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About Big Bowl - Edina

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.

3669 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, Thai

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:15am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
69th Street and France Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(952) 928-7888

Website:
http://www.bigbowl.com/

Catering:
No matter how big or small we have many options to choose from. Big Bowl has a separate catering menu and we can help you make you lunch, party, or any other occasion special. We offer delivery for parties of $200 or more. Call or email for additional information.

Parking Details:
The Galleria offers parking, covered parking, and a parking ramp at the opposite end of the mall.

Public Transit:
Big Bowl is within walking distance from the Southdale Mall bus stops.

Executive Chef:
Exec Chef Marc Bernard, Chef de Cuisine Angel Luna

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Noah Atlas for any private dining inquiries.

Private Party Contact:
Noah Atlas: (952) 928-7888

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Big Bowl - Edina Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.5

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4.1

value

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (29)
Good for Birthdays (20)
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Great for Lunch (16)
Spicy (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Authentic (14)
Fun (14)
Healthy (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Vegan (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (4)
Romantic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a great lunch! Stir Fry was fresh and delicious and served very quickly. Our server was friendly, attentive, and managed to stay on top of things even though she was very busy. Will definitely return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Love love love Big Bowl!! Fantastic gluten free options. They offer an amazing bday dessert, which is gf as well. A huge favorite!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a wonderful meal before the movies. The restaurant was very accommodating to my food allergies and the food came out quickly and was delicious! Would definitely recommend ordering the ginger ale if you like real ginger.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Overall good experience. I will be returning.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

I can always depend on Big Bowl to deliver as expected in food, drink, and service. This is my Twin Cities favorite for Thai cuisine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Waited 15min longer than we were told. Everything else was great though.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always good food-- healthy options! Service was excellent!

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was top-notch. Server was great about drink refills and was checking on us constantly. Food was served fresh and tasty except for the cauliflower rice, which was only luke warm and not very 'rice-like'. We made a mention about this at the end of the meal and were treated to free dessert. They definitely took care of us!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great lunch menu, love the Panang Curry Chicken and being able to sub cauliflower rice was perfect. The ginger mint tea is also a favorite.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding service! The wait staff was attentive, refreshing drinks as soon as they were low. We really appreciated this as we were hot after a long day's work. Any passing waiter would silently collect dirty dishes as soon as they appeared. The food is superb -- I had the Thai hot pepper chicken, the vegetables were nice and fresh -- and everyone enjoyed their meals.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was unusually outstanding. Everything was piping hot and delicious. Waitress was very good. I was a little put off by one of the staff at the front desk. We arrived earlier than expected, there were very few people around the desk though the restaurant was busy. I checked in and was brusquely told that she would call my cell when a table opened up. Perhaps it was her manner more than her words. It just felt like I was being pushed off to the to wait. Not sure what the intention was, but it felt negative.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I went to Big Bowl with my parents and had vegetarian summer rolls, they both had chicken pad thai, I made my own vegetarian stir fry mix. They mixed a lot of noodles with the veggies and said they were going to keep them separated. Made my dish twice, but wasn't as good as my parents' meals.

I liked the spring rolls/summer rolls - the stir fry was okay.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I made a reservation to dine at Big Bowl. We love the organic food and generally have had good experiences. On this recent Sunday, they decided to "close early" after we just ordered dinner at 6:30. They began tearing down the restaurant at 7:00 - they close at 9:00. The waiter did not allow us dessert or a second drink. He just said it was "too dead" to stay open. We barely finished eating ... We were not the only customers, and they were tapping toes to get us to leave. They did not offer us a discount for our limited dining experience - we were expected to pay full price despite the imposed limitations on what we paid for.... this includes not only the food, but service, atmosphere, and comfort. They robbed us of half of our dining pleasure pushing us out, but we paid in full! I am disgusted by the loss of time with my dear friends (finding somewhere else to go is nuts if one is not a bar fan) and disgusted by the get out mentality of this restaurant. Open means open. Do not start stacking chairs around my head. Do not stand in a group and stare. My warning, do not count on this place to put you first!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good service, good food. Lots of fresh veggies. Brought out little cucumber salad for free since it was our first time there, nice touch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We have visited Big Bowl on many occasions, and it is always a very positive experience. Service is excellent, food is delicious and plentiful, and the fact that they take reservations makes this restaurant our primary go-to place any night of the week.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food is great! I don't ever recall getting any food items that were unsatisfactory. I'm hooked on the stir fry bar. Service is very friendly and outgoing. By far my favorite restaurant.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Big Bowl is always a great spot for lunch, dinner or happy hour

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were from out of town and found the food and service excellent !! Food was fresh and waiter explained everything so we could understand. The children ages 10-12 even enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Healthy, Late-night Find
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was good. Felt a little cramped at a small 2 person table but other than that, it was very good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were a little late after a movie and were seated right away. Served fast and food great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food!!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Extremely noisy. The stir-fry was swimming in oil.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Had the pad thia with shrimp (my favorite) and it didnt disappoint. Lunch portion is perfect size. Also love the hiabiscus ice tea

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was very good and plan on returning. I would recommend it to almost anyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good, fresh food. Nice menu options.
Ok wine & beer list.
Large portions. Smaller appetites could share...A goid place to return. Recommend reservations.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server did a fantastic job keeping up with our party of 10!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always great food, wonderful service and amble portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Spicy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Big Bowl has the best Asian restaurant. Never get tired of the food and service. Keep up the good work. Like that they are part of Let Us Entertain You card!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Spicy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Lovely dinner with our parents and kids. Big group, served fast and friendly and the food was fantastic. Super fun evening!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Cancún)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Birthday lunch.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The kitchen was unable to get my order correct. No dressing - salad was drenched. No tomato; tons of tomatoes. They did bring dressing on the side but it wasn’t needed. Drinks were flavorless and mostly seltzer. Wasn’t just me. All around us, food was going back to be redone. I only have so much time so I made do. Maybe it was an off night. They are the squally better than this.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great Service and Good Food. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and made sure what i ordered was safe for me . She was very happy and outgoing. She was very attentive. Our food was delicious and all 4 of us were very happy with our dinner. It came out in a timley manner and without issue. 2 of our table did the "Stir fry bar" where you go pick your own fixings and they were very happy with outcome. All around good experience. Will return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This place is terrific whether you order the pick your own bowls or if you go with Chef's choice. Even in Chef's choice my mother could specify sauce, protein, and rice. We LOVE this place.

Tags: Vegan, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Our waiter was wonderful! The food was excellent and the chocolate molten/ice cream dessert was fabulouS!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent service and food everytime were in. My daughter loves the teriyaki salmon! Great atmosphere and we never have a long wait for a table. Staff are all very nice and give great service with a smile! Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dining at Big Bowl is and always has been our favorite place
Foods amazing and Adam (server)is best around!
Congrats

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We love Big Bowl! Food was great as always and our server, Maddie, was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

one of favorite places...fresh ingredients, great service

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wanted table near the entrance vs. the noisy kitchen area. The host made it happen at the last minute with zero fuss. Great service. This place is loud. If you have anyone over 45 or wearing hearing aids pick somewhere else.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 20, 2017

As vegetarians, we like Big Bowl. In this case, we were exceptionally impressed by our waitress, and the food. Our waitress was well informed on the sauces without animal products, and found out what was in the ones that we questioned the content on. We ordered the summer rolls, green beans, and orange chicken with tofu substituting for the chicken. Everything was great -- and I appreciated that you had an n/a beer on the menu since I am a Buddhist and don't drink -- except for the music, which we found loud and obnoxious. Not sure where to sit to get away from it, but it would be nice if you chose music more suited to dining rather than a concert venue and lowered the volume so you don't have to shout. Otherwise the experience was great.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Spicy, Vegan, Fit for Foodies
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