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“Sesame Chicken is yum!”

Big Bowl Chinese and Thai
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Ranked #276 of 10,217 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Thai
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Ohio & Rush
Transit: The red line stops at Grand and State which is only a few minute walk to Big Bowl.
Description: Great food and even better Ginger Ale!!!
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We actually remembered this place from a trip 5 years ago and went back especially for the sesame chicken...two days in a row. Not cheap but portion are generous.
We will definitely go back next time we are in Chicago!

Thank MrsBaum
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We searched TripAdvisor trying to find a good Chinese place in China Town, and settled on this (not in China Town). Unfortunately, the food was only so so; seems like a huge operation trying too get people in and out as soon as they could. Our waiter was very nice, helpful and quick, but some of the food was average (egg rolls, and ginger beef) - others were good (potstickers). Reasonable-to-lower-end beer and wine list. If you want average food and to be in and out in an hour, this is your spot.

Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We have dined at Big Bowl for years and the service, the drinks AND THE FOOD have always been terrific! Last evening, we carried the food out to eat at home and it was simply delicious! Our order was correct (including all special instructions like add shrimp!) and it was still warm when we got home! Best dishes: Szechuan green beans, pho soup and teriyaki chicken fried rice and Pad Thai! Amazing!

Thank A B
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This restaurant is not authentic Chinese place but still their food taste great. I ordered
Kung Pao Shrimp and that was great. Portion size is kind of small.

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Thank Jkahn059
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

I went solo to Big Bowl and had a pleasant experience. My lunch-size Kung Pao Chicken Rice Bowl was appropriately spicy—featuring fresh string beans and plenty of basil leaves—and priced "just about right" for Chicago.

Although it's not an especially exciting lunch spot, it was fresh and clean feeling and the attentive waiter took good care of me. Neither my first Big Bowl experience nor my last. I'll return to this chain again… somewhere or other.

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Thank SantaFeSister
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