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Big Bowl Ridgedale

4.3
629 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Thai
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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
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Phone number
(952) 797-9888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate large parties up to 40 guests.
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Private party contact
Kim Backer: (952) 797-9888
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ridgedale Dr
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 629 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Sam W took really good care of us. Thank you for adding cauliflower “rice” to your menu!

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LoveFood (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Love the Stir Fry Bar - only what you love, nothing you don't.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was very good. The service was not good at all. The server wasn’t genuin and didn’t do a good job checking in with us. At the end of the meal we had been sitting there for probably 10 to 15 minuets and the waiter came up and said “are you done eating” in a sort of sarcastic tone. He didn’t seem like he knew what he was doing. We went for Valentine’s Day and on a busy holiday like that you’d think they would have their best severs there.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, great deal for Valentine’s Day. It was just really loud.

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vipaej123 (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service wasn’t great this night we were there. Didn’t find server very accommodating or attentive. Had to find him to ask for refills, etc. Also a miscommunication with our order.

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vipPamela (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We ordered our usual but I was a little disappointed with the Mong. beef-just TOO many onions.

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vipaej123 (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Attentive service. Food was very good. Love that they added cauliflower rice to the menu.

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vipEnjoyable (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always great, always consistent! Always good service!

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vipSukanya (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 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!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  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!

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DrT1999 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 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.

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ToniC (Minneapolis)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 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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vipaslehc (Las Vegas)
3.0  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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vipPamela (Minneapolis)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 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!

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Dawg (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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vipRunner1948 (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 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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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Overall satisfied

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garye (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 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.

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ToniC (Minneapolis)
5.0  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!!!

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vipBmonson (Minneapolis)
5.0  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.

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vipRecommend (Minneapolis)
4.0  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!

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ACE123 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Great tasting and healthy always served hot just off wok

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vipBmonson (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 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!

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vipmichaelr (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food, waiter was not very good and attentive

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