Big Bowl-Lincolnshire

4.5
1865 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Using the freshest and highest quality ingredients and starting from
scratch are the only ways to authentically prepare Asian cuisine.
At Big Bowl, we make our own curries and roast our own chilies
and spices, which are ground daily to prepare a variety of our
signature dishes. Our menu features Chinese favorites like Kung
Pao Chicken, Prime Beef & Broccoli, Sweet & Sour Pineapple
Shrimp and Slow Roasted Barbecue Pork Fried Rice, along with
Thai specialties like Panang Curry Chicken, Vegetable & Tofu Pad
Thai and Red Hot Pepper Chicken Noodles. Whether its sweet or
spicy, rice or noodles, Chinese or Thai that you are craving, our
menu has it all.
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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Spice things up this Father’s Day at Big Bowl! We will be serving our Dinner Menu in addition to daily specials.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike our server is outstanding!! He knows our regular order and is always very attentive!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

My water glass had a long crack spiraling around it, and my companion and I both ordered the same dish (cashew chicken), but apparently she was given orange chicken (which she didn’t realize till she was already eating it; she didn’t complain anymore). Apart from those, everything else was just okay. It’s a bit overpriced given the food quality and quantity.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good, server took long time to show up originally. We waited for someone for about 6,7 minutes when he arrived we were ready to order, but over all experience was great!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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J
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

If going on a weekend make a reservation! This restaurant seems to get full really quickly. Great service and delicious food. I love their stir fry option where you get to chose your protein, sauce and veggie. They also offer an amazing military discount.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Mother’s Day every thing was going well until we waited 25 min for dessert. That’s my only complaint.

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AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good. The requirement of one dish was not fulfilled so it had to go back and cooked again.
The only one thing I should tell, when your seat facing the windows you cannot see people across you, which is very frustrating. Management should do some lighting adjustments to make it pleasurable experience.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, the food is amazing and the service is really good .

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for celiacs! Everyone from our waitress, to the manager, to the food-preparers went above and beyond to ensure an enjoyable, delicious, and 100% safe dining experience for our party. Plus, the gluten-free menu is huge! Will be returning soon!

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M
Chicago
104 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very kid-friendly and food is good but a little pricey. Plus couldn’t use lettuce entertain you points

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a family dinner! BEST calamari around too!

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NE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was a bit disappointed in the Pad Thai...usually a favorite but for some reason there weren't as many noodles as usual and tasted watery. Mai Tai always good!

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TS
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow - from service to food to price. The shishito peppers and chicken potstickers were outstanding. My friends ordered the stir fry bar and I had the Thai Hot Pepper. While one friend had chicken mixed into his shrimp protein by accident, he was still amazed at the tastes. The thai hot pepper was excellent. Portion sizes were generous. The server was friendly, fast, and efficient. And - the ginger ales were really good without being too sweet! And refills were free (when does THAT happen with a 3.95 specialty drink). Definitely will make this a future stop.

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PW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great and we had fun celebrating

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DW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The server was very good and attentive to us. Food came hot and within a reasonable amount of time

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S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Young inexperienced server, needs more training. Food good, fresh.

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h
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Quick, easy, large portions of Americanized Thai and Chinese. Loud but friendly, and not expensive.

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b
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a terrific experience where one can customize the meal by using the stir fry option.

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s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always enjoy the food and service. Tables are very close and the noise level very high. We were a group of six and it was difficult to have a conversation with anyone but the person next to you.

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DK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food was outstanding. Kung Pao Potstickers appetizer - to die for! We sat at the big booth in the bar area. Will was outstanding! Be sure to try the seasonal Sangria. Pomegranate was the best I've had.

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TG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Went there for a birthday celebration and enjoyed the free desert!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We always get stir fry, and the one with teriyaki sauce seemed like there was no sauce in it. We asked for sauce on the side but it wasn’t the same.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not much of a date place, but good food for an everyday place.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch with my 84 year old father.

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent American Asian fare and the servings are plentiful.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easter lunch. Everything was great!

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W
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding! Top notch service, fun environment and easy parking. Great place for a date.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service every time we go! Food is outstanding!

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S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big Bowl never disappoints. Servers are responsive and kitchen chefs are outstanding.

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s
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The parking is shared and has gone up to $6 (from $4) and we didn't have a good experience with the valet (which was a must because we were there at a busy time before our Marriott play). They only had one guy working and we were standing there for like 10 minutes with cars coming and leaving because there was no attendant as well. Not really the restaurant's fault...but the parking valet at min needs 2 people -probably 3 during busy times.

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F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Big Bowl never disappoints. Great happy hour selection, knowledgable and attentive server, we'll be back soon!

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GZ
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Service not great,friend disappointed with disabilities couldn’t park on disabled spot do to the hotel allowed parking all over restaurant parking. Can find parking in any spot.
Waiter didn’t apply bill points to my lettuce entertain you account.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Soup was cold

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WG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The appetizer (pot stickers) was served cold. xxxxxxx

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NN
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was as always outstanding. It is pretty crowded and noisy on a Saturday night but it’s worth it. The service was excellent too. Must have reservations.

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PH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Obviously a popular place. Food was good and tasty. Price was a bit high for what you get.

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OT
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Big Bowl is a great restaurant, especially the create your own wok meal. The choices are good and sauces and type of grain excellent choices.

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G
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday on a Saturday night. I love that Lettuce Entertain You restaurants honor their reservations on a timely basis and the food & service is consistently good. Thanks for a nice evening!

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LR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was fantastic, nice pace on getting the food, meals were excellent.

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L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love big bowl. A bit pricy but worth it.

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