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Big Bowl Schaumburg

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1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5159 (Hwy 53/290 and Higgins)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Schaumburg, United States
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food bowl...Everything I ate there was good, no bad item on the menu...All food was hot and quick to the table..

Thank Joel L
Elk Grove Village
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is part of the Lettuce Entertain You chain, and it doesn't disappoint. You have quite an assortment of foods from which to choose on the menu, or you can go to the bar and choose the foods you would like to have stir-fried. Very busy atmosphere, and delicious meals.

Thank Diane S
Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Wonderful place to have lunch or dinner with your closed ones. I went with my wife for lunch and had a great time. Delicious food overall. We ordered Veggie dumplings in the appetizers and main course was Green curry and Pad thai with tofu + veggies. Very friendly staff and ambiance inside the restaurant is good. Highly recommending this place... More 

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The food was great and service was commendable. Thanks Big Bowl for wonderful experience. We tried chicken dumplings and chicken wonton soup as appetizer. We tried Chinese and Thai main course. The dishes were made extra spicy as we requested. Recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.

Thank unnikrisb
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

After a day in the city a friend and I needed a nice meal on the way home. My friend suggested Big Bowl so we stopped. It looked crowded but only had a 15 minute wait for a table. I had the stir fry and it was amazing. More than enough food and it tasted great. I highly recommend Big... More 

Thank Kenneth C
United States
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is nice. Service is quick and friendly. Food was hot and tasty. Chicken pot stickers were great. Could have had a tad more filling.

Thank Jodi M
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I travel 150 miles to have Thai Green Curry at this place. I love Big Bowl so much.The food has been exceptionally well every time. Be it the appetizers, or the drinks or the ginger ales, I have always had the most satisfying experience. Its kind of my comfort food and whenever I need a place to feel good, I... More 

Thank Anwesa
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch, had a few beers, and ordered the kung pao chicken and hot and sour soup. Their soup is unique but i prefer a more traditional hot and sour soup and the portion on the 12 lunch included 4 small pieces of chicken...very very similar to a pf changs type vibe and pricing. Tasted good, majorly disappointed by... More 

Thank Jonny L
Roselle, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Very different, if you expected run of the mill Chinese, you are in the wrong place. Outstanding Mai Tai's alittle expensive, shy on the liquor but very unusual taste, Start out with sesame noodles and soup/wonton. Yummy!! Follow up with "make your own bowl" You can switch up any sauce. Desserts just ok.

Thank Pam L
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I keep returning to this restaurant and keep being disappointed. Always hoping for a change in venue. They really need to do some soul searching.

Thank onboard2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 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: 1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5159
    (Hwy 53/290 and Higgins)
  • Public Transportation: Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
  • Phone Number: 847-517-8881

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?