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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 - 10:00 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: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Consistently delicious food!

Our family loves to go to Big Bowl in Schaumburg! To start with - the food is awesome. I would recommend the spicy sesame peanut noodles to start with. They are cool in temperature, but the perfect amount of spice paired with some sliced cucumber and cilantro. I've never had this anywhere else... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
JenThor
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Our family loves to go to Big Bowl in Schaumburg! To start with - the food is awesome. I would recommend the spicy sesame peanut noodles to start with. They are cool in temperature, but the perfect amount of spice paired with some sliced cucumber and cilantro. I've never had this anywhere else and love it! I used to always... More 

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Cicagna, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

VERY limited menu. Review the menu on line before you go. Also, don't go hungry. The portions are very small. Apps a must, you will need them. Food ok, a little bland. Don't order the fried pork rice. VERY bland.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my family. They have great verity of choices and food was good. They have great service. I will recommend this place.

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Palatine, Illinois
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Have tried this place- and uneven would be a very good description. Service can be pretty bad- busy place, but inattentive. Food is ok, nothing special. Wish I could give a better review.

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

On our way out of Schaumburg we stopped at Big Bowl for lunch. We had a cup of pho for an appetizer. It was so delicious. We had two Thai dishes that were fabulous. It is a great change of pace. The service is excellent too.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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126 reviews 126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a business lunch there, it was fine for that. Everyone seemed to like their food, I had the shrimp pad thai and it wasn't my favorite, but the calamari and potstickers were very good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I probably eat at Big Bowl once a month. They have a good variety of Asian food on the menu and my kids enjoy it as well. The calamari, thai peanut noodles and egg rolls are great appetizers. The Shrimp Pad Thai is one of my favorites dishes. The Bangkok Shrimp and Scallops is also recommended

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It was one of the great places i visited during my US visit . Very good service and reasonable prices but it was lacking in vegetarian options

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Big Bowl is pretty predictable. Good quality Chinese and Thai food with slightly higher prices than they should probably have. Portion sizes are huge (except on their potsticker and dumpling appetizers), service is good (they comped us two free desserts when our order took to long to come out of the kitchen) and I like anywhere that accepts reservations and... More 

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Odenthal, Germany
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I ate at Big Bowl twice this week. Once with a large group from work and then tonight with my wife. The food and service on both nights were great. Dinner at Big Bowl is always a treat. I wish there was one near us in NH.

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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: Asian, Chinese, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?