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About Big Bowl - Schaumburg

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.

1950 E. Higgins Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, Thai

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:15am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:15a m- 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Hwy 53/290 and Higgins

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(847) 517-8881

Website:
http://www.bigbowl.com/

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!

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.

Executive Chef:
Raul Gutierrez

Private Party Facilities:
Our semi private dining area seats a maximum of 45 people. 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: (312) 589-7001

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details


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.

Big Bowl - Schaumburg Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (41)
Good for a Date (37)
Great for Lunch (34)
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Good for Birthdays (30)
Healthy (30)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Special Occasion (25)
Spicy (24)
Comfort Food (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Kid-friendly (19)
Fun (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Business Meals (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Vegan (14)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Cozy (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Romantic (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great Beer (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Live Sports (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent tasty food and service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Best Panag Curry Chicken ever!!!! It came out piping hot and delicious. In fact , I think it was the best ever.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent Food, service and atomsphere.
I would recommend this restaurant for all special occasions.

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Your salmon is excellent. I love your Vietnam chicken soup. Your fried rice tastes great. Love the chicken salad. We like calling for reservations on line.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Server was very polite and pleasant. Enjoyed the overall experience.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 7 days ago

The bottle of red wine we ordered was great. The appetizers were awesome. The main entrées were all good; we shared all the dishes. The atmosphere was lively. It's a good thing we made a reservation in advance. I wish there were a location closer to us. You should open more restaurants. Overall, the cuisine and the dining experience were excellent. I will be making a return trip in the very near future. Keep up the good work!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a reservation for 8 and did not get seated until 8:20. They were taking bigger parties that were walk ins before us. We complained and got seated within 10 minutes. The waitress we had was beyond excellent but the wait to be seated was too much to overcome. I do not think we will be back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Nice food varieties, decently sized portions and a great service for a reasonable price

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We had a wonderful experience on a busy Sunday night. The service was top notch and we liked everything we ordered, especially the Cantonese ribs appetizer and the sesame chicken entree. My teenage daughter appreciated all the vegetarian options.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere, will definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Spicy, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good. Temp was hot to cold to hot constantly in the building. But great food and waitreess was nice!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Too many tables in small space. Repeatedly bumped by people and servers. Appetizers good but food not as described. Ordered Kung Pao chicken. Dish had no peppers and had sweet sauce. Server said was definitely what I ordered. Taste unlike any Kung Pai IHave ever eaten. Other entrees not like descriptions either. Server at table infrequently. Will not return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We always enjoy big bowl. When our food takes a little longer than usual the waiter and manager always come over and apologize. Customer service is always outstanding. We love big bowl!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was good, but I was disappointed with the quality of the teriyaki salmon. It was a small piece of fish, the sauce was running and not that flavorful, not to the standards I am used to at a Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our server was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed every aspect of our meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always delicious.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Stir fry was dry so needed extra garlic sauce on the side.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Big Bowl is consistently good. Asian food you can select yourself or have the chef make and serve. They offer sides of chili sauce in case you like your food spicy. Casual, relatively quick, and always tasty.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service was HORRIBLE! We sat for 10 minutes before the server stoped by, with a horrible attitude by the way, food was blah we usually love this place but not anymore Everything tastes very blend, again the server never checked to see how the food was tasting. We where celebrating a bday which I didn’t mention... guess they forgot, overall bad experience

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were 5 with a baby. The food was really good, big portions (generous dishes). Good ambiance, service was excellent. I definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a great time. Service was great! Food was great! Overall a really fun, relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fun, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Vegan, Spicy, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This place has great ambiance and wonderful food! Good service! The potstickers are out of this world.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Healthy, Fun
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

When we got there they did not have our reservation. Good thing I had my phone with the confirmation on it. The price was a bit high for what you got. And way too noisy.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

You need a larger waiting area, parking is horrible and your alcoholic beverages are overpriced. These ate the reasons we dont go more often.
The service is always good and the food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Make your own bowl was delicious!! Friendly wait staff and bar tenders!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Vietnam chicken soup and chicken salad was excellent. My wife loves your salmon.

Tags: Organic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

No special occasion. It was a good thing to have reservations anyway, with the holiday season and all

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was an unpleasant experience. We have dined before here with our well behaved, socially appropriate children and had a good experience so we returned. Upon arriving, we approached the desk to notify them of the reservation. The apparent manager rudely pointed at us and asked if we were dining at the tables behind us. We were then seated in the bar area. I asked to be moved to the main dining room which was met without a verbal response, but rather abrupt direction to a table near the bussing station. When ordering our drinks, the waitress said in response to our children’s orders, “there aren’t any kids cups, is that ok?”- as I was making my decision, she blurted our,”well it’s going to have to be” and walked away. We did tip her 20% since that is just the type of clients we are, however, this was very poor service. I’m dissatisfied and likely will not return to this location.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good mix of Asian cuisine -- Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese. A popular spot, so be sure to make a reservation.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had a great time! We were offered free cucumber salad since it was our first visit. Super friendly staff!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and customer service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Way way overpriced

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great service! The food was delicious! We have never been disappointed by our experience at the Big Bowl. Our waitress was efficient, nice and attentive! All good!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My boyfriend and I come here often for everyday dining as well as certain special occasions. I usually get the same thing - the Thai Hot Pepper with chicken. This last time I tried a special on the menu (the Cherry Bomb Shrimp). Everything we've had here is really good, and I'm always a fan of the variety of flavors. The Thai Hot Pepper is spicy, savory, and lemony with fresh vegetable ingredients. My boyfriend usually gets some version of the Kung Pao with beef - this last time he created his own dish with a combination of the kung pao and szechuan sauce, which turned out great. He loves using the big flat chow fun noodles in the "make your own stir fry" dishes.

The service is always consistently good, and the restaurant is willing to seat you up to the last minute. We always appreciate their good service and the upbeat but dimly lit ambiance. Perfect setting for an everyday pre-theater dinner or a special occasion, depending on what you make of it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We arrived earlier than our reservation time, but we're seated immediately. It was as though they were truly glad to see us. The restaurant was crowded and the noise level was moderate to high, but that did not stop us from enjoying a delicious meal. As first-timers to this restaurant, we also received a complimentary cucumber salad, which was excellent. From the yellow curry to the stir fry yourself bar, everything was lovely.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always consistently tasty food and service. Tried the cauliflower “fried rice” which I wouldn’t do again. Just order the real thing!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Yummy food, as always, great customer service and atmosphere as well! Celebrating son’s 16th birthday day🎈

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Live Sports, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Page advertises lunch on sundays is from 11 to 3 pm but at resturant lunch is only monday to fridays. I believe this is false advertisement.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Big Bowl is a go to fun lunch spot any day of the week. With great drinks, and a robust Asian fusion menu - there is something for all the types of eaters in my life.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food! Half price sangria pitchers on Friday are a steal!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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