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

Big Bowl-Lincolnshire Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (48)
Spicy (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (26)
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Creative Cuisine (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Healthy (23)
Fun (22)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Authentic (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Business Meals (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Vegan (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Romantic (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Yum! We enjoyed our meal thoroughly and will go back again.

Tags: Spicy
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·Dined 2 days ago

Restaurant was overcrowded? Food was cold and had to be redone Server was good but overwork to mange the amount of tables she had, they provide a free desert for the concerns but it will be a while before we go back

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was very disappointing. I got a special of the day, noodles with beef. After taking one bite, I knew it was not going to work for me. The noodles were oily and the whole dish had no flavor. The waitress offered to get something else, and I asked for Mongolian beef. Another bad choice. The meat was tough, and way too much soy sauce.
On the other hand, my husband’s orange chicken was excellent.
Overall, a disappointing evening. Will not come back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I asked for a manager to let him know that every time we dine at this location everything was "On Point" and mgmt. Is doing a great job with hiring.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, service, and atmosphere. The entire family enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Two of the 4 meals ordered at my table were horribly bland. Yellow thai curry? Couldn't even taste curry. Our waiter took our order, and we didn't see him again until we asked the manager to clear our plates. He never even checked in to see if we were given the correct orders. It was very disappointing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

A great place to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Good food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Our server (Michael) was fabulous! He was extremely friendly and understanding of my dietary needs. As I am not able to have soy or sugar, he was able to help me navigate the menu and discuss different flavoring options for my stir fry. Added to all this effort, he did not make me feel like I inconvenienced him in the least! Others at the table enjoyed their meals as well.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Vegan, Seasonal, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

As usual, the food was very good but the room is very noisy when busy.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

0ne of our favorite restaurants!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I've been to big bowl many times over the years. This was the least impressive visit. We had a party of 8 for my mothers birthday. The Service was poor, food was cold, had a really hard time billing the correct amount to each credit card. Very unimpressed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious food try multiple things on the menu
Great server

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Will was a great server!!!!
Food prepared to personal preferences and tasted great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We love big bowl

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and Ian provided great attentiveness and service.
We’ll be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Ordered soup and a meal but never got the soup. The meals were only ok but expensive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Server was extremely attentive and went the extra mile
to make our experience satisfactory. Our meals were excellent and we look forward our next visit sooner.
Thank you ‘Big Bowl.’

Robin Mosca

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Big Bowl consistently does a great job of providing gluten-free meals. The service is always great too. Love the variety of their gluten-free options - several appetizers, many entrees, even a flourless cake! It's been my choice of restaurant for my birthday 5 years running now.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

They were not up to their usual standards. My daughter asked for her dish without the hot peppers, and the peppers were not left out. Too spicy, but didn’t permit having them make it again. I asked for brown rice and my dish came with white. Attention to details is one of the primary reasons we like this location, but the ball was dropped this time around.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Cauliflower fried rice is amazing!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Waitress must of been new . Usually they are extremely friendly and helpful. She was neither . Left there and later I asked my wife what she thought and felt the same way. It was not a great experience. There was 6 of us and spent lots of money. I will go again because this was the first time it ever happened. The service was quick but didn’t ask how things were and if we needed anything etc etc

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The tofu in my pad Thai was ice cold. The waiter never came by to ask how our food was and by the time he came back to fill up our waters my husband was already done with his meal. I was disappointed since this is my favorite dish at Big Bowl.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our appetizers were cold in the middle, when they should've been hot, but they fixed that right away. Otherwise the rest of the food was great, and so was the service, very attentive to a group of 6, 4 being children.

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Waiter was outstanding. I don’t know his name but he was very personable and made the meal even better

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Overall good food and ambiance. Special request was not acknowledged and offered till asked for-even though it was clearly mentioned in during reservation as well as during check in .

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of my favorite places, always good food and very nice people

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We love big bowl, and normally the food is fantastic. But this visit, we suspect they had a different chef on duty. My meal and my husbands were too heavy on the red pepper. And he like spicy foods, so for him to say that is really saying something! The red pepper overwhelmed the other flavors of the dish. It was not nearly as good as it normally is. The cilantro and basil were lost behind the red pepper. :( I hope they bring the other chef back, or give this person some more training.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a group of 6 for a birthday celebration. Everyone ordered something different from the menu and all thought the food was outstanding. The server was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely recommend anyone to give the Big Bowl a try.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This place has never gone down in quality. Superb everything.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic, Spicy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our server, Michael, was EXCELLENT in his timing, recommendations, attention to our plates or glasses that needed to be removed, etc.

The food is always FANTASTIC at Big Bowl- YUM!

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Food is always good and service is typically pretty good. However our waiter and even the kitchen was moving in a pretty slow pace. The place was not busy but dinner took 2 1/4 hrs. We waited a good 15 min before our waiter came by the first time so we ordered everything - appetizers, drinks and food. Still, everything took forever. We asked for refills and they were slow to come and the last time I asked he forgot and never came back with it.
We really enjoy the restaurant but don't want to spend that long on food again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I am a regular so I think that tells you a lot. I enjoy the food and is a pleasant place to meet friends. Also you get Lettuce Entertain points which can be used at any of their restaurants.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Casual, Romantic, Spicy, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was great. Service was good. It's always quieter in the bar.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a reservation but still had to wait for a table. Very noisy to loud to visit with friends.
Lincolnshire location is very busy restaurant area which makes parking difficult.
I like Big Bowl expect for the noise but will enjoy the restaurant at a different location.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I asked for no peanuts and they put it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

My vegetarian pad Thai was delicious.

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vip
 (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

Never any complaint when it at Big Bowl! Service and food are always wonderful!

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