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About Big Bowl-Ohio
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. Located in the heart of River North.
Chicago, IL 60611
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00am
Ohio & Rush
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer our Group Share Menu to go and party platters for carry-out and delivery! Please ask for a manager and they will be happy to assist!
There is a public parking garage directly above Big Bowl on Ohio Street. There are two entrances, one off Ohio St just past the corner of Wabash and Rush on the North side of the street The other entrance is on Rush St just north of Ohio St on the west side. Both are denoted by a green sign with a white "P" on it.
The red line stops at Grand and State which is only a few minute walk to Big Bowl.
Private Party Facilities:
We have an elevated semi private area of the restaurant that can seat up to 65 guests. For more information or to check availability, please call Laura or Grace at 312-589-7001 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Party Contact:
Laura Nessel: (312) 589-7001
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Big Bowl-Ohio Ratings and Reviews
Sure the food is amazing at any Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, but the SERVICE here is just outstanding. We had increased our reservation unexpectedly from 6 to 8 on a VERY busy holiday weekend of the year and the staff at Big Bowl truly went above and beyond to accommodate us. Thank you for the amazing food and top notch service!
My friend and I were underwhelmed by the food at this location. We both selected the Stir-Fry option with chicken. The dishes were overcooked, over-sauced, and over-seasoned. The Pad Thai was OK.
Service was good. The upper landing seating area is pretty tight.
Overall, we were disappointed. A return visit is unlikely.
The problem was the temperature of the food. Our order of dumplings was cold. The waiter did his best to make it right. The new order of dumplings came to us lukewarm-just barely warm enough to eat. Our order of sesame chicken along with the vegetable fried rice was also lukewarm-just barely warm enough to eat. Had the food been hot, fresh from the kitchen, I would have given 4 stars.
The food was amazing! We made a reservation and were seated right when we arrived. The service was a tad slow but our server had a lot of tables. We went to celebrate after completing the Chicago marathon and for our anniversary. I got the vegetarian fried rice, husband got the kung pow chicken, and dad got the pad Thai. Everything was delicious! The chocolate cake with carmel ice cream was incredible too. Glad we decided on dessert even though we were stuffed!
Went with a group with multiple people unable to eat gluten - the food was still fantastic! Generous servings through the family style option (and after we chatted with the manager they threw in some extra plates free!) at a reasonable price: ~$26/person before tip. The drinks were a bit on the expensive side, but ordering pitchers of Sangria with the whole group was fine.
We have always enjoyed Big Bowl's combination of good Thai and Chinese foods. The Panang chicken curry and the shrimp pad thai were very good and the pork fried rice is always a favorite. The special beer was excellent and our server was knowledgeable and very accommodating and helpful.
Came here for lunch. It was crazy packed! But I managed to find a seat at the bar. Kris was my bartender he gave EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE!! I told him I recently stopped eating meat and he suggested the perfect dish. I had Kung Pao Shrimp with extra veggies. It was delicious! I'll definitely be back back soon
Above average Asian food. LOts of choices. Love the stir fry where you choose your meat and sauce then you go to the veggie bar and pick out all you veggies for the stir fry. The pot stickers were great. Fried rice was pretty good but a little Chinese sausage would have made it great - lap chong. Service was excellent and friendly and bottles of wine were half price on Monday. Will definitely return. Price was very reasonable.
Big Bowl has been here for years and always good, but last night was surprising. Fresh, good value, rich flavors and better than we remembered - which is saying something since we lived in Hawaii and had lots of Asian cuisine choices. Don't discount Big Bowl as another "chain" restaurant with sort of an Asian theme.
I get the same thing every time and this time it was not as flavorful (green thai with tofu). I also usually get it served with the rice on the side but this time it came together so was less "soupy" and more dry as the rice soaked up the thai sauce.
Seemed busy even all tables weren't filled as we didn't see our server much throughout the meal. Still would go back though
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