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Big Bowl - CLOSED

6 E Cedar St, Chicago, IL 60611-1113
+1 312-640-8888
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
3 Jul 2016
“Love the kung pao beef”
20 Jul 2015
“Average at best”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
6 E Cedar St, Chicago, IL 60611-1113
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here for over 20 year and have never had a bad meal. I really like the stir fry bar. You can put what you like on it and then sauce it as you like.

Thank bobshifi
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Good location near all the activities and restaurants on Rush street. The food is spicy except a couple of dishes, like for example the baby ribs in teriyaki sauce. Only go here if you have a craving for spicy Asian food.

Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We were in the mood for Asian cuisine, it was near the hotel, and my daughter liked the big bowl on the front. So we went, and we all enjoyed the food. It was affordable and delicious. Unfortunately, this location is closing soon.

Thank David G
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

The food here is really good but unfortunately let down by wait staff who are more interested in socializing that looking after customers. They even had a conversation with off duty staff about tipping and what they expected loud enough for us to hear. Ironically...More

Thank ViksterMcG
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

This place is closing permanently in 5 days. Maybe that is why the food was just average. I had the stir fry bar with the chicken and rice. Both of them were way too dry with not enough sauce. Based on this experience I would...More

Thank twicked
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Been coming for years. Sadly this building is being gutted for a renovation and sign at the front door says last day will be July 22nd. Location at Ohio & Rush is best bet going forward about 10 blocks south of here.

1  Thank Matt K
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Got introduced to this new concept of stir fry bar and was really amazing. Their Panama curry sauce was delicious!!

Thank Rohan A
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I had to make sure I got the right "Big Bowl", there are several in the down town area. I like this one the best because of the neighborhood and the staff. They are always nice and helpful when you just don't know what to...More

1  Thank WilliamDickerson
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here over 25 times over the past 15 years and unfortunately the quality has gotten bad. They used to have the best Kung pao beef, but on my last visit it was very chewy. It's a shame because my family really liked...More

Thank bobshifi
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Having never heard of this franchise, we decided to visit this particular one as it was near our hotel and we are always up for some good Asian food. Being fans of that particular cuisine we stuck to the 'Thai side' of the menu and...More

Thank JRSA123
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Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
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mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Restaurant Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 E Cedar St, Chicago, IL 60611-1113
    (Cedar & State)
  • Public Transportation: Division/Clark stop on CTA red line CTA bus stops at Cedar and Lake Shore Drive and also on State and Elm.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-640-8888
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