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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, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Exquisite Food Authentic and Fresh

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Gregory F
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Porirua, New Zealand
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Porirua, New Zealand
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 99 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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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

WOW. I dined here with 5 friends on Saturday night and the meal completely blew us all away. It was fresh and authentic, every single plate was delicious. I spent 2 months in Vietnam a few years ago and completely fell in love with Vietnamese food but ive never been able to find a Vietnamese restaurant that could really do... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you are looking for a good eating experience then don't go past Restaurant 88. The food is delicious, flavours superb and service second to none. Highly recommend.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First experience of Vietnamese food and OH MY! This was delicious. Every dish was a taste experience. Back again without a doubt.

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Tauranga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It's just off courtneay place so tucked away a little. Great Vietnamese food. Had the rice paper rolls, beef pho which was very fragrant and tofu corn pancake. Lacked some of the fresh herbs associated with this style of food but maybe not available in nz at this time of year. Overall very enjoyable.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

When I come to Wellington, I try and have food that it is less common back home. Vietnamese ticked that box so we came here. Food was tasty, fresh and authentic. For 100 dollars for two (two starters, two main, 4 beers) also think we'll priced. We had the sticky ribs and duck rolls to start. Both moreish and with... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant 88

Address: 88 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-385 9088
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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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 9 - 20
  • 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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