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Big Bowl Schaumburg

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1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5159 (Hwy 53/290 and Higgins)
+1 847-517-8881
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I always like the sangria. The vegtables are fresh and there are lots of options. The sesame chicken has great flavor. We had good service until the end when we couldn't get our bill to be cashed out. The atmosphere is inviting. There is indoor and outdoor seating plus a bar. Often you can bring home the cooking smells in... More 

Thank Go2FunFood
Swansea, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting with a large group and the service was very good. Attentive, well organized and planned concerning food delivery. Food itself was good. As noted above the egg rolls and crab Rangoon were very tasty, as were the sauces served with them. Main dishes were good. Full bar and many beer selections made it a complete evening.

Thank David F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers both Thai and Chinese cuisines. Very limited menu. A little expensive but with it. Try their fresh Calamari. Our waitress was in a bit hurry to take our order. We feel rush.. No forks or chopsticks on the table after food arrived. Anyway place is clean and will go back.

Thank Farooq R
Chicago, Illinois
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Good place if you want to try some spicy Thai and Chinese dishes, and be ready to wait for some time, if you have not booked table in advance, it generally very crowded. Pad Thai, cashew chicken and potstickers are our all time favorites here.

Thank Anuj S
Northern Michigan
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249 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I come from the country and we don't get such treats as pad Thai so when I get a chance, I will eat it. I really enjoyed our meal and look forward to the next time.

Thank ramblervball
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Fun, tasty, and fresh. Often a long wait, so make reservations. Not a ton of vegetarian options, but several good ones. The vegetable pot stickers are really good. Friendly staff, great location for shopping and other fun.

Thank supapfunk
Sturtevant, Wisconsin, United States
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped at Big Bowl restaurant after trip to IKEA. Found restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to try it out. Best choice of the day! Appetizers-SEARED AHI TUNA AND AVOCADO SUMMER ROLL. Awesome! Main Course: Panang Curry Chicken and Mongolian Beef. Wonderful flavors. If you are in the Schaumburg area, this is a must visit place to go!

Thank Michael W
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We met friends at Big Bowl and were very disappointed at a place where we always have been pleased in the past. The food was not as good as it has been, I had the spicy sichuan beef and it was so hot as to be almost inedible. My husband had the ginger sea scallops and shrimp, which was supposed... More 

Thank Cathy H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been here twice. Once with my team and once with friends. On both occasions, I found the food to be good. On my last visit though we found a hair strand in my food and the waiter did not get me the right entree on the first go. However, they were quick to replace the order with what... More 

Thank Pooja J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Mongolian beef was great.... Their hot sauce was very tasty..... Thai hot pepper with nudal was very tasty also....

Thank mahmut e

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5159
    (Hwy 53/290 and Higgins)
  • Public Transportation: Schaumburg Pace station 1/4 mile north west of the restaurant. Trolley service to/from Woodfield Mall available.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
  • Phone Number: +1 847-517-8881

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