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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

#108 of 7,617 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Near North Side
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60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702 (Ohio & Rush)
+1 312-951-1888
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I think that this place worth the try and you get a good deal for the price you are paying.. I love the fact you can chose what's in your plate and the make it right before your eyes... I like it

Thank jochava
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my favourite restaurants in Chicago. Great ambience. Their Sangria is excellent. Kung Pao chicken and Thai Hot pepper are great.

Thank ts846
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service was great. Our server was very personable and attentive. The food was average. I expected it to be better. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't awful. I've just had better.

Thank Tom S
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am going to be outright frank and let you know this is not the place to be having meals when you are very hungry during Christmas break. We called for a table we were told 15 minutes, We reached within our 15 minutes time limit and found a long line of people waiting ahead of us. There was an... More 

Thank Deepti111
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was close to our hotel on Ohio street . We had a great time at Lao Sze Chuan and decided to give this place a try. we were quite dissapointed with the food. its not authentic Chinese or Thai more like a mixture of all sorts but not nice. The service was also very slow and unattentive. We... More 

Thank MissMot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for Thai food (first ever experience) and loved this place. Food was delivered quickly and it was plentiful for the lunch special. I couldn't eat all of my bowl which is unusual for me! Flavor galore!

Thank Kyle D
Houghton, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved that the staff at Big Bowl were so efficient, on Christmas day. The food however was a bit of a disappointment. We ordered the veg. wonton soup, veg. pot-sticker, The chef's vegetable stir-fried with tofu. The only item that was ok (in flavour) was the pot-sticker. Everything else was quite salty and overwhelmed with brown sauce. The portion... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a full day of Christmas sale shopping we tucked in to Big Bowl for a late lunch and were delighted with our meals. We ordered chicken satay, basil beef, chicken lettuce wraps and calamari. The service was fast and friendly and the food delicious.

Thank ccbb3306
Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for dinner last week while in Chicago. Diverse menu with a lot of selections. Quick service. Food was good also. Better yet, the prices were really affordable. Order family style so you can sample several different things. Spicy green beans were hot and tasty.

Thank John S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Big portions of stir-fry means that generally a lot of food gets wasted, unfortunately. I saw a lot of patrons leave behind half-eaten plates of food. But the food was excellent. The vegan starter option was out of this world delicious.

Thank selmabaldi

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-951-1888
Great food and even better Ginger Ale!!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?