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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

#123 of 7,854 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%
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“pad thai” (71 reviews)
“sesame chicken” (25 reviews)
“stir fry bar” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank pmbtjb
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank falca191
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 5 November 2017 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

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Response from SantaFeSister | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you just call the restaurant and ask? :-)
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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 - 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
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