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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5662
+1 703-787-8852
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“potstickers” (14 reviews)
“stir fry bar” (13 reviews)
“pot stickers” (13 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5662
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

My friends chose to eat at this restaurant but I found it very difficult to find anything to eat with my food allergies. The waiter was extremely helpful in locating me something I could eat. Surprisingly, I ended up having to have the chef create...More

Thank dreamergirl4686
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Business lunch here with one colleague. We ordered two different Thai dishes from the menu. I order Panang as a benchmark my first time in any Thai restaurant. My Panang showed up in reasonable time, but the flavor set was not like any Panang I...More

Thank Scott_M_SubGuy
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Eat here during a recent stay. Sat at the bar but got the same menu as the dining area. The bar staff were friendly and helpful with the menu choices. The food was fabulous and the portions of a good size ( too much for...More

Thank hatmsmith
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Always go to Big Bowl when in Reston. The service is great and many delicious choices. I like to create my own and go to the vegetable bar with many choices of fresh and delicious vegetables. The atmosphere is great and service is good!

Thank jmf604
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

I’m going to start with good points as there are many. It has to be said the food was very good, very tasty and the restaurant was clean, well organised and very nice. You could choose to have a table or sit at the bar....More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed January 20, 2018

I believe they should rename this dish to 'Mongolian mushrooms' Having a grand total of 3 tiny pieces of beef in the whole dish was a complete disappointment.

Thank sophiemn88
Reviewed January 8, 2018

This vast eatery is fine for large parties with kids and hungry people on a tight budget in general. One thing it is not is a place for gourmets. Sure everything comes in huge portions, service is fine and the environment, if you're careful not...More

1  Thank Ocalas
Reviewed December 29, 2017

You might think that a restaurant serving a wide range of different Asian dishes from different countries and cuisines might have trouble getting them right, but they pull it off quite well. The food is excellent.

Thank SkyRollLuggage
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Consistently inconsistent I come to Big Bowl almost every month, and “consistently inconsistent” is the way to describe it. The food is always great, especially the Orange Chicken and the Stir Fry station. The service is almost always bad - they’ve hired new servers who...More

Thank VC397
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Bartender was nice enough to give me a happy hour draft even though I was a few minutes late for Happy Hour. The Shrimp Pad Thai was the best I've ever had, and the serving size is really big.. would enough for 2 people.

Thank GinaVEdmonton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5662
  • Public Transportation: The Reston Town Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-787-8852
  • E-mail
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