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Big Wok

Wrottesley Street, Birmingham, England
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Ranked #614 of 1,476 restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Milton Keynes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful Chinese buffet. So much to choose from. All of it is excellent. The waiting staff were helpful and pleasant. I cannot fault the food at all. The payment system of going to the till and then showing your receipt before you leave the restaurant is a bit odd, but one of the waiters explained that too many people try... More

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midlands uk
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I went to this all you can eat Chinese restaurant. The food is good and there is plenty of choice, we had the evening buffet, so duck was on the menu. The place is not to easy to find if you have never been before, however it is worth finding it. you will find it in the middle of china... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I went in with a friend never having been in the area before. We were encouraged to take a look and given a personalised tour around the food counters and dishes. We were shown the stir fry section and given lots of choices re flavours. The welcome we received persuaded us to stay and eat. What a feast we had,... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A standard low value Chinese Resturant but I say that with true appreciation. I love a greasy spoon too! Only eat here if you are happy with casual eating and loud noise!

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are looking for a cheap Chinese meal the Big wok will not disappoint but all the dishes I tried could have been prepared better. There certainly is a massive selection but the decor is very poor and coupled with the cheapest of cutlery and plates does lend to a canteen style image. Can get very busy at peak... More

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England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went for lunch before a show. Good choice for a lunch, food hot and fresh. Surroundings a bit like a canteen but clean. Overall good value.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My partner and I worked out it had been 10yrs since we last visited the Big Wok. Its still shoved down the same grotty side street, still has the feel of a school dining hall but did I expect things to have changed ?, i guess not . If you want simple, does what it says on tin food and... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We visit big wok on a number of occasions and there has never been a problem. It's great value for money with a good variety of well cooked foods. We have also taken our son who is 4 and is lactose intolerant, in some places we have problems with the staff knowing about the contents of the food but not... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We visited here looking for Chinese buffet, it's down a dingy side street and looks down at heel itself. The restaurant is dated and in dire need of a freshen up, you can smell the February in the restaurant!! The food wasn't bad, nothing special. The arrangement of being given a sticker to show what you gave laud for is... More

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Birmingham
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I do not like big wok for the simple reason it is far too much like a school diner. The layout is horrendous, the buffet area is scruffy and too small and the general atmosphere is bland. Would recommend paying the little extra and going to Ming Moon, much better atmosphere, decorations, food and the staff are much friendlier and... More

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