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11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5662
The Reston Town Center.
703-787-8852
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent, fresh food

Every time we've visited Big Bowl, the food has been excellent and fresh. Most food is locally grown, the service is pleasant, but the restaurant is rather noisy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
SMBReston
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Reston, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reston, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Every time we've visited Big Bowl, the food has been excellent and fresh. Most food is locally grown, the service is pleasant, but the restaurant is rather noisy.

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McLean, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Though usually very busy, the staff moves everyone through with consistent quality and friendly service. A regular stop for my gang over the years when we can fight our way into the Towne Center.

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Washington, dc
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Ate here with my wife last Saturday night. Had to wait about 30 mins to be seated. Good service at the bar. Once seated we ordered the Peanut Egg Rolls, Kung Pao Chicken and Ginger Chow Fun Beef. Everything tasted great although the sauces reminded me of PF Changs...sweet and a bit more than was needed. Wait staff was excellent.... More 

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Quantico, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Wanted Asian food and this was a great choice. The menu has traditional Chinese options, Thai, curry, or you can make your own bowl. We all enjoyed our meal. It is a great place to go with a group since they have a little of everything.

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Brussels, Belgium
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Many kinds of Asian dishes (Chinese, Thai, some Japanese); priced on the high end and sometimes the service could be a little better.

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Reston, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My son and I dined there over the Christmas break. Good service. Excellent appetizers and entrees. Worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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212 reviews 212 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We recently visited Virgiinia and came across this great place to eat. Everyone in our party really enjoyed their food. We ordered the big bowl, where we could go and pick out our veggies and meat, and then choose a sauce, they would cook it for us and bring it to our table. The food was delicious, perfectly seasoned and... More 

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is best Chinese food I ever had. All my assumptions about chinese food were proved wrong. Definitely a place to visit if you want to have good chinese/thai food

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Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Big Bowl has a solid Chinese/Thai menu with traditional options and the Stir Fry Bar. The Stir Fry Bar brings a great option for diverse and picky diners. Having it your way is not a problem. Four of us dined with three choosing the Stir Fry Bar with different options. All of us were happy with our choices. Although, it... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the go-to restaurant whenever my parents are in town- they absolutely love the environment and food. There is a good selection of different drinks and food, the atmosphere is lively but not too loud to have a conversation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5662
  • Public Transportation: The Reston Town Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: 703-787-8852

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?