Big Thumb Chinese Restaurant

Yum Cha and authentic Chinese food in Central Wellington. Fully licensed and BYO

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We are open 7 days per week.

Fully licensed and BYO (wine only).


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About Big Thumb Chinese Restaurant

Fully licensed and BYO (wine only)

At Big Thumb Restaurant we offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food.

Lawrence Chan, manager of Big Thumb Chinese Restaurant and his team of chefs and staff offer...
- Daily Yum Cha  with many different Dim Sum dishes
- An extensive a la carte Chinese menu
- Specialist Sichuan  and Cantonese dishes
- Set menus  - with a selection of tempting Chinese food
- Group function  or conference private room

We are Open 4:30pm-Late on Friday and Saturday nights so come in and eat delicious food. Grab a drink. But most of all, relax! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support.

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday - Thursday, Sunday
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday - Saturday
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Pickup service
Monday - Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Monday - Thursday, Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Friday - Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

About Us

Well established, popular Wellington Chinese restaurant

Hi, my name is Lawrence Chan and I'm the Manager of Big Thumb Chinese Restaurant in Allen St, Central Wellington.

Originally from Hong Kong, I opened the restaurant in 1990 and, since then, our Chinese restaurant menu has provided locals and tourists with some of the best Chinese food you can find.

Traditional Chinese cooking

Trained in Hong Kong, and have brought the skills to New Zealand so that all the food at the Big Thumb Chinese Restaurant is traditional delicious Chinese food .

Specialist chefs in the Sichuan and Cantonese food styles

For the a la carte Chinese menu , there are two specialist chefs - one chef from Hong Kong who cooks in the Cantonese style, and one chef from Sichuan (Southern China) who cooks in the Sichuan style.

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