Big Thumb Restaurant serve traditional Yum Cha and delicious authentic Chinese food. Private function room available for large or small groups (seats up to 40).
Details for Big Thumb Restaurant
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Meals Served: Dinner, Lunch
RS S. said: "I dined at this restaurant last week with my family and was very impressed. The restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere and the decor was beautiful. Service was fantastic – friendly and efficent. We jumped straight to mains and found…" read more »
Reviews for Big Thumb Restaurant
3rd March 2013 4 star
For traditional oriental dishes there are better places in Welly with more developed and refined recipes than big thumb. In saying that though the steamed vegetables were nice and fresh with adequate garlic and seasoning and the pork pot wasn’t bad. The salted steam chicken was very good in fact too.
11th February 2013 4 star
Love this place. Their dim sums have improved so much over the past months and they do taste like those you have in HK now. Well done for trying so hard for improvements. I go there for dinners too, love the steamed fish, tofu dish and the sweet/sour pork with sesame seeds on top. Food is delicious and service is good. They are not pushy and not trying to sell you the most expensive dish.
13th January 2013 1 star
I have been here for yum cha a few times and was ok, the last time I went there, I made a booking for yum cha the day before, when I turned up on time we were told that they had no booking, there were others waiting around who also had the same thing happen to them. I never went back there as there are plenty of other yum cha restaurants around the area that are better quality and price.
I went there again recently for a friends birthday dinner. Food was overpriced, didn’t taste that good, have found better quality Chinese food at smorgas board foodcourt eats.
And service was pretty bad, it seemed they were trying to hurry our large group out of the restaurant.
17th December 2012 2 star
Reminds me of a cricket analogy: can’t bat, can’t bowl, can’t field. Went to a BYO here organised by a friend for her birthday. Wasn’t expecting the world just cheap Asian food. The food isn’t good, lemon chicken seems to be deep friend battered fillets that were pre-frozen, with overly sweet sauce lathered over it to compensate. Kung-Pow chicken was overly spicy with little other flavour, whole chickens were overcooked/dry and poor quality meat. The venue was tacky but clean. Booking was made for 10, but table barely sat 8 and when last two arrived instead of moving us to a bigger (available) table they just jammed two more chairs in, which meant half of us couldn’t actually sit near the table because the chairs took up too much room. My main issue with all of this is the price. $18-28 for a meal here is just too pricey – I could overlook most of the shortcomings if this place was priced according to the venue and quality of food – but $50-60 for a meal for two should be a much nicer experience; they also tried to charge us for corkage for both guests when I had order a beer and partner was driving. In a competitive restaurant market like the Wellington CBD it is surprising that this business is still operating.
12th December 2012 4 star
This is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Wellington. I am not a fan of the yum cha in the daytime (but this is due to my personal tastes rather than a fault of the restaurant) but their evening food is fantastic.
The orange beef and stirfry dishes taste amazing. There are a few dishes that are on the slightly salty side but they are few and far between.
The staff are consistently friendly and the food comes out quickly, which is great.
There is never any real need to book unless you have a large group as the place is massive and has always been able to cater to my family of four.
Dishes are around the $20-25 range – highish for asian food but the meals are large and great to share so worth the price.
I would recommend dinner here!
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