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“Eclectic Asian near Woodfield”

Big Bowl Schaumburg
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Ranked #16 of 319 Restaurants in Schaumburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hwy 53/290 and Higgins
Transit: Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Eclectic Asian near Woodfield”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

During this week I had 4 days of business near Schuamburg. As a result, I ate at Big Bowl for dinner twice during the week. I ate at Shaws another evening. Big Bowl seating is funny. Even though there are available seats and booths, we (party of 2) would be asked to wait for a few minutes. I enjoy lemon wedges for my hot tea and both times the waitresses brought them propmtly. I also like to add honey to the tea. Once again, the waitress obliged. I prefer the stir fry where I select the vegetables for cooking. The cooks prepared them as directed. I was otherwise pleased and would return again without objection. They do have fortune cookies but some of the waitress don't bring any. Ask at the hostess desk on the way out if you want a few.

  • Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

It was tasty and plentiful! Went for lunch with a friend and were very delighted with food, service and atmosphere.

Visited June 2013
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Quito, Ecuador
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Solid Average Rating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

The decor is nice although the atmosphere is noisy with conversations three tables away bouncing off the ceiling. I had the chicken pad thai and was satisfied with the portion size, fresh ingredients and tastevbut it wasn't memorable. Service was ok. The restaurant was not crowded at. 8:30 on a Tuesday night so it could have been better. The restaurant lacks the refinements of P.F. Chang's and likely lacks the following as well. Ho hum.

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Thank Jeff C
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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618 reviews
503 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Different Chinese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

Have many different dishes.
They can make just about anything for you.
They make a good pork fried rice.
It's different than the normal Chinese restaurant .
Lots of kids as its right next to the movies.

Visited April 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Poor Pad Thai”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

In the mood for pad Thai, my family decided to try Big Bowl. What a mistake that was. The amount of chicken in the Pad Thai was laughable and it had way too much basil and sprouts compared to an authentic Thai restaurant. The manager that explained what the adequate portion size was somewhat pompous as well. I will not be returning to Big Bowl.

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Thank Mike D
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