Big Bowl

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 6 ratings

215 Parkway Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

(847) 808-8880
$ Under $10 per entree
Categories

Thai, Chinese, Delivery, Takeout, Restaurant, Local Chain

75% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2013

    Amazing options for Asian food, so yummy! They had different flavors than most gf Asian places. Great atmosphere too with dedicated gf menu.

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2013

    Just ate here last night. Mongolian beef was yummo as was the pick your own stir fry. Food comes out in "allergy" bowls. The stir fry was made with it's own pan, utensils, etc... Very attentive to cross-contamination. My husband ordered a gf beer but they had run out. They usually do have one on hand though. Great option!

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    5 ratingApril 19, 2013

    Fast seating. Great waitress and fast service. I had to use the Gluten Free Menu from the website but the Mongolian Beef and Praire Path GF free beer was delicious. Coming from MN, I ass impressed with the options here in IL.

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    2 ratingOctober 09, 2014

    1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Just okay. Wasn't thrilled with my food. It wasn't *bad* per say, just wasn't anything to write home about. I don't plan on going back really. I much prefer PF Changs!

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    1 ratingAugust 25, 2014

    1705 Hwy 36 W, Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 55113

    Gf menu available and I used to get take out a lot but was always getting glutened. I finally ate in the restaurant once and saw how they cook through the open kitchen and it all made sense. Small space with all the dishes cooked right next to each other. Shared utensils, lots of flipping food all around. Cc all over the place. :(

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    2 ratingJuly 31, 2014

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    another faux Asian establishment...the entrees are mostly rice, and not the good kind of rice either. blech!

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2014

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Their gluten free menu has many of the options if the regular with slight modifications. The pad Thai, orange chicken and mochi are to die for! I love this place and never have problems there. The servers are attentive and a manager typically brings out my meal to ensure it was prepared properly

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2014

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Good food, good gf attentiveness.

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2014

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Everything was delicious and I was impressed with the selection on their GF menu. Definitely would come back here!

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2014

    3669 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435

    I was very happy to have checked out Big Bowl for a quick dinner while running errands. The server was very knowledgeable on GF/celiac, and when I started to talk about cross-contamination she said that they treat all GF orders as allergies. So I felt that they were on the ball and very capable. My chicken pad thai was excellent, and the server even brought out a bottle of GF soy sauce for me. Boyfriend also had the same but not GF. He tasted mine and said they were different, but obviously I couldn't compare. To me, it tasted just like what I remember to be standard pad thai.

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    4 ratingJuly 05, 2014

    1705 Hwy 36 W, Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 55113

    Staff was very kind and efficient. Food was kind of heavy, but good. Didn't have a huge, prepared to be gluten free menu but they can adjust almost anything to be made flute free

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    3 ratingJune 14, 2014

    3669 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435

    Semi gluten free

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    2 ratingMay 05, 2014

    11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190

    used to be one of my favorite restaurants. food has declined badly. Last visit the GF Kung Pow was awful. Waitress did not understand when I asked if the recipe had been changed and kept repeating that it Was GF. Never saw a manager to ask. they've lost our business.

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    2 ratingApril 12, 2014

    1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    We stopped there because the app said there was gf menu and the reviews were good. We were in town for the GF expo. We ordered the GF lettuce wraps because the server said that was possible even though it was not on the gf menu. My friend ordered the gf pad Thai. everything tasted really good! we were glad we stopped. on the way home on our hour + drive, we both started to get sick :( not sure if it was due to ordering something not on the gf menu.

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    5 ratingFebruary 09, 2014

    11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190

    Since changing the fish sauce, Big Bowl offers more than half of their menu items as Gluten Free! Also, chat up their wait staff and discover who's been there the longest. Half of the front of the house staff have been there 3 or more years. As for the management team - you will learn that 5 of the 6 managers have worked there for 9 years plus. This makes me comfortable in ordering off the menu - knowing their expertise & experience can guide me through the menu!

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    5 ratingDecember 15, 2013

    1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    good size gf menu. tasty and friendly service.

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    2 ratingDecember 12, 2013

    1705 Hwy 36 W, Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 55113

    Food was good, but left feeling as if I was going to be sick. Not sure if it was cross contamination.

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    2 ratingNovember 16, 2013

    1705 Hwy 36 W, Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 55113

    Update: went to Big Bowl Roseville this week -- service has become insanely disgusting. Waiters/waitresses are rude and take no responsibility for their mistakes. Management is great at cleaning up their messes though. I also did get sick after this meal. They are becoming more careless as time goes on (they also don't have a specific gluten free menu anymore, not sure why). Always delicious, rarely have an issue. Can get pretty pricey but its worth it!

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    5 ratingOctober 22, 2013

    11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190

    They have a gluten free menu and the staff is mostly knowledgeable. The food is very good, and they will substitute rice noodles for rice on any dish if you're in the mood for noodles instead of rice (which isn't noted on the menu). You do have to be vigilant with some of the wait staff. I had to write "gluten free please" on the slip the waiter gives you to take up to the line if you're doing the stir fry bar and picking your own vegetables. He hadn't noted my gluten free request, and I am sure I would have been glutened otherwise. Wait staff turnover is pretty frequent and a lot of nice young people, so make sure you're very specific about your needs.

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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2013

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Delicious!!! Just had Chicken Pad Thai and Veggie Spring Rolls delivered to my hotel. Absolutely delicious!

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    4 ratingAugust 24, 2013

    1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Good gluten free menu. The waitress right away asked if I understood the menu or had any other allergies. It is even safe to create your own bowl here - She wrote "Gluten allergy" all over my order ticket. Yum!

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    4 ratingAugust 17, 2013

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Awesome Mongolian beef. Very knowledgeable staff !!

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2013

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    They had a decent selection for gluten free. A few entrees, noodle dishes, appetizers and desserts. We chose to do the make your own stir fry and they were quite accommodating! On top of that it was delicious. Good when you are feeling like having American-Chinese or Thai.

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2013

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Very yummy gluten free options, I had the chicken Pad Thai, egg drop soup, and vegetable summer rolls one day, then went back the next to try the Mongolian beef. Staff is friendly and helpful. Prices are decent, especially if you go for a midweek lunch and order from the lunch menu. Highly recommended

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    1 ratingJuly 23, 2013

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Flavors weren't good. Pad thai was to floral and citrus based. Went in wanting more realistic pad thai and got something strange.

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    5 ratingMay 15, 2013

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Phenomenal!! Had the Laotian sweet potato soup and shrimp pad Thai. Boy, how I have missed it! Delicious food, great service and very comforting to know it was "safe" for me to eat. Every time an item was brought to me the server said "This is 100% gluten free" which is reassuring. The manager came to check on us, offered to bring tamari instead of soy sauce. And homemade ginger ale?! Great meal!!

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    5 ratingMay 11, 2013

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Lots of great options!

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2013

    1950 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    many options can order out or eat in great service to taste great

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    5 ratingFebruary 23, 2013

    1705 Hwy 36 W, Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 55113

    Dedicated gluten free menu with lots of great choices.

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    5 ratingFebruary 03, 2013

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Not enough room to express how amazing this place is for GF people. We love it do much they we are buying out the restaurant next year for our wedding reception.

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    5 ratingJanuary 31, 2013

    11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190

    Really a good place that knows well about gluten-free. It IS gluten-free for real.

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    5 ratingJanuary 19, 2013

    11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190

    The GF Pad Thai is amazing!

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    4 ratingDecember 28, 2012

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Great gluten free food. So, so service. Think it was just my server. Others more attentive.

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    4 ratingDecember 14, 2012

    3669 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435

    They have a full gluten free menu, even with desserts! They also have a gluten free vegetarian pad Thai and veggie spring rolls. The manager has to serve all gf food and oversee it in the kitchen to ensure it is cooked properly! I felt well taken care of!

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    4 ratingNovember 10, 2012

    1705 Hwy 36 W, Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 55113

    I love Big Bowl's GF menu. Lots to choose from, including a few desserts. They've even got GF beer. I've never had any issues with either take out or dining in.

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    4 ratingOctober 21, 2012

    11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190

    Mongolian beef was great!

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    4 ratingSeptember 11, 2012

    11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190

    You must try the Mongolian Beef, so good!

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    4 ratingAugust 31, 2012

    3669 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435

    Big Bowl offers a g/f kung pao that is quite tasty. Be sure to specify the level of heat or mildness you prefer. Have had that dish multiple times, but there are a few other options.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2012

    12649 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305

    fan.tas.tic

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    4 ratingJuly 25, 2012

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    The staff is very knowledgable about GF. The food is good, but a little on the salty side.

Monday
11:15 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:15 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:15 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:15 am – 10:00 pm
Friday
11:15 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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