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Restaurant 88

88 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9088
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“shaking beef” (21 reviews)
“pho bo” (7 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
88 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was the most authentic Vietnamese restaurant I have been to in New Zealand since far. The food was fresh and flavorsome and took me back to memories of eating on sidewalks in Hanoi. The service was excellent and we enjoyed the experience so much so...More

Thank Tracey F
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Not sure whether it is the change of the ownership or the lady was already too tired of making lunches. What I had was a typical sandwich. I gave cash. But it took them a while to come back to me that they have no...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Restaurant 88 makes the best pho bo. It is as good as any I have eaten in Vietnam. The pho bo was an extremely generous serving with plenty of tender beef and a gorgeously perfumed broth and noodles. A 5-star plus experience. The service was...More

Thank Coastgirl48
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

The beef pho is great! Clean, well-balanced broth, tender beef, and perfectly cooked noodles. The shaken beef with red rice was good, but we are not accustomed to the beef being so sauces; I would recommend they put that on the side or go lighter....More

Thank SanFranMan2000
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Dinner for 9 people, the food was flavoursome, but there were limited vegetarian options. They were described as meat dishes with tofu swapped in for the meat, probably not suitable for a strict vegetarian or vegan. Nice range of staters to share.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We rocked up here on a Sunday evening with no booking, the place was busy but they were able to accommodate us nicely. The menu was a nice amount without too much to confuse the diners. Food arrived promptly and was delicious. Staff were friendly...More

Thank Shadjet
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Amazing food, good service, and lovely place. As always. But please re consider using plastic straws for the drinks. These are extremely bad for the environment, in particular when using 2 straws per drink. Lots of restaurants have now banned plastic straws from their drink...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Overpriced for the quality of the food I’m sorry to say. Seemed like a posh place and lots of well dressed individuals toasting their own successes I’m sure. My baby chicken with prawn rice was dry and lacking in rice. Ginger beer was OK. My...More

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

We dined here with family (children friendly restaurant) and the evening was pleasant. The staff are very courteous and accommodating. I ordered the Bao ($7.50 per Pork Bun) they were ok, the meat was a very small portion compared to Bao's I've had in other...More

Thank Angus M
Reviewed January 27, 2018

I wrote a review a while ago, saying I had found 88 disappointing at my last visit. However a small group of us went last week and were very pleased with the food. We were there early in the evening so they weren't too busy,...More

Thank NZpamelaw
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Owen W
June 27, 2017|
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Response from gindog | Reviewed this property |
No, sorry, we very rarely have deserts.
Quentin D
December 26, 2016|
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Response from Ceridwyn R | Reviewed this property |
We didn't, but they're quite popular, so I'd advise booking.
Susan B
August 9, 2016|
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Response from LukeDuong | Property representative |
Hi, sorry but we are fully licensed so no byo :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
Restaurant 88's stylish and modern interior is sure to impress. Home of provincial Vietnamese dining, Restaurant 88 introduces many diverse flavours of Vietnam 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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