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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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Good yellow vegetable curry

I like that they have a vegan option although I am not vegan. I prefer vegetables and no dairy or meat. The yellow vegetable curry was great. It had tofu in it. Fried rice was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
Glen_Arbor_Blues
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Chicago, Illinois
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488 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant, good location, great food with excellent service. Wife and I have always enjoyed this location. Excellent selection from the menu and have never had a bad selection. Great place to stop for dinner!

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Thank Bruce G
Louisville, Kentucky
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

So went here with some friends for lunch and I got the chicken pad Thai and it was very good but the food that stole the show was the crab Rangoon. It was made with real crab and was hands down by far the best crab Rangoon I have ever had. We also got deserts, hands down the chocolate fudge... More 

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Thank Logan s
Rockford, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We joined Lettuce Entertain you and thought if we use it once that would be good. We have discovered some great places to eat and Big Bowl is one of them! if you haven't eaten there do it you won't be disappointed. The food is fresh, the service has always been good. We have eaten at both Schaumburg and Chicago... More 

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Thank nutsandlunes
Barrington, Illinois
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We love Big Bowl. Heir food is always top notch - from homemade ginger ale to shrimp Pad Thai. And who can forget the wonderful stir fry bar. It's one if my favorite suburban meals.

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Thank Trowby B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I like that they have a vegan option although I am not vegan. I prefer vegetables and no dairy or meat. The yellow vegetable curry was great. It had tofu in it. Fried rice was good.

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Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

It was decent nothing to really write home about, the service was excellent. Just expected more umph but nothing negative nor nothing to say you gotta have it either.

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Thank frankmbass
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

yesterday we went to big bowl with my family and visiting inlaws. This is the second time we have been there. Love thai food there. except two members rest of my family is vegetarian. We ordered vegetable dumplings and spicy green beans for appetizers. Green beans were good but dumplings were awesome. for main course we had bowls. That is... More 

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Thank shona345
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Went there with my office colleagues for lunch. It was good choice, as we were in and out in less than 45 min. I liked the chopped chicken salad I had.

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Thank Sarmad K
Chicago
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This restaurant offers both Thai and Chinese cuisines. I do not typically like Thai food as I find it spicy but my wife was pleased with her lunch. I had the Mongolian beef and it was very good.

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Thank mhardy01
Michigan
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The meal was great with nice atmosphere. Good veg, non-veg, supplementary ingredients of your choice can be opted for your bowl. Due to its good food and popularity, Long waiting times are usual on weekend nights. Call to reserve in advance!

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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, Japanese, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?