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Big Bowl Schaumburg

1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5159
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Ranked #27 of 273 Restaurants in Schaumburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hwy 53/290 and Higgins
Transit: Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.
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78% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went to big bowl for a date recently and was impressed. The food was good, the service was quick, and the atmosphere was relaxing. We opted for the outdoor seating and were seated immediately. The food was brought out within 8-10minutes of ordering and the staff was very attentive. I would defiantly recommend Big bowl to anyone looking for a... More

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Yes, it is located in the suburbs and it is part of a chain, but you would never know it. The service from the time you enter the door is impeccable. The decor is Chinese industrial chic - really cool. We had a drink at the bar and the bartender was attentive and skilled. Then to the table and good... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Came here with my spouse, had never heard of it and were very pleased. The staff was extremely friendly. They brought us a free first time sweet potato dumpling which was fabulous. I had the tofu pad thai which could of been spicier but that is my taste and they brought chili sauce. My spouse had the brothless ramen, it... More

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Midland, Michigan
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111 reviews 111 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I visited there in 2011 or so. I don't know if it is still nice, but it was amazing when we were there. The pot stickers are amazing. The pad thai was good too.

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Swansea, Illinois
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158 reviews 158 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Not a typical choice for me, but a work associate suggested it. I was game so off we went. No wait on a Monday evening, and plenty of room to be comfortable. Service started slow, but then hit their stride. Good coverage, nice delivery and timing, and plenty to eat. Many appetizers to chose from, a variety of main dishes,... More

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Top Contributor
1,157 reviews 1,157 reviews
772 restaurant reviews
496 helpful votes 496 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This restaurant is located in the Streets of Woodfield area, which is across the street from the main Woodfield Shopping Mall. Big Bowl is part of the Lettuce Entertainment Restaurants group. I had lunch at Big Bowl with a business associate. Big Bowl has several different choices of Asian food. You can either order a plate from the menu or... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We ordered sesame chicken and shrimp pad thai. So very much appreciate our waiter asking us what level of hot we wanted our dishes. When my pad Thai had much too much cilantro, he offered to have them make me a new one so I wouldn't have to keep picking out the pieces. My new dish was perfect and the... More

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West Carrollton, Ohio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We came in for dinner while attending a conference in Schaumburg. Eclectic is the key. They have a number of very traditional Chinese and Thai dishes, but have the addition of the "Mongolian Grill" twist, as well. You have the option of choosing traditional fare from the menu or you can choose the grill options and make dinner to your... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

During this week I had 4 days of business near Schuamburg. As a result, I ate at Big Bowl for dinner twice during the week. I ate at Shaws another evening. Big Bowl seating is funny. Even though there are available seats and booths, we (party of 2) would be asked to wait for a few minutes. I enjoy lemon... More

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It was tasty and plentiful! Went for lunch with a friend and were very delighted with food, service and atmosphere.

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