Big Bowl-Lincolnshire

4.4
1838 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 1838 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Chicago
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
10 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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ML
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have been to BB many times. Our recent experience was typical in that the food was good, the service was great, and our reservation was timely honored.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From checking in to check out eveeything was smooth. Food was great, as usual.

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PD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We have been here many times. The service this time was not good. We had 9 people and the server seemed too busy to pay much attention to our group.

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R
Chicago
340 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was great....and the food is always good!

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S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This was our first time at Big Bowl. Although it was crowded, we had a very attentive waitress. Food was very good. I should have sent my order back because it wasn’t what I ordered, but the other 3 people had a very good dining experience.

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, table and seating spacing is tight.

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place, great food.

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BG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Demitri was FANTASTIC!!!! Attentive, kind, funny, patient. We will be back!!!!

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b
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

It was our first visit to Big Bowl. We did not look at the menu prior to our arrival. If we had we would have realized our mistake in thinking this was a primarily ramen restaurant. Nevertheless, the food we ordered off the menu was freshly prepared and tasty. Next time, we will try the true Big Bowl experience, selection our bowl of vegetables for stir fry. It’s a very casual setting.

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

Dana ruby is the reason why we return to big bowl. She is simply amazing!

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went for a birthday dinner which was indicated on our reservation but I do not understand why the question was asked since it was never acknowledged. Also the crab Rangoon came out cold on the inside the first time out-when we sent it back and got a replacement it was much better, hot on the inside too. Our server was nice just not the usual very friendly server we have come to expect. We are consistently please overall.

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

Food is always fresh and crisp. Portions are ample and service is good. When busy, it's pretty noisy though.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always consistent, always good!

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DB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We are at this big bowl at least twice a month, worst service we have ever had! Our waitress did not listen to anything we said, my daughter ordered lemonade with the mango fusion and she brought her ginger ale, had to ask 5 times for chop sticks and soy sauce (as our food sat and got cold). Never refilled our drinks and missed the points code I wrote down. Lack of training or just lazy? not really sure!

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big Bowl is one of my favorite restaurants to dine at. Tke food is always delicious. the area is always clean, and the staff is friendly and accommodating.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Been here several times and the food was even better than I remember!!

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New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a craving for their teriyaki salmon, and it didn’t disappoint. It was delicious.

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AK
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been eating at Big Bowl Lincolnshire for several years now. The service is always great and the food is awesome. I’d recommend it to friends and family!

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JV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Pushy wait staff - turned up just about every 5 - 7 minutes - started to feel like i was being charged for the table by the minute!!

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S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and the speed of food delivery was exceptional. I had a party of 10 and will return in the future.

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Requested a booth in my reservation, they put us on a table against the wall. Too loud and the staff was practically running back and forth. Seems as if they couldn’t handle the crowd. Got the wrong food for my son and he had to wait for another 17 minutes and by the time it came we were already done with ours. Unbelievable, staff needs to calm down and be professionals. Don’t feel like going back there. Just wanted a peaceful dinner with family but it was opposite.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very tasty, especially pleased that we could share one of the very generous entree. Will be coming back.

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DB
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always appreciate flexibility of host staff when I have to change time on reservation!! Dogmatic and Rosemeri are just stellar and good is great as usual.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Wil was excellent! The food was great!!! We will defiantly be back & would recommend to friends and family

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Management has to fix the staffing problem. Our server was wonderful, but she was too busy to keep up. We waited on her, not the other way around.

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LC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter, good food

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is great but the service was not. The waiter did not bring us plates for appetizers until we reminded him. There were no spoons for sauces and the waiter did not bother to check at all. He was walking around and lost in thoughts.

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