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Restaurant 88

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88 Tory Street Te Aro, Wellington 6011 New Zealand+64 4-385 9088WebsiteMenu
Open now11:30 AM - 2:30 PM5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 20/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$ 10 - US$ 20
CUISINES
Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.6 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Reviewed 13 October 2021 via mobile

I have been many times over the years. It’s always been amazing. Tonight was no different! I usually get the chicken. I did again and it was brilliant. My wife got the fish and that was just as good. Highly highly recommend it!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Cannot fault this meal at all. I got the lemongrass chicken with coconut noodles and it was DIVINE. Beautiful balance of flavours, good portion and reasonable price. Have eaten here many times and it never disappoints.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 31 March 2021 via mobile

First time dining here friendly staff efficient service nice variety on menu everything we ordered lovely highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2021
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Restarant 88, General Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2021

Hi, thank you so much for visiting us. We are very happy you enjoyed your time, thanks again for a great review. Team 88

Reviewed 20 February 2021 via mobile

Great selection in menu , more desserts and they brought back the drunken baby chicken. All perfectly cooked. Great service and salted plum drink still a favourite. Love coming here the atmosphere, the service and food has never let me down.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Restarant 88, General Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2021

Hi, thank you so much for a great review. We appreciate you coming in and trying out some of the new items on our menu, feel free to visit us again. D Pham

Reviewed 16 February 2021

Restaurant 88 is the address! It is 88 Tory Street. We have been coming to this restaurant for many years and will still go back to it because the Vietnamese food here is scrumptous. The service is very good too and it has a rather...pleasant and clean environment. The upside down tear drop lanterns hanging from the ceiling are a delight. They have small plates which are appetisers and gives one a chance to try different dishes at a small price. You can always have 2 small plates in place of a big one. Under the big plates, The Saigon Banh Tham, which is a bit like a western mix grill, is good value for money. The drunken salt baby chicken is a good choice. It is nice and crispy. they have replaced the glutinous rice to Hainan rice which is a lot tastier. The Hainan rice is cooked in chicken broth. On the whole, their portion size has reduced over the years which is a bit disappointing.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Restarant 88, General Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2021

Hi, thank you for a great review. We are happy you enjoyed our food and service. Yes, we have made changes to our menu. Our new menu gives customers more choices from small to larger plates, all reflected in our pricing. We find its more...More

Reviewed 26 January 2021

I would recommend Restaurant 88. We dined there last night the food was delicious: Rice rolls, dumplings, fried rice and chicken dishes were all tasty. Further visits are required to explore the menu.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Restarant 88, General Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2021

Hi thank you for visiting us, glad you enjoyed our food and hospitality, please come back and try something else. Regards D Pham.

Reviewed 9 January 2021 via mobile

The best sweet and sour pork we’ve ever had, the pok pok chicken was also amazing. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Restarant 88, General Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2021

Hi, thank you for an excellent review. Glad you enjoyed our food. The sweet and sour pork is made with all-natural ingredients and colouring. D Pham.

Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

I would highly recommend this restaurant! My family dined here this evening and the food was absolutely delicious! The staff were friendly and attentive and helpful when changing things on the menu for fussy children! The dumplings were flavourful and completely delicious as was the...Lemongrass chicken and coconut noodles... I could go on!!! We will definitely be back here when we are next in Wellington. 😀😀😀More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Flyer28621328244, General Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2020

Hi Mandy, thank you so much for a wonderful review. Much appreciated and please feel free to visit us again. Thanks D Pham

Reviewed 18 April 2020 via mobile

This, restaurant 88 is wow. We decided to try this restaurant for a family dinner and it is now our go to place. There is no place with such amazing food and such great hospitality.

Date of visit: June 2019
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DDDuong, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2020

Hi, thank you so much for a great review. Please visit us again soon. Regards

Reviewed 15 February 2020

Absolutely delicious food here. We had dinner one night this week and returned again today for lunch. All the food is authentic and cooked to perfection. Helpful staff and great Vietnamese coffee. My new favourite eating place.

Date of visit: February 2020
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DDDuong, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2020

Hi, thank you so much for your fantastic review. We appreciate very much, please come back again. Regards Thanh

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Owen W
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Response from gindog | Reviewed this property |
No, sorry, we very rarely have deserts.
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Quentin D
27 December 2016|
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Response from ceridwynr | Reviewed this property |
We didn't, but they're quite popular, so I'd advise booking.
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Response from TeAroWellington | Property representative |
Hi, sorry but we are fully licensed so no byo :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Restaurant 88

Yes, Restaurant 88 offers takeaway services.

Yes, Restaurant 88 is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Restaurant 88 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4