, clean restaurant.

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SharonK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Big Bowl, and they have gluten free options for me. My favorite is the stir fry vegetables with chicken, Kung Pao sauce and rice, you can even get cauliflower rice! Lots of healthy vegetables, that are cooked perfectly. The waitress we had was amazing, and she was there to answer all our questions and give great service.

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Hammer
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was very slow.

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vipGary
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful waitress (Allison) got my special order (hold onions and red peppers) done. Bountiful portions. Manager show leadership by delivering Food and Beverages to help staff.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive. Everyone in our group agreed that our food was delicious and would definitely come back.

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vipJoan
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our server was polite but not too attentive. The restaurant wasn't busy, we shouldn't have had to.keep asking for things like water, chop sticks etc.

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GWBrg
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great! Seated promptly upon arrival. Nice atmosphere.

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TinaE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Low noise due to time of day. Quick service. Good is always super fresh.

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vipNick
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Bowl is always fabulous and we absolutely love the food! Thank You!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Unfortunately, they were short staffed. Our food came out 10 minutes apart from each other and after a very longer than usual wait from when we ordered.

I ordered my Mongolian beef well done and spicy. While the beef was cooked well done, the onions were all thin sliced and burnt so made the dish inedible. It was not in the least bit spicy either, so I know that detail was forgotten.

This is the second time I have eaten here and unfortunately both times were sub par. Will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was soooooo good, my pomegranate sangria was delicious! Portions are very generous. The ambiance is lovely!
Service was sooooo slow though, we waited almost 15 mins to be seated, another 15 mins for the HOST to take our drink orders and another 10 for our waiter to show up at our table!!! The restaurant wasn’t even half full! I guess I will blame it to COViD!

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CourtneyAB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent as usual for Big Bowl, but it is clear they are facing hardships with being understaffed. Our server was inattentive and brought us the wrong drinks and the wrong check, but I know it wasn't their fault - they appeared to be waiting on half of the restaurant!! Good food and understandable difficulties mean we will be back, but maybe we will wait until they have more serving staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was so non attentive

Food was also over cooked

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vipLoriroc
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food is always delicious! Because of Covid, the stir fry veggie bar is closed. We did ask for specific veggies to be added and that was good. Im sure our server was pulling his hair out. They appeared to be very short staffed. Be patient because they have the best Asian food!

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RickQ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at the Edina location was excellent. We were shown to our table and were greeted by the server. He took our orders and kept up refilled with drink orders. He was excellent.

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BrianD
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wasn’t an attentive server at all and the food was really bad. It seems each time we come to big bowl it’s gotten worse and worse I think we are done with this place

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vipJoyceE
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a regular lunch location. I've normally been so happy with meal. This time, there was so much sauce on my stir fry entrée that the excess had to be POURED out.

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CherA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had the Terriaki Chicken. The serving was more then adequate and I ended bringing half of it home. The chocolate dessert was VERY good! The service was good and I wouldn't hesitate to go there again.

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vipAnissa
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants, the food is fabulous with fresh ingredients!

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vipMaggie
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Staff had a decided lack on energy and definitely gave the impression they wished we hadn't shown up. So loud it is near impossible to carry on a conversation. Will definitely go elsewhere for Thai food.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Miss going to the food bar like before because of COVID but hopefully soon that can happen again.

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vipNick
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Bowl was fabulous, as always! We absolutely love the food!!! Thank you👍🏻

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MarilynP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good as always. Service was exceptional. Our young waiter was very attentive.

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vipCarol
Minneapolis
72 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good service. Fast turnaround on food and drink orders. Arrived quickly. Huge servings. Food was solid - not gourmet - but average/fine.

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PasqualeR
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They opened up late, on the other hand we got our food very quickly. Didn't get any refills, but the food tasted good. Since those are the things I value most, I give it 4 stars.

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Gman
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meal was a 4/5. Wasn’t a fan of the

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Rick
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was very hekpful. Especially with kids. Gluten free was great.

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Jane
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

While the service and ambience could be excused given circumstances, the food was not good. It was much worse than the last several times I had been there pre COVID.

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CherryVanilla
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Despite the fact that it was taken off my bill, I was a little frustrated that I had asked for an ingredient to be taken out of my entree, but it was still there. Our server offered to remake it, but I don't like to waste food, so I spent 10 minutes picking out the items. Please make sure chefs and servers are double-checking items before they hit the guest's table. If this would have been caught by the server before it ended up on my spot, I wouldn't have known. I do appreciate the care that the sever gave us though, as two of us had severe food allergies.

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Bisman
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience4

They charge a service charge and it is a scam and money grab. Don't support this company while they have this charge

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Lula
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service...a little pricey! Love the restaurant. Well worth the price!

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You can order delivery directly from Big Bowl - Edina using the Order Online button. Big Bowl - Edina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 928-7888.

Big Bowl - Edina is rated 4.4 stars by 1596 OpenTable diners.

Big Bowl - Edina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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