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Big Bowl Schaumburg

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1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5159 (Hwy 53/290 and Higgins)
+1 847-517-8881
11:30 am - 9:00 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 - 10:30 pm
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant offers both Thai and Chinese cuisines. Very limited menu. A little expensive but with it. Try their fresh Calamari. Our waitress was in a bit hurry to take our order. We feel rush.. No forks or chopsticks on the table after food arrived. Anyway place is clean and will go back.

Thank Farooq R
Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place if you want to try some spicy Thai and Chinese dishes, and be ready to wait for some time, if you have not booked table in advance, it generally very crowded. Pad Thai, cashew chicken and potstickers are our all time favorites here.

Thank Anuj S
Northern Michigan
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242 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come from the country and we don't get such treats as pad Thai so when I get a chance, I will eat it. I really enjoyed our meal and look forward to the next time.

Thank ramblervball
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun, tasty, and fresh. Often a long wait, so make reservations. Not a ton of vegetarian options, but several good ones. The vegetable pot stickers are really good. Friendly staff, great location for shopping and other fun.

Thank supapfunk
Sturtevant, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Stopped at Big Bowl restaurant after trip to IKEA. Found restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to try it out. Best choice of the day! Appetizers-SEARED AHI TUNA AND AVOCADO SUMMER ROLL. Awesome! Main Course: Panang Curry Chicken and Mongolian Beef. Wonderful flavors. If you are in the Schaumburg area, this is a must visit place to go!

Thank Michael W
Orlando, Florida
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240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We met friends at Big Bowl and were very disappointed at a place where we always have been pleased in the past. The food was not as good as it has been, I had the spicy sichuan beef and it was so hot as to be almost inedible. My husband had the ginger sea scallops and shrimp, which was supposed... More 

Thank Cathy H
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I have been here twice. Once with my team and once with friends. On both occasions, I found the food to be good. On my last visit though we found a hair strand in my food and the waiter did not get me the right entree on the first go. However, they were quick to replace the order with what... More 

Thank Pooja J
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Mongolian beef was great.... Their hot sauce was very tasty..... Thai hot pepper with nudal was very tasty also....

Thank mahmut e
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here last night. The atmosphere was nice. There were a lot of families dining. Everyone was friendly and said hello or engaged in small talk. This includes the staff and the patrons. There was a small wait time to sit but not bad. The service was prompt, we did not wait long at all. The menu is not... More 

Thank Kristina B
Saint John, Indiana
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325 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Love the food at Big Bowl, worth the drive from Saint John, IN. Everything is so fresh and delicious, lots of flavor!

Thank tagent22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, 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 - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 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: +1 847-517-8881

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?