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.
We've been going to Big Bowl since it opened, and it's one of our family favorites. Always have a good meal, and the service is excellent.
Food was mediocre. Wonton soup had no flavor, had to add lots of soy sauce. Ahi tuna and avocado summer roll was pretty good. Lettuce wraps were standard. Server vanished, very unattentive. We will not return.
I chose this restaurant because it seemed like a fun place for grown-ups, but that is also kid friendly. Totally nailed it! This is a great place for families who are sick of the usual restaurants. Food was very good, we enjoyed every dish we got. They also make their own ginger ale, kinda neat:) Even though I selected this because I wanted a restaurant we could bring our 8 year old along, this is not what I would call your typical family restaurant. It's very cool.
I came in causing a ruckus right from the start ... baby in a stroller, had to change tables from where my party was already sitting, etc. The staff was very kind and helpful in making these changes, storing the stroller for us, and understanding of our extra needs for the baby. I had no problem with my food allergies, the food was fresh and fast (even with my MANY allergies), and we had a great lunch.
Everything was fabulous including our waiter, Milton! Never had to ask for a refill. He was very attentive!
Delish! Great service!
Great stir fry bar. Have been to this location often and have never had a complaint.
Our dinner reservation was at 8:30; we were seated at around 8:40 pm. The server did not even bother to offer water until we asked about 15 minutes later. She was just too busy serving others and we had to specifically request her to come over if we wanted to order anything. I would have definitely moved out of the restaurant had it not been a special occasion. We all have decided that we will not be coming to this restaurant for any celebrations. Anyway, we did not even bother to cut the cake and brought it back home. Now we all know that this is not going to be the special occasion destination for us ever. Perhaps the restaurant owners should think of taking the last order not at 7-7:30 to avoid hurrying customers to finish their food as they want to close.
Our service was excellent. The food was its usual very good. My whole family goes there a lot. My son wanted to go one last time before he went back to college. We have always had great food there. The wait staff is very responsive to requests. The stir-fry bar selection is wonderful.
We go out of our way just to eat at Big Bowl. We wish there was one closer to where we live in Atlanta. The selection of veggies for our Big Bowl meal is quite nice. The food was cooked and delivered to our table in record time! Tasty as ever!
Excellent experience as usual. Great food. Enjoyed dinner with family.
Service is superb, food is made with fresh quality product. The cost is surprisingly low.
It was a great please it was the frist time I try it I wish they had more thai food
Great happy hour!
We had not been in a while and it was great as always! Thank you!
it’s was nice! the service was great and the food was phenomenal! 10/10 recommend!!!
Got here on a Friday evening with an Open Table reservation.
Got patio seating and was perfect for the summer nights!
We ordered the pitcher of Watermelon Sangria.... its like drinking a jolly rancher! For an app we got Crab Rangoon.... sooooo good....still drooling...
My boyfriend and I both decided to do the make your own bowl thing. He was lazy and got Shrimp and let the chefs decide what veggies go in there.
Of course, I have to be more complicated. I got the Flank Steak with Garlic Mushroom sauce base. And I love noodles, so I had them put both glass noodles and regular Chinese noodles. Then I went inside to pic my veggies. You go to the salad area, grab a bow, and fill up. I love veggies so I pretty much put the entire bar in my tiny bowl. I wish the bowls were bigger, but they probably do that to deter people like me from putting too much.
When our food came, it was piping hot! We had to wait like 10 minutes for it to cool down. It was delicious! Of course I had leftovers, it was even better the next day!
We both had the lo mien, one chicken and one beef, and both were very good. They use more vegetables than we usually see in lo mien but it added good flavor
Heard about it from a friend so wanted to try it.. went with group of friends.Food was good, in terms of taste, portion size, plating. It is a bsy place (i went on friday night) so get your tables reserved. One big turn off was that staff was not courteous enough. Bit rude.. As if they are doing favors on us by serving the food.
Apart from that.. will recommend this place.. Veg/ chicken dumplings were good. Mocktails were also at par.
glad to see they serve riced cauliflower as an alternative to rice. Get it w/ the BBQ pork. You'll be glad you did, Awesome crispy eggplant appetizer too.
Always great food, great service from Milton our waiter.
Big Bowl is our favorite family restaurant. We are coming to this place for 17 years.
Always love this place. Quality Thai/Chinese that's perfect for the spice loving tongue. Family and kid friendly. Live kitchen so keep babies away from the kitchen area. Yummmmmyyyy food
The chicken pad thai was the worst I've ever tasted. The service was subpar. The waiter was not friendly at all and rushed through our meal.
LOVE Big Bowl. Gluten free taste good here, as well as a nice variety. Great place for after work and really anytime!
I have a food allergy, so it took a while for me to put in an order because the waiter had to check with the chef on ingredients. My waiter was very patient and attentive though, and we finally found something I could eat. It was delicious! However, the chicken on top of my cauliflower rice seemed more like a garnish, as there was not much of it. Considering that entree was around $15, there really should be more meat. At least I know now that I can order this, so next time I can actually have dinner with my friends, versus being the very last one to get food, and eating it as fast as possible before we had to leave for our movie...
When we work with Milton, our experience is always great. Be sure to ask for Milton.
It was good as always!
It was awesome as ever
Excellwnt dinner. I had the pick your own veggies bowl which was amazing and very fresh. Cocktails were really good too. Pomegranate sangria was wonderful! Not sure why more People don't go here and sit outside rather than noisy Jacksons.
Our group of four friends includes formal and informal dieters, and a couple of people with food "issues". We all were accommodated by Big Bowl's menu choices and were very happy with our choice of restaurants. We have find at Big Bowl previously and will continue to include it in our regular lunch venues! Thank you Big Bowl!
Undoubtedly Food is great. Problem is the service and time to deliver.
This has been my 2nd visits in 8 days and each time similar problem happened.
Last time among the party of 5, 1 order was delivered wrong. It's okay let go.
Today with the party of 3, time taken to deliver food from order placed is 30 minutes and then no one is there to get the check.
On the reservation slip, there was a note
Send Mgr - 10 Resos
Not happy with Service & Food. Manager visit require.
But no one showed up.
Great spot in Reston for dinner. Attentive waitstaff and delicious, fresh food.
Delicious food here.
BigBowl definitely is one of the best dinning place in RTC.
You should surely try it and experience the great food.
Big Bowl is always consistent - the food is good, the place is well run, and the service is terrific. My wife and I have had the same waiter several times and I don't know his name but he is a real pro.
Love to visit this restaurant when we're in the area.