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Big Bowl - Galleria

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3669 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435 (69th Street and France Ave)
Big Bowl is within walking distance from the Southdale Mall bus stops.
(952) 928-7888
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: There’s really only one place for authentic Chinese and Thai–and that’s...
There’s really only one place for authentic Chinese and Thai–and that’s Big Bowl. It all begins with the highest quality ingredients–naturally raised chicken and beef, heirloom pork, sustainable seafood and produce grown locally. Because Big Bowl believes that the best food is made from scratch, you can taste big, bold layers of flavors in every dish, from the curries right down to the dipping sauces. Everyone raves about the pad Thai, our spicy dishes that are truly hot, and our create-your-own stir-fry–and for good reason. Every element adds up to big taste and takes our food to another level, be it a fresh squeeze of lime, fragrant herbs or the seared Thai chilies. Big Bowl is so big on authentic flavors that even the ginger ale is made with fresh ginger root–from scratch, of course.
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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Vegetarian food!

This is a very lively restaurant in a mall. We were visiting Minneapolis over the long weekend and decided to try this restsurant. They have a good selection for vegetarians. Our server was very helpful in guiding us to order dishes which would not have any animal products or fish oil. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Bharat S
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a very lively restaurant in a mall. We were visiting Minneapolis over the long weekend and decided to try this restsurant. They have a good selection for vegetarians. Our server was very helpful in guiding us to order dishes which would not have any animal products or fish oil. We were able to try variety of dishes and... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Order was incorrect two days in a row, food quality has gone down, on separate days they had to redo our order and never once did a manager stop over to apologize. We order shrimp the gave us chicken, my wife ask for brown rice in fact the waitress suggest this rice but service her white rice. Just poor service... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My family and I have been regulars at Big Bowl for over a decade. This had been a favorite restaurant which we used to recommend and we have celebrated many family occasions here as the fresh food and good service always drew us back. We noticed the food quality, taste and service seemed to be declining over the past few... More 

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is my son's favorite restaurant and for good reason! I've read a lot of bad reviews but we had a great experience. Food was hot and delicious and our server was on top of everything. No complaints!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I've tried this place a few times and it just gets worse every time I go. I'm not sure why I keep going back! Perhaps it's the decor, which is really lovely. The open kitchen makes you think the food is freshly-cooked, which it is, just not very well. We had a table for four and every single one of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You will always find a crowd outside this Super Bowl and justly so! It's good racer service, a wide selection of menu and the chance to create exactly your own menu. The portions are man sized all the girls in our party requested a doggie bag and so I had a reminder portion next day. You must book especially at... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Big Bowl in Edina had been our family's "go to" comfort food spot for over 10 years. We have celebrated birthdays , anniversaries, graduations and many many mom and dad dates there over the years. As with any chain the local management changes frequently. The problem is the quality of the food served has tanked and is not consistent. Hard... More 

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Minneapolis
Top Contributor
469 reviews 469 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I haven’t been here for a long while and they remodeled the bar to make it bigger and some of the interior spaces. Fresh pad thai and curry are our favorites and they didn’t disappoint. Cloth napkins and a cool bathroom make this a place I shouldn’t have let 2 years go by since my last visit. Very tasty.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I don't know what has changed at this location kitchen-wise as the menus is pretty much the same as when I visited about a year or so ago but the quality has really gone down and now tastes like a run of the mill shopping mall restaurant. It wasn't this way before over the five or six times I dined... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If your favorite item has been the Big Bowl Egg Rolls, be warned: they're now small and not nearly as tasty. As other reviews have noted, there have been changes recently in menu items that were long time favorites. Their massive egg rolls used to arrive on a long narrow platter sliced in two. They were absolutely the best anywhere.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3669 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435
    (69th Street and France Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Big Bowl is within walking distance from the Southdale Mall bus stops.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Edina
  • Phone Number: (952) 928-7888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

There’s really only one place for authentic Chinese and Thai–and that’s Big Bowl. It all begins with the highest quality ingredients–naturally raised chicken and beef, heirloom pork, sustainable seafood and produce grown locally. Because Big Bowl believes that the best food is made from scratch, you can taste big, bold layers of flavors in every dish, from the curries right down to the dipping sauces. Everyone raves about the pad Thai, our spicy dishes that are truly hot, and our create-your-own stir-fry–and for good reason. Every element adds up to big taste and takes our food to another level, be it a fresh squeeze of lime, fragrant herbs or the seared Thai chilies. Big Bowl is so big on authentic flavors that even the ginger ale is made with fresh ginger root–from scratch, of course.
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?