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Big Thumb

) #265 of 686 Restaurants in Wellington ££ - £££ Chinese, Asian
9 Allen Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
384-4878
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
9 Allen Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviews (66)
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1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Fast pleasant service. Dumplings and deep-fried squid entrees were delicious. Nasi Goreng, Singapore noodles and egg fried rice mains were generous and again very tasty. Sadly had a feww egg shells in the egg mix of nasi goreng but still enjoyed it immensely.At gtime of...More

Thank Donz2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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