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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: 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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great fresh eats at Galleria

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Minneapolis
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bloomington, Minnesota
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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454 reviews 454 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Food: The quality of the food keeps fluctuating from being very good to very bad. In the Stir Fry, in addition to the vegetables I have wanted, sometimes I have gotten veggies which I haven't added. the Panang curry is saucy when ordered as a separate dish but the sauce kind off disappears when you order the stir fry. The... More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I am a Chinese, my husband is American, me and my husband love Chinese food although most of the restaurnat serves Americanized Chinese or Tai. We has been coming to Big Bowl for over 10 years now, I often recommend this restaurant to my friends, co-workers since there are very limited restaurants serve good Chinese food in town in the... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a really nice atmosphere for the money. We really enjoyed the service and the food was great too. We went as a larger group of 8 and they treated us very promptly. Looked like it was a well known place because of the customers who had reservations. I would go back again.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Our order was mixed up... Some food served came hot, some freezing cold! Server fantastic! Very apologetic, and it's the kitchen who screwed up! Pleasant recovery on her part. Remakes on the food that was wrong/cold! While the portions have decreased, we commented on that but we are all trying to eat less and thought it helped reduce waste and... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I should begin by saying that we have been eating at Big Bowl since it opened years ago. Until just this week we would have rated it among our favorite restaurants for eat-in and takeout. However, when we placed a big takeout order two nights ago we were very disappointed when we returned home to find that the entrees were... More 

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Humboldt, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My meal was so salty I could barely eat any of it. Looking back, I should have sent it back to be redone. And the place was like a factory.

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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: Families with children, Large groups

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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