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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

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11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5662
17037878852
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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191 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was something new that I had to try. The staff was great. I had a great waiter. The food was very good.

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Thank JohnBCowgill
Alexandria, Virginia
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In fairness, we don't live near Reston and Big Bowl (and my waistline is probably better off for the distance). Big Bowl is a stop for when we want a really tasty treat for lunch. They offer a number of choices, including a "fill up your bowl with veggies of your choice" and it's a great way to get exactly... More 

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Thank AgeOldDinosaur
Calgary
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went here on my own, while on a business trip. It was very friendly and efficient. The manager introduced herself as I was a first time visitor. The food was delicious . I had chicken with cashew nuts and it was very nice. Will go again if I get the chance.

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Thank oliverhalliwell
Reston, Virginia
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303 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visited this restaurant a couple of time a few years ago. Stopped going because food was not very good. I had friends visiting me in Reston from London and wanted to eat Chinese food. Big Bowl is the only restaurant in Reston Town Center which serves food close to Chinese food. So we ate lunch at the Big Bowl.... More 

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Thank Farhad A
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a chain, but we don't have them in our area. Really good Thai food and had lunch here twice we enjoyed it so much.

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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch. Place was very busy but the service was spot on. Ordered Kung Po chicken with noodles was tasty and filling. Not use to eating noodle dishes but this was good. Person with me had a very nice salad

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Thank tazmania630
Nellysford, VA
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380 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I ordered the ginger drink which was fabulous and a pad thai which was very delicious. The service was efficient and the surroundings were very pleasant.

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Thank ChefGeorge1
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I would have given a higher score had our waitress had been better. And if we hadn't been told our table was almost ready and still took another 10 minutes. And when they did finally take us to be seated, people were already seated at the table. As some of us were on a time schedule, we asked if the... More 

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Thank Virginia T
Richmond VA
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stopped in at the Big Bowl in Reston Town Center for a birthday lunch. Parking is always a snap in one of the parking garages, and we were seated immediately. Service was attentive, but not overly so. We all opted to make our own big bowl - which is fun and a healthy way to eat. Food was delivered promptly... More 

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Thank MaddieOES
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The food was actually very good. Fresh and well well-prepared. But it was a little overpriced in my opinion for lunch. Small servings and high price! But if you're craving Asian food in the Reston town Center area, not a bad choice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11915 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5662
  • Public Transportation: The Reston Town Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: 17037878852

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