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Big Bowl Schaumburg

1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5159
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Ranked #23 of 273 restaurants in Schaumburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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1,037 reviews 1,037 reviews
737 restaurant reviews
443 helpful votes 443 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
3 reviews 3 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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Quito, Ecuador
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The decor is nice although the atmosphere is noisy with conversations three tables away bouncing off the ceiling. I had the chicken pad thai and was satisfied with the portion size, fresh ingredients and tastevbut it wasn't memorable. Service was ok. The restaurant was not crowded at. 8:30 on a Tuesday night so it could have been better. The restaurant... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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189 reviews 189 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Have many different dishes. They can make just about anything for you. They make a good pork fried rice. It's different than the normal Chinese restaurant . Lots of kids as its right next to the movies.

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