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Big Bowl - Chicago

4.5
4.5
1098 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Using the freshest and highest quality ingredients and starting from scratch are the only ways to authentically prepare Asian cuisine. At Big Bowl, we make our own curries and roast our own chilies and spices, which are ground daily to prepare a variety of our signature dishes. Our menu features Chinese favorites like Kung Pao Chicken, Prime Beef & Broccoli, Sweet & Sour Pineapple Shrimp and Slow Roasted Barbecue Pork Fried Rice, along with Thai specialties like Panang Curry Chicken, Vegetable & Tofu Pad Thai and Red Hot Pepper Chicken Noodles. Whether its sweet or spicy, rice or noodles, Chinese or Thai that you are craving, our menu has it all. Located in the heart of River North.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 951-1888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer our Group Catering Menu and Party Platters for carry-out and delivery! Please ask for a manager and they will be happy to assist!

  • Private party facilities

    Big Bowl is the perfect venue to host a social or business event. For more information or to check availability, please call Laura or Grace at 312-589-7001 or via email at bigbowlparties@leye.com.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Nessel & Grace Terzakis: (888) 309-8408

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Ohio & Rush

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking garage directly above Big Bowl on Ohio Street. There are two entrances, one off Ohio St just past the corner of Wabash and Rush on the North side of the street The other entrance is on Rush St just north of Ohio St on the west side. Both are denoted by a green sign with a white "P" on it.

  • Public transit

    The red line stops at Grand and State which is only a few minute walk to Big Bowl.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,098 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Chinese

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  1. k

    kellys

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Took a friend, who had never been to the restaurant (I am a regular). Both of us really enjoyed our dinner and the service was wonderful. I highly recommend the salad (Asian chicken), lettuce wraps and the main courses. Sesame noodles are delicious. Wait staff/server was really good - not intrusive but tended to us well, friendly and professional.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our waitress was great!
  3. J

    Jolthammer

    Chicago

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic lunch here today.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Restaurant needs renovation
  5. M

    Michael

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    We thought the food was good as were the drinks. The part we could not get past was that all our plates were dirty. It was the underside of the rim of every plate but it made us wonder how well the plates in general were cleaned.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love every LEYE restaurant! Service is always super friendly and knowledgeable. We had several different cocktails which we all thought were very refreshing. Appetizers were good too, just wish there were more options without mushrooms. The kids loved their meals, minus the mushrooms. I love there chicken salad and chicken pad Thai. We will definitely be back!!!
  7. J

    Jolthammer

    Chicago

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat along the window. We were well taken care of by the staff. Food was great.
  8. JD

    JonD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super careful regarding allergens. Love it!
  9. RF

    RochelleF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks! Great ambience! The service was ver friendly!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Another restaurant adding unexplained “service charge” line items to their menu. Ok good for a chain, but can find better in Chicago.
  11. M

    Mobyville

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice and warm on a cold day. Service prompt and cheerful, no problem with special order, food absolutely topnotch. All stars all around!
  12. LD

    LisaD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sesame chicken was excellent! The service was excellent. The ambience was perfect. I would highly
  13. AL

    AntonioL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    great thai food. I will recommend it without any doubt
  14. DF

    DouglasF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. The service was outstanding along with the food.
  15. WK

    WKStewart

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience right off Michigan Ave. Wish I we had this option in Southern California.
  16. c

    chieats

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food is mediocre Americanized Chinese food (plus trying to mix in other Asian cuisines). Too expensive for the food they’re serving.
  17. NG

    NicolasG

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    This place needs a new ventilation system!! Way to much smoke from the kitchen! Kept coughing! Service was not as attentive.
  18. VE

    VEGAS

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Jon is our favorite server.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and nice location. Very good!
  20. H

    Happytummy

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The ramen is weird. It was a bowl of unidentifiable mush with angel hair type noodles, not ramen. Sesame noodles were good.
  21. A

    Abhishek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really great food and definitely worth the money you pay. Lovely and patient staff n the waitress helped us decide the food and it was amazing.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, great food and great service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    the food was very good and the servers were efficient. thank you for being part of our first family dinner in over 2 months
  24. KB

    KathrynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coming to this restaurant for years. One of my favorites in Chicago.
  25. M

    Marathonrun

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Huge portions of delicious food - the create your own option is awesome! This was perfect for carb loading pre-marathon!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great gluten free menu. Huge portions. Nice and helpful staff
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very vibrant place to meet up with friends or even for business love this place will definitely go back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love Big Bowl. One of my favorite Chicago Downtown experiences.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The ratings must be from high ppl. Soup had last nights dish sink flavour. Pad Thai was so wet chopsticks were useless. Ick. Overall.
  30. TC

    ThomasC

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome love this place! Spring rolls are delicious
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice and chill, dimmed lights.
  32. A

    Ashwin

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to hangout on a whim. I always keep returning to Big bowl
  33. JS

    JacquelineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robert our waiter was excellent. He offered me a chocolate cake for my birthday.
  34. MP

    MarisolPan

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I enjoyed with brunch experience with family. The food was good; great ambiance and service was awesome. The only suggestion is that the restaurant needs to manage Open Table reservations better, they were seating people without prior reservations first until a customer in front of me complained as we were asked to wait even though we had reservations.
  35. S

    Susan

    Chicago

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always happy Yummy food excellent service Appreciate how Mindful of allergies they are
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Server answered all our questions. The food was warm. My spicy special dinner was very spicy.
  37. RW

    RogerW

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was very decent, definitely big portions. Good cocktails and pleasant service. Good for a family or friends dinner
  38. BC

    BillyC

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food
  39. PF

    PatriciaF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a fantastic experience, and we really enjoyed the quality of food and our wonderful waiter - Michael!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Big Bowl - Chicago using the Order Online button. Big Bowl - Chicago also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Big Bowl - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 951-1888.

Big Bowl - Chicago is rated 4.5 stars by 1098 OpenTable diners.

Big Bowl - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Big Bowl - Chicago

60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ohio & Rush

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking garage directly above Big Bowl on Ohio Street. There are two entrances, one off Ohio St just past the corner of Wabash and Rush on the North side of the street The other entrance is on Rush St just north of Ohio St on the west side. Both are denoted by a green sign with a white "P" on it.

  • Public transit

    The red line stops at Grand and State which is only a few minute walk to Big Bowl.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 951-1888

  • Catering

    We offer our Group Catering Menu and Party Platters for carry-out and delivery! Please ask for a manager and they will be happy to assist!

  • Private party facilities

    Big Bowl is the perfect venue to host a social or business event. For more information or to check availability, please call Laura or Grace at 312-589-7001 or via email at bigbowlparties@leye.com.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Nessel & Grace Terzakis: (888) 309-8408

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