Big Bowl Ridgedale

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876 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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CindyG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service with great food. Can’t ask for much more.

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PaulG
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Good spacing. Great food!

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KeithC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service & food were terrific.

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ShawnaS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants they’re doing a great job with keeping people protected. First time I was in a restaurant they took my temperature before we were seated.

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DonnaG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday lunch at Big Bowl. Everything was wonderful. Great food, wonderful service. An enjoyable dining experience.

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BrentM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and delicious, it came highly recommended! And wasn’t disappointed...

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vipBLONDIE
Minneapolis
142 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Limited menu, hubby and myself found food we liked
He had chicken pad tai, I had yellow curry chicken with veggies portions were large for lunch next day. We are both lettuce entertain you members and both had our birthday rewards so dinner for the two of us was just the tip!

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RossE
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome, we had a nice time, the food was excellent and the workers were very nice and helpful. Even our 1 year old had a great time. Thank you for a great experience!

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LucilleO
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always. Nice to sit outside And celebrate a daughter’s birthday.

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vipStephanieS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food, as always, is great! There was a miscommunication with our server about what to do with our leftovers, but he handled it well.

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eatswell
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and warm service, great food, and exactly where my 16 year old wanted to have her birthday dinner!

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BeckyK
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress was super helpful in that she is knowledgeable about the menu.
I loved her meal recommendation which I asked her opinion of.

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LeslieS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were wearing masks and tables were spaced really nice. The food was excellent and it was enough for 2 meals.

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SuzyS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We understand things are different in the age of COVID, but the limited menu was tremendously disappointing, including the removal of riced cauliflower, the only low-carb option. The rest of our food was “ok”. Very unlike our normal Big Bowl experiences over the years where it’s generally outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love big bowl. They have great gluten free options and the food is of course delicious

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vipKCE127
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a slow time of the day, but the restaurant isn't busy because people are reticent to eat out with CoVid. I enjoyed my food and and tried a non-alcholic drink - homemade ginger ale. It was delicious. The service was excellent and friendly.

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PeggyW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had never been here before. My friend had.
She said the food did not taste the same at all. I noticed that the cold peanut pasta salad (this is not the formal name...) did not taste peanuty at all.

Also, service seemed slower than I would have expected.

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vipqueenofmiles
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was great, she made us feel welcomed amidst the unusual Covid practices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering COVID it was phenomenal. Courteous and attentive. Food was fresh and tasted great.

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KeithC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delayed because of take out orders. The manager offered a significant discount off our bill, which we appreciated. The food was terrific.

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DhruvP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Been there so many times that I have lost count but the food was the worst i’ve ever had this one visit. Not how it usually is. The restaurant was beautifully run!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time back since the shutdown. The menu was smaller but we still enjoyed visiting our favorite restaurant. Can’t wait for the stir fry bar to come back! Excellent service as always!

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KassamK
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu as it was the 3rd day open Post Covid shut down but as always great service and still amazing Shrimp Thai Hot Pepper

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SandyH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good but I wish the website would have mentioned they were not yet using the full menu. Service was great and we were seated immediately. I am glad to be able to go to a restaurant again but it is still strange to have it half empty.

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JayEmbee
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love their pad Thai but it wasn’t great this time. No worries. I’ll be back because it’s usually wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If time back to indoor dining. It was a great way to get back.

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LilCountry
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience can’t wait for the full menu to be available. Drink prices are a bit high but overall a pleasant experience.

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BradleyP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Bowl is one of my favorite Minnesota restaurants. The food is always top notch and everything I order is delicious. The service is always great and I love that they take reservations so it's not a guessing game whether we'll get in, or not.

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Opentable1234
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was good, but our waitress rushed us through the entire meal. She stopped by our table constantly, interrupted many conversations, and looked irritated when we weren’t getting up to leave after only 30 minutes. It was not an ideal way to catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while.

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Moe4
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had reservations but they didn’t have our table ready for us. It wouldn’t have been so bad, but they brought us over to the table and made us stand in the middle of the busy restaurant, while we waited for them to set it up & bring more chairs. Food was very good but a bit overpriced. Especially the kids’ meals. The portions were huge, but the price tag was too. The waitress was pleasant, but slow & never offered any refills on our drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Reservation was for 8pm and we were seated at 8:45. The food came out very late since the server had forgot to put in he order twice.

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SamanthaM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance. Excellent food. Excellence service. A little loud. Will definitely go again (and again)!

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1HonestAbe
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The Mongolian beef was tender and flavorful.
The cauliflower fried rice has me craving more.
The spicy green beans had a wonderful spicy kick.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Tried the seasonal Banana Cheesecake that was awesome.
Great server, Erika!!

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vipJohnny99
Minneapolis
69 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waited 45 minutes after our reservation to finally get our table. Apologies multiple times from the Manager and he gave us a couple of free apps. Still, what's the purpose of having a reservation if it is not honored? Service was abysmal. Server was too busy and just wasn't around to take care of us. Food temperature was lukewarm, but we were so hungry, we just ate. Just not an impressive dining experience at all. No reason to go back.

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vipNickO
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They did not register my lettuce points after the meal. The meal itself was delicious as always

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ElizabethA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Went to celebrate a birthday with 4 of us dining. We arrived just a touch early for our reservation. The host was terse and not welcoming he waved us over to some extra chairs in a hall. The group that followed us were welcomed into the bar and were served drinks and given menus. After a wait we were seated, IN THE BAR! No server for us though. After a long wait the bartender came to ask if anyone had been by and we said, no.
He took drink orders and asked if we needed more time, again no. We all knew what we wanted. He asked if we wanted soy sauce and hot sauce, we said, yes. It never came. I ended up getting up and asking for some after the food arrived. The bartender was nice and I left him a nice tip but we were clearly not a priority or even a second thought to anyone in the restaurant. As an aside, the bartender’s clothing was filthy, very unappetizing.

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Restaurantweeknightout
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had our usual delicious and healthy bowls for dinner. Got to share with good friends. Wonderful evening.

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JeanR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Big Bowl. We are from out of town and do not have a chance to visit often. When we lived in the Twin Cities we dined there often. Food is outstanding. We are never disappointed.

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vipdanabeth1
Minneapolis
332 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

really good stir fry bar, fabulous waitress, great lunch spot to meet

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