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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 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Swansea, Illinois
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577 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Not a typical choice for me, but a work associate suggested it. I was game so off we went. No wait on a Monday evening, and plenty of room to be comfortable. Service started slow, but then hit their stride. Good coverage, nice delivery and timing, and plenty to eat. Many appetizers to chose from, a variety of main dishes,... More 

Thank David F
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2,010 reviews
1,306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,181 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This restaurant is located in the Streets of Woodfield area, which is across the street from the main Woodfield Shopping Mall. Big Bowl is part of the Lettuce Entertainment Restaurants group. I had lunch at Big Bowl with a business associate. Big Bowl has several different choices of Asian food. You can either order a plate from the menu or... More 

Thank WorldTravelers34
Chicago, Illinois
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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

We ordered sesame chicken and shrimp pad thai. So very much appreciate our waiter asking us what level of hot we wanted our dishes. When my pad Thai had much too much cilantro, he offered to have them make me a new one so I wouldn't have to keep picking out the pieces. My new dish was perfect and the... More 

Thank MMKielar
West Carrollton, Ohio
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We came in for dinner while attending a conference in Schaumburg. Eclectic is the key. They have a number of very traditional Chinese and Thai dishes, but have the addition of the "Mongolian Grill" twist, as well. You have the option of choosing traditional fare from the menu or you can choose the grill options and make dinner to your... More 

Thank Ramlorey
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 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... More 

Thank leonor c
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

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

Thank gpeterson49
Quito, Ecuador
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 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... More 

Thank Jeff C
Greenwich, Connecticut
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622 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 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.

Thank Summersnuggles
Charlotte, North Carolina
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 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... More 

Thank Mike D
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

I am a huge fan of asian food. All asian food.I ordered the panang curry. It tasted almost like it could have been frozen, heated up and served. It was certainly edible, but not amazing. The rice also tasted like minute rice rather than traditional jasmine rice. I wont be coming back as I could get the same quality at... More 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?