Big Bowl - Chicago
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Kung Pao Chicken
wok-tossed chicken, wrinkled green beans, spinach, blackened chilies, chopped peanuts, your choice of rice or chow fun noodles
Big Bowl is a welcome survivor among the post-Covid River North restaurants. Though the self-serve make-your-own-bowl feature is still suspended (as of this writing April 28, 2021) for Covid concerns, most of the regular menu remains. Dishes are prepared quickly and deliciously, and special requests are no problem. Service is fast, friendly & professional. Prices are a good value. Their thing is Pan-Asian, so whether you like Chinese or Thai, mild or spicy, you'll find something you like. Go!
Food was below average and the place was not as clean as I was hoping. Probably won’t ever come back.
Great prices for a large amount of food. Ambiance is good, restaurant was clean, staff was very friendly.
Staff was so pleasant and energetic. Very thoughtful COVID protocols, plenty of space. Multiple staff members helped bring food, answer questions, clear plates, constantly bringing us new waters. Accommodated special requests as well. Outstanding experience!
The food was quite greasy and salty
Our go-to neighborhood restaurant. Although, the chicken and peanut eggrolls are worth a long drive. Good prices for beer and wined and always excellent service.
Great time. Great server. Didn't hurry us. That's a big plus since my wife has medical issues. We will be back soon.
The service was awesome - but the food wasn’t as good as it was pre-Covid. I had the Orange Chicken and it was bland with a LOT of breading to the chicken. Hoping it was just an off day?
Ladies lunch date. We ordered ,2 , appetizers and 3 main dishes. Portion sizes are good. We all shared everything. The curry coconut chicken was delicious. The shrimp and scallops in garlic ginger sauce was zippy. The pad Thai was a little dry. Our server was really nice and friendly. Please note there is no outside seating.
I always come here and enjoy the food and drinks! It is definitely a place to come for date night or a group setting!
Food was delicious and the staff were friendly and attentive!
Reliable food. Friendly and fun staff.
Food was good but not as big of portion as we’ve had in the past. Out of a lot of the beer on tap.
Definitely not worth the price,
Food is definitely not great
Service was a OK
Atmosphere is the only good thing
The food is always excellent. They have a commitment to the quality of ingredients. Service is always excellent
I recently visited Big bowl on Ohio st Chicago, on 03-13-2021 6.33pm check no 1668. I got seated quickly, and host was nice too. I ordered Cashew chicken, it had spicy sign but it was not spicy much which is ok, however the sauce and oil content of this dish was a bit a lot that I didnt like my dish at all. I didnt complain about to host because I figured this is how cashew chicken is served at big bowl and i did not want them to waste the food. My entire experience with the food would not make me want to visit Big bowl again.
Great food and service as always. I felt very comfortable with the Covid precautions.
The food was delicious as always. We were very excited when we were in Chicago for the weekend to find our favorite Asian eatery open with seats available. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was hot, fresh and so full of flavor!
Hadn’t been here in a long time and was pleasantly surprised by the overall quality of the food and service. Great for families as the portions are large and you can easily share. Delicious green curry, chicken wonton soup, and pan-fried dumplings!
Hot dishes good and hot, cold dishes cheerfully cold. Service right on top of everything: hardly had time to think of something we needed before it was on the table. All stars.
The waiter was professional & friendly, the food was great, the price was good. Awesome experience!
I loved it will be back soon!!! Amazing service as well!!!
We had a wonderful experience our waiter was knowledgeable and very friendly.
A neighborhood gem. Great food, excellent service, and good beverages. The potstickers and chicken egg rolls are not to be missed.
We had a great experience. We will definitely be back!
My waiter anticipated our every need. The food was hot, very tasty, and I had leftovers for lunch. The restaurant was very clean and the food looked great.
The orange chicken was very dry and thin, very thin pieces. Had to ask the server for water a number of times. Grateful they are open!
Restaurant followed Covid procedure. Only complaint was the soup wast hot enough
Restaurant clean, well spaced out
always good food. You know what you’re getting.
Service was efficient but not intrusive.
Prices have gone up but I don’t begrudge the slight increase when the hospitality industry is in need.
Have never left disappointed.
My family loves Big Bowl.
Always a treat and fabulous service.
Awesome staff and food
Great food, good atmosphere. Would definitely dine here again.
Delicious! Temperature was taken and Covid-19 regulations were being followed
Chinese chicken salad had too much dressing. Pad Thai not great but lots of veggies
It was a lovely eve.
Live Big Bowl. Food was great and super fast. Delicious drinks too.
Great way to bounce back after the Covid shutdown. Service was great. Waitress was super attentive and offered great customer care. Food delicious as always. Too bad cocktails were not an option. Nonetheless, will go back in a heartbeat.
Excellent location and ambience. Great menu with affordable prices. Definitely would consider again.
We have been visiting here for 15 years now and it never fails to win us over. Penang chicken curry has all of us under it’s spell!
Big Bowl - Chicago does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Big Bowl - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 961 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.