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Big Bowl Schaumburg

1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5159
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Ranked #26 of 267 restaurants in Schaumburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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76% Recommend
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Charlotte, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

In the mood for pad Thai, my family decided to try Big Bowl. What a mistake that was. The amount of chicken in the Pad Thai was laughable and it had way too much basil and sprouts compared to an authentic Thai restaurant. The manager that explained what the adequate portion size was somewhat pompous as well. I will not... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I am a huge fan of asian food. All asian food.I ordered the panang curry. It tasted almost like it could have been frozen, heated up and served. It was certainly edible, but not amazing. The rice also tasted like minute rice rather than traditional jasmine rice. I wont be coming back as I could get the same quality at... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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98 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Frankly I'd just assume going to PF Chang's next time. My food was OK. The other dishes served to our table were also ok. Not great, but not bad. Nothing special. Our service was just fine, though I felt rushed. What bothered me most was how I observed the staff treating other patrons. I'll summarize by saying the staff acted... More

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Most dishes here cost $10-$20, but there's a lot of flavor packed in that little price. We have always walked away happy because the food is REALLY good. But the service is mostly okay. It's a lot of young employees. The atmosphere is a modern, dimly lit Thai restaurant. Great for a Friday night date night or to wow some... More

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San Jose, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

In town for a few days and looking for something different/new. Was glad I found Big Bowl. I've eaten at a lot of Asian places but this one was different with great flavor, spicy sauces and freshness. I had the Kung Pao Chicken and pot sticker combo. Very refined quality food. Server Lisa was outstanding. Service excellent but they were... More

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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stop in here once per month for some great stir fry and home made ginger ale. Service is usually friendly

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Houston, Texas
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20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The place is very energetic and tends to get full during dinner time. The dish offerings reminds me of PF Chang's and Ruggle's Green fusion! I fell in love with their Watermelon salad. It was so good and worth another order. Service is excellent and waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu ( a rare find these days).... More

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Valby, Danmark
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

AMAZING place to eat, and it's huge inside ! You have sooo many choices of asian cuisine that you could come here everyday for a whole week and stil havn't tried it all yet :)) The food is so good and tasty. I would come here 7 days a week if I lived nearby. I can highly recommend this place!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

You pick and choose from a whole spread of variety of fresh and colorful veggies with a choice of sauces. Being a vegetarian, i enjoyed eating here. The sauces too were good. Ambience is also very nice. Recommend this place surely.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had a great meal that started with Seasonal Watermelon Sangria...It was yummy! Then I had the orange chicken which is always tender and delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. Service was excellant and food was hot.

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