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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

#142 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702 (Ohio & Rush)
+1 312-951-1888
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Munich, Germany
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193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food in a very nice and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Chicago. The Thai dishes may not be as spicy as those who tried them in Thailand are used to, but are delicious nevertheless. Will absolutely eat here again, when I am next time in Chicago!

Thank TravelGal_Munich
Dromana, Australia
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided on giving this place a go and was certainly very impressed, we had John W as our server and he was outstanding answering any questions we had, the quality of the food and serving size for the price was awesome, we had King Pao Chicken and Custom bowl with Tofu with chefs choice with the vegetables. With no doubt... More 

Thank Bardy1
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really don't know where all the good reviews are from.. just had lunch there. Service was OK, no complains. But the food is not tasty. Period. I ordered a green Thai curry but what I got wasn't green curry and didn't even taste like anything Thai. It seems like the are mixing Thai and Chinese food but miss the... More 

Thank Isaac G
seattle, wa
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge portions here allowed me to make two or three meals out of my to go order. I came here twice in three days it was so yummy. I preferred the make your own stir fry where you choose the vegetables and protein and I chose noodles with mine. I did the panang curry and it was scrumptious!

Thank seattlesuzanna
Goa, India
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place to go if you want to have nice chinese or thai food. The place is not very big but the food is good and the service is best.

Thank AmeyGaunekar
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Waiter Esquire. He took excellent care of us. In fact, he is the best waiter I have had in a long time. Refilled our water all the time. It was just a positive experience. The one in schaumburg has service like any other place in Chicago. Two visits, and no incentive.

Thank jlmtesol2016
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place after searching for gluten free restaurants. It started well as they have a separate gluten free menu and I chose the shrimp summer rolls and Panang curry chicken with brown rice and asked the waiter to ensure it is gluten free. The food was nice, however within an hour of eating it I suffered dreadful side... More 

Thank Paul B
Westchester County NY
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99 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

DISCLAIMER AND DISCLOSURE: This was an UBER delivery order. AND the manager REALLY tried to resolve. A full credit on my credit card was promised. So that earned the two stars. Customer service by the manager was excellent Now for the food: I ordered the chicken salad and a shrimp rice roll. $30, so my expectations were high. Expected delivery... More 

Thank bouncebackmom
Springfield, Illinois
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184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and reasonable pricing for downtown near the hotel. The spicy dishes are excellently prepared - not overdone and the home-made gingerale was fantastic!

Thank Harry E
Clarkston, Michigan
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a fun restaurant with a great menu....the spring rolls were great, and the peanut noodles. our waiter was a little negative, and he forgot to give us our credit card back.....staff was great, opened early on Sunday to get our card back to us! Thank you!

Thank _nftf1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?