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Restaurant 88

88 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9088
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shaking beef” (19 reviews)
“baked fish” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
88 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is always amazing every time I come here. Its a great place to catch up with friends while indulging on the meals and drinking cocktails. I always seem to get the drunken salt and pepper baby chicken from the menu. It's sooo good. Who...More

Thank amandaa_qq
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Have been here before and enjoyed it. We therefore booked to take visitors from Auckland. The place was busy and this was the excuse given when we complained about the service. Yet, it has always been busy when we have been so not sure what...More

Thank Alikr2015
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been a favourite of mine in Wellington. I wait in hope that it takes the next step up. Food is great, service is good but just needs that connection with customers. Sometimes i get the feeling they delay the food to encourage...More

Thank KiwiClassic
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This place has great pho! It's not super 'traditional' Vietnamese but none the les the food, service & atmosphere are great 👍🏼

Thank Georgia N
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is not your standard Vietnamese. The dishes are refined and definitely a bit different. The fresh rice paper rolls came with a very tasty dipping sauce. A delicate pancake filled with crispy lemongrass chicken was full of taste and texture. There was also a...More

Thank chewat
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We ate dinner here twice whilst visiting Wellington. The food was full of flavour and fresh. The service was good. However,, we thought it a little pricey.

Thank Eco2
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant has 2 distinctly different environments: downstairs you'll find a lively hubbub good for groups with lots to say to each other, while upstairs things are pleasantly tranquil for private tete-a-tetes or more subdued celebrations. We went with a quiet evening upstairs...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal. Great service. Great menu. All 4 of us in the group loved what we ate. Enjoyed my saigon sunset cocktail. Staff very attentive. Prices very reasonable.

Thank alt1982
LukeDuong, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi Thank you for your feedback. We are always changing our menu to showcast the best of Vietnamese food. Please visit us again and try something new. Kind regards.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

The place looks fab, but alas the food wasn't. There wasn't a vegetarian or vegan option so they did one of their dishes as vegan. I am sorry to say that it was a soggy mess, the tofu was inedible, and I couldn't finish it....More

1  Thank Pamela C
LukeDuong, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi We are sorry to hear that your experience at our restaurant was not up to scratch. Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. Kind regards.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We arrived two minutes before opening and were salivating madly after reading the menu on the door. We were first in but within 10 minutes the place was humming. However, the seating layout, decor and background music soon has you feeling very comfortable and at...More

Thank tmmayo
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Owen W
28 June 2017|
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Response from gindog | Reviewed this property |
No, sorry, we very rarely have deserts.
Quentin D
27 December 2016|
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Response from Ceridwyn R | Reviewed this property |
We didn't, but they're quite popular, so I'd advise booking.
Susan B
9 August 2016|
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Response from LukeDuong | Property representative |
Hi, sorry but we are fully licensed so no byo :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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
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Restaurant 88's stylish and modern interior is sure to impress. Home of provincial Vietnamese dining, Restaurant 88 introduces many diverse flavours of Vietnam 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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