Big Bowl - Schaumburg

4.5
2175 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese

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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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vipGreg
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio experience with heaters etc.

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SoCalTrojan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff was incredible. With COVID we ate outside in 41 degree weather. They got us plenty of heaters, made sure we were comfortable and we’ll taken care of. Excellent!

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Tenderofthebar
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Patio needs to be waaaaay warmer.

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SueL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met 2 friends for lunch and they did not find my reservation, but did find me at patio seating.
Service was attentive, the shrimp pad Thai was the best I’ve ever had. It was probably the last of great weather days to enjoy a meal with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was served hot and fresh. Our attendant was very attentive and checked on us often.

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Disappointed
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was lukewarm. Service was just OK. Waiter was not friendly but the remainder of the staff was. We ate outdoors due to lockdown and there was some kind of car rally in the lot where everyone was revving their engines the whole time.

Other than that, all was good.

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vipGeemoney
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was not up to their normal high standards. Will chalk it up to Covid.

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AngelaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I ordered the stir fry you can create on your own it was just ok . Their was a lot of onions and celery . Needed more noodles and tofu . Overall ok

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vipYvetteJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and prompt service!!

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happydiner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First - service was fantastic! DIdn't feel any concern with eating inside - very well distanced and clean. But - the item I ordered wasn't very clear about stating it was spicy, which I can't eat. I did order a new meal, and took the first one home to my husband, but I feel you need to mark these things better on the menu.

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Bertha
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service! Every booth/table was clean and every area is sectioned off with dividers. Honestly a great night, quick service and the food came out quickly. Will definitely be going back

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vipGailR
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting. The food was EXCELLENT and service was even better. We loved the fresh ingredients.

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vipSS89
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not the best dining experience. Upon entering the restaurant didn’t look clean, wrappers on floor, garbage. Server rushed us to order. 4% surcharge added to check for covid and place wasn’t sanitary. This charge was also added without telling us about it. Food was ok, had to ask for refill on drinks. Will not return and don’t recommend. A lot of the lettuce entertain you restaurants have gone down hill and it’s a shame.

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KennyP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was hot, fresh and delicious. As usual, the portion sizes at Big Bowl are very generous. We always have great dining experiences there.

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vipPatriciaK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was ok disappointed because got wrong rice on my dish and it was very cold sitting outside they did not have heaters on. Their outside seating should be in a tent .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive & courteous staff. I can pick a dish with my eyes closed & I know it’ll be phenomenal. The desserts are just the perfect ending to a great meal.

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KyleH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great!
They made of feel safe in the pandemic! This was the first time my wife and I have dined our since this pandemic began. Our food order was delivered to our table very quickly!

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LudyR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I ordered the yellow curry - it was good, but could have used more sauce

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StevenG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food, service, and drinks! Usually I think Big Bowl is a little overcrowded, but with the social distancing requirements and less seating its actually perfect now.

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viprcpmfan
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent experience and meal.
I appreciate the plexiglass between patrons!
Food was great, as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Portions seemed really small for chefs choice. Also, not very vibrant as far as veggies go. I like my food colorful and the food was basically green and brown. No carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, etc. did not look appetizing. Add more color!

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vipBobG
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful meal on the outdoor patio. Service was excellent. The food was great. I know in the past some questions but my return had all my past issues addressed.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on the patio. Had patio heaters on to help when the sun went down. Service was excellent. Food was great, as always.

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Foodie
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, great selection of drinks. really liked our margarita, and great service.

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LindaV
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The food was very good but priced a little high. We wanted to order beers but changed are mind very expensive. My husband decide to order the MaiTai was very good but serviced in a short rock glass three sips and it was gone the cost was $11.50. Most likely will not return again. to

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ChrisL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Because my date wanted to sit outside some of the tables were placed in parking lot. The food was very good and service was very exceptional considering. I would’ve preferred to sit inside but, abiding to her wishes for comfort was why we sat in the parking lot.

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vipRyanB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

- They are taking health & safety requirements seriously, which we appreciated
- Stir Fry was pretty good
- Pomegranate Mojito was the best drink
- Nice for a casual family dinner

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CamiB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I have been wanting to go here for awhile. Wish Covid didnt change it because I would have liked it more if you could pick your own veggies and proteins . Prices were pretty high for drinks and they came in super small glasses that were filled with ice. The lettuce wrap was chicken app was very salty. Food was really just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Got appetizer after we were done with our dinner. Service was slow. Stuff floating in our drinks. No compensation for appetizer showing up too late. Had to ask for refills. Appetizer was over cooked.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Great staff ! Food was delicious. Thank You

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JeffB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Big Bowl adds in a Covid surcharge. They don't seem to be hurting for business. I find this offensive. I was understanding of this in the beginning, but this is no longer necessary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food , good drinks , loud atmosphere so maybe not the right place for a date but otherwise highly recommended restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food was awful. Menu is unbelievably limited. Panang curry tasted like dish water

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VohammieW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great the service was awesome the staff wore masks. I'm happy to be back out eating!!!...

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MelodyM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW I had no idea how nice their outside patio area is. They even turned the music down for us!! It is always so hard to talk with the music so loud!! The Kung Pao Beef was so yummy!!

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vipEnjoysgoodfood
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dined outside. Server was very attentive. Food came out at a good pace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! Temp checks, mask checks and great outdoor seating

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I feel that the food was overpriced especially for a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. The Mongolian beef was a little too salty for my liking. I've had much better Mongolian beef at other Chinese restaurants at a price that is considerably less.

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KelleyAz
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service! They did a great job spacing tables and the staff was very friendly.

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SenajitM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great, the service was excellent. we had a dinner outside patio. it was excellent, wine was OK.

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