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Restaurant 88

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88 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9088
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11:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for evening meal with friends. I and 1 friend had the drunken beef definitely one of there best dishes. But all of really enjoyed the food. The staff are exceptional friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Druarc
Linh107, Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. We'll love to see you again at our restaurant. More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there in a group and the staff were friendly and informative . The food was served in a timely fashion and seemed authenic and delicious. I recommend it.

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Thank Jatbowelly B
Linh107, Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We do our best to say true to our Vietnamese heritage. Some of our dishes are mixed with other countries, to reflect the diverse cultures in Vietnam. Thanks again. More 

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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In truth was my second visit. The food in here is delicious, it's light with the perfect amount of spices. They have a good range of drinks and the service is very friendly and reasonably quick. The decor is nice and the location is far enough away from the rat race but close enough you don't need a car. Price... More 

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Thank shakey999uk
Linh107, Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your time spent with us, hope to see you again. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to 88 with a group based off of TripA reviews. We weren't disappointed. A good selection of beers and cocktails and excellent food. Very fresh, fragrant and tasty. Definitely recommended.

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Thank Mat B
Linh107, Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times and the food has always been fabulous. Try the black sesame icecream!

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Thank Joann R
Linh107, Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your kind words. We're happy you enjoy the food at our restaurant. The "black sesame ice cream" is combination of Vietnamese and Chinese cultures in Vietnam. Especially in "District 5" where the chef/owner came from. Thanks again. More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed the fresh beautifully presented and wonderful food at this restaurant last night. The wait staff were attentive. We left feeling satisfied. We have been to Vietnam and this restaurant brought back wonderful memories.

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Thank Concetta G
Linh107, Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. The chef/owner was born in Vietnam and grew up in NZ. He himself tries to recreate dishes that he remembers from Vietnam that also bring back memories of his childhood. We are happy that dining at our restaurant took you back to your holiday in Vietnam. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to Vietnam once. Can't forget that tasty beef pho. Finally, I can try this real one in Wellington. Actually, this nationwide food is very cheap in Vietnam. But this price in New Zealand is reasonable and acceptable. Btw, the quantity of beef surprised me. It's worthy!

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Thank Monica Z
Linh107, Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We do our best to keep the food prices reasonable for our customers. However, a lot of the costs are passed down to us from our suppliers, something that we cannot control. We're happy you enjoyed your "Pho" at our restaurant and appreciate your understanding. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Took the family there for tea, as the reviews for this restaurant aren't bad and we are always keen to try different food. The mains cost about NZ$30 each, tiny to small portions. So entrees are definitely needed (even for kids), they also cost about NZ$15-16 each (portions also small). No one was impressed with their plates. I ordered a... More 

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Thank GuessTimatoR
Linh107, Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback. We will look into with the kitchen staff and try to fix any problems that come out of your review. We are not happy when customers are not satisfied when visiting our restaurant. Your feedback is important to us and our business, thanks again. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A group of 15 met for our Monthly Networking (actually just an excuse to have lunch together) at Restaurant 88 and we were very well looked after, a nice single long table set up for us in the middle of the establishment. We selected the $40 Banquet menu and the food came out very efficiently, split up on four separate... More 

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Linh107, Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback. We glad your group enjoy the food at our restaurant. We hope you and your family will come back again. As for the "noise" it's ok if its from happy customers enjoying your dinner and having a good time. Part of the Vietnamese experience. Thanks again. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Friends of ours have been telling us about '88' for quite sometime but we had not gotten around to going until last Saturday when the same friends booked a table for 4. The restaurant is in Tory street and has a modern decor with an upstairs area as well as the ground floor. It was very busy when we arrived... More 

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Linh107, Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. We'll pass your comments onto the rest of staff at the business. Thanks again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 9088
Description
Restaurant 88's stylish and modern interior is sure to impress. Home of provincial Vietnamese dining, Restaurant 88 introduces many diverse cuisine flavours to Wellingtonians, and visitors, as well as offering great service, and a lovely atmosphere. Fully licensed and open 6 days, you can enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Wellington's best-kept secrets. With an open mind and an empty stomach, let the journey begin!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?