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Big Bowl - Schaumburg

4.4
1466 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Thai
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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
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Phone number
(847) 517-8881
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Raul Gutierrez
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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.
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Private party contact
Laura Nessel & Grace Terzakis: (312) 589-7001
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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!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 53/290 and Higgins
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Parking details
Free Parking is available immediately around the building, or in the parking garage to the west of the restaurant.
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Public transit
Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Big Bowl. We will be open from 11:00am – 9:00pm, serving our regular menus, in addition to daily specials. Reservations are recommended.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1466 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Best panang chicken anywhere

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Our server was a bit on the slow side. I’m not sure if he was newer to the job or what but he took a bit to get everything to us. Typically our service is a bit quicker especially during business lunches.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great Food! Great Value! Bar was packed, so drink service was a tad slow.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

We were 3 parents out that all got babysitters for the evening. High school friends catching up. The service was terrible. We barely got checked on, needed to ask several times for some things. The bill was dropped with out asking if there was anything else we would like. We were going to get another bottle of wine but instead went and spent another $100 at Shaw’s since our server couldn’t be bothered.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a reservation and got stuck at a lousy table. Service was decent. Food was great. Normally everything is fantastic. This time overall it wasn't bad.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Nice place, good food, and great service. First time dinner. Very comfortable and nice lighting.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Big Bowl never disappoints! The service is great and the food was delivered quickly and piping hot! The summer rolls are excellent. I usually get the chicken pad thai, and it is very tasty as well. I really appreciate your gluten-free menu!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Celebrated my husband’s birthday here on Wednesday with my family. The food portions were great for the price(although I wish there was a little more meat served with the dish) and the mango cheesecake was delicious. We also really enjoyed the pineapple sangria and pomegranate margarita. The restaurant was a little loud (wished it were music instead of people’s conversations) but overall the entire family had a great time. We would definitely recommend it and will go again.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great as always. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was Excellent from appetizer to dessert. We had a great time. Our waitress Juliana was superb and made sure our food was prepared the right way and went out of her way to make our dining very pleasurable and enjoyable. She knows her subject very well. Great job she did. I wish she would be our waitress Ali the time.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner And would go back again

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I was pretty disappointed by the food and the experience. We had made reservations at 730pm for 7 people. We started showing up around 7pm, and when we were all there at 720pm, and they didn't have our table ready until about 8pm.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were there for lunch on Saturday and the food was delightful. I had the Kung Pao Chicken and it had just the right amount of spice. The staff is so helpful, fun and friendly!!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our server was awesome. She was Johnny on the spot with refills. Made the overall dining experience top notch. My daughter and I both had the poke bowl which was huge and delicious and we had the crispy eggplant for appetizer. The eggplant was pretty salty. Glad we tried it but would not order again. We were in and out in less than an hour

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food and ambience. Perfect spot for a family hangout.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Ate Easter lunch there. Perfect for a family that includes one vegetarian and one allergic to shellfish. They are very careful about the allergy and we all enjoy choosing our own combinations and sauces. Also, the desserts were better than expected. Hot chocolate brownie with caramel ice cream, oh my!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I had a horrible experience. We had to wait for bar to be replenished. Which I don't understand why it wasn't done round the clock. Then it was a long line of people waiting to fix their bowls. I got a very hot pepper in my food which caused for me to have a terrible reaction. I was coughing so bad I hurt my back. The only thing that management did was take it off of our bill. Then the waitress came over with dessert and my husband thought it was on the house and she added it to the bill. He never knew what was happening at that moment. If someone has something happening to them and the only thing you do is remove their food from the bill, that is not great customer service to me. I was literally thought that I was going to have to go to the hospital that is how bad it was. I could eat anything else. I will never return or refer anyone to come there.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We love Big Bowl and I was happy to see they've added cauliflower rice to the menu. We sat in the front section for the first time and it was a bit noisy due to the kitchen doors being right behind us. That's my only minor compliant.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very nice night out.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Michael our server was very kind & extremely helpful!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything from the time we walked in to greeters, service, the food were all amazing had a great anniversary lunch

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I hadn't been to Big Bowl in several years and typically ordered off the menu previously.
This time decided to do the stir fry, and I will order it again. Great choices of sauce, protein and rice (I had cauliflower rice - delicious!), plus a trip to the buffet to fill a bowl with fresh veggies.
Noisy but great place for lunch!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food is good. Place is very crowded on the weekends. Always reserve because the wait time can sometimes be up to an hour.One of the best Chinese Cuisine in Schaumburg.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good food. Great service. Nice place to catch up. The tempura green beans are awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Consistently good.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I have been to Big Bowl Schaumburg and Lincolnshire locations numerous times. It's my favorite restaurant. I have tried about 15 different items and have NEVER been disappointed. Love the food. My only negative would be is that the restaurant can sometimes get very loud and hard to hear the people at your own table. Otherwise, I love both locations and will return MANY MANY times!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good food as always - friendly server - easy to accommodate special requests

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Big Bowl is a reliable, good, Asian restaurant. The ambiance is pleasant and the food consistently good. I enjoy their margaritas, which are made with fresh lime juice. The potstickers are always a good starter. I appreciate the variety of options from Chinese to Thai and even Pho. Service was good and food arrived promptly. Great for before or after the movies at Streets of Woodfield. They are consistent across the board - worth trying!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We love Big Bowl. Good food and lots of fun. Recommend trying the build your own stir fry!

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2.0Dined on March 14, 2018

To say the waitress was rude would be an understatement. She did not have any customary manners whatsoever.

When I reserved on open table, I indicated this was a birthday dinner. No mention of this was made through the course of the dinner.

Food was delicious, but left feeling meh to bad.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Server was ok. Food and drinks were good. Nice touch with a birthday dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great evening!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

I went with my family to celebrate my birthday and we had an excellent time. The waitress was very friendly and the food was delicious

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We have been dining at Big Bowl for years and have always found it to be excellent. Maybe they are getting too busy and just can’t handle it? This was the worst experience by far:

- they sat us a 2 person table simply pulled slightly away from a larger table - kindof like our own little island surrounded by narrow serving aisles
- food was mediocre - cutting back on portion sizes and flavor!
- server was inattentive - never checked how things were, no refills til we were done eating, and had to ask for our own check; we opted against dessert just to get out of the environment.

We will try again and see what the trend.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great service
Great Waiter
Great Time
Great Food
Great Place to gather with friends

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Out waitress was phenomenal as usual. Service here is amazing. We would definitely recommend coming here to anyone!

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Average visit at this restaurant - they changed the menu again - seasonal is great, but they make changes to menu and keep older name for dish - now I know to ask every time - visited there for years - will continue to visit

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We enjoyed everything we ordered from sweet sour soup to appetizers and entrees and on to dessert

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

They changed the menu and took out some of my favorite dishes

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