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Big Bowl - Schaumburg

4.4
4.4
2493 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Using the freshest and highest quality ingredients and starting from scratch are the only ways to authentically prepare Asian cuisine. At Big Bowl, we make our own curries and roast our own chilies and spices, which are ground daily to prepare a variety of our signature dishes. Our menu features Chinese favorites like Kung Pao Chicken, Prime Beef & Broccoli, Sweet & Sour Pineapple Shrimp and Slow Roasted Barbecue Pork Fried Rice, along with Thai specialties like Panang Curry Chicken, Vegetable & Tofu Pad Thai and Red Hot Pepper Chicken Noodles. Whether its sweet or spicy, rice or noodles, Chinese or Thai that you are craving, our menu has it all.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 517-8881

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Raul Gutierrez

  • Catering

    We offer our Group Share Menu to go and party platters for carry-out and delivery! Please call a manager and they will be happy to assist!

  • Private party facilities

    Big Bowl is the perfect venue to host a social or business event. For availability and menu options, please call Laura or Grace at 312-589-7001 or via email at bigbowlparties@leye.com.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Nessel & Grace Terzakis: (888) 309-8408

  • Neighborhood

    Schaumburg

  • Cross street

    Hwy 53/290 and Higgins

  • Parking details

    Free Parking is available immediately around the building, or in the parking garage to the west of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Chinese

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Healthy

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  1. MC

    MelC

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to eat! As always a great place to dine with friends. Excellent service and delicious food. Very accommodating with food variations.
  2. TR

    TiffanyR

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our waitress was attentive and food was delicious but a bit loud for conversation
  3. K

    Kiran

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Pathetic! Service & food. Appetizer- we ordered wonton soup & schizwan green beans. The vegetables are not cleaned properly and we got sand and peels in the appetizer we ordered. I tried to call the people who are at the front desk to show, but no one is ready to come and hear our poblem. We expect a piping hot food on tables, but asusual Food was served cold. We ordered entree as vegetable Fried Rice with some customization, the food on the plate was dripping oil. Too much oil. I don't think a fried rice will need that kind of oil. The quantity was half the size of a regular entree. Coming to service - The server who served for our table did not come to take our order for 15mins after we were seated. Once she came to take the order, before she serve the water, she was rushing us to place order for appetizer and entree at the same time giving that the restaurant was busy. Even though we tried to stop her, she keep insisted us to place all orders at once which ultimately served cold. Did not refill the water again for us. We love to eat hear because it always give home cooked mean comfort. But that was completely missed in Bigbowl. We are completely disappointed.
  4. TA

    TonyAries

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food seems a bit on the salty\over spiced side. There needs to be a better balance. Overall though, the food and drinks were decent but a bit on the pricey side for the lack of outstanding quality.
  5. d

    dhfjj

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We have eaten at Big Bowl in Schaumburg many times, including many after Covid. Like many places they have increased prices. Big Bowl's prices have increased by 20% over the last year and portions are the same or possibly less. The food taste/quality was basically the same, but the value isn't there for what you receive. The order of chicken pot stickers is now $12.00. There are better options for the price.......
  6. S

    Susie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    3 good meals, one bad crispy ginger cod. May have been old.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ordered from the luncheon special menu. The cod and short ribs were well prepared and served in a timely manner. The banana spring rolls were delicious. Our server was available and very helpful with answering our questions.
  8. JQ

    JerryQ

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Stellar server.. forgot her name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. SW

    ScottW

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a hidden gem, food is so fresh and delicious, service is on point. I only wish I lived closer so. Could eat here more often.
  10. r

    raeraes

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Big Bowl is one of our favorites and is a treat for us every time we dine there.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I am a frequent visitor to BIGBOWL. It’s been 6-8 months I have been to BIGBOWL. I was shocked with major changes happened since I have been there. The Quality went down, the prices sky rocketed. The biggest change I have seen is the quantity has so much reduced. Example: kung pao tofu vegetarian food is priced $19 and quantity they serve is for 1 person. Some how very disappointed with the service too. That guy is very busy talking to others and forgot about serving plates. He never came back to check what we have VS what they missed to serve us
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We were made to wait for 15 minutes even though we had a reservation. The place was busy. The staff was a little rude and not at all accommodating. We regularly visit Big Bowl in downtown and have had much bigger potions and way better service than the Schaumburg branch.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner was pretty good at Big Bowl, the food and service was good, the wait staff was friendly and helpful.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Salvador was awesome. Will go back for him and the delicious food. Yum.
  15. DR

    DebbieR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Andrew was our server, he was great! Best serve I had in a long time!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Not a great experience - birthday note was completely ignored!!
  17. PK

    PatriciaK

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food excellent as usual but quite crowded so difficult for conversations
  18. SS

    SidS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Felt as though the food was disappointing. Better than Panda Express?? Questionable.
  19. PS

    PaulinaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was great the only issue is that my son has a cashew allergy and we told the waiter about it and when the food came they messed up his order and gave him the kids chicken bowl that was not made with the contaminated peanut utensils or water. They caught it before he took a bite but he had to wait 15mins till his new order came in. If it is was not caught things would have been different outcome. They just need to take extra precautions with people with allergies
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    We waited for 45 minutes to be seated, with a reservation. I believe I was brought a dish that wasn't gluten free, although I indicated to the server that I couldn't eat gluten. Dinner overall took about 3 hours Worst big bowl experience ever
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Hi, the wait line was extremely long and the receptionist was beyond rude. the food took forever to come and our order got messed up. extremely rude receptionist
  22. TO

    TOMW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soooo delish as usual.
  23. AR

    ARIELE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four people went to dinner and we all thoroughly enjoyed our food. One order was shrimp, which was cooked perfectly and was not chewy, another was the chicken lettuce wrap, just delicious. The green curry is outstanding, especially if you like spicy!
  24. KZ

    KiranZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The place has good energy and very helpful courteous staff. Food is amazing as usual
  25. BV

    BarberV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I’ve eaten at this restaurant is excellent. And their Kung pao chicken is so flavorful ! Lettuce wraps are delicious.
  26. CL

    ChocolateLover

    Chicago

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. However, when my friend used her points, they charged her the surcharge and tax, which should not occur. However, our waitress took care of it. This is the second time this happened to us; I hope others have not been charged.
  27. K

    Kiran

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food is bland, cold and tasteless. Prices are high and quantity became very low. We are very regular to this restaurant and Bigbowl is out top restaurant for majority of our occasions. Food served cold which is not acceptable.
  28. JH

    JeanneH

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had the make your own stir fry and it was good. Very large portions and The waiter helped us with ordering options.
  29. J

    Jamdev

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the Salmon Pad Thai and it was spectacular, salmon cooked perfectly. We also had the special beef short rib pot stickers and they were amazing. Wait staff was super attentive, all in all a great experience.
  30. AW

    AdamW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall1food5service2ambience2
    Food was cold. Went for a birthday dinner and had to remind the staff
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food! Food is hot and fresh.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    New Year’s Eve dinner
  33. AM

    AMue

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Always a family favorite. Food is good, not excellent but good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our experience was really good overall! My only complaint is that the chicken was a little chewy which it usually isn’t.
  35. ES

    EddieS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and delicious food. Kinda pricey and portions varied greatly based on dishes.
  36. P

    Panama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went after a long time! Found a great service, prompt response to our queries 😊 and as always scrumptious food.. definitely go again!
  37. WR

    WillRobinson

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Been coming here for years. Maybe slipping a bit?
  38. CS

    CynthiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was awesome, I regret I don’t remember his name. Food was tasty. Back room is quiet but wish it was a little prettier.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal to celebrate Christmas and a birthday!
  40. PK

    PatriciaK

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a get together for christmas.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Big Bowl - Schaumburg using the Order Online button. Big Bowl - Schaumburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 517-8881.

Big Bowl - Schaumburg is rated 4.4 stars by 2493 OpenTable diners.

Big Bowl - Schaumburg does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Big Bowl - Schaumburg

1950 E. Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hwy 53/290 and Higgins

  • Neighborhood

    Schaumburg

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking is available immediately around the building, or in the parking garage to the west of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Raul Gutierrez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (847) 517-8881

  • Catering

    We offer our Group Share Menu to go and party platters for carry-out and delivery! Please call a manager and they will be happy to assist!

  • Private party facilities

    Big Bowl is the perfect venue to host a social or business event. For availability and menu options, please call Laura or Grace at 312-589-7001 or via email at bigbowlparties@leye.com.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Nessel & Grace Terzakis: (888) 309-8408

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