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Big Bowl Noodle House

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428 E. College Ave., State College, PA
+1 814-867-1534
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is generous in portion size and is good in quality. The menu has a better-than-average number and breadth of choices. This is my daughters favorite Chinese downtown; she's in her 3rd year at PSU. I had my usual when I eat Asian or Chinese: Hot and Sour soup. It had nice, fresh mushrooms but just didn't have... More 

Thank esrtraveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It's not fancy, but the food was very tasty. Had the standard chicken noodle bowl. Large potion, not too salty. The place was crowded, but the line moved quickly. Would definitely recommend if you like Asian noodle dishes.

Thank Michael W
United States
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Authentic Chinese food with great variety. Couple of dishes we tried were as good as we had in New York Chinatown.

Thank kawaii5
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My college son kept raving about this place so we went there for lunch during parent's visit weekend. It opened at 12pm- we got there at 11:55 and it was very dark and looked like it was not going to open. A bunch of people also looked very disappointed that it was not open yet. We walked away thinking it... More 

Thank wmom88
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

No frills Chinese cafeteria type place. There's no table service, you order your dish, take a number and a tray and listen for them to call your order. The food is above average. I've had several dishes and never had anything bad. One notable thing is that in a lot of no frills places like this, the rice can be... More 

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Wilmington, De
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Basic chinese menu. Portions were very large and tasted decent. Prices were reasonable. Order at the counter and pick food up when ready.

Thank festermatt
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Ordered 4 meals for four people including two teenagers and still went home with two full meals. Lots of food for little money very authentic we loved it.

Thank Jeffrey V
Benezette, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

My wife and I love to go here. We have ordered quite a few different things from the menu and we have our favorites that we always order. We are never disappointed in the food or the service. Whether it is a month or many months in between our visits, they always remember us and ask how things are. It's... More 

Thank Benezette_Jr
Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I ordered Thai Stir Fry Pho Noodles with Shrimp... This dinner blew me away - and my fiancé agreed! I can honestly say I would have a hard time ordering anything different next time we go - which will be tonight! Also - very clean, very friendly, easy to order.

Thank ilovefood197
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

If you have a low budget and you eat a lot, go to Big Bowl Noodle. We usually over order. I forget everytime that size of plate is huge. We ordered three soups, 1 order of buns with condense milk, dumplings. everything was yummy!

Thank Salua K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 E. College Ave., State College, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-867-1534

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?