Big Bowl-Lincolnshire

4.5
2325 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2325 people are saying
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vipLindaL
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for date night! Food was very good and many options on the menu.

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vipMichelleKaye
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The server was new and definitely seemed very flustered and didn't even have many tables. We informed hostess that our waitress hadn't been back to take our order yet after waiting 30 minutes and she was gracious took our order and placed it. The manager came over and was very kind and picked up desserts for us. We understood that she was new and it's still a crazy time. Food was wonderful as always so no real complaints.

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vipBreen
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We felt rushed by waitstaff. It was not crowded.

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KevinR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything tasted great. They changed their stir-fry bar (where you pick your veggies) to a "chef's special" - where the chef decides. Didn't like that part, but the chef's selections were very good.

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vipFrancie1
Chicago
109 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of our very favorite restaurants!

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JamieC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as always! Our server Will gave us excellent recommendations and service! We had an amazing time.

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Hemanth
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

didn't feel value for money. Not able to pick vegs. When requested for spicy it is addon item

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vipEvie2014
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great! Service was average!

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BarbaraB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent Staff all very friendly and attentive. Missed not having opportunity to pick vegetables for the stir fry. The selection of vegetables is not as abundant as before. we had sweet and sour shrimp and stir fry with chicken. It tasted great. I would recommend it and take out as well

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LuvCoopersHawk1
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprised by not being able to use points on a Saturday but then also having a a 3% surcharge added to the bill. What is that all about?

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vipMichelleKaye
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really enjoy the Kung pao very much. The food was good not great tonight but enjoyed it all the same. Same meal has been better previously.

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vipJuanG847
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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vipKkaters15
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Server was slow to get our drinks and to check in with us. We ordered a sprite for my 4 year old and after 15min I went to the host desk to ask for the sprite, only to find the server was serving drinks for another table that came in well after we did. Getting more wine afterwards was the same. We weren’t offered or asked if we wanted dessert.

I won’t take this one less than great experience as a reason not to return but if it happens again we wont

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JenB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Staff and waitress were very nice. I usually love big bowl, but the quality of food wasn't very good. The calamari is almost $11 and for that amount of money the portion should he larger than 10 pieces. It was also very over cooked, hard and the presentation wasnt appetizing (was on some wilting brown lettuce). My Pad Thai wasn't bad and the portion was large, it just didn't taste the same as previous visits to this location. Not sure I'll return to this location again.

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vipLindaR
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FRESH, hot and well prepared food. Service was outstanding...even the hostesses are friendly and organized. This is our "go-to" place for an Asian/Thai cuisine because it never disappoints.

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vipChrisG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at the restaurant to learn how congested and over capacity the seating area is. Don’t recommend this restaurant in the current COVID environment. You literally could hold hands table to table across the restaurant. This is not a recommended dining experience. We did leave the restaurant without eating dinner.

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vipBruceS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

…restaurant could use refreshing. Other than that, very good.

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debd
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, perfectly executed—never rushed,
and good drinks. overall, a great friday night out .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service and very nice waiter

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I love the chefs choice stir fry, it’s high quality veggies & meat! Highly recommend the steak & Kung Pao sauce.

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vipDoubleF
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff despite being short-handed and food were excellent.

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CaroleH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the teriyaki salmon

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vipBDWM
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Very disappointed with the waitress. She had us order 2 adult dinners for children under 7 cause they didn’t have stir fry. She should of made suggestions or to split an adult dinner . A huge waste of 40 dollars on 2 young children who barely ate it. She said well there will be leftovers. Not her call !

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vipLK23
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, helpful server. Had chicken peanut egg rolls which were very crisp and delicious. We drank orange Tini and Apple Cider sangria. We had Kung Pao Chicken which they made less spicy for me, and Sesame chicken. The food was excellent and service was quick.

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Chas
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant! The entrees are prepared to order from fresh ingredients and served piping hot. Service is fast, and perfectly timed. Nice beer, wine and cocktail selection, too!

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vipMDLA
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our cauliflower rice came cold, our server never refilled our water, ice tea, we asked for separate checks. He mixed the order up totally on the bills. He was not very competent.

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vipbigbrownpumpkin
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Sat at the bar. Great food as always.

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SoniaG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The waitress was great!!

JG
vipJayG
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here after a long time with a last minute reservation. As always reliable tasty food. Liked that the tables were spread out compared to the past. Server did not rush us. Menu seems to have shrunk a bit but still good options.

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Dianas
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for food & take out. I have been a long time customer.

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Deep
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was tasty but expensive. Menu needs to be scanned on the phone and stir fry bar is not an option anymore. Understand these are all COVID safety measures, but it'll help if the server can be remind us about it in a polite way

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great waitress.

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vippuppy
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ever since we went to a restaurant week meal for the 1st time, I discovered that they have the best house salad. I love the dressing, which is something that I never ever would have ordered on my own. I am not a cilantro fan, however this dressing & the very fresh greens that it comes on is absolutely delicious. Also discovered that the desserts are very good too!
I always get the Pad Thai, always very fresh & tasty.

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vipKenny
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. I have been to other Big Bowl locations and none of them is as good as the Lincolnshire location for some reason.

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vipbigbrownpumpkin
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner! Ouy (not sure of the spelling) was great! She looked over our table and never skipped a beat. Give this lady a raise, she deserves it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We made a reservation for a anniversary celebration but neither the greater nor the server acknowledged that. The food was expensive and nearly not edible. Ordered pad Thai which tasted like bottled lime juice and kung pao chicken which tasted like pure salt. Neither one of these dishes tasted like their authentic selves. Save your self time and money and go elsewhere.

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ParthL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. I loved the food. The service was great. The noise level was perfect. It was a little cold though. I would love to celebrate my birthday here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The restaurant is tired. Booths have lost their cushion it’s like sitting on the floor and tables were sticky because the finish has worn off. Time for a refresh.

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GeorgeE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven't been to Big Bowl in awhile and now wonder why not. Food was excellent. The best chicken potstickers we've had. We plan on going back soon.

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vipdailydiner
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing chicken Pad Thai! Generous portion.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Big Bowl-Lincolnshire using the Order Online button. Big Bowl-Lincolnshire also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Big Bowl-Lincolnshire also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 808-8880.

Big Bowl-Lincolnshire is rated 4.5 stars by 2325 OpenTable diners.

Big Bowl-Lincolnshire does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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