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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

#127 of 7,830 Restaurants in Chicago}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian, Thai
60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
+1 312-951-1888
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pad thai” (68 reviews)
“sesame chicken” (25 reviews)
“stir fry bar” (20 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
All hours
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A friend of mine was staying in downtown Chicago and wanted some Chinese Food. I hadn't been to Big Bowl for a while, so we gave it a try. We were seated quickly. All the workers were friendly. There are many dishes to choose from....More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the Big Bowl between lunch and dinner. There were only a handful of customers and the service was excellent. My wife's garlic chicken dish was excellent and my spicy chicken was good. I would certainly get the garlic chicken next time, it...More

Thank Ahems
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here for dinner on a whim. The restaurant was super crowded so we figured that we would be wowed. Service and seating were prompt. Once seated, our drinks arrived quickly as did our super spicy food. I would visit again but I...More

Thank Julieonion
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always eat here when in Chicago on business - great menu and variety. The food this time around did not match previous visits and was not served as warm, but the hospitality of the bartender made up for it - he is a regular...More

Thank sfdann
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple ambiance.. nothing fancy but food is above average to good. We stopped in for a quick late lunch as we had an hour only. We were done in 45 mins. We had shezhuan beef, garlic tofu with veg. Fried rice and spicy chicken pad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel and had good reviews. We ate here for a weeknight dinner on a short trip to Chicago. The staff was friendly and attentive throughout dinner. We both had Pad Thai, and we ordered chicken...More

Thank megh14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dishes from both the Chinese and Thai menue and the the food was really tasty. Service was fast and friendly, we really recommend this place!

Thank sandbypag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Created my own stir fry and it was pretty good. I had chicken in a teriyaki sauce and got a bowl to put all my other ingredients in like mushrooms, bean sprouts, and carrots. The ginger drink is very good, especially the pomegranate flavor.

Thank TLa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food was good and very reasonable for downtown Chicago! There was a new server in training and she did an excellent job, for example I ordered fried rice instead of the regular Rice and she informed me that it would be an additional charge....More

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We needed a break from the everyday food so visited Big Bowl Chinese and Thai. Firstly their cocktail menu was great and the ones we tried were really good. The food choices were many and everything we had was great. For the entree, you can...More

Thank CocoCantrelle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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