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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
11:30 pm - 2:30 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
  • 100
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Highly recommended

We walked in off the street and had a very short wait for a table. We enjoyed excellent service and excellent food - very fresh ingredients, great flavours and very appealing presentation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Margaret P
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We walked in off the street and had a very short wait for a table. We enjoyed excellent service and excellent food - very fresh ingredients, great flavours and very appealing presentation.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

As my wife & I both like Asian food & liked the look of the menu selection on line, we dined on Sunday 1 March 2015, all in all it was one of the best dining experiences we have had for many years, hard to choose between all of the wonderful range offered, entrees great, Mains great, asked about Vietnamese... More 

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Comstock Park, Michigan
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My spouse and I love Vietnamese food. We wandered into this restaurant early in the evening without a huge appetite and have found in the past in this situation we just had too much to eat. We spoke to the waitress and asked if we could split a main course and maybe have an appetizer. She replied that was no... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A couple of work colleagues had dinner here recently. The atmosphere was very nice and while I am sure the restaurant is quite crowded when full the placement of the tables gives you a modicum of privacy. My colleagues are not adventurous and so were reluctant to share family style. Given the restaurant's reputation for large portions, that meant that... More 

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

We are really sorry about your uncomfortable service experience. If you give us another chance, we definitely fix it. Thank for your feedback. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went for valentines for dinner and we couldn't be happier. This place has a great vibe and superb service. The food is also healthy with lots of fresh vegetables and mint and a good size. Only one word to describe it "delicious""" Highly recommended:):)

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

The reviews speak for themselves, what a fabulous dining experience. We visited this week with a group. Only word of advice would be to keep an eye on the street signs as you make your way there as it's pretty inconspicuous. But when you arrive the aromas, presentation and menu will really wow you. If you have an Entertainment Book,... More 

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Their wine was a bit pricey but they offered a good choice - the Allan Scott sauvignon blanc was very nice - and many by the glass. Starters were spring rolls - very tasty and beef with lemon grass and ginger which came up as a very large portion.Two beef pho were the mains - again very good and huge... More 

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

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

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great night, very good service they were very nice and knew what they were doing. The food was extremely nice and in big servings. I would definitely recommend it.

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

Thank for your positive review. It is always a pleasure to be able to pass on such positive feedback to the team members who contributed to the success of your visit. Hope to see you again. More 

Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Probably the best meal we had in New Zealand. This restaurant doesn't look much from outside and on a fairly unremarkable street, but inside it is something really special. There are several things worth noting: the stylish interior design and atmosphere, the exceptionally fast service, the massive portion sizes, and the fantastic value for money. And of course, I must... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your very kind words. It sounds that you had a great evening and I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the service. I and my team try our best to make our customers happy. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Delicious food. Great atmosphere and awesome service. Highly recommended. I had a beef salad which was delicious. Great value

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

Thank for your positive review, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service and the food. 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?