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Big Thumb

9 Allen Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“dim sum” (6 reviews)
“dumplings” (6 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
9 Allen Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to experience Yum Cha and after reading different reviews on several restaurants we decided to visit this one as we haven’t been before and reviews were ok. We found everything was nice, freshly cooked and a good variety, very meaty dumplings, buns and...More

Thank cgp76
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Walked in for a meal after work.. must say very beautifully cooked meals with large portions. Good service and very friendly

Thank nivak17
Reviewed July 2, 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 June 4, 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 May 17, 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 April 24, 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 March 31, 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 March 13, 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 February 19, 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 January 7, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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