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5 Wrottesley Street, Birmingham B5 4RT, England
+44 121 666 7378
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Since opening its doors over 10 years ago, Big Wok prides itself on...
Since opening its doors over 10 years ago, Big Wok prides itself on serving fresh, quality, wholesome food with each of our chefs using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients. We have over 90 different dishes including our own in-house bakery, Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar so there will definitely be something for you all to tuck into!
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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 48
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
It's ok.

Have been here a few times in the past,this time round I was surprised to see it had ,had a makeover except for the tables n chairs which I think should of got a change too. The food is ok and they now have a chap playing a piano too. The staff are friendly n your drinks are brought over... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
paulapip69
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wolverhampton
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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wolverhampton
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Have been here a few times in the past,this time round I was surprised to see it had ,had a makeover except for the tables n chairs which I think should of got a change too. The food is ok and they now have a chap playing a piano too. The staff are friendly n your drinks are brought over... More 

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

great food choices, attentive and friendly staff, drinks brought over quickly too. they also have a gentleman who plays old and current songs on the grand piano and he's actually pretty good. created a nice ambiance while eating, only reason i'm not rating 5* is the tables and chairs are in need of a little tlc.

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TomTom262, Public Relations Manager at Big Wok, responded to this review

Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food, service and the pianist! Thanks for your review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Really nice restaurant, though far from being posh. Modest is better word. Perfect for lunch and due to huge variety of served foods every one is going to like it. Highly recomended as you can eat 3 course lunch for 7 quid, bargain!

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TomTom262, Public Relations Manager at Big Wok, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your experience at Big Wok and thanks for the review! More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited "Big Wok" on a Sunday evening Yes it does look like a Cafe but the food is excellent, the Staff friendly and the self service smooth, I wholly recommend the mushrooms and the lamb chunks, But everything I tried ( and I did try most of it!!) was lovely and cooked to perfection. The baby we had with... More 

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TomTom262, Public Relations Manager at Big Wok, responded to this review

Hi Ian, great to hear that you enjoyed a pleasant Sunday evening with us! Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Big Wok has always been average and is now apparently being refurbished. It has always been a place to go for a cheap buffet and is always packed full of customers. However, the place is shabby and I'm guessing that's why it's being refurbished. But I will not be going back as after talking to the manager I have found... More 

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TomTom262, Public Relations Manager at Big Wok, responded to this review

Hello there. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at Big Wok and we hope that we can address some of your concerns in our reply. Firstly, we would like to confirm that not *all* of our meat is halal and we do not have any specific halal guidelines so either you have misunderstood or our... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Always a favourite right in the centre of Chinise quarter Basic accommodation great food choice and cost makes up for the lack of atmosphere. Self service treat yourself to whatever you want it's all there.

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TomTom262, Public Relations Manager at Big Wok, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, Lawrence. Glad to hear we're a favourite and hope to see you again soon! More 

Midlands
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The restaurant is a self service eat as much as you want eatery. We always use it on our trips into Birmingham. On our latest visit it was apparent that the place had been refitted inside. Very much improved decor and layout. The choice of food is excellent, as is the standard. Starters, mains and desserts are available and there... More 

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TomTom262, Public Relations Manager at Big Wok, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed our food and service here at Big Wok and we're glad you like our new and improved layout and decor, too! Thanks for visiting and leaving a great review. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Solihull
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not been for a while and was very presently surprised with the new decor! Lovely seating area and now looks a lot less school canteen! The food as always was beautiful! We love coming here if only for the Mongolian lamb! The staff are very attentive and in this visit we were asked if everything was ok with our dining... More 

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TomTom262, Public Relations Manager at Big Wok, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the 10/10, Nicky! Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday afternoon with us and we're glad you like our new decor. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wish I had read the reviews before we went in.It was as bad as everyone reckons. We went in just as it opened and food was cold,greasy and tasted awful. My husband tried the lamb curry and after one forkful declared that the lamb was at least 10 years old.i ended up with a plain salad as they couldn't spoil... More 

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TomTom262, Public Relations Manager at Big Wok, responded to this review

Hi there, we are very sorry that you had such a disappointing experience at Big Wok and the restaurant wasn’t up to standard. We only wish that your issues would have been raised on the day with the manager as we would have been more than happy and willing to take the opportunity to put this right and ensure that... More 

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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ok ok this place is cheap but i have always found the food to be good! The new fit out means it also no longer looks like a school canteen but for some reason that was part of the charm! Duck pancakes and salt prawns are always winners but we felt the mains selection was now a lot more limited.... More 

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TomTom262, Public Relations Manager at Big Wok, responded to this review

Glad you like the new fit and added piano! Thank you for visiting and for leaving your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Wrottesley Street, Birmingham B5 4RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 666 7378

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Chinese, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

Since opening its doors over 10 years ago, Big Wok prides itself on serving fresh, quality, wholesome food with each of our chefs using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients. We have over 90 different dishes including our own in-house bakery, Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar so there will definitely be something for you all to tuck into!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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