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Big Bowl

12649 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305
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Ranked #7 of 74 restaurants in Minnetonka
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Eclectic, International, Pacific Rim
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ridgedale Dr
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.
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80% Recommend
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English first
Plymouth, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Big Bowl in Ridgeldale Minnetonka was bustling with activity. We were given a pager and had to wait about 25 minutes to get a seat, which was not bad coz we strolled around checking out various stores in the mall. The servers were great and suggested nice hot n spicy food for my indian palate. Overall the food was great... More

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Mound, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Love their food, always fresh, reasonably priced. Nice variety on the menu. I love the choose your own stir fry bar.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Visiting Big Bowl was worth it. Service was Quick, food was great and the atmosphere. Except when our server was trying to rip us off by adding $20 extra that we din't order.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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214 reviews 214 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This place is so much better than the little big bowls they have at Byerly's. The drinks are terrific too. They live up to there name, smoke a big bowl and then chow down. Ching chong yo.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We made a last-minute reservation on a Friday night. When we arrived the restaurant was packed but we were seated immediately. Compared to other restaurants we have enjoyed the Big Bowl was crowded and noisy but the service was excellent and the food was quite good.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We love this place. We come here for dates, family meals, relatives in town, any occasion and no occasion (same applies to Big Bowl in Roseville, Edina etc too but this is our "local"). If you have any appetite for "Asian Fusion" this is the place. It can get crowded towards the end of the week, so get a reservation... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Big Bowl is a special treat worth the wait...nice variety of selections beginning with some mouth watering appetizers like the eggrolls.I always try a new entree while my wife has settled on a couple of favorites. The hot banana caramel desert is wonderful--must try it. We typically take some of our entree home. Big Bowl always a nice choice.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Always find a reason to go to Big Bowl for dinner! Good food! Excellent, huge eggrolls! Great service! The children and grandchildren always request it.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

8 of us had dinner there when visiting our cousins. There is something for everybody - all age groups and people with dietary restrictions. Great philosophy of using locally grown ingredients. Good portion and great cocktail selection. We wonder whether Big Bowl will hit East Coast in the near future.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews 116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

A pretty nice atmoshere and fun menu for dining with friends...sitting and chatting for a long time! I recommend the Vietnamese soup, which is kind of a turkey pho. Many of my girlfiends have gotten the stir fry where you choose your own ingredients, and that looks good. Quanties generally are not high enough to take a portion home for... More

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