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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

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

Good for a Date (47)
Casual (43)
Great for Lunch (38)
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Good for Birthdays (35)
Special Occasion (32)
Spicy (28)
Healthy (27)
Good Vegetarian Options (26)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Kid-friendly (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fun (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Business Meals (16)
Authentic (13)
Cozy (13)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Vegan (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Romantic (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Organic (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Live Sports (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined a day ago

My son brought me to Big Bowl for my birthday and I thought it was great so I brought my sister and nephew this time and they enjoyed the meal so much that they will be back again and again

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Food and Great Service. This was our 1st time at Big Bowl and it will not be the last

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good and the service was friendly and relatively fast. The only odd thing is that, I was dining alone, since I was on a business trip. Even though there were plenty of empty tables in the main room, they put me in the back room, by myself. It stayed that way until I was almost done when a man dining by himself was brought in the room and seated at the next table over. At that point, it felt kind of like they were quarantining us. I actually didn't mind being there as it's a bit more quiet and less busy, but it was definitely odd.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Had the Valentine weekend price fixed dinner - it was great...those Asian Meatballs (appetizer we chose) were incredible...and should be added to the menu! Everything was great as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Big bowl moved our reservation from 6:30 PM to 7 PM without notice or calling us. They moved it back after I showed them both the email and the app with the actual reservation time. I have been there a number of time but this was the first they did this.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

LOVE Big Bowl. I always get the build you own bowl. Rather than selecting a sauce or oil I have them use chicken broth.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice place. Had a fun time. Food was solid and server did a nice job explaining things to us. Never got our appetizer we ordered but server was super apologetic about it. No big deal. Overall - very good.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

First time at Big Bowl. Decided to ask my husband on a a date here for Valentine’s Day. Great food, great ambiance. Valentine deal was a great value

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wow! We started with vegetable potstickers. My friend then had spicy Thai food and I had a sesame chicken rice bowl. We were both very happy! Then, because of a birthday, we had our choice of desserts - - we went with the almond cookie sundae and it was FANTASTIC! The service was great with a server not afraid to suggest different things to try. Will go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Hello. I'm a big fan of LEY restaurants....
but my dinner at Big Bowl was very average. Sorry.... The Pad Thai was underwhelming. Maybe I'm just not a fan of Asian cuisine..... but I do enjoy PF Chang.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My wife was traveling me for business. I am in town for a trade show. She had never eaten at the Big Bowl. She loved it

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Nice place and very good food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

My daughter and I went to Big Bowl because we'd been there before and really liked it. Her food looked great; she had the salmon. I was disappointed in my Orange Chicken. It was very sweet and the amount of greens and chicken was quite minimal. I don't appreciate when servings are plentiful on the cheaper ingredients, in this case rice, but low on the more expensive items: chicken. Even vegetables. Just a few more springs of onion? That wouldn't be terribly expensive! I might go back, but I'll never order that again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Love, love, love Big Bowl. Wish is was closer to home. Whenever we eat there, we place a carry out order so we can enjoy it for a few days after!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was great, food outstanding big portions for the $$$. will definitely go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Spicy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Made reservations for 545 for birthday celebration. Waited 1/2 hour in crowded room. Many people who were walk ins were allowed in as I suppose available seating for larger parties were more important . Barely got our son to the college bus in time that leaves from woodfield. Also, credit card wasn’t returned and when we said that it hadn’t been, we were told it had been given back but would double check and there it was... nice waitress but experience was disappointing . Been big bowl fans for years till now. Sorry but not up to par .
Food was ok but not steamy like previous times.
Plenty of other restaurants and can’t take a chance on bringing guests .

Sorry but time to review what’s needed to bring you back to a 4 star or what we used to consider a 10.

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Tags: Vegan, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice place; to share time with the family.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food and great service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First time back to Big Bowl in many years. Wasn't overly thrilled. food was good but not great, I had asked to have my dish spicy, was not spicy at all. Had 2 delicious martinis, $9.50 each and I wouldn't have known that I had any alcohol at all, didn't want to be hammered but would like to have felt relaxed. Server was very inattentive. Again not terrible, not anxious to return soon either.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Very disappointed, at a restaurant I have visited many time, and will never again. The server was completely inattentive, the staff was as well, to the point where the server lost my credit card. Management was also unattractive, and unsympathetic, at a time where i was getting married in a couple days, all my reservations were on that card. I cannot believe this place even stays in business compared to how they treat customers they inconvenienced. Terrible ratings and terrible service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

My husband 61st birthday

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fresh and delicious food. Get the stir fry bar to create your own meal, and let the kitchen add an authentic sauce, such as Thai Green Curry, my absolute favorite!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent fresh food. The seafood is always perfectly cooked. The staff is always attentive.
We always enjoy going to Big Bowl.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I frequently eat at Big Bowl. Our server was fantastic. The food fell short however. The soup was not hot, just warm, green bean tempura warm, beef warm pot stickers on the cold side.....I will say the apple dessert was hot. So this time I was disappointed.

Tags: Spicy, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Other than a seating about 20 minutes later than our 6:30 pm reservation, the food service and vibe at Big Bowl is great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and great environment, couldn’t ask for more.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our server was so attentive and offered suggestions and answered questions patiently and kindly. She made us feel like we were important and wanted to do anything to make us happy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was good as usual except for the dessert. We got the warm apple dessert with ice cream. It was good until I saw a piece of apple that still had the sticker on it from the grocery store. They left the sticker on when they sliced the apple and then baked it with the sticker on. I was almost done eating when I saw this. Ugh.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent tasty food and service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Appreciate the variety and light cooking style of the food choices. The drinks are unique and refreshing.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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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vip
 (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 7, 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 6, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere, will definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Spicy, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly
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