Big Bowl Ridgedale

4.7
933 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
There’s really only one place for authentic Chinese and Thai–and that’s Big Bowl. It all begins with the highest quality ingredients–naturally raised chicken and beef, heirloom pork, sustainable seafood and produce grown locally. Because Big Bowl believes that the best food is made from scratch, you can taste big, bold layers of flavors in every dish, from the curries right down to the dipping sauces. Everyone raves about the pad Thai, our spicy dishes that are truly hot, and our create-your-own stir-fry–and for good reason. Every element adds up to big taste and takes our food to another level, be it a fresh squeeze of lime, fragrant herbs or the seared Thai chilies. Big Bowl is so big on authentic flavors that even the ginger ale is made with fresh ginger root–from scratch, of course.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Confused host. Almost non-responsive. As guests arrived he told them to go away for about 15 minutes while he prepared your table. We did that, almost went somewhere else. When we came back he still had to wipe down our table as he mumbled from behind his mask.
What a novel idea--tell your customers to leave just as they enter.
Why do restaurants insist on putting their worst foot forward.
Mine are aimed the other way!

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LillyW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter snd her boyfriend took me snd her younger sister to dinner. We order calamari as an appetizer. The breading was light and the calamari was crispy.
I ordered the chefs stir fry with chicken, Szechuan sauce and pad Thai noodles. Oh my stars! There was loads of food. We home fat and happy and a doggy box. I also had cheesecake that was so rich and creamy.

Thanks! For making my Mother’s Day and my daughters graduation special.

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vipqueenofmiles
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, everything we expected from Big Bowl - great food and exceptional service. We continue to be loyal guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Erica, was wonderful. She made us feel as if our business was valued. She took the time to get to know us, was efficient and personable. The manager took the time to speak and ask if our food was to our liking. The food was wonderful. I asked that my order be changed because I did not want seeds in the breading. The manager quickly made the change, was quite accommodating and nice about it. She came back to the table and told me that she stood near the counter to wait for my order just to ensure that the process was seamless. I definitely recommend the Ridgedale Big Bowl.

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vipBarbaraD
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Renee was a great server!

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vipCarrieO
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ahi tuna poke bowl was AMAZING!! So much flavor and so fresh!

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JenniferW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and friendly staff! I would definitely eat here again.

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Carolyn
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Orange chicken was surprisingly bland. I always order that and it was bland and not a as many red peppers. It was disappointing. No yum yum sauce there any longer.

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Rose
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THEY DO A GREAT JOB WITH COVID-19, GREAT TABLE SEPARATION, MASKS REQUIRED AND FOOD IS FABULOUS NO MORE HAPPY HOUR FOR NOW.

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vipNewdiner
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food!

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Jane
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and safe environment. Every other table and booth were closed to ensure social distancing. Positive experience.

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vipjackie
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!
So good to see old friends (staff) makes you feel so good to walk in front door..... then the real pleasure begins with the food and drink.

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vip3Diners
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We picked a good time to go there. It was quiet, the food was great, and the service was fast and friendly.

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BrittneyW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The waitress went above and beyond to meet our needs. Really great and great performance and great personally.

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Dennis
Costa Rica
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to be there and be treated so well! Even a birthday treat for my friend!

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JeremyW
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, the Big Bowl exceeded our family expectations. Thank you for having my family always say "Big Bowl" when asked where they wish to go out for supper this evening!

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vipLorenC
Minneapolis
64 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was spotty. Kids food came out very fast. Great! Adults food took awhile and was cold when arrived. Server pleasantly took it back to reheat. Not impressed with this restaurant.

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vipCazarin
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch with my daughter.
Food was excellent.

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vipAndy
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good ... and the server remembers us from past visits ... makes it even more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

The host was a dick, no parties over seven or they had to be divided and this was supposed to be a family outing. The host then became a server and complained that there were children (who were divided from their parents by plexiglass) that were not in their seats and in the way. It was the stupidest experience I’ve had out, since Covid.

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goodfood
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice, fresh, flavorful food. The restaurant is spacing diners, staff are wearing masks and keeping their distance.

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JohnH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brought my wife to Big Bowl for her first time, and she gave it the thumbs up — and she's very picky and not easily impressed. It was my first time back in more than a decade and I was pleased.

Egg rolls were solid; egg roll sauces were fantastic.

Wife had Pad Thai and it was solid (not amazing like Thanh Vi in Brooklyn Park, MN) but nothing at all wrong with it.

I got the Ginger Beef and Broccoli. Again, it was very nicely done.

Taking the whole dining experience together, I'll be eager to go back, and to also take along others.

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Traveler
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I lived the convenience of online registration through Open Table. However, even though I received a reservation confirmation complete with confirmation number, Big Bowl did not have me on their books. So I don’t know what happened there but there was some glitch.

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dolfinguy
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love Big Bowl but miss full service menus. No chicken satay. No full service stir fry bar. I love lots of different mushrooms, onions, jalapeños, sprouts. Stir fry comes with premixed veggies. Can't remove any. Taste way down from normal. Hopefully, this changes soon. So over COVID-19!!!

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tessie
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The coconut yellow curry dish was wonderful. I had enough to share with my boyfriend the next day. A little more rice would’ve been nice to balance off all the sauce and everything. Very friendly staff and very attentive. My friend has a gluten allergy and they gave her lots of genuine attention. I definitely wanna go back soon!

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CindyN
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Manager was fabulous- I could not remember something I had ordered previously and he aimed to please by bringing out a couple of samples for me to try - very gracious!

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vipjshowal104
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Chicken Pad Thai is a favorite and Big Bowl is the best

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Mike
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience on a Sunday - food was good, portions still plentiful enough to have leftovers. Our waiter was great, we had one minor issue and he took care of it, manager came over to apologize, and they took care of it right away. we will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service!!

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LeslieB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Great food. Good service. They have social distancing precautions and throw away menus, so we felt safe. Can't beat them for Thai food.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was wonderful but I thought the service was lacking because I was thirsty and was out of water and didn't get asked if I needed a refill until our server handed us our check. Also it was my mother's birthday and it was nice that our host wished her a Happy Birthday but I thought she might get a treat or at least ask if we wanted desert. I would recommend this place for a casual lunch or dinner but not a special occasion.

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CraigM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

We dine here often. We love the food. Service was a bit questionable this time. Placed in the far corner of the restaurant

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LaurenO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, great food, covid safe, comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same great experience!

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Haley
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love Big Bowl! Would recommend their pad thai to anyone! Stir fry is also amazing but better when covid isn’t a thing.

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food somewhat spicy but still soooo good

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bobg
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Have always had a good experience at this Big Bowl.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Big Bowl was one of our regulars before the pandemic. We were happy we could go in, sit down and have a good meal again. We have been there so much that the staff know our names and always greet us with a smile.

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Steph
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Everyone working there were super friendly and made us feel very welcomed!

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Grumpus
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was delightful! The food was delicious!

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Big Bowl Ridgedale is rated 4.7 stars by 933 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.

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