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“Good fun in a lively atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Bowl

Big Bowl
60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702 (Near North Side)
312-951-1888
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Ranked #205 of 8,392 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Thai, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Ohio & Rush
Transit: The red line stops at Grand and State which is only a few minute walk to Big Bowl.
Description: Great food and even better Ginger Ale!!!
New York City, New York
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good fun in a lively atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My cold noodles was excellent! Haven't had cold noodles like that since the early 90's.
There were 4 of us in our party and I must say all the dishes were very good to excellent. It is a very hectic place and with that said the service was spot on. One or two of the dishes were very hot and the servers made sure we had plenty of water. I hate asking for water in this place you don't.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Illinois
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281 restaurant reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“A fun bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We just stopped in for one drink. The bartender was very friendly and helpful. We met some people at the bar and had a fun time. The wine was pretty good. My husband had the blonde ale at only $3.00 a can. He said it was very good.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Potomac, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious fish options”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Though too much to eat in one setting, the plate was filled with a delicious scallop and shrimp confection worth the effort.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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“Three and a half, resting on laurels.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Dropped back by the Big Bowl for the first time in ten years. She has some chips in her, while still good it's not what it was. The interior needs a face lift, and the quality of the food needs a pick me up. The Panang Curry seemed over thickened and gelatinous. The fresh veggies were also looking a little on the tired side. Still a solid choice but could be better.

Visited August 2014
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“Awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We ordered a green curry, summer roll, pad thai and a chicken bowl. Food pretty bad. The only thing worth eating was the vege summer roll. The green curry was really odd tasting. It was not thai at all. Pad thai was tasting like it had tomato sauce. Maybe the other stuff is good but i would stay away from thai.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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