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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (52)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
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Great for Lunch (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Fun (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Spicy (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Healthy (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Authentic (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Business Meals (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Cozy (7)
Vegan (7)
Romantic (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Family dinner out

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The teriyaki salmon on cauliflower fried rice was truly outstanding!

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Restaurant was very cozy and comfortable. Food was delicious. We ordered lettuce wraps fo an appetizer. There was plenty for four people. Waitress was very knowledgeable about menu and sauces offered She did an outstanding job. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Tried a new dish and it was not quite as expected, much spicier than I thought it would be. Two f the three of us asked for our leftovers to go and found out when we got home that the labels on the boxes were incorrect, so we did not have the correct meals.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always love to pick my own veges for a hearty healthy meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The restaurant was almost 25 minutes behind on reservations. Disappointing. Otherwise big bowls food was yummy as usual.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding hot appetizers. Yo0u can make a meal over these alone.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great service and food value! We had a time crunch to make a movie and they got 3 courses complete in a 45 minute time period at very busy dinner hour. The food is always hot and cooked to order. We requested an item that was on the menu several years ago and they were able to make it without any issues. Our 2 servers were great and worked well together. The food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I've been going here for years. Favorite of several family members. Great place.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was very tasty. We had excellent service, and felt the pieces were fair for the quality of food. We will definitely return to this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Waiter very attentive, food tasty. Nice healthy options, with or without meats or seafood. All four of us very happy and will go back.

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

First time here, and the food was very good and hot!

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our waitress was excellent and the food and service was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food and better service. Great time. Ask for Mike.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The service was good and the food was good, maybe a little overpriced. However, it was very noisy and tables were close together- I couldn’t get out soon enough.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food and service but for me always too many little kids, not crazy about crayons on tables and floor.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our meal was great and good waiterd

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service. Hostess, bar tenders and the wait staff really friendly and accommodating. Food is excellent. Great neigbourhood restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Authentic, Vegan, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our server was incredibly slow. Took drink order, took forever to return. We couldn't find him to request or bill. For a place that does a lot of business lunches, this needs to change.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was good. Location was very busy, loud, and crowded. The food was very salty. My Wife ordered the GF Beef+Broccoli and barely got any ... beef or broccoli. My Mom ordered the same just not GF - and hers was very salty. She asked for extra spice and didn't get any. I ordered the orange chicken and only received a few pieces of chicken. The food wasn't really worthwhile.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were a little late for our reservation but the seating hostess was not mad and sat us down within 5 minutes. The food and service was great! I’ll be back again

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Big Bowl - Lincolnshire does it right every time. Great food and great service from really nice people.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

A great meal with friends. We all had the make your own stir fry bar.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was excellent as well as the food! Great suburban restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, and great service. Looking forward to returning

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Fun, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It is a decent restaurant. Food is good but nothing great. Nice the have provide an alternative to rice they have cauliflower rice . Overall good restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I had the wrinkled green bean appetizer. Delicious. It had a kick and is a good sized portion. I've ordered it twice and it is very tasty.
I also had the sweet and sour shrimp. This time I asked for it to be light on pineapple and heavy on peapods. It came as requested. This is the best sweet and sour shrimp I've ever had. Breaded crispy shrimp and plenty of it in the best sauce ever. Everything is so good at Big Bowl, but this is so special, I have to now order it each time I go. Their sangria changes monthly or seasonally and is excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I’ve always loved this place, we went for a quiet date night and it didn’t disappoint. Never does!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our server was fantastic- love the new option of cauliflower rice

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Quick Bite, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Been here many times. Typically have reservations to avoid any wait. Service is always very good and it this visit was typical. Attentive but not over bearing waitress. Tough to move off of my favorites, so we had orange chicken with brown rice, chicken pad thai and BBQ pork fried rice. They are all outstanding, but not spicy (which is what we prefer).
The drinks are good and the non alcoholic iced hibiscus tea is terrific. If you want, have them mix it with a splash of lemonade for a great Arnold Palmer. We also tried the seasonal pumpkin dessert and it was worth the calories and the whipped cream on top was spectacular!
Overall, a great place, with good food and service and fair prices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

It’s great. We’ve dined here regularly for years. I love the vegetables I can select myself for the stir fry.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great meal at Big Bowl. Was the first time I actually did the build your own bar and enjoyed it very much. Great selection of veggies to add in. I made mine a bit too spicy, but was still great!

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