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“Always a good choice”

Big Bowl Chinese and Thai
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Ranked #10 of 166 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Thai
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: The Reston Town Center.
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

You get to select your own stir fry bowl from protein to sauce to sides or of course select from one of their traditional Asian dishes. The appetizers and soups are excellent. We had a mini bowl of Phoenix and Hot and Sour soup for $3.95 each. Very reasonable. I come back every year when I visit.

Thank Leslie J
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

While staying in Reston we were told to visit this place and we are so glad did!! We started potstickers and they were devoured in seconds!! I ordered the pan curry chicken because the waitress said it was a little spicy. It had just the right amount of heat!! My son enjoyed the selection for his custom stir fry bowl. Parking is in a very nearby structure and free!

Thank Calisurfer97
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Didn't really expect much from a place that serves both Thai and Chinese, usually better food when a restaurant specializes in one cuisine. However the dishes I had were both authentic and I lived in Asia for 13 years so have a pretty good benchmark. For starter I had hot and sour soup, it was very good, had to ask for vinegar but they brought it right away. My friend had Pho (I guess they Vietnamese on the menu too!) and also enjoyed it, it looked like it had all the right ingredients. For main course I had the Thai vegetarian green curry with tofu and asked for brown rice. It was fantastic - really tasty, the right flavors although even fresher than I have had before, and you could see the fresh herbs in the sauce. Huge serve too. My friend had a Thai chicken curry and also enjoyed it. I had a pineapple sangria to drink, quite good, and my friend had a couple of sodas. Entire bill before tip was around $55, I thought very good for the quality and portions. Service good although our main courses came out while we were still eating our soup, the only down point. Would definitely come back.

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Thank Maria B
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

I ordered takeout here while in the area for work, and a few things would prevent me from coming back. First, they offer brown rice or fried rice with their entrees, and when I asked if they could make fried rice using brown rice, it was as if I'd ask them to send me to Mars. That's how much confusion it caused, and it's a relatively simple question. But in the end, they did...but they didn't provide the rice in a separate container, so my entree and sauce were on top of the rice in the same container, basically making the fried rice (which is extra) have no discerning taste or characteristics! I've never seen the rice in the same container as the entree. Finally, the food didn't taste bad but for $16 I was expecting enough for some leftovers. There wasn't, and I'm not a huge eater. So save your money and find something better.

Thank Kimber92014
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Huge portions and fresh ingredients, but the problem is that the chefs obviously don't know how the dishes are supposed to taste. If you know and love Chinese and Thai food, you won't enjoy the gooey American interpretations offered here. The sauces are overwhelming, the Pad Thai is missing that distinctive oily taste; etc. It's basically a big tasteless carb bath.

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