Big J’s Takeaways
Auckland City 09 579 0340
- Tues 12 noon – 9pm
- Wed – Sat 11am – 9pm
- Sun 11am – 8:30pm
- Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
- Takeaways: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
18 Reviews for Big J’s Takeaways
Read their review here and thought these are pretty big boasts about this place. It’s in a part of Mt Wgtn which should be called, “hole in the wall” because it’s on the ass end of the suburb. A very unusual place to sell gourmet burgers. In saying that, if you’re good they will come and they certainly come!
Waltzed in on a lazy Sat a’noon. Ordered the burger of the week (as recommended by the young woman who served me), a chilli dog & battered fish just to compare the standard wares! Surprised to see a few diners here, while I waited on my order there must of been half a dozen people walk in to pick up big phoned in work orders.
The place is very clean, smart n smelled airey n fresh, the staff nicely uniformed n pretty flat out cooking up orders!
I took my food home and hoed into the contents. The Portobello blue burger was damn good nicely layered chunks of beef, the cheese, mushroom, bacon and secret sauce was generous. It was damn tasy. Wife got angry cos I hoofed the whole lot down while she was on the phone blabbing away to her mum (for 2 hours). The fish I ordered was the cheapest on the board. It was nicely cooked and crispy, a fairly thick fillet, nicely salted with good lemon juice flavor coming thru! The chilly dog had a kick in it and cheaply priced. It was okay but I should have gone with the more expensive dog & snapper that the girl who served me had recommended!
Only improvement I could recommend for Big J and his wife is maybe have the other staff do a bit of serving on the counter. Help boost their confidence in dealing with people. If they want a career in hospitality or want to run a business you need to hone your communication skills. A flashed smile ,eye contact n a greeting acknowledging your customer isn’t going to hurt you (Check the Health n Safety manuals??)
Highly rate the gourmet burgers here, Well done guys
I ordered the vegetarian falafel burger, it had a really delicious thick patty, lots of lettuce and tomato, caramelised onions and mushrooms topped with aioli. The prices are great too.
The only thing I can fault is the long wait time – we waited 40 minutes for our burgers (in all fairness though we were told of the wait time when we ordered which we were fine with) and I’m told an hour wait is fairly normal due to the sheer number of orders coming in. The line was out the door and phone wouldn’t stop ringing – clearly the place is so popular they need to look at expanding to cater to the large volume of orders.
Definitely give it a try, but don’t wait til you are on the brink of starvation to order as there will likely be a long wait!
Visited November 2013
My colleague had the beef burger – it was massive and laden with all sorts of scrumptious ingredients (good thing they were generous with the brie cheese – I like places that are generous like that).
The chips that came with our meals were average though – although it was nice to be presented options on various types of salt you can have on your chips with. haha.
Not bad for a cheap and quick lunch takeaway experience in Mount Wellington.
Visited November 2013
Freakishly fantastic burgers and hotdogs, cheapest anywhere and the staff are super lovely. Do ring ahead and order as its so popular that the queue is generally out the door, and with good reason!
I heard rumours they were also looking to add a new store, I kinda hope it’s not near me as I wouldn’t leave…
I must say that I was quite skeptical at first, since the store isn’t very big and the prices appear way to low for any quality burger. It was a little drive, but the trip was absolutely worth it. Hell, if I go nitty gritty about it the petrol cost was probably less than the extra bucks I would have spent at another burger place.
Massive burgers, jaw-droppingly low price and innovative recipes are what Big J is all about. Constantly, the burger genius behind the store would come up with new ideas to entice our cravings.
They weren’t exaggerating. Big J really is the home of Auckland’s best burgers.
Visited September 2013
I had a falafel burger for $6, and it was awesome value. The patty was thick and beautiful. I kept saying ‘how did they make this?!’ as I was munching through it. It was just that good.
Big J’s is a bit out of the way for us, but the drive was worth it for a lunchtime trip out from the office for something different.
My friend had the burger of the day for $10, which looked amazing too.
Also the crumbed camembert sticks were crispy and cheesy in all the right ways, if a little greasy and naughty. The accompanying dip was delish too.
The service was fast as well.
Visited August 2013
BIG J’S !!!
Is unbelievable experience, big burger, great staff…small staff , only Jason and his wife, but quality , clean, great food…is only over there. I know Jason for years, is those dudes that love food and loves cooking…
Cool staff also and their prices are very reasonable given the high quality of the food.
Visited March 2013
The BEST burgers both in taste and price in South Aucks.
Their fish and chips are a cut above the average place too, fresh fish and clean oil.
And they have chilli/lemon pepper/chicken salt for your chips.
Cannot emphasise how good they are.