Big Bowl Ridgedale

4.7
965 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 965 people are saying
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Rovinfoodie
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Food was excellent, Enjoyed the evening.

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DEANJ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jung pao chicken was amazing. Service was outstanding

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MaryL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food and service! Never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and the server was outstanding! Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way over priced. Service was good though. Very fast. Clean.

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rydvy
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, food was fresh and tasty. Now that we are back to dining out, this is one of my favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food!

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vipZekeDeb
Minneapolis
85 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always great... we had the chef's selection, one with shrimp, one with vegetable and one with chicken. Tasty and hot. The pot stickers are the BEST in town.
Erica was our server. She was attentive and friendly!
one of our favorite places to eat!

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RamonaW
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Erica, was outstanding. She should get recognition for her great service!! The food portions were large, making leftovers a pleasant option, especially for a single person who doesn't cook much.

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RobtheGreat
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

I love Big Bowl for the stir fry bar. Really disappointed to learn the stir fry bar is no more forever. There is no alternate other than chefs choice. No more picking exactly what I want. No matter how spicy I tell them it is always ‘Minnesota spicy,’ which is none. Further, we were seated next to the former stir fry bar which is now a packing station for to-go orders. A very busy area and just déclassé. After years and years, we won’t be back. Super sad.

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GregS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good, deserts fantastic and our server Erika, was a gem. Very delightful experience for a mall centric restaurant.

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CeilandSusan
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and attentive server and delicious food, as always!

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JeffH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service Very pleased Will be back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wish you had a more diverse (non-spicy) chicken option, ie. cashew chicken. I live Big Biwl, but husband struggles with non-spicy options.

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WoostoneJr
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service. Food was just ok. Portion was huge but quality didn’t match price.

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vipDelicious
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food is always consistently great. The service is terrific, and the ambience is great as well. We always have a good experience when we come here!

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Rose
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Taste was excellent, & food hot to taste.
Portion size huge with another meal.

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AlanB
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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rydvy
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad to be back to dining in at Big Bowl! Menu is more limited than pre-COVID but still has many of our favorites. Just as tasty and fresh as ever. Service was great too.

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JoyceC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! Highly recommend the Mongolian beef.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and fresh tasting

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, food was fast and tasted fantastic!

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raya
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

the pod stickers were set in soy on the bottom of plate... I do not like that... the pad thai was OK, also to wet.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Waitress took our order and then never seen her not even at the end for the check. We had to mask upfront by hosting area. Another waiter came quick and gave me the check and then processed it quickly. Thai is unusual because we eat here regularly.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I ordered the Kung pap chicken. I love the dish but have an issue with sauce that thickens and becomes unpalatable after 5 minutes. Also, no mint type hot tea? Considering the portion sizes I thought the price too expensive. The egg rolls were good.

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Retiredearlyat55
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Bowl at Ridgedale Mall has been there a long time! We were SO pleased to return to this place as it was a favorite for years. We did make a reservation on Open Table. Greeted by the host, taken to our table - all very efficient. Our waiter was great, described curry dish very well. We got extra plates which was good because we shared two entrees. One thing I always remember about Big Bowl is the gingerale. It is SO good. There were many people in the restaurant, but it did not feel crowded at all. Noise level very good, on the quieter side which is nice.
We will put Big Bowl back into our favs for great food & atmosphere.

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Otto
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat. Service is always great, friendly and food is always delicious.

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freddy
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious! Great service.

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DaveQ
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service where fantastic, as usual. Our waitstaff was excellent, very attentive and responsible. The new "service charge" is very odd and should be eliminated, the restaurant was at capacity, I don't understand why they are continuing to have this arbitrary and discretionary fee. It doesn't make sense and is, in my opinion, unnecessary.

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vipMeikS
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - the usual; nice, attentive and professional rookie waitress (she disclosed it but never gave any reason to recognize that she was new to the job), better seating (away from the noisy kitchen area) - awesome experience. We will be back!

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Reno
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Haven't been there in 2 yrs. since the pandemic. Prices skyrocketed. What's the the "sur charge" ? Although the food was good and we had an excellent server, we will not be going back anytime soon.

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vipaej123
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We miss the stir fry bar where we can pick our own veggies. Hopefully this will come back. Service can be hit or miss here, but this visit we had a very attentive server.

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JGMR
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The food was not as interestingly seasoned as in prior experience. The hot/sour soup had way too much “stuff” in the cup I ordered which in size could have compared to a bathtub.

The lettuce wrap special was the same, senseless quantity, little quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Gross food and terrible service. First and last time ever dining here.

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ChrisA
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service.

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DianeW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the Big Bowl. That is the real deal, if you want great food, great service, great scenery, great company , cleanliness, friendliness , awesomeness, great prices.
I recommend this place as top notch. I will not get tired of the Big Bowl.

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vipAmester
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit loud at dinnertime.
Food and service were excellent.
This serves QUALITY Chinese and Thai.
Really glad to have it here!

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vipjackie
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite restaurant in the whole world…really.
Gwen, Mark, Gerald…. The whole staff treats you like family:)

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vipBLONDIE
Minneapolis
153 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was very busy at 7:15 it did take over a half hour to get our food. Would like to have more selections on the menu. Very limited, but it was lot of food had good left overs. All and all not too bad!

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

New, shorter menu lacks some of the old hits they used to serve. Excellent service.

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You can order delivery directly from Big Bowl Ridgedale using the Order Online button. Big Bowl Ridgedale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 797-9888.

Big Bowl Ridgedale is rated 4.7 stars by 965 OpenTable diners.

Big Bowl Ridgedale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/.

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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