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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
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vibe - amazing Food - amazing (and will accommodate for food allergies) Drinks - amazing Restaurant 88 was recommended by our hotel. I would suggest reservations on Fri and weekends. The service was friendly and the menu was as creative as the food flavorful!

Thank Shawn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very chic restaurant, awesomely decorated, see my photos. Very clean, the guy put on hygienic gloves before preparing sandwiches (banh mi). My lemongrass beef salad was scrumptious. Will come back soon.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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154 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First came here 5 years ago when my son moved to NZ . We try to come here on each visit since and doesn't disappoint. Fresh flavour good choice on menu and good choice of wine by the glass. Fast efficient service we will be back on our next visit 😎

Thank rhianslip
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a group of six friends go out for the husbands birthday. As always the food was fantastic and service quick. We stayed on long after our meal was finished and staff made us feel comfortable and in no rush to leave.

Thank AmandaWelly
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top rate fusion food...service #1 from entry until departure. The stuffed chicken wings were superb and the baked fish on banana leaf delicious. Very realistic pricing for both the food and wine. A very delectable night.

Thank phillawsonnz
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66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten here several times over the years and always found it great, however, last week it was very average. Whether it's changed hands recently I'm not sure. Our drink orders were taken first and 25 minutes later we were still waiting. It was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was almost empty. After asking for our drinks again they... More 

Thank gindog
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful fresh flavours and delicious. I adore this restaurant and can recommend the banana lead fish and the shaking beef. Both are mouthwatering.

Thank KatieRoche
Churton Park
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We scored a great table without a booking on a busy Friday night for 6. Food was pretty quick when I counted a busy table of 24 right next to us.This did not hinder the service or the food at all. We shared the basket of crispy dumplings and spring rolls as well as the roast duck wraps to start.Both... More 

Thank Cynthia N
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh, delish and beautifully presented food and lovely service, highly recommend!!! Never have been disappointed. We usually go there as a group of people and I never heard anyone has been disappointed.

Thank magdalena0012015
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Dinner at Restaurant88 was a pleasure with tasty fresh food and portions that hit the spot. All the mains ordered were well prepared, well presented and tasted as good as they looked. The service was very friendly, fast and helpful, especially as dining with 2 coeliacs, the knowledge of what was and wasn't gluten-free was good and if unsure the... More 

Thank PterW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?