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Big Bowl Noodle House

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Big Bowl Noodle House
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428 E. College Ave., State College, PA
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428 E. College Ave., State College, PA
814-867-1534
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Takeout
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  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A cut above the rest

Most Chinese restaurants in America are all permutations of the same basic formula: establishment names taken from a word bank that includes "golden, dragon, wall, china, wok, and garden", and menus that are nearly identical in quality and quantity... Both of which are mediocre at best. And then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Michaelclupper
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Landenberg, PA
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Good for:
  • Takeout
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Landenberg, PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Most Chinese restaurants in America are all permutations of the same basic formula: establishment names taken from a word bank that includes "golden, dragon, wall, china, wok, and garden", and menus that are nearly identical in quality and quantity... Both of which are mediocre at best. And then there's big bowl. Despite it's rather unorthodox location, big bowl serves the... More 

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Auburn, PA
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44 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A lot of different choices on the menu, with most running around $. Surprised about the presentation since this is pretty much a fast food asian place. Food was good, not 5*, but then again for fast food it was very good. definitely a place to hit and return to if no other options exist. Wouldn't hesitate to go back.

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North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

During a recent stay, we were looking for someplace to pick up some food and relax back at the hotel and selected this restaurant based on the reviews. There is a huge menu to choose from and our food was ready very quickly. Everything tasted great. I particularly like the steamed dumplings. Prices were very reasonable too. Just remember to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

you can get meal that you want from wide variety of ingredients - everything was fresh and tasty. not the most cozy atmosphere - but great for lunch or quick meal

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The cook who made my MEAT DUMPLING IN CHILI OIL(紅油抄手) can't be an Asian. The dumpling itself is fine, but the source is really weird like a mix of mexican chili with a lot of suger? Or maybe it's a specialty for students I don't know. If you are expecting something asian, just don't order this one. The congee I... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Big Bowl has a street level sign but the actual restaurant is in the lower level. The menu is big with a wide variety of options. I ordered spring rolls and noodles with chicken. The portions were large and I enjoyed both. The space is clean, spacious and service was good.

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South Windsor
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We were visiting state college and found this restaurant. The food portions are large. We all had chicken and broccoli with white rice. It was excellent. They have a large menu with a lot of choices. We are going back to try the noodle bowl. Service was very polite. The restaurant was clean. The atmosphere was mostly college students. We... More 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

we were visiting campus and our family got a few selection of soups - it was amazing! good food and decent portions. hot and fresh! cafeteria style.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Visited on a reunion trip. Food was fresh, tasty, and plentiful! My husband and I both had the pork dumpling noodle soup. The dumplings were excellent, and the broth and fresh veggies gave it a wonderful flavor. Portion was huge, and value was great. The only complaint was the fact they charge you for a fountain drink and offer no... More 

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PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Eat it and you will always go back! They have delicious food for a reasonable price!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 428 E. College Ave., State College, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-867-1534

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Taiwanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?