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Big Thumb

) #248 of 696 Restaurants in Wellington ££ - £££ Chinese, Asian
9 Allen Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good43%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Chinese, Asian
££ - £££
9 Allen Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We came here on Friday night and 2 chose off the standard menu and the 7 remaining chose "set menu A" - we got a great selection of starters and once that was done with our table was able to soak up some of our...More

Thank Jamel O
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Good service, free corkage on BYO wine. Not a long wait and food came out hot and all together. Staff spoke very good english. We had several small dishes

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Only a short walk from where we were staying down by Te Papa. Looks a little plain but the food was great, was served quickly and the staff were friendly. The honey chicken chili was very nice. And they even provided knives and forks on...More

Thank Clint A
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We are great fans of Yum Cha and we have five Chinese restaurants in Wellington area that we rotate around geographically. Big Thumb is one of 2 in the CBD that we like Food is always consistent and hot when it gets to the table....More

Thank Chelmswood M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My husband and I stumbled upon Big Thumb one lunchtime recently, and discovered to our delight an endless procession of yum cha dishes brought to us with a big smile and helpful information on the few dishes which were unfamiliar to us. Authentic flavours, reasonable...More

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

great value quick service and very reasonable costs, parking is always tricky in wellington but we got seated quickly, friendly staff and hot food that came quickly

Thank Emma1963
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A reasonably standard, but still great food and 'the experience' of a Hong Kong style Yum Cha / Dim Sum restaurant. Noisy, pressured but great value and good quality

Thank JohnandTracy_L
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Having lived in Hong Kong for over twenty years we find it almost impossible to find authentic Chinese food in Australia. So it was a great pleasure to find Big Thumb during our visit to Wellington. In fact we had a memorable Christmas Eve dinner,...More

Thank grangeview
Reviewed 6 January 2017

good yum char ,as is expected,,liked the dim sims which were meaty and juicy,service was fast and food came out at a good pace. spacious areas and roomy atmosphere.good friendly staff decor was a bit sad...could do with a revamp as makes the eating experience...More

1  Thank Peter J
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to try Big Thumb for dinner one evening and were not disappointed. They seated our group of 6 immediately (we were eating fairly early) and the waiters were quite attentive (frequently refilling our empty tea and water). We tried a variety of dishes...More

Thank Lorena R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Allen Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 384-4878
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