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About Big Bowl Ridgedale

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.

12649 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Thai

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:15am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Ridgedale Dr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(952) 797-9888

Website:
http://www.bigbowl.com/

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate large parties up to 40 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Kim Backer: (952) 797-9888

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details


Celebrate at Big Bowl this Valentine’s Day! We’ll be offering a special three course Valentine’s Day Menu for Two that will be available from Friday, February 9 through Wednesday, February 14 for $45.95/couple. Our regular menus will also be available. Reservations recommended.

Big Bowl Ridgedale Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for a Date (14)
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Spicy (13)
Healthy (9)
Cozy (8)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely loved our meal and service tonight! Adding cauliflower rice to the menu is a genius idea. We’ll definitely be coming back soon!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Very good service whenever I visit I frequently visit Edina & Minnetonka one.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Spicy, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Asked for an ultra beer and got it on tap. Should mention only on tap, wanted a bottle. Kids at table next to us were s screaming. We went later to avoid this. Other than that, it was all good!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food and service were excellent! Noise level was high and it was hard to hear the conversation at our table. Nevertheless, we will be back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My son loves the calamari , I love the Pad Thai and my daughter loves taking photos of each meal. My husband just likes that we are all happy and he can enjoy a great meal with us.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Organic, Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We were celebrating a special event and truly enjoyed our visit.
Our server was amazing and she did an excellent job from beginning to end.
The food was delicious and we plan on returning soon.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were very disappointed with the food, something has changed and I'm not sure what but it just didn't taste good and all 5 of us agreed. We have been to this Big Bowl before but not for along time, I don't think we will be back. Spent $150.00 for bad food. The waitress was fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a good server, but my food was was too spicy that I could not take more than a few bites - and I like spicy food! Make sure to ask your server about spice level before ordering.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Constantly searching for our server even though it wasn't busy. I think there were more people working than customers eating there.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Good food and service but a bit noisey with a lot of children in our eating area and they all needed naps.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was as delicious. Our waiter was fabulous! He checked on us just the right amount of times. He helped us with the LettuceEats app. Very friendly. We even talked to a manager about him!

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great...
Fresh....food....service is great....sat to close to kitchen kind of noisey.......

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Big Bowl is always great. We often do take out, but thoroughly enjoyed dining in this time. Our waiter could use more training or interest in his customers, but all of the rest of the people were just great.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Overall satisfied

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was one of the only places that had an opening on Christmas Eve. Great service and food.Felt like the Christmas Story movie.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We celebrated a birthday and our server was very friendly and even brought a birthday dessert for us. We had great service!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was not quite as good as I expected. The vegetarian potstickers were I think a little burned and the sauce was a little strong. Chicken wonton soup was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Big Bowl Ridgedale is an ok place to get good Thai food.
Love getting either lunch or dinner here. Will always recommend this amazing local place!

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Spicy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great tasting and healthy always served hot just off wok

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good food and excellent service. Food accommodations and substitutions were not a problem

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Server was excellent, quickly honored any special requests, food always great. Calamari always delicious, so are peanut egg rolls, pomegranate ginger ale, and chicken satay. Great for kids, great for b-days. Delicious free b-day dessert w candle! Thanks, Big Bowl!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food, waiter was not very good and attentive

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Two of the four of our party had the stir fry bar and the water chestnuts were sour. The manager was informed and much to our surprise, we were not offered to go back to remake our entrees nor was either of the items removed from our bill. Wow!!!!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The food was wonderful and came out quickly despite how busy they were.

Our server was very slow coming to the table, she responded in a very irritated manner when we asked questions, she interrupted us while we were talking to her, she forgot to bring water and refills multiple times, and spent more time on the computer than with any of her tables. I would most likely walk out or request another server if I am ever placed in her section again.

I have never had an experience like that before while dining here, so I assume this says more about that server than it does Big Bowl.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Still a great place to dine but a few things to mention to improve; Despite having been right on time for our reservation we had to wait quite a while before somebody even showed up at the front desk. A party of 5 we were seated at one of those U-shaped booth, very crammy - the section with larger tables was apparently closed and my folks were too shy to ask for a change - you would think the person responsible for the seating would have recognized it without the need to "complain". The food was again outstanding and the waitress very friendly.
We will definitely go again and I will be more persistent about the seating....

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food. Everything on the menu is wonderful. A great place to go for happy hour as well. Visited Big Bowl often, never disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great service l!! Yummy food!! Friendly servers. Great place for a quick bite or relaxing meal.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was good. Service was slow, but wait staff said they were backed up and manager did jump in to help. However, for the second time we took home leftovers and the food was incorrect. The first time the containers were unlabeled. This time they were labeled wrong. Both were the same dish but one was spicy. The waiter marked the spicy one "hot" and my husband, being concerned wrote SPICY on the side. It was not. I ended up with the unmarked spicy one that I could not eat. When I complained online the manager said his waiter said they were marked correctly. Well, of course he did. He made a mistake and rather than say it could have been wrong the waiter denied it. The manager's response made me feel like he was questioning whether or not I could read. In the future I will either box my own food or have the waiter do it in front of me.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Absolutely fantastic food and always prepared just right

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Healthy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The whole meal was good, but the squash soup was especially good!❤️

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food on a great date. Will definitely keep visiting

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Too much sugar in the dishes. Makes my blood sugars run high. Otherwise I love the spicy foods and options.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great spot with good food and lots of choices. Can be a bit noisy, but atmosphere is still good. Always busy so plan ahead!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Casual, Spicy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was ok. Vinegar was overwhelming in Kung pao sauce. Would go back but order something different. Pot stickers were better. Szechuan chicken ok...

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always pleased with freshness of food. Chefs do a terrific j0b. Wait staff informative, friendly, and watchful. Always glad to go back. Amount is always enough for a take home lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Cashews are missing in Cashew Chicken Fried Rice. Upon asking, they said they were out of cashews.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good meal and service. Enough leftovers for a second meal. We don't frequent the restaurant often but do enjoy it when we do.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were seated next to the kitchen and it was very noisey

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Love the pomegranate ginger ale, the calamari, the chicken satay, and the peanut egg rolls. We have never had an amazing main course, though...still looking! We ordered the Mongolian beef. It barely had any sauce, so they brought us a bowl of it. That made all the difference. Thanks!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Once again I will say this is my favorite restaurant anywhere. we have a place in Florida as well and I so miss the great food and friends at Big Bowl Ridgdale when we are there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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