Big Bowl - Edina

4.3
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1401 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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G
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was looking for a lower sodium option (not easy to find with Chinese food!). I ordered the chopped chicken salad with dressing/sauce on the side. In doing this I could cut the sodium way down. Excellent salad with so many great flavors & textures mixed together. Very large portion size so brought half home.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic place! Never disappoints!

BM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love the food there . The service is quick and decent . The peanut-sesame noodles and Thai green curry are one of the must tries there . Good vegetarian options !

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Even though we made a reservation it still took almost 20 minutes to be seated. The host didn’t explain to us how they would notify us when our table was ready so that was very confusing. The tables were so close together we could hear everything everyone was talking about. The food was delicious though, and excellent portion sizes!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, but the return service once we ordered was slow and after the server did come back it took well over 10 minutes to get our drinks

b
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Shower than usual service. One meal came about 5 minutes later than the others at our table.

SQ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great Valentines date night! Food, service and ambience was great! Only wish I would have saved room for desert! Love this place and from the size of the early crowd there, many others agree with me!1

ZD
Minneapolis
61 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great....one of our favorites places to dine.....a bit spendy however....but we keep on coming back because you get a lot of food for the price.

B
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

CU
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The orange chicken is the favorite food of both my teenage sons, so Big Bowl is the restaurant they request for their birthday dinners. Thanks for making us happy.

LP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had reserved as a party of 10 but had to wait for 20 minutes before being seated. The food was good although the server seemed perpetually confused about the orders. The biggest issue was that my sister-in-law forgot a small plastic case holding three gift certificates that she had received as a present after our lunch. Thery were worth over $100. She inadvertently left it on the table when we left. Before we were all leaving a young man was already cleaning the table. Within 10 minutes of leaving the restaurant my sister-in-law realized that she had forgotten the case with the gift certificates. She immediately went back but was told that the busy boy was gone and no one had reported anything. We find it hard to believe that the bus boy was already gone. No particular effort was made to check with the staff, and we strongly believe the cards were stolen by the staff. We will not be coming again.

L
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was terrible! We ordered spring rolls as an appetizer! We never got them with the rest of the apps. Finally the server told us they were out!
I had ordered bean sprouts and didn’t get them on my stir fry . Also ordered peanuts and they were missing!

We waited a long time for beverages to be brought to the table

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had to wait 20 minutes after arriving on time for my reservation. Which defeated the purpose of making the reservation to begin with.

JE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy this restaurant and love the food. The atmosphere is great and noise level is moderate.

EG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a great Dinner we celebrate my husband birthday

BD
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I did not get points for my visit. I have the receipt to show that we did attend.

m
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Big Bowl is always the perfect place for a great dinner and great service. Our waiter Sam was very attentive and very personable. Our dishes came very quickly and our teas and waters were filled as soon as they were empty! We were inside the little room to the left as you walk in but the noise level in there was just fine. I would recommend Big Bowl to anyone looking for great Asian food!

K
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We are regulars, so obviously like this restaurant.

RP
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The waitress was awful! I have been going to this restaurant since the week it opened and it has gone downhill. The “pick your own vegetables” area for the store fry was in bad need of re-stocking.

NH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and the food is super yummy! Many options for the entire family.

s
Minneapolis
79 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I don’t think we’ll return. They don’t care and it’s very obvious. 😕

D
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Only reason I didn't give a 5 star rating was our server was really a dud. She could have been a little friendlier and engaged in conversation a little. We were so excited to be there. Our daughter was home from college and it was on her to do list for Christmas break. We LOVE Big Bowl!!

CG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Not the best. We had to wait a bit after our meal
Was served for utensils. Our server barely came by. When we asked a person walking around with an iPad she seemed like we were the biggest inconvenience to her night. Usually it is great but tonight was really frustrating.

JB
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been going to Big Bowl for years! Always the first place to go when we get into town, no other place like it. The food is always delicious and fresh and consistent! No other place that we crave when we get back, and the whole family feels this way!! They will make your dish as hot as you want, always perfect! Best fresh ginger ale I’ve ever had too!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

My wife had a black hair in her light colored curry dish.
So disappointing for her that she changed to what I was eating schezuan beef, since we were sharing it until her new dish arrived.
Quite surprised they didn't even offer to pay for our appetizers.
She (Manager) apologized, which would seem to be the correct response for an incorrect order.
But when this happens, it completely changes your appetite and dining experience.
Don't expect we'll be back for some time.

OT
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Steady eddy food offerings and preparation. Fresh ingredients make it tasty.

a
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little too noisy and extra loud but food was delicious

KC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed that we were immediately seated for our Friday night 7:30 pm reservation on such a busy night. Service was good too.

DM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and we got in right when we had a reservation. Our group had several comments on how good the food was. The restaurant was obviously busy however it was being handled at a reasonable pace.

DD
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Dishes are tasty, BUT portions across the board have gotten smaller, and at the same time, prices have been raised. Bit too expensive for a weekday lunch. Won't be back...

M
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

For the first time ever, my food was served luke warm. They were very busy.

SS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food; consistently fabulous. Server needs help; ignored us for long stretches of time.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been there many times and look forward to returning.

DO
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and helpful attentive staff. There were 7 7 of us and they nicely accommodated our request to change our reservation time.

M
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I will preface this with saying we loved this restaurant for years and years and can be considered regulars but things have taken such a nosedive over the past few years that I think we are giving up on this restaurant. I made a reservation and approached the host desk, was not greeted by this very unprofessional and flustered young man. When I finally got his attention, I asked for a booth. No response so I waited a bit and asked again. He said: ‘Yeah, give me a minute!’ A simple acknowledgement of my request would have been appropriate. He seated us near a side cash register where all the teenage wait staff spend much of the evening loudly screwing around. The restaurant and restroom were very dirty. There appeared to be no manager on site. Our server was clearly untrained and was inattentive. My husband asked for a vodka martini and she had to come back to ask questions about his vodka margarita. Perhaps write the order down. My drink seemed to have almost no vodka in it and was not made correctly. The egg rolls were broken open during frying and oily, which has been the case the last three times. We had to search for the server to pay. All in all, it was a gross experience. No thank you. We’ll go elsewhere. What this place needs is some management. Also the bar is always sticky and unkept.

PS
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food is excellent

TW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good not exceptional for the price. Service was good.

FK
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was tasteless. Not up to previous visits.
Delivered appetizers with the main course

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