Big Chow Grill

4.4
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212 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian

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Good Vegetarian Options
From Red Restaurant Ventures and the original founder of The Real Chow Baby, Big Chow Grill is the next step in the evolution of American Stir-Fry. Big Chow Grill offers more fresh vegetables, more seafood options and more local ingredients. Same great value, same great service, just more healthy choices. We feature over 70 fresh ingredients, including fresh butchered meat and seafood and all of our signature sauces are MSG-free. Our Asian inspired appetizer menu is prepared with heart-smart canola oil and features favorites such as Egg Rolls and Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Relax at our full service bar and enjoy one of our signature “Big Cocktails” or a “Skinny Sip” made with less sugar. With value priced unlimited trips to our market fresh stir-fry bar and complimentary valet parking, Big Chow Grill is the perfect place for a healthy lunch or a lively night out with friends. This is BIG!
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h
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Ingredients on the assembly line were of satisfactory quality. The bill for the amount we ate was very reasonable. The youngsters in our group liked the unique format and freedom to create.

Those are the pluses.

The restaurant is spartan. Table tops sticky. Service personnel eager to do the minimum and go back to chatting. Ambiance a negative. Recommended only based on pigging out and pleasing the youngsters.

T
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience! I wish I could eat 2 bowls. I struggle to get through one, it’s sooooo good!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was Good 😊😊

DD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food came out burned. Have been to other restaurants with similar food preparation, never have I had food burned. Food was very greasy. Can not recommend this restaurant.

T
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very kind server. Didn’t catch her name. She has beautiful rich dark skin and is slim. She seated us exactly where I noted in my reservation. They didn’t have ginger ale but she and the bar staff mixed together a tasty concoction that was delicious. We sat there too long but she didn’t throw us out. She was super nice and asked us to come again. We certainly will and will make sure she is tipped well. Such a great time. Great food! My 9th visit to this location since 2014. Always hits the spot. So good!

BI
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Concept is cool. Food was great. Little on the expensive side for our family of five. Our kids didn’t eat enough to justify the price we paid for them.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a wonderful time with my family and our server was awesome. We’ll continue to come back for our family outragings ❤️

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was mediocre. No urgent need to please anyone. Food was good and fresh.

JA
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience1

The place was just to dirty. Food on the floor by the bar and on the counters. The servers acted like they don’t care. The overall place wasn’t the best. Plus it kind of messed up my birthday celebration with the food on the floor and servers not caring.

H
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from out of town and looking for somewhere good to eat. My boyfriend and I LOVE stir fry so we thought, why not? The instructions were explained clearly and the food was amazing. Server was attentive and bar drinks were delicious. I loved being able to pick exactly what I wanted. My boyfriend, who is a vegetarian also allergic to onions and peppers, was thrilled about the tofu, egg, and vegetables selection. What a cool idea.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My second time going but tonight was defiantely the wrong night to go (Anime weekend) the event was cool and actually was a great distraction for the kids being that it was 30 min wait (with a reservation) and 20+ min wait for food. The manager was very accommodating and our server was really nice. I love this place and would definitely recommend.... just on a night that's not so busy!

LS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

This was my first time at the restaurant. Overall, I had a good experience. I would’ve given the restaurant 5 stars if there weren’t so many gnats or fruit flies flying near the food and around us at the table.

MG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place!! Great service and food, very affordable

J
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent stir fry/Mongolian Barbeque experience, rare to find in Atlanta area. Excellent selections of vegetables, starches, meats, sauces, and seasonings, served as choice of traditional bowl, salad, soup, or wrap. One price for unlimited servings; shrimp available as upgrade.

KZ
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For an afternoon lunch date this place is still the best. Went around 1:30 after the lunch rush everything was restocked on the food bar and the staff amazing. Highly recommend

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome idea! Build your own stir fry with so many choices

PM
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Having been to the original restaurant, the real Chow baby, I was familiar with the format. The food was delicious and when you construct your meal yourself, you can’t blame the chef if it doesn’t come out well!

The ingredients were above average in quality. The table where we were seated had a hole in the middle. The dining room appeared to be well worn and in need of an update.

The value was excellent for the quality and quantity, but this is not a romantic place. It’s far better suited for college students than middle-aged adults.

KG
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Lots of great choices. Only thing missing was fresh ginger.

t
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Our server was very friendly and helpful.

SL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the 4th time I've been to this restaurant & it is always good but what can you really expect when you make your own bowl to be cooked.

S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was ok. Ingredient selection is good and the meal overall is a good value

TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food but bar area server was a bit distracted. We had to ask for drink refills. He started being attentive. IHe was only serving 2 tables.

SF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

There are so many items to chose from on the food bar, anyone could make a dish to suit them. The food is fresh and cooked quickly. The service was great. We will be back.

DT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall the value was great for the cost. However the tables could’ve been a little bit more cleaner. And the wait staff could’ve been a little bit more prompt with cleaning up in between visits to the station. A little bit more variety in the protein would also be extra bonus.

MR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome. Staff was wonderful. We will be back!

PW
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Rice was hard as if undercooked. Not enough choices in side or sauces.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was charged twice when I took my son out on his birthday dinner on Valentine’s Day. It is the 20th and I still have not been refunded for my double charge. It’s just rediculous

E
Charlotte
95 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant was displeased by the lack of understanding of how everything went and staff was all on their cell phones at the same time absolutely terrible and disappointed.

LG
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great value. Been here before. Typically you have raw proteins to add to your dish. For some reason tonight all proteins were precooked, making them very tough and rubbery. Also out of ordered appetizer, but didn't tell us till we asked for it twice.

TM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Book Club often meets here bcuz of the variety of the menu, good service, seating in a somewhat secluded area & not being rushed to leave.

W
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My family and I have eaten at Big Chow four-five times. Given that it is a Mongolian Barbecue style restaurant, the food options don’t really change from one time to the next, inasmuch as it is totally up to the diner regarding which ingredients they use for their meal. The options for ingredients are quite varied so that you can concoct completely different meals every time you go through the preparation line. This is an all you can eat restaurant, and thus a great value. Food preparation and service are always quick.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a family dinner for my mom’s birthday. Overall the service was good. Our server was very friendly and pleasant but he was rather slow at service and the restaurant wasn’t very crowded. The food was good and they were accommodating of our large group. I would definitely dine here again.

DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The restaurant was not as I remembered from several years ago. Not as clean and the food wasn't as fresh. There was a bug crawling near the raw foods. The server was largely unavailable. I was disappointed.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We went on a Sunday for dinner and just to try a new place out. The place wasn’t packed at all but they ran out of rice, meat and some seasonings. Our waiter barely came to the table and when she did she’d ask how we were but continue to walk before we could even answer. Since you basically put together your own bowl you control how the flavor is. It would have been nice to have some recipe cards but they ran out of that too.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Concept is great, food was excellent but several items in our order were done or delivered incorrectly. It has a cafeteria feel to it and is noisy (which may have contributed to the errors in our order).

TF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food combinations are hard to get right

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was awesome- staff was extremely helpful and pleasant. Food was awesome

AB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My family and I LOVED The Big Chow Grill! The food was fresh and hot off the grill. The servers were helpful and friendly and the ambiance was nice. The only downside is that you HAVE to leave! 😊

BB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I am sad to see the quality of food and service of this location go down. I was present when this restaurant first opened and it was an amazing experience. On such holiday weekend like Memorial Day, it might be a good idea to do inventory and stock up on basic supplies. Restuarant was out of a lot of things during my visit.

C
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The price of the drinks advertised very not clear enough. The rum punch looked like it was $1.99 when it was actually $4.99.