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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian, Thai
60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
+1 312-951-1888
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pad thai” (73 reviews)
“sesame chicken” (25 reviews)
“stir fry bar” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
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1 - 10 of 671 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had dinner here and shared some dishes. A couple of the patrons opted to get the stir fry bar which looked very tempting but I'm glad we opted for the Thai Hot Pepper Chicken Noodles. They were delicious. Or waiter Saul was great. I...More

Thank AMA0123
Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually don’t like Chinese food, but this is really great. Tasty, good quality and different options than the ordinary.

Thank Daleman71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my daughter on a recent visit to Chicago and was very impressed. It's a loverly restaurant and all staff from hostess to our waitress were very prompt, helpful and polite. The food was DELICIOUS!! I had the pad thai and my daughter had...More

Thank Toya617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our food arrived quickly and the service was excellent. We ordered two appetizers (edamame and potstickers) and two entrees (crispy tofu fried rice and tofu pad Thai). The appetizers were great, but the entrees were meh. As a vegetarian(ish) family, we eat our fair share...More

Thank grrlonthemove
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Our waiter didn’t lead us wrong. The choices were overwhelming and he suggested a ? Curry chicken dish that was so tasty. Also suggested the roasted squash soup which was delish. A side salad added the right amount of green. Nice portions. Oh and Monday...More

Thank stilliwonder
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place on a cold day and I really wanted a bowl of soup. What better place than a restaurant called “the big bowl?” I know the title should have given it away, but the bowl was huge! I ordered a seasonal...More

Thank rcw923
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Kung Pao chicken with white rice and Vietnamese chicken noodle soup...really good. Cashew chicken super disappointing.

Thank pmbtjb
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Great ambiance and service. The food proportion was huge. The pot stickers tasted like frozen ones you can buy and reheat by yourself (vegetable ones were better tasting than meat ones). The entrees were delicious, but the featured teriyaki chicken fried rice was way too...More

Thank Wanyin T
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Average "Oriental" dishes delivered warm. Would put the quality on a par with Panda Express. OK for delivery in Streeterville neighborhood.

Thank falca191
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Seven of us had a late lunch at Big Bowl after arriving in Chicago for a short visit. We always have to go since everybody loves the food. Fresh, wide variety, and affordable. Good selection of beers on-tap, as well as some nice mixed drinks.

Thank Dave B
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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