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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
+1 312-951-1888
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pad thai” (73 reviews)
“sesame chicken” (25 reviews)
“stir fry bar” (22 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to expect - but was pleasantly surprised ... Ordered Chinese and Thai dishes... Tasty... Large portions - so order to share ... Recommend .

Thank FeedbackISGOOD
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

A near miss, I guess. Hot and Sour Soup that was neither, but that had lots of good stuff in it. Panang Chicken Curry that looked OK, had plenty of chicken, but no identifiable Panang Curry flavor other than heat and a mere hint of...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here for lunch. Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu to help us with a decision. We opted for Rice bowls with the cauliflower rice. I had Kung Pao Chicken and my husband had the Mongolian beef....More

Thank Bobbie W
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Good place for vegetarian options. They have designated vegetarian sauces, the ones not labeled vegetarian have fish sauce in them (not uncommon for Chinese food). They have a stir fry bar. You tell your waiter what kind of sauce, protein & carb (rice or noodles)...More

Thank corriannelizabeth
Reviewed May 22, 2018

The pad Thai was good and the waitstaff accommodated our special requests without hesitation. The portions are generous and even the lemonade is in a huge glass. Reasonable prices, good food, quick service e, what more do you need for a relaxing dinner!

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We happened in here while walking around the neighborhood, and were very pleased. The make your own bowl was a great option for two picky vegetarians. The decor was cute, the food nicely spicy, and the portions huge.

Thank Becky C
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We went to Big Bowl tonight for the first time ever, and we were very pleased! The service was great, especially our waiter, and the food was delicious! Will definitely be back!

Thank Jaclyn N
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Their entree, meal, dessert and drink special was really worth it. Nothing to write home about but certainly a great option when on low budget.

Thank Christian N
Reviewed April 15, 2018

I know this is a chain and I am happy to report that the food is good. What I like most is this is the only place serving Asian cuisine that I have been to that offers cauliflower rice as an option! I am definitely...More

Thank Steve And Amy G
Reviewed April 1, 2018

The menu selections are varied, also with choose your own ingredients options. We especially like the curries; for my last one I ordered grated cauliflower rather than rice and it was very good. The appetizers are very good, as are the home-made ginger ales.

Thank Pippadude
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Why don't you just call the restaurant and ask? :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
    (Ohio & Rush)
  • Public Transportation: The red line stops at Grand and State which is only a few minute walk to Big Bowl.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-951-1888
Great food and even better Ginger Ale!!!
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