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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal and service!

Went here for a family dinner and the service was impeccable. The food was delicious. We had a great night here and would definately go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Grace B
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went here for a family dinner and the service was impeccable. The food was delicious. We had a great night here and would definately go again.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The attentive staff served a great meal with a fantastic dipping sauce for my Salad Roll. With so many great places to eat in Wellington I you will not be disappointed here either.

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Having been to SE Asia and vietnam recently I had high expectation. Well not only were they met, they were well exceeded. This was one of the best Vietnamese meals I've ever had! We had the lemongrass beef starter which was delicious and the lemongrass chicken for the mains. The chicken and beef were perfectly tender and very tasty. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The menu is somewhat limited but ample choice for most diners including the vegetarian in our group. The food is very good - especially the mixed platters which offer tasting opportunities for those on their first visit. staff are pretty friendly and service generally was good.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This restaurant serves quality Vietnamese cuisine and is priced accordingly (ie it's not a cheap hole in the wall). We enjoyed excellent food and service but, if we're being picky, we found the restaurant too noisy for quiet conversation. This problem might have been exacerbated by all the hard surfaces and we wonder whether soft furnishings might help.

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

Thank you for your positive review. More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a nice, decently priced place. The starters - spring rolls and coconut crumbed calamari - were very nice indeed. However the pho was rather insipid - the broth not fragrant or spicy enough and when I asked for soy sauce I was bizarrely given something that tasted like supermarket hoi sin sauce. Service was very good.

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

Thank you for your feedback, I had a talk with my chef regarding your concerns. I also apologize for the misunderstanding between you and my front of house staff. However, "'Pho"' is traditionally served with Chili sauce and Hoisin sauce, as Soy Sauce potentially diminishes Pho's flavor. Hope to see you again, so we have a chance to regain your... More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's been a while since I've visited 88 and then two trips in one week. The leaf wrapped fish dish was just fantastic, but the whole menu is good. With all the herbs you walk out feeling heathy and not weighed down with food. Definitely well worth a visit.

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Thank for your positive feedback. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great location excellent Vietnamese food with plenty of options. Casual Dining with authentic quality

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

It is glad to hear that you enjoyed your diner at our restaurant. Hope to see you soon. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is one of my all time favourites .The food is delicious and truly viietmanese and always beautifully presented.We are regulars at this place and often take out of town visitors.The prices are reasonable and the ambience is modern and nice .The only downfall is when they are busy it is very noisy.I highly recommend.

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

Thank for your kind words, hope to see you again. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This place doesn't have an enormous menu but deffinately has some really delicious food. I ordered the crispy calamari for starters and they are yum just not enough of them and for main drunken mini chicken, I think that's what it's called, its a baby chicken with a few sides which are all tasty it was sooo delicious I really... More 

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Thank very much for your visit and for sharing your impressions of your dining experience. Hope to see you again soon. 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 11 - 23
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?