About Big Bowl-Lincolnshire

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.

215 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, Thai

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Millwaukee Ave and Aptakisic

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 808-8880

Website:
http://www.bigbowl.com/

Catering:
We offer party platters and group share menu to go for carryout and delivery. Please ask to speak with a manager and they will be happy to assist.

Parking Details:
We have a shared lot and we offer valet for $4.

Private Party Facilities:
We offer a semi-private dining area that seats up to 45 people. Please contact Laura or Grace to discuss availability and menu options at 312-589-7001 or via email at bigbowlparties@leye.com.

Private Party Contact:
Laura Nessel & Grace Terzakis: (312) 589-7001

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate at Big Bowl this Valentine’s Day! We’ll be offering a special three course Valentine’s Day Menu for Two that will be available from Friday, February 9 through Wednesday, February 14 for $45.95/couple. Our regular menus will also be available. Reservations recommended.

Big Bowl-Lincolnshire Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (49)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
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Good for Groups (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Healthy (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for a Date (23)
Fun (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Spicy (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Authentic (18)
Comfort Food (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Business Meals (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Vegan (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Romantic (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Service by Rosemari was fabulous! She didnt miss a beat. Timing perfect on everything. Attention to details, perfect. We even observed her scanning her tables to see what they needed. She's a keeper! Big Bowl is lucky to have her.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a delicious dinner at Big Bowl when my brother, his wife, and my mother were all together. There was something appealing for everyone whose food preferences differed. Great dining experience overall!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

My vegetarian pad Thai was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The very tasty fresh food is only exceeded by the excellent professional service and staff.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Will was a great server. He was friendly and knowledgeable. The meal was tasty. My niece loved it

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

On Friday night the restaurant was very crowded. We made reservation at 7:15Pm. Front desk staff did not seat us until 7:45 PM. This was after asking many times when will we be seated ? Food was good but the waiter was very busy to be reached and ask for what we need.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We made a reservation on Open Table but still had to wait nearly 30 minutes for our table. We weren't the only ones. Seems a reservation doesn't really mean a reservation here.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We always enjoy the food at Big Bowl. They generally have interesting specials in addition to an extensive and varied menu. Servers are knowledgeable and helpful. I only wish they had more parking close to the restaurant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food and service were excellent. We especially enjoy the "customized" stir fry option where we choose all of the add-ons to go with our meat-sauce-and rice selection.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Nice ambiance and good service, but portions tend to be on the small side and leave you hungry and wanting more. For example the beef and broccoli is delicious but there's not a lot of actual beef and broccoli and you're left with a sort of mushroom slush on the plate.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This is one of my all time favorite restaurant I love love Big Bowl. Great food and overall great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Outstanding server. Unique food selection. Parking could be better for seniors.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Spicy, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food somewhat disappointing. Still good place to meet and talk - reasonable prices but significant increase over a couple of years ago.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was great. Had a group of friends. Waitress super attentive and did a nice job meeting specific dietary needs.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was delicious. Great specialty cocktails. New Year’s Eve , so maybe something special would have been nice ie. special cocktail, or hordurve, or dessert, just something different to acknowledge the holiday. Service on point. A little noisy, as we were seated between to boisterous parties. Other then that👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Spicy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Year's eve and wanted a lively atmosphere for our dining out experience. Got everything that we were looking for. Great place for friends to meet!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Big Bowl has great portion sizes and prices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always Big Bowl was an outstanding choice. The service was friendly & efficient. The food was excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Walked into a cozy warm room on a very cold night and was seated immediately. New Years Eve can be a difficult night for service and quality but everything was spot on. Good food, good service made for a nice evening and allowed us to get to our next destination on time. Great job!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service is ALLWAYS phenomenal here.
Food was excellen; potstickers, Mongolian beef, chocolate cake and red sangria.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service were excellent! The steak was tender and flavored nicely. The stir fry, where you select your own vegetables, was fun and turned out tasting fantastic! The flourless chocolate cake was delicious, not too heavy, served with a small scoop of chocolate ice cream and great to share with your partner. Looking forward to coming back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

love the cauliflower rice, and that you will steam rather than stir fry my food, that's awesome!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

A marvelous dining experience. My Daughter and I went prior to seeing Newsies at the Marriott. Service was good and food absolutely delicious. I had the sea scallops made special as I picked out preciously the veggies I wanted. The plate was loaded with the scrumptous and quite large scallops. A bargain for the price.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

What can I say? We go to Buca a lot. Usually you can get a coupon. The food is really good and the hostess Linda knows us by sight.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Out of town grandchildren love thus place. Always fun for them.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was very busy & there were customers waiting to be seated. We had reservations and were taken to our table immediately upon arrival . So glad we made reservations. Food is great. Only thing is that they have many more tables vs booths so it gets a bit cozy if you are seated at a table. Be careful not to elbow your neighbor if you are getting up!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was excellent the service was excellent I would definitely go back

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I love the food !!!
The service was great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I love the food and often go there. The stir fry is amazing!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Awesome food! Always love eating there. Unfortunately in the dozen or so times I’ve been there, I have ALWAYS ordered the same thing! I’d love to try something else but just love their Mongolian Beef so much I can’t!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Service in bar area terrible, you can’t have bartender but the server when busy

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

In typical “Lettuce” fashion, Big Bowl is predictable but tasty Asian fare. They do have a few clever twists — cauliflower “rice,” vegetarian sauces that typically have a meat base. Our server was attentive and made great recommendations. While you perhaps could seek out authentic Thai or Chinese fairly close by, Big Bowl does not disappoint and has quite a vibrant environment. It is a bit on the expensive side for what you get.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Big Bowl , you rarely disappoint. Thank you 😊

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Michael was an excellent server. He was attentive, answered questions and gave suggestion. Food was delicious, my grand niece enjoyed her meal.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Family dinner out

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Parking has and still is a menace. They have valet for both restaurants ( big bowl & wildfire) but we needed to catch a movie & were afraid the wait to get your car back might be too long since there was a long line for valet .
Food was delicious and plentiful and once we ordered (a slight delay for service) the food came very quickly.
One thing to note however: if there is a section on OPEN TABLE for a special occasion , why didn’t the restaurant know that? We were there prior to a movie , but we were still celebrating a birthday. Not one mention of it from the restaurant ( it was checked & a special request note as well ). Since we were going to a movie, didn’t want to take the time anymore for us to mention it. This has happened before on an open table reservation. Why bother asking if it’s not acknowledged?

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This is our go-to restaurant for a family night out. If we can swing an early dinner, we like to sit at the bar for half price appetizers (and order several for dinner).

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

As always the stir fry bar did not disappoint. The lettuce wraps were delicious !

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

just a great place for food and visiting. Service great and make your own stir fry is great

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good service and excellent value. Only complaint is noise level is too high.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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