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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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4.3

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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Fun (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Authentic (8)
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Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·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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·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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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We ordered our usual sesame chicken and it was a disappointment. It was mostly flour coating on many of the chocken pieces. The portion sizesz seemed smaller than I recall, as Imusually would take a box home with leftovers--not this time. The jasmine roce was fine.

Service was friendly and fast.

The triple chocolate brownie dessert we shared was a hit with my 8 year old grandson, and with me too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service and value were great. Reservations great.

My only complaint is that the Thia coconut-curry sauce was not nearly as good as on previous visits. It was not very flavorful. It had been my favorite.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

My guest was very pleased with all the Gluten Free options. It was her first time at a Big Bowl, the food is wonderful.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Celebrated a birthday

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The entire place was below standards when it comes to cleanliness. From the booth we were seated in, to the floors throughout the restaurant, to the clogged toilet in the ladies bathroom. I was not very interested in eating my meal after seeing how unkempt the entire space was.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was amazing as always!!
Great place to celebrate a birthday!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Big bowl is always delicious, with quality ingredients and a nice ambiance.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We both ordered the stir fry bar & the food was cooked perfectly & served piping hot. Only complaint is that the restaurant floor was pretty dirty. Lots of food scraps etc.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Love this location, ample parking and easy access to shopping. Our server was friendly and attentive. We tried their one of their specials - udon noodles with beef & mushrooms, it didn’t disappoint!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Usually the food is excellent. This last visit, I was disappointed in the broccoli and beef.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Delicious food with a plethora of options- it's perfect for paleo, vegan, gluten/dairy-free and also for the carnivore! It's healthy, tasty and nicely-portioned as well.
Friendly service and nice atmosphere- we like Big Bowl!

Tags: Cozy, Spicy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

For only the second time since this restaurant opened, we had a bad experience in every way, including the service and the food.
Our server was totally inattentive to our needs, making us wait an inordinate amount of time for everything - to take our orders, to bring us our slips for the stir fry bar, to bring us refills for our beverages (we finally gave up on them), to bringing us the check.
As usual, we ordered the stir fry bar and chose our own vegetables. When our meals came they were tasteless and the crispy chicken was so over fried it was like eating little strips of cardboard.
We eat at Big Bowl at least twice per month and, again, this was only our second bad experience we’ve had. However, it was bad enough that we won’t rush back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Each year at the time of my Daughter's birthday, we choose a mall to shop (this time Southdale) I had eaten at Big Bowl and knew the food was excellent, and the location worked out perfectly for a birthday lunch!

Our server was fabulous and created the very best Shanghai Mules! Our food was served warm and excellent! We had a wonderful lunch together, thank you to the restaurant and David our server.

We will eat at Big Bowl again, as will my daughter with her family and friends!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always...great food, great service! Love this restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was great as always, and our waiter was fabulous!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Healthy, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Loved the food and the excellent service from Abby. My best friend from Memphis was visiting and I wanted her to enjoy Big Bowl as much as I always have. She loved it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We love coming to Big Bowl. The food is always very good. Thank you.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

First time eating at big bowl and I was not impressed. The food was overpriced for what it was worth. Food was nothing special or unique.

Tags: Spicy
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Good place, ambience , not over crowded, good for business as well as casual meetings, nice food options

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food. Never disappoints! Our server was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Food and service were great. Noise level was way too high. Almost had to yell to be heard across the table. Have not noticed this before. Perhaps it was the table location near the windows.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is my all time favorite restaurant in Minneapolis. I love Thai food and the way big bowl makes it, it is more like the food I have back home in Goa, India.

The green curry is simply amazing. Nothing can go wrong with any orders here.

I wish they were in downtown I would eat here more often

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Authentic, Spicy, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always good!

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Big Bowl was a perfect place to celebrate my birthday and have a date night with the boyfriend! Great atmosphere and delicious food. Great wine list!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Spicy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great! Made a reservation an hour ahead and got right in for an everyday dinner. I love the stir fry with curry and coconut sauce. The chiefs' choice makes it quick and easy to order. My husband like to choose his own veggies from the stir fry bar. Food was great. Service was good.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

great food and service ...one of our favorite places to dine.
would appreciate attending to reservation times which were made in advance

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I enjoyed my lettuce wrap that I barely had room for my main dish seafood scallops and shrimp ginger. My pomegrenate ginger ale drink was equally satisfying. A perfect lunch. Kudos to the chef.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The service is bad. The server didn't care to stop by and check on us.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was great and Jamie did an awesome job as our server. Thank you!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Went to lunch and was able to sit outside. The service was great and the food was wonderful.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We go to Big Bowl once a week- great food!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I come to the Big Bowl often. I love the food and usually have very good service. This time the waitress was really inattentive and the restaurant was not busy. We struggled to get her attention so we could pay our bill and get to an appointment.

Tags: Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Healthy
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great Food as always!,..,.....,.........,......
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Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Good pomegranate mojito. Was disappointed because they ran out of salmon. But teriyaki chicken fried rice was good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour
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