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.
Got here on a Friday evening with an Open Table reservation.
Got patio seating and was perfect for the summer nights!
We ordered the pitcher of Watermelon Sangria.... its like drinking a jolly rancher! For an app we got Crab Rangoon.... sooooo good....still drooling...
My boyfriend and I both decided to do the make your own bowl thing. He was lazy and got Shrimp and let the chefs decide what veggies go in there.
Of course, I have to be more complicated. I got the Flank Steak with Garlic Mushroom sauce base. And I love noodles, so I had them put both glass noodles and regular Chinese noodles. Then I went inside to pic my veggies. You go to the salad area, grab a bow, and fill up. I love veggies so I pretty much put the entire bar in my tiny bowl. I wish the bowls were bigger, but they probably do that to deter people like me from putting too much.
When our food came, it was piping hot! We had to wait like 10 minutes for it to cool down. It was delicious! Of course I had leftovers, it was even better the next day!
We both had the lo mien, one chicken and one beef, and both were very good. They use more vegetables than we usually see in lo mien but it added good flavor
Heard about it from a friend so wanted to try it.. went with group of friends.Food was good, in terms of taste, portion size, plating. It is a bsy place (i went on friday night) so get your tables reserved. One big turn off was that staff was not courteous enough. Bit rude.. As if they are doing favors on us by serving the food.
Apart from that.. will recommend this place.. Veg/ chicken dumplings were good. Mocktails were also at par.
glad to see they serve riced cauliflower as an alternative to rice. Get it w/ the BBQ pork. You'll be glad you did, Awesome crispy eggplant appetizer too.
Always great food, great service from Milton our waiter.
Big Bowl is our favorite family restaurant. We are coming to this place for 17 years.
Always love this place. Quality Thai/Chinese that's perfect for the spice loving tongue. Family and kid friendly. Live kitchen so keep babies away from the kitchen area. Yummmmmyyyy food
The chicken pad thai was the worst I've ever tasted. The service was subpar. The waiter was not friendly at all and rushed through our meal.
LOVE Big Bowl. Gluten free taste good here, as well as a nice variety. Great place for after work and really anytime!
I have a food allergy, so it took a while for me to put in an order because the waiter had to check with the chef on ingredients. My waiter was very patient and attentive though, and we finally found something I could eat. It was delicious! However, the chicken on top of my cauliflower rice seemed more like a garnish, as there was not much of it. Considering that entree was around $15, there really should be more meat. At least I know now that I can order this, so next time I can actually have dinner with my friends, versus being the very last one to get food, and eating it as fast as possible before we had to leave for our movie...
When we work with Milton, our experience is always great. Be sure to ask for Milton.
It was good as always!
It was awesome as ever
Excellwnt dinner. I had the pick your own veggies bowl which was amazing and very fresh. Cocktails were really good too. Pomegranate sangria was wonderful! Not sure why more People don't go here and sit outside rather than noisy Jacksons.
Our group of four friends includes formal and informal dieters, and a couple of people with food "issues". We all were accommodated by Big Bowl's menu choices and were very happy with our choice of restaurants. We have find at Big Bowl previously and will continue to include it in our regular lunch venues! Thank you Big Bowl!
Undoubtedly Food is great. Problem is the service and time to deliver.
This has been my 2nd visits in 8 days and each time similar problem happened.
Last time among the party of 5, 1 order was delivered wrong. It's okay let go.
Today with the party of 3, time taken to deliver food from order placed is 30 minutes and then no one is there to get the check.
On the reservation slip, there was a note
Send Mgr - 10 Resos
Not happy with Service & Food. Manager visit require.
But no one showed up.
Great spot in Reston for dinner. Attentive waitstaff and delicious, fresh food.
Delicious food here.
BigBowl definitely is one of the best dinning place in RTC.
You should surely try it and experience the great food.
Big Bowl is always consistent - the food is good, the place is well run, and the service is terrific. My wife and I have had the same waiter several times and I don't know his name but he is a real pro.
Love to visit this restaurant when we're in the area.
The food was decent. The atmosphere is very nice, the bathrooms are clean and well kept. The service was okay, the waiters and waitresses are alright, they’re very nice but a little on the slow side. It’s a very diverse type restaurant so be prepared for some different cultures. All in all I’d give this restaurant a 6/10. Will I be back? Sure. But am I rushing to try more? No.
Excellant food and excellent service
This was our second visit to the restaurant and the food was just as wonderful and the server was fantastic. We were catching up with friends and never felt rushed while getting wonderful service. We'll go back again soon.
Theron, server, was awesome! Let us try several sauces to pick just the right one for us!
Great customer service,the server was great also ,we had him previously.
The food wasn't that good. Although the pot stickers were great.
Celebrated my birthday with Milton!
We had a wonderful experience. The waiter was wonderful and the food absolutely delicious. We're already planning to go back!
We selected a number of appetizers for our lunch. The potstickers, peanut noodles and chicken satay were delicious.
Big Bowl Reston has consistently been s great place to dine for one, two or a family. Excellent service , consistently great food.
Food was good but service could have been better.
Big Bowl doesn't miss a beat. Continues to be one of the best values around with a very competent, professional and friendly staff. Add that to a great menu and we have a winner!
Spices or oil from grilles had burned and filled restaurant with faint smoke that was an irritant and kept us all coughing during the meal.
The food here is reliably good. Nicely prepared flavored ginger ales provide a good alternative to alcoholic beverages if one needs to head back to work after the meal.
We went as a family of four, 2 small children. Our waiter Milton was excellent with great attention to detail. If was a very enjoyable experience.
I enjoyed my time on my friend’s birthday occasion. Loved the chicken chopped salad. The waiter was very pleasant.