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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
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.
My family and I have been to Big Chow several times and always truly enjoy it. This time I took my small group and they were amazed at such a place. They enjoyed picking out what they like and felt it was a good value. Each of them said they would be bringing their family back.
Very cool concept for stir fry - buffet style with lots of options and combo's
OK, this place is very interesting. They do Stir Fry buffet style.
Grab a bowl from the buffet line
First you choose a rice or noodle with 3 different rices and 2 (or 3) noodles.
Then you add Veggies, at least 20+ different veggies.
Next you pick your sauce(s).Get creative and mix and match the homemade sauces.
next you can add 1 or more of their dozen or more spices.
Now to the Protein's, in a separate bowl you can pick 1 or more protein's which include chicken, beef and fish.
Almost done, hand your two bowls to the person at the end of the buffet line and he will get it cooked up and delivered to your table.
And the good part, you can go back for more, so I recommend go small and change it up and see what you can come up with each trip through the line.
We went here for a girl's night out for a friend's birthday and really had a great time. The food was very good and there was something for everyone. Everything was nice and fresh and we each enjoyed making our own creations and seeing how they turned out.
Our server Adam took super good care of us and helped us make sure our friend had a special birthday evening. Everyone there was friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed ourselves.
I can't wait to go back with my family because I know they will love it too!
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