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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Big Bowl-Reston

4.5
764 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Casual (17)
  • Spicy (14)
  • Good Vegetarian Options (11)
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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate at Big Bowl this Valentine’s Day! We’ll be offering a special three course Valentine’s Day Menu for Two that will be available from Friday, February 9 through Wednesday, February 14 for $45.95/couple. Our regular menus will also be available. Reservations recommended.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 764 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined 7 days ago

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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vipDemetra (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 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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RuthT (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined 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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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Anniversary/new year family dinner

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DrKitchen (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and i loved the service
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 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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Dwayne (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined 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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Friends 
5.0
Dined 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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