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Big Bowl - Edina

1061 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Chinese, Thai
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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
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Phone number
(952) 928-7888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Exec Chef Marc Bernard, Chef de Cuisine Angel Luna
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Private party facilities
Please contact Noah Atlas for any private dining inquiries.
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Private party contact
Noah Atlas: (952) 928-7888
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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.
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Cross street
69th Street and France Ave
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Parking details
The Galleria offers parking, covered parking, and a parking ramp at the opposite end of the mall.
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Public transit
Big Bowl is within walking distance from the Southdale Mall bus stops.
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1061 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Good was good, a little spicy but very good flavor. And service was on point and timely.

vipfoodygirl (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Another great meal! Big Bowl has the best Pad Thai in town. Will be back soon!

vipDddb (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was not as piping hot as it usually is, but still tasty.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food is always ok to good. Expected quality for price and type of restaurant.
Food could be sooooo much better if they used about 1/2 of the salt
Drinks - really love the homemade ginger ale - love the taste - how about 1/4 the sugar?

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food, good service, but very crowded and noisy.

vipluv2dine (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 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!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 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!

Joey (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We were hoping for a little more since it was the Chinese New Year last weekend.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 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.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall good experience. I will be returning.

MinnesotaDave (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

vipluv2dine (Minneapolis)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  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.

jaded (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

Cadence (Minneapolis)
4.0  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.

kek909 (Minneapolis)
3.0  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.

AnnRichfield (Minneapolis)
2.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  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.