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Big Bowl-Lincolnshire

4.5
4.5
2422 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Thai

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (847) 808-8880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer party platters and group share menu to go packages for carryout and delivery. Please ask to speak with 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. Please contact Laura or Grace to discuss availability and menu options at 312-589-7001 or via email at bigbowlparties@leye.com.

  • Private party contact

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

  • Neighborhood

    Lincolnshire

  • Cross street

    Millwaukee Ave and Aptakisic

  • Parking details

    We have a shared lot and we offer valet for $4.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, 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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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Giovani was amazing. Manager Joe was very helpful and accommodating.

  2. DJ

    DJGR

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Always excellent food and service. It's sad that we seem to always run into large groups of patrons who are loud and obnoxious. If you are looking for a more relaxing or quite dining experience avoid the weekend dinner time. Weekday lunches might be better.

  3. Y

    Yolie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Our waiter seemed to be new to the restaurant. But, overall he was very pleasant.

  4. JG

    JamesG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    First time back to Big Bowl after 3 years of Covid avoidance eating at an indoor restaurant. Last night seemed too hot to eat outside - mistake? So much has changed here and none of it for the better. My wife and I both had stomach issues this morning. Usual welcome and good service was missing entirely. We will not hurry back.

  5. DT

    DaveT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great dinner for my Wife’s birthday! The service was great and the food and prices were fantastic! We’ll be back soon for sure!

  6. BP

    BoPo

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    It has to be a different cook because food doesn’t taste as good as it used to. Too bad. I used to really like it. 🙁

  7. CB

    CeliaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Food is always amazing but service was minimal. Waited 5 min before someone came to our table. Table was sticky and hadn't been wiped down well. Drinks were slow. We asked for chopsticks and soy sauce on side never got them we just ate our food and left ! Would have gotten dessert but didn't want to be waiting again ! So sad! A little more effort and interest in customers would be appreciated!

  8. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch! Food was outstanding and our server, I believe her name was Hannah, was fantastic and made it an even more enjoyable experience.

  9. PB

    PerryB

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food excellent service!

  10. FC

    FamilygalChicago

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated a 99th birthday! Attentive staff, and delicious from start to finish!

  11. J

    Jkkak

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time dining there. Great food and staff was great. Nice variety to choose from. Will go back

  12. F

    Futurehawaiiangirl

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Big Bowl in Lincolnshire is always a great experience. Waitress was very nice and had wonderful service! Food was hot and yummy. I do miss the veggie bar and the crispy sesame chicken option for the stir fry. This is one of the reasons I came here.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Other than a drink mishap which was quickly rectified- everything was great! Service food etc. great night out with friends!

  14. MA

    MARKA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I would give the Server 20 stars if I could He was so awesome

  15. MS

    MayukhS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Good Chinese / Thai food but service is sometimes not good. The waiter showed up after 20 minutes once we finished to come by and give me a to go box. Not expected.

  16. FR

    FREDP

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a great experience at Big Bowl.

  17. C

    Chris

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    it was 5:30 in the afternoon, and it was delightfully uncrowded, quiet and relaxing. The daily specials included a firecracker shrimp dish that was very tasty and did no0t release the heat until you are finished. We had a Pad-Thai dish and some specialty drinks. It was the fist time we had gone out to eat in two years! What fun>

  18. d

    david328

    Chicago

    230 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    230 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food came out quickly-and was hot. Flavor and style was meh. Server nice -not great. Overall 3/5 stars

  19. AK

    AshishK

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Regular dining

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beef Pad Thai was on salty side for my taste buds. Overall it was good experience.

  21. N

    Nick

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The service was friendly, though lacking: tables were a bit dirty, there was no water provided when we sat down, we had to ask for silverware, we requested chopsticks and received none. The food was fine, though the latter you could find at any number of similar restaurants around town, for much less money. Zero ambiance: the place was a bit dingy and grimy. I expected more from a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, honestly, but it got the job done.

  22. DJ

    DJGR

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1

    As always the food and service was outstanding. Unfortunately it was difficult to enjoy our dinner because of the unruly behavior of a large group (10-15) of young adult women seated next to us. While celebrating multiple birthdays they were loud, yelling, jumping around, bumping into our chairs, and oblivious to the chaos they were creating for other diners. Management did nothing, so I finally asked the ladies nearest me to please tone it down. They partially complied. It's sad that in the name of having "fun" some people lack self control and regard for others. I suppose we could have left the restaurant or asked to be seated elsewhere near the quieter bar area.

  23. TM

    TerryM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic. Had not been to Big Bowl in quite a while so wanted to go back. Glad we did. Had the Chefs Choice (create your own) dish & it was delicious. It is a little pricey so may not go back anytime soon however I know since COVID everything costs more.

  24. m

    marshak

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Too noisy and slow service, must have been short wait staff Noise level at tables hard to have a conversation, tables extremely close together

  25. CB

    CarolB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious. Appreciate their ability to accommodate dietary restrictions

  26. p

    philb1701

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Big Bowl has an energetic, yet laid back feel to it. The staff are a bit overwhelmed but somehow manage to be there when you need them. Lots of options in the menu. A great mix of clientele too.

  27. MM

    MelissaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always delicious and service was good. One of my favorite places!

  28. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Easy to make a reservation online. Nice service, friendly and offered good suggestions and let us hang out and talk extra! Would come back to this location again for sure.

  29. SH

    SharonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely table on the patio and the service was really good. It was my first visit and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be back

  30. G

    Giannis

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always fresh and innovative menu that we learned to expect from Big Bowl-Lincolnshire.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Server was great. Daughters 14th birthday with girlfriend. Nice candle with dessert. Food was yummy. Especially potsticker appetizers.

  32. NB

    NickB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was a little disappointing. I LOVE Big Bowl normally but we had just an okay experience. I don’t know why the food wasn’t as good as usual. Service was okay but the gentleman was a little short with us a few times and took time to get us waters etc.

  33. B

    Barb

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Every one if the six people in our group loved their dinner. Service was excellent. Lots of options.

  34. S

    Scarlett

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and hot delicious dinner! My only issue is they have a wine special sticker on the menu that says 1/2 bottle of wine and the super fine print says Tuesday only, (font was so small we needed to take a picture of it and blow it up to read it) The 1/2 off Bottle font was large… the super small font should be easy and clear.

  35. JC

    JaneChicago

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Overall a very pleasant dinner. The food was excellent. We weren’t rushed. Our server was wonderful!

  36. NG

    NGKG

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Had the Cashew Chicken two weeks ago and was greaser. Ordered it again yesterday and it was unbelievably spicy/hot. Consistency is needed. I did re-order something else. Also, I had to ask for table waters to re-filled

  37. TF

    TeddyFoodie

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything we have ever ordered here has been just awesome. I love the 7 Flavor Beef, which isn't on the menu; but they are kind enough to prepare it for me. Potsticker appetizer is perfectly prepared and delicious. As are the lettuce wraps. And the banana spring rolls with caramel ice cream is a must. Love everything at Big Bowl.

  38. NB

    NickB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great waiter.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was good

  40. RB

    RichardB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Thai food is excellent. Service was even better. That banana thing they do for dessert was fantastic!

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-Lincolnshire using the Order Online button. Big Bowl-Lincolnshire also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Big Bowl-Lincolnshire also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 808-8880.

Big Bowl-Lincolnshire is rated 4.5 stars by 2422 OpenTable diners.

Big Bowl-Lincolnshire 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.

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Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Big Bowl-Lincolnshire

215 Parkway Drive Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Millwaukee Ave and Aptakisic

  • Neighborhood

    Lincolnshire

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have a shared lot and we offer valet for $4.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (847) 808-8880

  • Catering

    We offer party platters and group share menu to go packages for carryout and delivery. Please ask to speak with 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. Please contact Laura or Grace to discuss availability and menu options 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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