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About Big Chow Grill
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!
Atlanta, GA 30339
Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Indian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our catering menu is available on our website at www.bigchowgrill.com. Please call the restaurant for additional information.
Complimentary Valet at front entrance. Ample self parking is also available.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer semi-private dining space with seating for up to 100 guests. Please contact the restaurant for additional information.
Private Party Contact:
Mike Blum: (770) 405-2464
Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Big Chow Grill Ratings and Reviews
We happened to be attending an event at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Big Chow was close so we thought we would try it. We arrived around 5:30pm, and there were very few people in the place considering it was Valentines Day! The place is very large and open. We didn't realize how casual it would be (very!) at all. Our waiter was very attentive and his only faux pas was that my husband ordered unsweet tea and he was given sweet but in the South, this happens all the time. The process is to go up to the line of raw foods and pick out what you want and put in a little bowl and then drop it off to be cooked. The selection of ingredients was decent and our food was back out to us in 10 minutes. It tasted great! The only issue I has was the food area was a mess and not clean so I was little put off by that. Other than that, for $14 a person, I can't complain really.
A family get-together - birthday party - 9 people. - an annual family outing. The service was so poor - terribly slow - the server was inattentive, to say the least. It took forever just to get drinks. We needed more napkins, and requested them, but eventually one of our group had to go to the counter near a big tub of silverware - an employee area- to get some. Lots of examples like that. We were done eating and asked for the birthday cake, which we had brought and given it to someone at the front to be refrigerated. Were told there were too many dishes on our table, it would be perhaps ten minutes to get them cleared to make room for the cake. Ten minutes? Asked for small plates and silverware - got the small plates - had to ask again for forks. Had nothing to cut or serve our cake with, went to the employee area where the silverware was and was told there was nothing they had that would help service.
Will definitely be back! There was a dumb alarm that was going off the entire time for one of the vents that was REALLY annoying and pretty loud, but we could still talk and hear each other. The food was great, brought out to the table fast! The variety was great. For some reason our waiter couldn’t figure out to split the check two ways when there were four of us (two couples). He was thoroughly confused when it came to which card went to which.
Tasty food based on your own seasoning that you’re able to add...loved the variety of rice and different noodles. Also loved the variety of protein like chicken, beef, fish, shrimp, and calamari. Based on the rice, etc bowl and the tiny bowl for meat, etc., the amount of food looks sparse but once stir fried, you end up with a really good sized white bowl. Very filling! My only peeve was that an employee kept trying to clean around the containers that held all of the ingredients that customers were trying to dip into. She was getting in the way and slowing down the line. Other than that, loved the food and we’ll be back since my son loves the concept of picking his own food😀👍🏾
I am Disgusted. Went with my family for my birthday I did not receive my food At All..... Anna the manager on duty who Needs to be FIRED!! Does not communicate properly. I WAITED 2 F@#%$ HOURS for my food to arrive. I am still waiting for my food. I was literally disappointed, all she had to say was that the kitchen mixed up my food and for me to remake my bowl. She kept saying " your food would be out soon" . The disappointment was so real.
Good as always. We made reservations for 5:30 on a Thursday evening because we had tickets for a 7 p.m. show at the Cobb Energy Center. I usually go here for lunch and it is almost always packed. Did not need reservations for that early - at least during the week. Upside was that it was nice and quiet for conversation and no lines for the food. Can't think of a downside. The crowd had started picking up when we left. Note - put at least twice the amount of sauce on your food as you think you need.
We arrived right at 11am, best time so far, by 1130 you couldn't hear yourself think almost every table was filled great lunch spot!!! Service is great out waitress (Alissa I believe) was great didn't rush us and came around just often enough. The place was packed by the time we asked for our check, she was busy but cashed us out in a timely manner. I love this place it's my husbands and I's go to day date place.
My boyfriend and I were in Smyrna to attend a seminar and I wanted to surprise him with a vegetarian spot. My Google search suggested this restaurant. I'm glad I followed the suggestion,
the food was great. This restaurant reminded me of the old "Chow Baby" that was on Ponce.
My Boo was delighted also because is pallet was tantalized with all of the veggie the selections too. The best part was it was all you can eat!!!
I made reservations thru "Open Table' which was not necessary on our Thursday night visit.
I will go again and will recommend this to everyone!
It took over 40 minutes to bring out the food. And, there were times when we could see that nothing was on the grill. During the wait, the background was noisy and frenetic. The manager on duty did what she could to expedite matters and even gave us a credit on our bill. It’s too bad because the food was good.
Food was okay....but didn't "wow" me. Having the guests pick their own veggies was fine, however, didn't like the same set up for the raw meats. Didn't seem safe/sanitary.
Restaurant music was way too loud...had to almost scream to have a conversation at the table as a result. Staff was friendly. Convenient spot to go prior to attending an event at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.
We have eaten at Big Chow multiple times in the past and it has been very good but unfortunately our recent experience has caused me to provide a very lackluster review.
Our issues stemmed from the cook staff mixing up the meat in the different bowls and not cooking one of our guests' food until everyone else at the table had received theirs and finished. We even alerted the server to it who really did nothing to escalate the issue with the cook staff to get them to prioritize the bowl.
After multiple positive trips we more than likely won't be eating here again as it seems as though the overall management and service provided has dramatically declined.
Food was excellent for several reasons: wide selection of vegetables, pastas, sauces, and spices; they cook your choices as stir fry, coconut soup, wraps, and/or salad; and you control the taste and spiciness. Great ambiance, but noise level can become too loud. Overall, it's a great food experience.
Big Chow Grill lets you pick your own items to be stir-fried. You choose the starches, the vegetables, the sauces, the protein, and the spices (although they recommend going light on those, and with good reason). The staff fries, or grills, or wraps, or turns it all into soup, and you're eating well for at least two hours. And did I mention it's all you can eat?
What's not to love about food you're mostly in control of?
You select noodles, or rice and all veggies in one bowl, and meats and fish in another. A nice selection of sauces. Once the food is cooked it is brought to your table. Server checked on us once, but never refilled our water or drinks. Food itself cooked well and served hot.
We arrived spot on time, but the restaurant didn't seem to be geared toward reservations even after we told them we had a reservation. The bowl building area was very unkempt and several items were empty. The placing of meat in a tiny separate bowl seemed an obvious attempt to limit higher cost ingredients. The area where bowls are dropped off to be cooked was unmonitored and very messy/dirty/unsanitary. Even though my wife and I dropped our bowls off at the same time, hers was delivered 10 minutes before mine. Food taste was fine. All in all very disappointing.
We selected the Big Chow Grill for our valentine's day dinner as most restaurants featured on open table are very nice and of high quality. BCG is the exception. First we had no idea that the restaurant was in a largely defunct mall. Since the basic concept is to pick out your ingredients and have them grilled for you, the fact that it might not be a good idea to have raw chicken and beef sitting out was probably overlooked. I saw a kid handling noodles with her bare hands in the buffet style line that you stand in to pick out your ingredients. Both my husband and I had "bathroom issues" later that evening. Overall, the concept is a good idea but the reality of it is a lot of people with dirty hands handling serving spoons and raw meat. Just go to a regular restaurant and skip the sick stomach.
We enjoyed our birthday celebration at Big Chow Grill - both the food and the environment. The experience itself is interesting and the food is fixed exactly as you like it since you choose all of the items for your bowl. We will definitely choose this as a family meeting place again in the near future as well as eat there when convenient as a couple.
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