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Restaurant 88

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88 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9088
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was as excellent as it always it. Service was good - no waiting around but glad we booked ahead.

Thank Ursula E
Napier, New Zealand
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225 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a late night dinner for 8 people. We opted for the banquet menu. There was a generous variety of appetisers and equally generous selection of mains. Fabulous service and very affordable. This place came recommended to us and not hard to see why. Vietnamese food is both subtle and delicious.

Thank NeilHBNZ
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice atmosphere , great and quick service , fresh Vietnamese food , generous portion , I will recommend to my friends.

Thank Damien W
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

WE found this food just mouth watering. The flavours were beautiful. Cooked to perfection. We had a variety of dishes and all wete fantastic. Restaurant was inviting and staff great

Thank travelbug663
Timaru, New Zealand
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157 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends who live in Wellington took us here for dinner and it was Devine. The food was delicious and the perfect size portions. The atmosphere was great and would definitely go again when back in Wellington and will recommend it to others

Thank tiger96_nz
Auckland, New Zealand
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and drink. Lovely lighting and a good menu. Full dessert menu and drinks menu. Great place for a family meal.

Thank SamuelCase
Linh107, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hello thank you for your recent review. Great to hear you enjoyed our restaurant, please come again. Thanks Luke. More 

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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great fresh food and good service. We ordered everything from the entree menu to share and ordered more pork bun sliders, Vietnamese pancakes and prawns. Every bite was a treat. Highly recommended!

Thank Angela S
Linh107, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your feedback. We often change the menu with new dishes. Try us next time, there might be something else for you to try. Thanks again Luke. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We used to go to 88 regularly but the food this time was not as good as it has been previously. The dumpling entree was over cooked and the flavours were overwhelmed by a strong fishy taste. Mains looked ordinary and tasted no better than an average takeaway. This restaurant used to be amazing. A go-to place. Food used to... More 

Thank Linz J
Linh107, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hello, really sorry to hear about your experience. We will advise the kitchen staff of this matter, and try to improve from it. The kitchen staff and owners are still the same. We're not sure what happened that evening. Kind regards Luke. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Wow! Fast, speedy service of delicious food. Recommend the GA XA - Saigon Lemongrass Chicken with Coconut Noodles, Corn Spring Rolls, came with lovely coconut rice and noodles to mop up the sauce and the THIT KHO – Clay-Pot Caramel Pork with Char-Grilled Prawns & Quail Eggs - real comfort food, frankly fantastic with lingering flavours. Food was nicely presented... More 

Thank Graham D
Linh107, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback, please come again. Warm regards Luke More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Disappointed when we went in and asked for merchandise they have advertised on their website, we were told they don't sell it, then when we said it's actually on your website, I was told by the lady who greeted us "oh our order hasn't arrived yet". In any business credibility is most important, I left feeling we had been lied... More 

Thank debbiecR6619FB
Linh107, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Hello at the time, we are out of the rice paper you were looking for. We place an order with our supplier. However, due to the Chinese New Year in Vietnam, everything shut down for 2-3 weeks. Our apologies for the confusion this has caused. Kind regards Luke. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 21
Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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
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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