Big Bowl Ridgedale

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781 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OT
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved our server, she took great care of us!

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TG
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent, fresh and delicious!

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j
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual a very nice Asian meal with superb service

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. A little pricey but worth it for the taste and leftovers. Very loud though.

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SK
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and good service

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

My server talked bad about me behind my back with another employee. She was extremely rude to me and was talking to my family in a angry tone. Ruined the experience for us.

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FT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was remarkably poor this go-round. It was interesting to watch the servers hover around where dishes would be served up for delivery. They were not coming out to the tables to do their normal job, and that’s what we experienced. They didn’t stop back to ask if we wanted additional drinks. They didn’t stop back to ask how our food was. We had to flag them down to report a food issue. This is not what we have experienced in the past.

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JT
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried something new, what happened was the Thai basil chicken. Very good. I also had their bourbon blueberry smash, which was VERY refreshing.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our "go to" for fresh Asian food. Have never been disappointed. Service was great !!

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KA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was brought to our table frustratingly after 40 min of order time. not checked if we needed to order Desert. it was a birthday celebration... will not be visiting back again, sorry!

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R
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was as good as usual. Great place to eat healthy food!

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PT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We've been here before, and got exactly what we were expecting. Host sat us immediately, and server showed up quickly after for a drink order.

We planned an hour for dinner, but sat down and was out of there in 35 minutes.

Cashew Chicken is spicy and salty, but would recommend with the fried rice as a side!

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OT
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I visit Big Bowl frequently but this night we went there at 8:15. The food took a long time to get and was served cold or at best tepid. Would not recommend going there at that time. Assuming they were anxious to get home, but then they should not have accepted reservations for that time! Very disappointed :(

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LT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been to big bowl 3 times in the last 3 months and it’s always been for dinner. I can confidently say their dinner meal portion size has decreased which is great, but the prices haven’t! So I am paying the same for less food now!

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MW
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Go here all the time. Great food. Had a bit of an issue with the order being wrong this time, and to get it corrected took a long time. But the staff was very sympathetic and helpful.

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C
Minneapolis
111 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience all around. This restaurant must have great management. The employees were friendly and happy, and the food and service were excellent. We were very impressed. Kudos to Big Bowl.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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BV
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the stir-fry bar ( I think that's what they call it. ) I get all the veggies I need and it's all very tasty! Thank you!

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Food was not as good as usual, appears recipes have changed. Service was not good at all

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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AF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The only problem we had was that 5 out of 6 of us got our food all at once but my son had to wait another 15 minutes for his. I think it was missed entirely and they hurriedly got it prepared after our server realized the mistake. Our server was great though!

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VL
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I asked server for separate checks twice, she still brought one!!! Had to stop a manager for beverage refills

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal for mother's day. I know it's a very busy time, but our server and the restaurant performed very well.

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p
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

thats all there Good

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PJ
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I love Big Bowl. I have been spoiled. The Wsit Staff person was friendly. She was taken off guard when I asked her to read the specials. It helps me to better visualize the offerings. She did read them off. She was very polite.

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good, but our waitress was rude. She was impatient with us when we had questions about the menu (walked to another table while taking our drink order), and acted annoyed when she could not hear my mom because it was so loud in the restaurant. She was just cold and acted like she did not want to be there at all.

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P
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Table was right next to the kitchen. Very loud clanking of plates and cooking pans. Two of us have difficulty hearing so was tough for us to hear conversations.

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Chicken was not cooked completely. Rubbery. Waiter comped a dessert but a favorite was disappointing. We should have sent back right away.

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E
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I always love doing the fresh vegetables and a protein but I ordered the ginger garlic sauce and it was no bueno- my daughter loved her teriyaki chicken and rice

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JP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I have been here several times, and will continue to go back. The food is quite good, without being too expensive.

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D
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service. Fresh and tasty!

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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food!

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KZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and nummy food. Tons of food for the price - I got the yellow curry with chicken (my favorite!)

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J
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Normally the food is very good. However, tonight the entrees were really greasy. I could only make it through half and then left the boxed leftovers behind.

Also, the price increases make me reconsider coming back. I’m not certain it’s worth the prices now, especially if the good quality is declining.

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JW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Chris was the best!!
He really made dinner a first class experience!
Thank you!

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BL
Minneapolis
138 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Big Bowl! I like creating my own meal picking out the protein, veggies, sauce, noodle or rice. And so much food. Had another meal with the left overs! I also like earning points you get points from open table and also the lettuce entertain you points!!!

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MS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food wasn’t as good as it usually was. Wouldn’t go again if the food was going to be like that. Sauce was just swimming. Gross.

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j
Las Vegas
138 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big Bowl uses fresh ingredients so the meals are very healthy and delicious.

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R
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reservations with great sitting, food taste was excellent and very hot temperature. Server(Macy P) did great too!

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