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“Always fresh.”
Review of Big Bowl

Big Bowl
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Ranked #8 of 91 Restaurants in Minnetonka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Asian, International
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ridgedale Dr
Description: There’s really only one place for authentic Chinese and Thai–and that’s Big Bowl. It all begins with the highest quality ingredients–naturally raised chicken and beef, heirloom pork, sustainable seafood and produce grown locally. Because Big Bowl believes that the best food is made from scratch, you can taste big, bold layers of flavors in every dish, from the curries right down to the dipping sauces. Everyone raves about the pad Thai, our spicy dishes that are truly hot, and our create-your-own stir-fry–and for good reason. Every element adds up to big taste and takes our food to another level, be it a fresh squeeze of lime, fragrant herbs or the seared Thai chilies. Big Bowl is so big on authentic flavors that even the ginger ale is made with fresh ginger root–from scratch, of course.
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Love their food, always fresh, reasonably priced. Nice variety on the menu. I love the choose your own stir fry bar.

Thank JudyAnneR
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Visiting Big Bowl was worth it. Service was Quick, food was great and the atmosphere. Except when our server was trying to rip us off by adding $20 extra that we din't order.

2  Thank PremierDiningAdvisor
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

This place is so much better than the little big bowls they have at Byerly's. The drinks are terrific too. They live up to there name, smoke a big bowl and then chow down. Ching chong yo.

Thank Justin B
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Reviewed 6 January 2013


We made a last-minute reservation on a Friday night. When we arrived the restaurant was packed but we were seated immediately. Compared to other restaurants we have enjoyed the Big Bowl was crowded and noisy but the service was excellent and the food was quite good.

Thank GarEd52
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

We love this place. We come here for dates, family meals, relatives in town, any occasion and no occasion (same applies to Big Bowl in Roseville, Edina etc too but this is our "local"). If you have any appetite for "Asian Fusion" this is the place. It can get crowded towards the end of the week, so get a reservation or be prepared to wait a bit. The staff are very friendly - we have our favorite waiter (Mark J) but they're all great. The food is wonderful (spoken as a non-foodie that just loves Asian food). Our favorite part is "make your own stir fry" - pick your protein, pick your own veggies from the veggie station, pick your own sauce (Szechuan, Kung Pao and our collective favorite Panang - and there are more), and your own side (noodies, white or their fantastic fried rice). The off-the-menu choices are great too - it's a fairly small menu but there's something for everyone, and our kids often enjoy the starters as entrees (spring rolls etc). The staff are very accommodating. The only slight problem I've had a couple of times is that, in the zeal to bring you your meals all at the same time, occasionally one of them can get a little cool under the lamps waiting, and I like it fresh and hot out of the wok. That has not happened to me for a couple of years though so this has improved. Certainly not enough to take it down a peg, as the staff will always make it right. And join the "Lettuce Entertain You" loyalty program - we are at this place at least once a month, and it also includes Wildfire in Eden Prairie, and Tucci Benuch in Mall of America, so your points can add up quickly. Wonderful place - highly recommended.

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Thank wiltshs
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