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Big Bowl-Lincolnshire

4.5
1479 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Thai
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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
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Phone number
(847) 808-8880
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Laura Nessel & Grace Terzakis: (312) 589-7001
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Millwaukee Ave and Aptakisic
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Parking details
We have a shared lot and we offer valet for $4.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1479 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.3
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Started out rough but manager made it right!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food and service at Big Bowl never disappoint. I meet here with friends regularly. We love the large chicken salad plate with wontons and rice sticks.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very nice place to go to celebrate anything. Great stir-fry bar

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Casual dinner at the bar. Service and food were good.

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Bland food. Very overpriced for what you get. Had chicken fried rice and Chinese noodles with beef. Chicken was tough and rubbery. Noodles had too much sauce. Would not return.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Food and Service was excellent. Brought a couple friends that had not been to Big Bowl before and they both really enjoyed it and plan to go back. Plenty of food also, we all had doggie bags to take home!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great Meal!
Server was AMAZING!

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

They were very busy for a Tuesday night, maybe because it was a Lettuce triple point day? Our server seemed overwhelmed or perhaps inexperienced but was friendly. Food good as always

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2.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Potstickers were cold. Remade and 2nd time also cold.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Consistently great food and service !
We always enjoy the variety of the specials

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Our server was friendly, attentive, and thoughtful. I believe the problem was with the kitchen. We had a 6pm reservation and were seated at that time. While we did not order immediately, we also did not receive our dinners until 6:50. I noticed that our server was acting as expeditor, taking food to her tables who were waiting. When we told her that we need to leave fairly soon (we had allotted 1 1/4 hours to dine) she was quick to bring the check and make sure we got to the movies on time.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The meal felt rushed. Chicken in non-breaded wok-prepared orange chicken was so grisly I had to send it back. The waitress and manager were very nice about it but even the second dish seemed like a whole lot of rice with only the minimum added ingredients (chicken, red pepper and green pepper) they could get away with. The whole experience felt like a low-level chain restaurant. Spring roll appetizers were very good. But the overall experience was not what I expect from Lettuce.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

My daughter has severe celiac with limited restaurant options she feels confident are safe to eat at. Big Bowl being one of them. We are never disappointed and love the food!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great food. Service was amazing. Great job Rosemari

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Had a great time celebrating a friend's birthday! food and service were fantastic! Will definitely be stopping by here more often.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great food & the wait was not long. Good experience

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Late Mother’s Day celebration. Great as always!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The food is always delicious and the servers are among the very best. It's one of my favorite go to restaurants.

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2.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The order was very late and it took more than 35 minutes which cannot be accepted during the office hours. One of the person ordered Veg (No Egg) but still food came with Egg where another five minutes of time went in vain. But the taste of food is good.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Excellent service and food came out quickly and correctly

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Food was subpar compared to past visits. Sesame chicken was over cooked. Some of the vegetables in the other dishes were undercooked. Noise level was so loud our waiter had to ask us to repeat our orders. Not a great way to celebrate my daughter’s birthday.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

mother’s day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good was great as always. Service not so good; yes it was crowded for mother's day but we should have to ask for waters, to take our order, for check.... We asked for each thing we needed

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I like Big Bowl because I like fried rise and u can order there cauliflower fried rise :)
Allways good food

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent, great tasting food with good service! Although it was busy, being Mothers Day, we were seated on time. When we requested that our ginger ale be re-done, it was done to our satisfaction without any attitude by our waiter. Big Bowl always seems to deliver on service and taste regardless of location. We have been happy with Lincolnshire, Chicago and Schaumburg. Keep up the great work.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service is good and the food is OK, not great. The major problem with this restaurant is the noise. There is no acoustic insulation. Aside from the din created by the people, the overall background sound is tinny and hollow. Could not wait to get out of this restaurant. The noise ruined our dinner and we will not return.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great place to dine with family, friend and colleagues.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great meal, although a vegetable stir fry was delivered with unordered chicken!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

As always, the food was great. Our server was very good.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Pearl is a wonderfully consistent server. We had a problem recently with the salmon being too rare for our taste and she and the manager handled it like champs!! Bravo Howard.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Mike our server is the best. We always ask for him when we go in. He always is very attentive and makes sure we know the specials. Please don’t ever let him leave

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Food was good but service was less than par. I think our waiter had too many tables. He wasn’t able to ask of refills on drinks. This was disappointing because usually the waiters are excellent especially Mike and his brother.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

terrific server, food was absolutely yummy and we never feel rushed thru dinners there. so good! great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We started off with the fruit sangria of the month which is always, always a taste treat. We shared the ahi tuna and avocado spring rolls which were light and nutritious filled not only with tuna and avocado, but a good portion of crunchy greens and a light ginger soy dipping sauce to give it a bit of sweet tart bite. My friend had the Sweet and Sour Shrimp which is the best anywhere. I tried the Black Pepper Scallops with Bok Choy on the seasonal menu at the suggestion of our waitress and it, too, was fabulous. Black pepper sauce soaked the chopped bok choy and there were 7 or 8 good sized scallops on my plate, lighted coated with a hint of sweet potato flour (I think that's what the waitress said) and cooked lightly to perfection. I had expected a bit more bok choy and mentioned to my waitress, who immediately brought me a side dish with more bok choy. This is my favorite go to restaurant for Chinese food. Perhaps China Town has better, but I hardly ever make a trip down there.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Food was great and I love the cauliflower rice option.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Terrific food. We love the pad thai options and the appetizers

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2.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I am a huge fan of Big Bowl; however, the service the other night was awful. She might as well have worked at McDonald's. I mentioned it to the Manager on the way out and he didn't seem to care much.
I'll be back because the food is fresh and great and most other servers are good!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were never offered drinks or appetizers and our food came ridiculously fast. We felt we were totally being rushed to leave even though the restaurant was not full. Food as always was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I love the food at Big Bowl. But tonight on two different occasions there where children eating dinner at the bar, and I feel that is highly inappropriate considering it’s illegal in the state of Illinois for minors to be sitting at a bar. Big Bowl needs to fix this problem now or we will NOT come back!!?

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food and service were good. The server although very busy was attentive

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