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Restaurant 88

88 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9088
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“shaking beef” (19 reviews)
“pho” (17 reviews)
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Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
88 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been awhile since I last dined here, was excited to be heading back this weekend. Unfortunately I was disappointed. The positives were the staff as they were friendly and aimed to provide a good standard of service. However the food was below average, both...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have dined many times at Restaurant 88 in Tory St but on the last two occasions we have been disappointed. The food quality has declined and components of the dish have been changed. The duck entree had crumbs of dried duck placed on top...More

1  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Restaurant 88 - for hubby’s 30th Birthday dinner - based on the Trip Advisor reviews. Restaurant itself is clean & modern. Service was fast and the wait staff friendly & efficient. Entree was a major disappointment. We ordered the savoury pancakes. The description...More

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit with friends. The food is all delicious and comes out fairly quickly. If you plan on coming on the weekend I’d arrive early if you don’t like waiting, as the place is very popular. One of my favorite...More

Thank capitalfoodie
LukeDuong, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We do take bookings if you prefer to come in at peak hours. The baby chicken is one of our signature dish, we glad you enjoyed it. See again sson.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent Vietnamese food. Happily actual Vietnamese and not fusion. Very nice food. Service is OK at best, but that's pretty standard in NZ. Very tasty good though and worth a visit . Decent costs too

Thank singaporefinn1967
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Firstly I was beyond impressed by the service, we were a group of 6 walking in and were lucky enough to get a table from a group that had just left. The table was reset with speed allowing us to dine. I order chicken lemongrass...More

2  Thank Brydget T
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Dined here quite late on a Sunday night, no problem to get a table and all three of us enjoyed our meals. The pho was delightful - aromatic and full of flavour, although I didn't like the meatballs and picked them out. The duck pancakes...More

Thank LorenMarieC
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

First time visit there - food was highly recommended and didn’t disappoint. We dined banquet style and although the portions were on the small side they were all delicious - particularly the beef salad. The staff were very attentive refilling our water but the main...More

Thank RobboNewZealand
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Food is always amazing every time I come here. Its a great place to catch up with friends while indulging on the meals and drinking cocktails. I always seem to get the drunken salt and pepper baby chicken from the menu. It's sooo good. Who...More

Thank amanda_travels91
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Have been here before and enjoyed it. We therefore booked to take visitors from Auckland. The place was busy and this was the excuse given when we complained about the service. Yet, it has always been busy when we have been so not sure what...More

Thank Alikr2015
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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, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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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