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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

) #144 of 7,836 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian, Thai
60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
+1 312-951-1888
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pad thai” (64 reviews)
“stir fry bar” (19 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
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1 - 10 of 625 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Bowl is one place in Chicago that fixes the craving for authentic Thai food. Much of the Thai restaurants in the Chicago area have been disappointing; pad thai doused in mere sweet and sour sauce, and curries that have a lot of sauce and...More

Thank Grace S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dumplings and calamari. A bit expensive but worth it. The beer is made just for the restaurant and I could not more highly recommend.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing wrong with this place, except perhaps that it is rather expensive. The pad thai was OK (but at $17 it ought to be), even though they don't actually have any chili powder in the restaurant, apparently. The portions are HUGE and probably...More

Thank dokness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worst review I've ever given and it has nothing to do with the food because we never got any! The girl at the register stopped taking orders to help elsewhere, so it took 20 minutes just to place a simple order for soup...More

1  Thank Peerpoint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stir fry is the reason you come here and you get to pick your own veggies. Service was great and the food cooked just right. Much better price than the higher end places in town and good for a group

Thank brimyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband reserved a spot for us here while we were site seeing. It was easy to get to while we were walking. Our waiter was very kind and helpful in helping us order. We got some summer rolls and lettuce wraps to start. They...More

Thank moochelle1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big Bowl is super good! Good portion sizes and great pad Thai!!! The bartender Michael is super kind and attentive. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the locals at the bar, food, and overall experience. Already craving Big Bowl as we don't have great Thai food right...More

Thank Sarah_ANANAS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So on a busy memorial weekend night we selected Big Bowl Chinese and Thai. It was early in the evening but it was ridiculously quiet. We ordered two appetizers and they arrive quickly. Steamed dumplings... delicious..... but the pan fried pot stickers not so much....More

Thank Neil O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time in Chicago in over 10 years and we loved Big Bowl before. But the service was rushed and cool, disinterested. A bit noisy too. But the main thing was the food was not longer 5 stars, needs more spice to call it Thai...More

Thank joedvet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had very good lunch.....we all ordered bowls and food was well prepared and very tasty. Service was excellent. Thought it was a little pricey for what we ordered, but overall was memorable meal. Would return.

1  Thank hungryyak
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How much do you charge to deliver?
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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, 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
Great food and even better Ginger Ale!!!
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