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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

#135 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Near North Side
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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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georgia
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had very good lunch.....we all ordered bowls and food was well prepared and very tasty. Service was excellent. Thought it was a little pricey for what we ordered, but overall was memorable meal. Would return.

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Ottawa, Canada
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193 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just happened upon this restaurant by chance The decor is great The place was really nice and clean Open kitchens are always great as they have to be kept clean to survive Our server (Jordan) was on the ball We tried the house brand beer and ginger ale, both good Pot stickers and soup followed up and were tasty... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very kind service, delicious chicken soup, bad green curry with chicken: it was so salty and spicy, I could perceive nothing but salt and spices.

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Thank Sara M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Big Bowl our first night in Chicago and really enjoyed it. Had the Pad Thai and it was delicious. Try the Vietnamese soup, we recommend it. Our server was very attentive.

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Thank Maritza C
Greenville, North Carolina
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118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying at the park hyatt and found this place on google, decided to hike over (about 6 blocks). We called ahead and got our names on the wait list, and were shown to our table the minute we arrived (although they tell me that they don't take reservations). It was packed, I think we lucked out getting a... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service was good but I must say It was my first time eating Thai and the curry chicken was EXCELLENT. Me and my husband had the view of the streets and the atmosphere was comfortable. A must visit if your staying at the James hotel because its a short walk from the hotel.

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Thank candilips
Munich, Germany
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food in a very nice and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Chicago. The Thai dishes may not be as spicy as those who tried them in Thailand are used to, but are delicious nevertheless. Will absolutely eat here again, when I am next time in Chicago!

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Dromana, Australia
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided on giving this place a go and was certainly very impressed, we had John W as our server and he was outstanding answering any questions we had, the quality of the food and serving size for the price was awesome, we had King Pao Chicken and Custom bowl with Tofu with chefs choice with the vegetables. With no doubt... More 

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Thank Bardy1
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really don't know where all the good reviews are from.. just had lunch there. Service was OK, no complains. But the food is not tasty. Period. I ordered a green Thai curry but what I got wasn't green curry and didn't even taste like anything Thai. It seems like the are mixing Thai and Chinese food but miss the... More 

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Thank Isaac G
seattle, wa
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge portions here allowed me to make two or three meals out of my to go order. I came here twice in three days it was so yummy. I preferred the make your own stir fry where you choose the vegetables and protein and I chose noodles with mine. I did the panang curry and it was scrumptious!

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Thank seattlesuzanna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Kids, Child-friendly
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?