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Big Bowl - Schaumburg

4.6
4.6
2357 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:15 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:15 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 517-8881

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Raul Gutierrez

  • Catering

    We offer our Group Share Menu to go and party platters for carry-out and delivery! Please call a manager and they will be happy to assist!

  • Private party facilities

    Big Bowl is the perfect venue to host a social or business event. For availability and menu options, please call Laura or Grace at 312-589-7001 or via email at bigbowlparties@leye.com.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Nessel & Grace Terzakis: (888) 309-8408

  • Neighborhood

    Schaumburg

  • Cross street

    Hwy 53/290 and Higgins

  • Parking details

    Free Parking is available immediately around the building, or in the parking garage to the west of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,357 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northwest Suburbs

    Healthy

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  1. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a mother daughter’s lunch for my daughters bday. The food and drinks were ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! The service was also impeccable!!!
  2. PK

    PatriciaK

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food excellent as slways
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening with friends!
  4. R

    Ratg

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I hope they keep this location open. Seemed dead
  5. MH

    MatthewH

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Jay S. #368 was an excellent server. Prompt, genuine, great recommendations
  6. H

    Heather

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I liked when you could pick your own ingredients for the stir fry it used to be all one price now it's extra for mushrooms and pineapples.
  7. H

    Hoosier

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was very nice
  8. MH

    MegH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We each tried something different and shared. All of our choices were great. We meet here once a month to visit with friends.
  9. JS

    JerryS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was very good and beautifully presented
  10. JP

    JPenSha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love big bowl! Excellent food at a reasonable price with accommodating staff.
  11. UK

    UlrichK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always good here- great lunch stop.
  12. TT

    TheresaT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food. Go back on a regular basis for work and with friends.
  13. GO

    GinaO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    I haven’t been to big bowl for years and I wish I never spent my birthday there. It went downhill bad and it was so expensive. The chairs and place looked run down
  14. B

    Bleh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waiter forgot to give my fiancé his water and also we never got any fortune cookies with our bill
  15. n

    notpicky

    Chicago

    194 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    194 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    miss picking our own veges, but their choices are fine. Still nice hardy food.
  16. l

    lous

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great Family Place Good service , great value .
  17. JT

    JessiT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This time big bowl-Schaumburg was awful. Service was terrible. Food was wrong. Waited on sauces to come out after getting our food even when ordering them with our meal (not last minute) our waiter came to our table maybe 4 times the whole 2 hours we were there. Drinks sat empty. Definitely do not recommend the server we had and our food just wasn’t good this time. Severely disappointed loyal customer.
  18. DS

    DenaS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was terribly salty! But the service was GOOD
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and anniversary
  20. T

    Trina

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It was tasty, service was not bad, just a little overpriced.
  21. BB

    BasilByrd

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Ginger Beef was overcooked and menu didn't show as being "hot" but it was not edible for me. A whole full handful of peppers in it. Recommend you ask about the food before ordering. Appetizers were delicious, though.
  22. J

    Jessica

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good food, good service, good environment but nothing extraordinary.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was PACKED! I’m very happy I made a reservation through OpenTable (the drop-in customers were told that there was a 90 minute wait). Since I stay low-carb, I was thrilled to see a cauliflower rice substitution option on the menu. My vegetarian friends had lots of options. Big Bowl is great for a crowd with unique dietary needs and the wait staff was attentive to our needs. Highly recommend!
  24. M

    Michaelw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    we had reservations We were seated right away there was an waiting of some 20 minutes
  25. AC

    AndreaC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was busier than I anticipated for a Tuesday night, yet everything still came out quickly. Our server was amazing, he was attentive and very friendly! Best of all of the food was delicious. Will be back again!
  26. MR

    MRes

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the server was very helpful making sure we picked a dish that was to our liking.
  27. a

    ablain517

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The chicken and shrimp stir fry were delicious!! The crab Rangoon was just o.k., we’ve had better. Make sure to book your reservation earlier if going on a weekend.
  29. r

    rene

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    VERY NICE PLACE, BUT THE FOOD WAS JUST OK! OUR SERVER WAS EXCELLENT AND MADE UP FOR THE AVERAGE FOOD.
  30. R

    Radnet07

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    enjoyed our food- good variation and portion!
  31. y

    yahoo

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service - also great value for the quality and quantity received
  32. LS

    LaurenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, healthy options, allergy aware, amazing flavors
  33. MR

    MartinR

    Devon

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Asian food that is not at all authentic. As a lover of Thai food and a patron of many Thai restaurants globally my meal at Big Bowl was very disappointing.
  34. Q

    Qtpurple5

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. The crab Rangoon are to die for.
  35. DF

    DoubleF

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great as was the food.
  36. BZ

    BobZ

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great apps. Loved the Mongolian Beef.
  37. LB

    LindaB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great tasting food but portions are a bit small. Chicken skewers was around $11 but only had 3 small skewers. Main course was good. Drinks are over-priced and weak. Service was good.
  38. PA

    PatriciaA

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food at Big Bowl was good and the service was very good.
  39. CA

    ChristynA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been in over 3 years and it was well worth the wait! Our waitress was great! (I really wish I could remember her name.) She made food and drink recommendations and everything was delicious.
  40. PK

    PatriciaK

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as we asked for tofu to be cooked well

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Big Bowl - Schaumburg using the Order Online button. Big Bowl - Schaumburg also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Big Bowl - Schaumburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 517-8881.

Big Bowl - Schaumburg is rated 4.6 stars by 2357 OpenTable diners.

Big Bowl - Schaumburg does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Big Bowl - Schaumburg

1950 E. Higgins Rd Schaumburg, IL 60173

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hwy 53/290 and Higgins

  • Neighborhood

    Schaumburg

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:15 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:15 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking is available immediately around the building, or in the parking garage to the west of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Raul Gutierrez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (847) 517-8881

  • Catering

    We offer our Group Share Menu to go and party platters for carry-out and delivery! Please call a manager and they will be happy to assist!

  • Private party facilities

    Big Bowl is the perfect venue to host a social or business event. For availability and menu options, please call Laura or Grace at 312-589-7001 or via email at bigbowlparties@leye.com.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Nessel & Grace Terzakis: (888) 309-8408

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