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Big Bowl Schaumburg

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1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5159 (Hwy 53/290 and Higgins)
Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.
847-517-8881
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly Service - Hard to Hear

Nice food and good service. We got to the restaurant before the dinner crowd. By the time we left the place was full and there was a noticeable "din" from all the chatter. I would go back anytime but might pick a table so as to be a little closer to my dining partner. Loved the Chinese veggies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Hawkeye1984
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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arlington heights, IL
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Hard not to be a fan of any LEYE restaurant. They have such high and consistent standards. Yesterday I had lunch at BIg Bowl in Schaumburg, and I doubt I will ever go back. First off...the lunch portions are tiny and mostly rice (or noodles), and it was forty dollars for two of us for lunch. The food was not... More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We made a reservation for lunch and glad we did since it was busy. It was our first visit so the waiter took his time to explain the menu with us. We started with the Shrimp Summer Rolls and they were fantastic. We had Pad Thai from the lunch menu and it was the perfect size portion. All of the... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The best place to have asian food. their choice of vegetables are pretty fresh and clean. The jasmine rice they use is highly flavorful. Awesome ambience

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Seacrest Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This location is slipping and it shows. Gone are the days of the bright host/hostess that welcomes you and helps you to your table. Gone are the days when you could order a simple dish like fried rice with shrimp that actually isn't dried out and tasteless. This used to be one of my favorites, but they need to get... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Nice food and good service. We got to the restaurant before the dinner crowd. By the time we left the place was full and there was a noticeable "din" from all the chatter. I would go back anytime but might pick a table so as to be a little closer to my dining partner. Loved the Chinese veggies the manager... More 

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Bangalore
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I love food here. Whenever I am in the area, I make it a point to come here. They food is yummy, the service is great.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Kung paw chicken noodle was not supergreat, but tasty and full of flavors. However, don't think it's worth fifteen. It was take out, though. Perhaps if I dined in w friends,it'd worth it. The place seemed nice and relaxing. Staff dressed nicely and was friendly.

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blacksburg, va
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really, large bowls of freshly prepared noodles and vegetables. We had three different vegetarian dishes and one was better than the other and better than the other, so we just shared. Three people, three dishes and left overs. Next time we went, two people, one bowl, no leftovers.

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Chicago
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is an intriguing concept. This restaurant offers both Thai and Chinese food. My wife likes Thai and I am fond of Chinese so we decided to try it. We had lunch there. We found the quality of the food to be quite good along with great service. However, we did find it a little pricy for lunch.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First, I must tell you that I'm not a huge fan of driving -- particularly in traffic. So, for me to drive out of my way to get to Big Bowl really says something. While we are yet to try something that on the menu that was mediocre, we really have this down to a science. Three words: Stir Fry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5159
    (Hwy 53/290 and Higgins)
  • Public Transportation: Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
  • Phone Number: 847-517-8881

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?