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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (51)
Great for Lunch (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
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Good Vegetarian Options (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Good for a Date (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Healthy (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Spicy (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Fun (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Business Meals (13)
Kid-friendly (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Authentic (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Cozy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vegan (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Romantic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Seasonal (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a wonderful meal and great service. Nice options for vegetarians. Custom Stir Fry or off the menu entres.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Big Bowl does not disappoint! Always fresh! The food is always good! Servers are knowledgeable and friendly. This is one of our go-to places for dinner.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Cozy environment, good portion sizes, good service. Only issue was that the battered chicken that was deep fried in the sesame chicken had a slight taste of shrimp to it so those with food allergies need to beware.

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It’s a good venue and good price on the menue as well just need a better dessert menu.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

As always with Big Bowl Lincolnshire, they did a wonderful job. They kept my daughter's meal gluten free, including making sure she has GF soy sauce. And, as it was her birthday, they brought a small dessert with a candle in it. And it WAS gluten free as well. Awesome job, well done. Quality of service and food lived up to the high standard they've set for themselves over the years. A go to place for my family for celebrations.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The waiter was very, very friendly and intuitive. Seemed to know exactly what we wanted. The food was excellent. Hot, spicy as I ordered it and very well prepared. The scallops were so tender and tasty. It was an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, good prices, excellent service! We will be back to this location for sure!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

big bowl is one of our favorite restaurants! do ask for Derek to be your server if possible👍

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This is the 2nd time in a month that food was not good and quality inconsistent. I'm not sure what's going on, but we were very disappointed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

One of our party became ill..Just sayin' Hope it wasn't the food..? Our service was wonderful..Hats off to Derek AKA Cam!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

we had to ask for a server after 10 minutes. no issues once the server was assigned. food is fine, it needs a kick to improve the flavors.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Good meal... great service... A did a fantastic job; she keep us full and was simply a delight.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always great food and service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Love the place, always great food and service and they pay attention to my food allergy VERY IMPORTANT

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Vegan, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Patio was still open and it was a beautiful night. Food was served piping hot, which is a fabulous thing when dining out.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We've been going here since it opened many years ago. Wonderful food and service. My only complaint is that the protions are getting smaller, so it is not the value it used to be.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We wanted a healthful meal with more vegetables and this certainly filled the bill. We wanted a minimum of salt and they were willing to put my husband's sauce on the side and make my teriyaki salmon on the light side. The cauliflower rice instead of a starch was delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service was horrible and the waitress came and asked you didn't need menus right before even asking us whether we are ordering at food bar or need menus. No one came to even bring water to the table until 15 mins or so. It was horrible service and the food was average.
Will never go to this place again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Good was delicious and the service was great- menu had lots of options and all were good. Pricing very reasonable and conveniently located to theater

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a bad seat next to the door going into the kitchen

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

It had been awhile since we'd been to Big Bowl so decided to go back to celebrate our anniversary...and we weren't disappointed! Food and service was great - as was the ambiance as the warm fall temps allowed us to sit outside and truly enjoy our dinner. We both ordered the daily specials and neither disappointed. Will definitely go back again...hopefully sooner this time!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Healthy
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