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!

One Galleria Parkway
Suite 1B1
Atlanta, GA 30339
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Cobb Parkway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(770) 405-2464

Website:
http://www.bigchowgrill.com/

Catering:
Our catering menu is available on our website at www.bigchowgrill.com. Please call the restaurant for additional information.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet at front entrance. Ample self parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Blake Dunn

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Big Chow Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Kid-friendly (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Spicy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Big Chow Grill is a great place for get togethers! The ambiance is great for groups and the cheesecake is to die for!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 days ago

The whole experience was amazing!!! The food of course, the service, everything... Will definitely visit again!!! 😁

Tags: Organic, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Spicy, Romantic, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The server was great and the food as well

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Kid-friendly, Organic, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Spicy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Had an amazing time staff is always friendly and food is always great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Tapas, Business Meals
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great concept! Designed an awesome stir fry dish myself.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Meeting a friend

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I really enjoyed the experience all together. Service could be a bit more expeditious, other than that everything was great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was great and service was exceptional

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food & waiter Pierre was on point!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Food would have been really amazing if our waitress didn't number us the wrong table and have all of our bowls delivered to other customers... service was confused and slow. Disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The food was delicious we all loved it. We should be going back again soon.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This was our second visit, but the first on a weekend. The food was still excellent, and our server was great, but the food preparation was very slow. We were 5 people and our meals all came out at different times.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Well, apprently this place used to be awesome. Now, not so much. The meat was all cheap and not fresh, all the veggies were dried and gross, and terrible sauce combinations. Also the seasonings were spares. I had high hopes, sadly this was pretty terrible.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Fun with friends, get to choose all your food and spices. Prices are pretty good, great for a night out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Love making the stir fry into the soup!
The number of spices and sauces is awesome! Make each visit a different meal!
I'm addicted!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The food was okay. Stocked well. They could do a better job of keeping fruit flies away on the buffet.

Tags: Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 26, 2017

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?

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 19, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Was great. Wonderful food for everyone whether trying to be healthy or not. Great service. Affordable and accommodated a lotof separate checks. Took a reservation and was on time with it for 15 people.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Enjoyed everything except the music was too loud. Hard to have a conversation. My son has food allergies and it is always a plus to find a place he can eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Vegan, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2017

I love Big Chow Grill! There is something for everyone! I have every allergy known to man, and I love it because I can customize and mark that I have an allergy and it is not a problem! Great place for groups.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2017

We made a reservation via open table, and were told when we got to the restaurant that they had no tables and it would be at least 30-40 minutes before a table would be available.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Too loud - not enough bowls - a good place if you are bringing a group that wants variety but likes Chinese food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Love the food and enjoyed the experience with my family!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 12, 2016

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.

Tags: Healthy, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The food was great! I've only been a couple times, but I've enjoyed it on each occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 27, 2016

First time we had been here in years.

The food was great, but hard to not overeat.

The food is very affordable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2016

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.
Enjoy!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Healthy, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 13, 2016

The food and service were as expected. I would admonish the staff to do a little better job of keeping the service tables neater and cleaner.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2016

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Great food and atmosphere

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2016

This is the second year I have taken our work group to the Big Chow Grill. And the second year it was a hit!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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