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For 2
Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
9:30 PM
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Big Bowl Ridgedale

4.4
648 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Perfect For:
  • 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Big Bowl. We will be open from 11:00am – 9:00pm, serving our regular menus, in addition to daily specials. Reservations are recommended.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 648 People Are Saying
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4.1
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Attentive service, good food made for a pleasant dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Sam did a great job of helping us to enjoy our time. Good food, great service, good value.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The ahi tuna poke bowl is the best!!
Be aware that they only offer happy hour specials in the bar.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Not great service when the server tells you are wrong multiple time and you have to ask 3 times before she will bring you a glass or water. Have enjoyed this restaurant for many years - this was truly one of the worst experiences we had in a long time. Guess we need to consider other venues for an enjoyable dinner.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Sat at table 15 min then manager offered to get us to take drink order. Bartender made my manhattan with muddled oranges and grapefruit, which was an abomination. Server took food order and bright bill— never checked in. Vegetable buffet was out of items.

It’s like Olive Garden— only with tai chilis

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always great and great variety. Makes for a fun get together with friends. Con enjoy a very nice meal and continue the conversations as long as you want. We love Big Bowl and that won’t change!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Restaurant wasn’t busy at all; however, service wasn’t nearly as attentive as you would expect when there were only a few tables to wait on.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

1 meal was pretty good while the fried rice was dry and rather tasteless. The sauce was saltier than usual. Food is usually better than that.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We got there on time, but the restaurant wasn't busy. Shortly after we arrived, the restaurant became busy. I'm glad we made reservations. The staff seemed bored until more people came, mingling around with each other, and that was a bit different. Food was always good.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food is consistently very good. There was a waiting line but we had an open table reservation so we were seated right away.

Overall a great experience

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Server was great and attentive. The timing of the dishes were off and I had to wait a few minutes while everyone had theirs. I wasn’t in a rush, but I could see how that could irritate another customer.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Definitely on the expensive side but great service and great food

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Big Bowl generally does not disappoint, as its easy for me to eat a clean meal here with limited substitutions, etc. The service was spotty, however, and that's unusual given my prior dining history. Maybe it was an off night, but it was all about the little things: too long to refill the glass of tea; slow-is reponsiveness. Food, as usual was excellent. And that's the primary reason why we go. There is something for everyone, even someone like me that prefers a very clean, steamed meal so I can adjust to suit my taste accordingly.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We took family from out of town here for dinner. They were very pleased with the menu and their meals.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great service, friendly staff, they accommodated our slightly early arrival . Good food.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Two friends accompanied me to my favorite spot for my 21st birthday. I stated the occasion in the reservation and also put an extra note in as a reminder and there was nothing special about our dinner. I was expecting maybe a free appetizer or dessert or maybe a drink because we were celebrating my 21st birthday, but alas, nothing. The waitress wasn’t anything spectacular and when we asked for water, she never brought it. We eventually had to ask one of the hostesses to help us out. She also was dressed extremely juvenile and was wearing way too much makeup (my friends and I are young so we understand the appeal but my grandmother would not have been happy having her as our waitress). Overall the food is great but the service isn’t anything to rave about

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

really like the lunch size portions that are there now, always good kung pao chicken, good service

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Continued good food and service. There is always a doggy bag that goes home with me whether its lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Stir fry is the way to go. Service was excellent (Michael).

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Always great, always consistent! Always good service!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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