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Big Bowl-Reston

4.4
785 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Spicy
  • Great for Lunch
There’s really only one place for authentic Chinese and Thai, and that's Big Bowl. It all begins with the highest quality ingredients–naturally raised chicken and beef, heirloom pork, sustainable seafood and produce grown locally. Because Big Bowl believes that the best food is made from scratch, you can taste big, bold layers of flavors in every dish, from the curries right down to the dipping sauces.

Everyone raves about the pad Thai, our spicy dishes that are truly hot, and our create-your-own stir-fry–and for good reason. Every element adds up to big taste and takes our food to another level, be it a fresh squeeze of lime, fragrant herbs or the seared Thai chilies.

Big Bowl is so big on authentic flavors that even the ginger ale is made with fresh ginger root–from scratch, of course.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Thai
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Hours of operation
Lunch & Dinner Everyday: Monday- Thursday 11:15am - 9:30pm; Friday 11:15am-10:30pm; Saturday 11:30am-10:30pm; Sunday 11:30am-9:30pm

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Phone number
(703) 787-8852
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Please note we offer complimentary parking with validation when dining at Big Bowl. We encourage you to park in the orange parking garage. Please see a manager for your validation code. We apologize for any inconvenience this new parking system has created. Please share any concerns with Boston Properties at 703-579-6720.
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Public transit
The Reston Town Center.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Big Bowl. We will be open from 11:00am – 9:30pm, serving our regular menus, in addition to daily specials. Reservations are recommended.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 785 People Are Saying
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great customer service,the server was great also ,we had him previously.

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food wasn't that good. Although the pot stickers were great.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Celebrated my birthday with Milton!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a wonderful experience. The waiter was wonderful and the food absolutely delicious. We're already planning to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Birthday Lunch

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We selected a number of appetizers for our lunch. The potstickers, peanut noodles and chicken satay were delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Big Bowl Reston has consistently been s great place to dine for one, two or a family. Excellent service , consistently great food.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was good but service could have been better.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Big Bowl doesn't miss a beat. Continues to be one of the best values around with a very competent, professional and friendly staff. Add that to a great menu and we have a winner!

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Spices or oil from grilles had burned and filled restaurant with faint smoke that was an irritant and kept us all coughing during the meal.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food here is reliably good. Nicely prepared flavored ginger ales provide a good alternative to alcoholic beverages if one needs to head back to work after the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We went as a family of four, 2 small children. Our waiter Milton was excellent with great attention to detail. If was a very enjoyable experience.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I enjoyed my time on my friend’s birthday occasion. Loved the chicken chopped salad. The waiter was very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great service . Was with large group and the service was not affected. Waiter was excellent . Everyone loved the food!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always great food and great value.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

It was our anniversary and it was special I felt that service could have been better

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was as usual very good but the service was very slow. And the server forgot to give us water. But overall it is still one of my favorite restaurants.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious food, friendly and prompt service, stir fry bar lets you create your own mix of vegetables - fun night out!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We had family visiting from out of town and they always request going to Big Bowl. Milton is the best and we always feel at home when we’re with him.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We all had a throughly good time and very much enjoyed our meals. Big Bowl serves Americanized Asian foods which I really like. The fact that they offer cauliflower rice as an option is great.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

It was my mother's Birthday and we have come to Big Bowl the past few years with my family. It was extremely disappointing! We had a party of 6 and all of us feel like we got ripped off! Everyone's portions were extremely small and then it did not taste that great on top of it. Luckily our server was good, but more than likely will not be coming back.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Always a good meal for a reasonable price. Love their specialties, the “Bowl” and “Pad Thai”. Service was friendly.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Consistently wonderful! I've been a fan since they opened and return ofen!

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We've been there many times and will continue to go. The service this last trip was way below what we have had there before. I'm sure it was a one-time thing. The guy was not friendly at all and was completely inattentive. For example, we ordered two appetizers and I saw them go in the window. The waiter walked by them not less then four times and never brought them out. We had to ask someone to get them for us. They tasted great and all, it was like pulling teeth to get anything from him. One water refill in the hour we were there. 7 minutes to get soy sauce. If the food wasn't so good, this would have Ben our last trip.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Anniversary/new year family dinner

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Great restaurant with fabulous sevice. We eat there at least 2x a month.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food and i loved the service
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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

My wife and I go here relatively often but hadn't been in a few months. Our waiter, Milton, remembered us, which was a very nice touch. he also was great when our chicken dish came out Very spicy. (the less spicy dish is excellent). The only mild disappointment was the spare ribs, the rub wasn't great and the barbecue sauce is only so so. The chicken rolls and dumplings were Great. Overall, the food and service here is excellent. I'm sure we'll be back soon.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Plenty of good seating and very good service. Food was okay, nothing special. We had the Pad Thai and Orange Chicken. The Pad Thai was lacking any of the unique spicy taste that we have experienced at other local restaurants. The Orange Chicken was prepared with good pieces of chicken and was appropriately seasoned. The price a bit high for the quality of the food, but overall the experience was good.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

20 years ago 3 families met upon being stationed in Japan. As we had an opportunity to meet it only made sense to be an Asian flavored restaurant. The location was the best for all of us. All of the intangibles of the resturant matched our expectations. Food options, price, service, ambiance. ... it turned out to be the perfect location and restaurant. It allowed our casual conversations (afterall, we were catching up on 20 years), the server, sorry I don't remember his name, was awesome. He attention to us without being overbearing or due to the length of time, pushy for us to leave. Those of us in the area will be back - before the next 20 years (maybe next month).

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Fun, had a great time

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Bigbowl has good ambience and quality food. Sometimes (may be one of few rare days) theh get little messy with services otherwise without concerns Bigbowl is a good family dinner place and highly recommended.

Food is great and surely people will love it.

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2.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was OK, but not great. The flavors just didn't come across well in the sauces. Teriyaki sauce really lacked. Probably won't go back.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Stir fry bar is nice, food is usually quite good. Darker atmosphere. Also this last time we went there, we saw Dog the Bounty Hunter, with his 4 body guards.

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Front desk members can do a bit more in greeting if found a frequent diner come through by reserving a table. Ask what they would like a booth or a table? Also, thank you for being a frequent diner, etc..

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Fun, had a good time

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

A good meal with good service. Always a family favorite.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service by Milton!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and customer service at reasonable prices.

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