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“Cool Asian restaurant in RTC” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Bowl Asian Kitchen

Big Bowl Asian Kitchen
11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5662
703-787-8852
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Ranked #20 of 130 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Thai
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: The Reston Town Center.
Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Cool Asian restaurant in RTC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

It was our first experience dining at the Big Bowl located in Reston Town Center on a Friday night. Luckily, we played safe and made online reservations before we reached. And boy we were happy. The wait would have been pretty overwhelming. Our family of 5 was served within minutes. My daughter opted for the Stir fry bar, while we chose their menu offerings. We ordered steak and noodles, Thai hot pepper with chicken, basil and peanuts and the spicy Thai vegetable curry. The food was awesome. Loved the steak and the noddles. The curries were spicy enough to suit our Asian taste buds (yes, we didn't need to substitute the spice with any hot sauce.) The stir fry bar was OK -- nothing worth raving about.

Apart from the food, the decor is upscale -- perfect for a girls' night out, family night or even for a date (however, finding a quiet corner might be tad bit difficult...)

Loved it. Recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Solid if predictable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

They have changed their menu recently and added a few new items - the cherry shrimp was great. Otherwise its where we go to have solid, fresh Asian food. Decor is lovely and upscale in keeping with Reston Town Center and the staff is always very good. Pricing is reasonable.

Visited March 2013
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NYC
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“impersonal service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I waited a very long time for my food. The food was undercooked and laying in grease. My waitress then disappeared and I had to stop another waiter to ask for my check.

Visited March 2013
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Ithaca NY
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“for hearty appetities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Choose your own stir-fry ingredients works well. The sauces we tried (from a wide selection) were quite good. Desserts not that great. Attentive service and fairly quick. It's popular so go early if you can. Noisy (despite the high ceiling), especially near the food prep area.

Visited April 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“outstanding service from a foodie!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Waitress recommended a proper chinese dinner on a cold day that really hit the spot. Great noodle dish limited time offer, ready to go back for their fresh food!

Visited February 2013
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