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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

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11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5662
+1 703-787-8852
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Big Bowl is an interesting stir fry concept where you gather the items and sauces that you would like cooked for you. The restaurant gets fairly crowded, and the layout isnt conducive to having much conversation. It is very loud. The service left a lot to be desired. I found this to be very salty, mediocre quality food. The vegetables... More 

Thank mrsiss
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is similar to a PF Changs in décor and atmosphere, but the food is much better. You can really customize your meal to fit your taste or mood. I settled on a dark spicy mix of veggies and peppers over fried rice ($1 upcharge). My wife got a light and bright mix over noodles. Both were fantastic and... More 

Thank bryant r
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place looks great but food was OK for the price. I'd rather spend the money somewhere else! Nice ambience though...

Thank itravelalways
Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious, now my two favorite food joints are on the same block! Perfectly priced, authentic food cooked. Can't wait to go back

Thank amber807
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried make my own bowl and my wife tried Kung Pao Chicken - both were excellent. Good choices and fresh stuff. Service could be improved. For a Monday night and only few tables seated food still took a good hour to arrive.

Thank Frank M
Reston, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have the chance to visit Reston for business, Big Bowl is a nice Asian restaurant. It parts of the Lettuce Entertain You company. The service is very good, fast and the waiters are well trained. This location is very nice with a small patio area, very enjoyable during the spring and summer. I have been here many times... More 

Thank AVDesign
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I got to pick each and every component of my meal. No unwanted mushrooms or broccoli. Just the right level of spice. And as good as the food was their attention to sanitation - the young lady cleaning tables had an interesting looking fanny pack that when she flipped open a door revealed antiseptic wipes that she used to clean... More 

Thank Dave T
washington dc
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Colleagues and I have enjoyed numerous lunches at Big Bowl and never really been disappointed. Dishes are always fresh with a mulitude of varying flavors. If you like it a bit more spicy - ask for additional peppers! The portions are huge. Share.

Thank james w
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

A vibrant busy restaurant with excellent food and service. During our stay in Reston this place was consistently good. The food was fresh and tasty, the service excellent and the happy hour of beer and sangria was a huge draw card.

Thank Birgit B
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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257 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The decor is mostly unchanging; ditto food and service, always good. Great variety in food and drink, and always willing to accommodate a few custom changes. The restaurant always does well... and deserves to. The

Thank LoafJugThouTree

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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: 11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5662
  • Public Transportation: The Reston Town Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-787-8852

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