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Big Bowl Ridgedale

4.5
4.5
985 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–6:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (952) 797-9888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate large parties up to 40 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kim Backer: (952) 797-9888

  • Neighborhood

    Minnetonka

  • Cross street

    Ridgedale Dr

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

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

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What 985 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Twin Cities / Western Suburbs

    Kid Friendly

  • Twin Cities / Western Suburbs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Twin Cities / Western Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Twin Cities / Western Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

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  1. j

    jackie

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always such a pleasure eating at Big Bowl!!! Everyone is so nice, food fresh and delicious, great wines…. Just always wonderful!
  2. C

    Catwrites

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was, as usual, very good - everything served hot - and timed perfectly between appetizers and the arrival of our dinners. Our server was outstanding! Your entire team seems to work really well together. We love coming here and also take-out.
  3. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and the cleanliness was second to none-simply, OUTSTANDING! Mike Burnett
  4. D

    Dodi

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All was good other than dirty fork in wrapped silverware . Fortunately there was only one needed and the other was sent back with dirty appetizer dishes. Not as good as previous dining experiences .Guess that’s life these days!
  5. L

    Lesner

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good waitress Very good meal
  6. DT

    DenineT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch. This was my first visit! The waitress was so lovely and the service was fantastic—food was even better! Love this place. A new favorite.
  7. JK

    JoKo

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, perfect. Great food. Great service. And on a 106 degree day it was cool,inside !!!
  8. KT

    KenT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    My wife & I were disappointed that the pad Thai & yellow curry were bland…lack of spice!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My reservation was for 7:15. I didn’t know the restaurant closed at 8 pm. Not a fun evening when you are rushed to order and get out!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Just very loud.
  11. b

    bucky

    Tampa

    99 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    sat outside floor out on patio not being left clean children from the parking lot were being allowed by a parent to race thru the tables, mother letting 3 boys race all about while she stood outside staff apparently did not think this was problematic after about 7 plus times my husband yelled at them and they stay outside of the area liability for your resturant I would think
  12. SK

    SuzanneK

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I have not been to Big Bowl since pre-pandemic. It was lovely to be back. The only thing I was sad about was not being able to build your own entree by yourself, but I get it. Still one of my favorites!
  13. JA

    JASONG

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! We can always expect consistent great service and awesome food. Thank you!
  14. DV

    DonV

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and place for dinner. Lots of choices to select.
  15. CS

    ColeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We absolutely love the food and the service was exactly what we expected. Professionalism and respect goes along way. We are very excited to return in the near future.
  16. JO

    JayO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    greeters were great. Server did a great job as well. Food is always good.
  17. TC

    TCDiner

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The food has really gone down in quality and mine wasn’t even edible. The other two people in my party seemed to be ok with their choices. I remember going there and having so many options that I loved - it’s hard to write a review like this now.
  18. OH

    OliviaH1

    Minneapolis

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good consistency with both good and service.
  19. JK

    JoKo

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Always is. Great food, awesome service.
  20. JA

    JoAnnaB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Our server was very nice , putting up with my difficult in-laws . Made our daughters birthday special
  21. JM

    JMac1990rwf83

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good, service was great! Our server was very attentive. We appreciated that! Highly recommend.
  22. j

    jackie

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely thee best Asian restaurant in the US of A. Great food, people, service, wine…. What more could you ask for???
  23. c

    coachsok

    Detroit

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big Bowl never disappoints regardless of state - location.
  24. CM

    CraigM

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We love Big Bowl. We go here two times a month. We were disappointed with one of our choices this time. Also a bit disappointed with the service. We will return because this is our favorite restaurant. Can’t win them all.
  25. j

    jackie

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best of the best! Always fabulous food, great service and wonderful people.
  26. DL

    DavidL

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our daughter, her husband and our granddaughter. We could not have been more pleased with food, service and environment.
  27. CM

    CraigM

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best server ever! Such a delightful person. Thank you for making our dinner date that much better! Keep smiling!
  28. SS

    SharonS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday celebration
  29. DA

    DarlaA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Large portions, very good food. Excellent service.
  30. PS

    PS1234

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service
  31. SL

    SLPEater

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pad Thai, potstickers and egg drop soup were very good.
  32. B

    Braimers

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aside from really good food, our server was excellent! She proactively made sure we had what we needed throughout our meal and was very polite and professional which made our dining experience A+++.
  33. H

    Haapi

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ordered two apps and a poke bowl. The bowl comes as more of a platter of separate ingredients when split.
  34. CO

    CarrieO

    Minneapolis

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love the panang curry!! They also have the best dipping sauces for the egg rolls and potstickers!
  35. q

    queenofmiles

    Minneapolis

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, friendly server & amazing food. Big Bowl is one of our family’s favorite places to dine. They also gave us a quiet section, which is a plus for our son w/ special needs (not a huge fan of too much activity/ chatters.)
  36. BW

    BWil

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Both of our orders were incorrect - Sesame Chicken with fried rice - we received white rice. Our sever said “I guess I just heard you wrong” and walked away. My wife ordered hot green tea and got a citrus tea. Again our server appeared unconcerned and made no attempt to correct the situation. Certainly a very disappointing evening from what has long been one of our favorite restaurants. Will have to pause before thinking of ever returning.
  37. SB

    StaceyB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My partner and I enjoyed a great Valentine’s dinner. It was a later reservation. We enjoyed our server, the meal and the restaurant over all. Big Bowl is always amazing
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I have been going to big bowl for 20 years. The food has always been amazing. Last night, the pad Thai noodles were undercooked and the Sichuan stir fry was not spicy at all. I hope this was a one time deal. Unfortunately, it seems to be a sad reality with a lot of restaurants right now.
  39. P

    Paddy

    Minneapolis

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Very subpar food our past 2 visits. The food looks sloppy and different than the same dishes previous visits. Very bland taste lately with no spice as well. The egg rolls tonight were awful. I think it would help to bring back the Self serve stir fry. The service was excellent. We really used to like Big Bowl. I don't think we will be going to any Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants for a couple years.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and lovely evening!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Big Bowl Ridgedale using the Order Online button. Big Bowl Ridgedale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 797-9888.

Big Bowl Ridgedale is rated 4.5 stars by 985 OpenTable diners.

Big Bowl Ridgedale 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

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Big Bowl Ridgedale

12649 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ridgedale Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Minnetonka

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–6:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (952) 797-9888

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate large parties up to 40 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kim Backer: (952) 797-9888

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