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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

#98 of 7,664 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702 (Ohio & Rush)
+1 312-951-1888
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking for Brunch on Saturday. Many of the restaurants in the area were filled with people waiting; fortunately, there was only a short wait at the Big Bowl. As we were waiting and a young couple were leaving, one of our party asked, "How as it?" The answer, "Terrific." He was right. Lots of interesting Chinese and Thai... More 

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kind of like PF Changs, only a better drink selection. The beef dishes are really tasty. Service is ok. Try the homemade ginger ale. Its really nice.

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Thank Bobdec
Marcy, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was walking in Chicago the first time alone while husband was in conference. I wanted Thai and checked Trip Advisor. The food was great in this upscale Asian restaurant. Really hit the spot.

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Thank Rylee14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a quick lunch after we arrived in Chicago. Food and service were both excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very energetic atmosphere, the food was both Chinese and Thai-inspired. The beer was very nice! But be careful, it was a bit smoky.

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Thank jishihara1208
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big Bowl is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant that offers Asian cuisine superbly done time after time. It is our go to restaurant when we are in Chicago visiting our daughter and no one can make up there mind where to go. A short walk up Michigan Ave to Ohio makes it convenient to each side of the river.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The portion size was good.. but very dry..barely got any sauce with my broccoli and beef...i had to add some soy sauce to my white rice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming place with friendly staff. The food was amazing and extremely tasty. Our children loved the fact that they could go up to the food bar and choose the vegetables for their stir fry. The children's portion was very large

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Thank Claint5
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
Great food and even better Ginger Ale!!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?