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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

#95 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702 (Ohio & Rush)
+1 312-951-1888
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Farmington, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, fresh ingredients and never a disappointment! Try their over-sized Chicken Egg Rolls. Location is a quick walk for any of the downtown hotels. Whenever I'm in town, the Big Bowl is on my menu.

Thank 256dianee
Carlsbad, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in town for a week and went here twice. The vegetarian food was fresh, awesome, and pretty quick too, not to mention fairly priced. Great location and ambiance. Will go here again when I'm back in Chicago.

Thank ltarmo5
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was amazing and service was great and there is a really fun vibe to the place. A little pricey for me but it was worth it! I will be back for many years to come!

Thank Tyler M
Pompano Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited Big Bowl on a recent vacation in downtown Chicago. We were in search of good Asian food at a restaurant that wasn't too fancy, but nicer than fast food. Big Bowl was perfect. I had the Vegetable and Tofu Pad Thai and it was the best I've ever had. The portion was generous enough to... More 

Thank Knani
Chicago, Illinois
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the movie theater nearby and walked out hungry. Big Bowl was right there, so we thought we'd give it a try. Welcoming staff, lovely waitress. We got the potsticker appetizer and both the vegetarian and chicken potstickers were very good. My husband had the Chicken Won-Ton soup and it was excellent. Then I had the Yellow Chicken... More 

Thank Kathryn J
Wolverine, Michigan
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must try Chinese food Thai and Asian cuisine. The dumplings are amazing. Great food and drinks. Nice relaxing sit down dinner or a quick lunch. Great place to stop at while in Chicago. Minutes off the mag mile.

Thank Zieglerkt
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here a couple months ago while I was on vacation in Chicago... Best Thai I've ever had! House made dumplings were fantastic, pad Thai (which is what both the manager and server recommended) with chicken was ridiculously delicious and well-portioned, the martinis were perfect. Could not have had a better experience because of one thing though- the service... More 

Thank Ian B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were looking for Brunch on Saturday. Many of the restaurants in the area were filled with people waiting; fortunately, there was only a short wait at the Big Bowl. As we were waiting and a young couple were leaving, one of our party asked, "How as it?" The answer, "Terrific." He was right. Lots of interesting Chinese and Thai... More 

Thank kenbardach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Kind of like PF Changs, only a better drink selection. The beef dishes are really tasty. Service is ok. Try the homemade ginger ale. Its really nice.

Thank Bobdec
Marcy, New York
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I was walking in Chicago the first time alone while husband was in conference. I wanted Thai and checked Trip Advisor. The food was great in this upscale Asian restaurant. Really hit the spot.

Thank Rylee14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
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?