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88 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9088
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Ranked #7 of 668 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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!

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Very fresh, delicious flavours, and well presented food. The service is very good. It's a few streets over from Cuba Mall, but well worth the detour. The price per meal is pushing it, but portions are generous. I would definitely go again.

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hong kong
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I am no expert on Vietnamese food, but based on my limited experience, this was as authentic as you'd get outside Vientnam. The fresh spring rolls were crunchy and refreshing, lifted by fresh mint, and we really enjoyed the coconut battered calamari although I winced a bit when my daughter requested it -- living in Hong Kong I always thinks... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I had the Wok Mussels for an starter. They were nicely cooked half shelled, in glass noodles with a tasty herb sauce. Good size, and made me hungry for the main. This was baked fish in banana leaf with a prawn and papaya salad and rice. The fish was beautiful, with a lemon grass and galangal coating, like a non-spicy... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We truly enjoyed our dinner at Restaurant 88 - best Vietnamese we had in New Zealand by far! The food was fresh, vibrant and inviting. The portions are generous (2 starters and 2 mains was a bit too much for us). Service was very good as well. Coming back for sure!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Have been previously, maybe 6/7times. Food quality, and standard has not changed from first time, only the price. Good food, good flavour(the pho bo, is as good as you will get anywhere) Try, you won't be disappointed !!

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

Thank for your good words. We always try our best to make our customers happy, see you soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We arrived in Wellington with no idea where to eat. So we opened TripAdvisor and scanned the recommendations. Firstly, the area where Restaurant 88 is located is full of interesting places to eat and drink. We chose Restaurant 88 after eating local cuisine for a few days. We lived in Asia for 9 years, so our palate is well conditioned... More 

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

Thank for your positive review. Hope we see you again as you visit Wellington. More 

Wellington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have been searching for good Vietnamese food since our trip to Vietnam and whilst not quite authentic Restaurant 88 beats most hands down. The food was fresh and plentiful with some changes made to accommodate the Kiwi palate which unfortunately is necessary of you want to make a business survive in today's world. I had prawn meat on sugar... More 

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

We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed dinning at restaurant 88. Hope to see you again. More 

new zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This was a really pleasant meal..! It is so good, it does not require you to know Vietnamese food.. the flavours are great, and the menu is clearly described, It was a very busy pre-Christmas Saturday night... first impression was.. very noisy. We had made a reservation and were made welcome on arrival and quickly seated upstairs away from the... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We arrived without a booked and got taken reasonably quickly considering the restaurant was busy and the time of the year. Our meals were great - fresh, clean flavours and well presented. It was like being back in Vietnam. The service was professional and efficient

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Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have been a few times to 88 over recent years and it is always of a constantly high standard. The decor is light and fresh - as is the food with tasty salads and perfectly spiced meat dishes and a good variety of options on the menu.The service was very attentive and friendly.

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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 10 - 22
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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