Big Bowl - Schaumburg

4.5
2219 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese

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Casual
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.
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JessJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Unfortunately it is just not the same post-Covid. The food was poorly cooked and under-seasoned. We had to track our server down multiple times.

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Linze
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The clearance of the dirty empty plates on the table should be removed ASAP.
They are good about refilling the drinks, asking if we need anything, but a quick glance at the table to see that there are empty plates can be remove at the time.

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NealM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

so had never been here before, had a 25 dollar gift card. both my 2 daughters went. Service and staff was great. but our three meals were just ok. I am fan of thai and chinese food and have been to authentic restaurants. my spicy thai bowl was good, but just heat, not really any other flavors.. my daughters mongolian beef was just really salty. again, not bad. but far from good. and my daughters yellow curry was also just ok, my kids said it tasted Italian. wanted to like this place, but just another chain making blah blah toned down authentic flavors. and i get the bill and its over 65 bucks. only worth it with the gift card, we wont be going back..

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Jayme
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good. Moderately-priced meals. We sat in the back room which had zero ambience, but our server was so kind and friendly.

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Mansi
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great vegetarian choices too..it's always hard to find great taste with vegetarian dishes...no matter what you order tou won't be disappointed

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Kris
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went at a less busy time, but waitress seemed very rushed and food wasn’t warm when served. Food was just ok - overpriced for the quality and ambiance.

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JohnM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a very reasonable price. I had the Mongolian beef and it was to die for. Big tender chucks of beef and fresh vegetables. My wife had the stir fry and it was just as good. They even gave us a chocolate volcano cake for our anniversary (delicious). Can't wait to go back with the whole family.

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TheKruEEE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and of great quality. Portion size is plentiful so either share or expect leftovers. Server was attentive filling water and drinks when needed.

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vipImranB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was first time eat indoors at a fully packed restaurant in over a year. We felt safe going in and out. Food was delicious as it always had been. Service from host to server was great. No one was allowed to walk around without a mask and keeping that under control was superb.

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Tse2882
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely be returning.

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MikeL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I remember Big Bowl pre pandemic... They had the stir fry bar and selections were better. This is Big Bowl lite but it was still tasty food and we enjoyed the evening despite some of the COVID-19 changes. When this is over I want to see it return tlo what it used to be.

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vipNina
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was great in the beginning but tapered off at the end. Waited a bit for the check but the food made up for it! I would go back for sure.

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CMSylvester
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. I would absolutely return for another meal in the future.

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MaryI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was great. He provided us all the answers to our questions on the menu selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, food was quick, hot, fresh, & delicious! They have the best fried calamari I have ever had! Pomegranate mojito was sooo good!

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KimberlyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious! Always get the egg rolls ; they are outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Daughters Birthday

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vipHoosier
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was very busy for middle of the afternoon. Our server was ok but seemed to have a lot of tables. My stir fry was not quite cooked enough. During this pandemic I did not want to ask it to be cooked more. The teriyaki sauce was very light as well. Not as normal as I have had in the past because I get this almost every time and thus have had it more than a dozen times.
The egg roll was as good as normal. Love it.

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vipChrisC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The waitress was unbelievably rude. When she had to bring our plates of food, she dropped the plates on the table with a thud, turned away without a greeting at all. No, enjoy your meal, nothing. She never once came back to the table to ask how the food was or filled our glasses of water. Terrible Terrible service.

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KarenM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service; masks were required and tables were socially distanced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food and service were both meh, nothing special. It feels like the last few years this place has been going down. Our last experience was ok.

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JackG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant for great conversations. It wasn’t too loud nor too quiet. Excellent all around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Second time trying your restaurant and same results.
Very odd tasting food- example - the appetizer we ordered was lettuce wrap with chicken and we expected chicken not ground up mealy mess.
Should have said pieces parts with tons of hoisin sauce. Do you people ever taste your food!
Also. The menu was mouse print. Maybe your customers are very young with no taste buds and don’t mind tiny print

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JackieM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food was gross. I feel like a paid $90 for rice and noodles. I went with a party of five. We ordered $90 for the food and it wasn’t enough. It was disgusting

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BettyC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Usually a great experience, last time disappointing. Slow service and an ingredient missing in my meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter (a man) was exceptional. We love BB

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vipsidb
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First meal during COVID era. Smaller menu but fills everyone’s choice

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vip1Disappointeddiner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Decent food very good service

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vipsteven
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the food and the people are very friendly.

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viprcpmfan
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are very hard-working and pleasant at the same time. Our server was also the bartender. He managed our table and others with grace and ease, all while manning the bar. I watched in amazement at his ability to multitask.

Food was good as it always is and every staff member brought their A-Game to serve the guests.

Thank you for giving us a fantastic experience.

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Greeneyz
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I really liked the Mongolian Beef. I didn't like where we were seated...next to bar near windows. A lot of employees eating, talking and laughing.

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LeoC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is great staff are very kind. Definitely recommend this place!

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vipdavidb
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Hayle was amazing. Left her a very large tip. We were celebrating a few birthdays and she made it special. Food was great like normal.

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vipemik4
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food tasted good but it could have been hotter. Drinks were over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my niece for her 15th Birthday! Food was really good and they even special ordered my nieces food to her liking. We had a good time.

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vipraeraes
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as usual and we were treated very well!

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KomalP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place and food.. very good service and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Service was great and food was very good. However every table was full. No social distancing going on there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was fresh and hot. Thank you for a great time!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Liked the barriers between tables. Food was good.

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Big Bowl - Schaumburg does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Big Bowl - Schaumburg is rated 4.5 stars by 2219 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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