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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

Big Bowl Ridgedale Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Spicy (17)
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Healthy (7)
Cozy (6)
Business Meals (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
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Seasonal (4)
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Disabled Access (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I had the scallop special over pad thai noodles. It was fabulous. Please make that a regular item on the menu. The seasonal sangria with white wine & apple cider was awesome, too. They paired well together. I wish I noted our server's name, as she was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 28, 2017

A group of us had lunch to celebrate a birthday. Some ordered from the menu, others from the 'make your own' stir fry. All 6 of us enjoyed our meals! Large portions, great flavors. YUM!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The prices have gone up. We noticed that there were not a lot of people there for dinner and wondering if it was due to the price increase.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Always consistent. High quality ingredients. Excellent flavors. Tried scallops and shrimp. Very good, but a little too salty. Very good service and friendly staff.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As always the food was wonderful. There was an issue with the bill and the general manager came right over and made everything right for us. We love this restaurant and will continue to come back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was awesome

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Everything was fine initially-host actually apologized for seating us 3 min. after our reservation. It went downhill from there. The booth was too small for our party of 6--when we requested to move, we were rudely told it was that table or nothing. Our appetizers came quickly and were delicious. Then we waited and waited--the entrees came out just over an hour after we were seated--at least 45 min. after ordering. The waiter said, as if doing us a favor, he sent them back to be re-warmed as they had sat so long! The food was good. I don't know if the problem was with the kitchen or the waiter, but the restaurant was not busy, several empty tables near us.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Love Big Bowl Stir Fry Bar - so many options! Wide variety on menu but the Choose Your Own from the Stir Fry Bar is my favorite. Server brought it to table immediately after it was cooked so it was hot...and delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Each year I take my grandchildren out for a 'Grammy's Back-to-School Shopping Extravaganza,'
and we start with lunch at Big Bowl! This year there were 10 of us - a highlight of our year! Table appetizers, ginger tea for the big kids, and everyone getting their favorite meal. Our waiter was great - served the group nicely and in good humor. Of course, we'll be back next year!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food quality this time out was not the best I've ever had.
Ambience was ok but wait staff speed of service and customer service really made up for the food which was good but not great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Service was a little slow.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Very tasty meal and excellent service. Chris was our server and he was both prompt and courteous. The build-your-own noodle/rice + protein dish is a favorite, and it did not disappoint. Very helpful management.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I have eaten at Big Bowl many times and the experiences have always been great. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Featured cocktail was small for the price. Calamari served room temperature.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Very nice for wonderful Asian dining! Lots of options and great food, service as well as settings. Popular but service is enough to make you feel individually cared for. They will even modify the standard dishes to meet your desires. Highly enjoy all of the locations.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We arrived at Big Bowl and were immediately given a warm welcome from our cheerful host. He showed us to one booth which was not right for our party and brought us to another table without any hesitation. Our waitress was also friendly and very helpful when asked about special preparations and options. Our meal came promptly, hot and delicious. The Thai food is really special and the dishes were plentiful and delightful. I added the chicken to my dish and it was nicely prepared and also a nice sized portion. We were offered dessert but had no room for this delight, but our waitress did present the choices from a sample dessert tray which was fun to get a peek at. This is a nice respite in a mall! The room is a little crowded and noisy but peppy and bustling. We will come here often!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Always a perfect dining spot for our family. Service and quality of food are consistently meeting our expectations!

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