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12649 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305-1941 (Ridgedale Dr)
+1 952-797-9888
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11:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant a number of times in the past. This restaurant doesn't disappoint -- food and service are always good. Two suggestions: (1) make the small booths a bit bigger; hard to juggle a winter coat and hand bag in these tiny booths; (2) please add Coke Zero to the pop options/menu!

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Thank rewinc
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120 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Hadn't tried Big Bowl before so gave it a try for lunch. This location is in a mall so convenient but a chain restaurant atmosphere. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Also knowledgeable about the menu. Ordered the chicken potstickers for a starter. They ere quite good and the sauce served with them was very good. We each ordered... More 

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Thank Don C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

For starters, I would say we visit here 3-4 times a month. The food & drinks great and I have not had a bad meal! The staff is very kind and knowledgeable. What is unique is their stir fry bar. You have the opportunity to choose your grain, meat, and fill your bowl with veggies. Always fresh! Bonus: Gluten Free!... More 

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Thank Ryan F
Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium
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273 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Situated in the mall it is not bad but not special. As the name says, you get a lot of food and if you are in for quantity, go for it. I was even told by the waiter that he had seen plates with up to three pound of food. If you want orignal flavors, don't bother. Friendly staff but... More 

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Thank Ignace D
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My visits to Big Bowl usually happen over lunch or for an early weekend dinner after shopping at the mall. My most recent experience, however, was a dinner carryout for my husband and teen son. I ordered online (very easy) and was greeted pleasantly by the takeout host when I went to pickup my food. My order was almost ready... More 

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Thank THartman17
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I completely enjoy the food at Big Bowl. In particular, I like the do it yourself stir fry in which you pick the protein, sauce and side, then take a bowl and put the vegetables that you want in your dish. I've also been pleased with their fried rice dishes and my wife likes the pad thai. I personally don't... More 

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Thank Frank H
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It was a 35 minute wait on Friday night but it was worth the wait. We loved the drinks and our entrees

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Thank Pam S
Champlin, Minnesota
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have been to Big Bowl twice. The first time someone else was buying, but it was so good I had to bring my family back to enjoy. I love the Sesame Chicken, and my wife loves the Chef's mix stir fry. You can also make your own combination of ingredients from a bar and they will fry it up... More 

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Thank Jim B
Grove City, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great service, friendly employees! Food was good, quick service for the to go! Would definitely recommend

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Winnipeg
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We enjoyed lunch on the patio. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. It wouldn't be an oft-repeated outing, however, since an appetizer, lunch pad see ew, beer, and ginger ale totaled $36

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, International, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12649 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305-1941
    (Ridgedale Dr)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minnetonka
  • Phone Number: +1 952-797-9888
Description
There’s really only one place for authentic Chinese and Thai–and that’s Big Bowl. It all begins with the highest quality ingredients–naturally raised chicken and beef, heirloom pork, sustainable seafood and produce grown locally. Because Big Bowl believes that the best food is made from scratch, you can taste big, bold layers of flavors in every dish, from the curries right down to the dipping sauces. Everyone raves about the pad Thai, our spicy dishes that are truly hot, and our create-your-own stir-fry–and for good reason. Every element adds up to big taste and takes our food to another level, be it a fresh squeeze of lime, fragrant herbs or the seared Thai chilies. Big Bowl is so big on authentic flavors that even the ginger ale is made with fresh ginger root–from scratch, of course.

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