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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant 88's stylish and modern interior is sure to impress. Home of...
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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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Don't be put off by the modern facade, once inside this restaurant has a great ambience and very tasty food. Service was excellent and really enjoyed the modern twist on Vietnamese food. Best place I have eaten at around this area so far .

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Daphnescooby
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Don't be put off by the modern facade, once inside this restaurant has a great ambience and very tasty food. Service was excellent and really enjoyed the modern twist on Vietnamese food. Best place I have eaten at around this area so far .

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DC USA
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

In a town with great food, this restaurant stands out. Just off of restaurant row on Tory, it is worth the extra block for authentic Vietnamese food in a romantic setting.

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I came for a lunch and ordered for shaking beef. My experience for a nice looking "asian" restaurant was they kinda make a fusion, nice presentation but meeehh at the taste (kinda plain, not spicy, not even close to the original, and most asian will say no..no..no). But this one is different, a very good presentation with definitely a superior... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Had a great meal here again, lovely starter, mains and dessert. Mains of Shaking Beef, lots of tender beef.

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Luke D, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this review

Sir/Madam Thank you for choosing to dine at our restaurant and thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

From the minute we walked in the experience was great and this continued throughout our dinner. The service was excellent and the food devine with so much flavor in each dish - even the desserts were good.

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Sir/Madam Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. Warm regards More 

Porirua, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went as 2 couples for dinner and had a fantastic experience. It was our fourth time but the first for the other couple. All for of us rated the total evening ranging from welcoming, friendly service, main meals and desert as absolutely superb. A must experience for lovers of Vietnamese food.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Well executed Vietnamese classics. Nice setting, intimate, atmospheric lighting. Starters are particularly good and tasty, and noodle dishes are very satisfying. Competently assembled wine list. Lovely service.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place has the freshest, tastiest, most interesting Vietnamese food I've ever had ever. The service is great, the ambience is nice, the food is insanely good! I've eaten here as a group, as a couple and with a friend, and every time it's been an awesome experience. Highly recommended!

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Restaurant 88 is very welcoming from the moment you walk in. Friendly staff, awesome ambiance and delicious food this is a fine choice while visiting Wellington.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Tempted by the high rating, we went for a lunch at (Vietnamese) Restaurant 88. It was a Sunday & we were not the earliest customers. We ordered beef noodle soup with bean sprouts, rice crepe with pork & prawns & crème brûlée with black sesame ice-cream for sharing. Rice crepe was good but a bit bland; there must be too... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 19
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?