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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%
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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 3 weeks ago

This is not your standard Vietnamese. The dishes are refined and definitely a bit different. The fresh rice paper rolls came with a very tasty dipping sauce. A delicate pancake filled with crispy lemongrass chicken was full of taste and texture. There was also a...More

Thank chewat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner here twice whilst visiting Wellington. The food was full of flavour and fresh. The service was good. However,, we thought it a little pricey.

Thank Eco2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant has 2 distinctly different environments: downstairs you'll find a lively hubbub good for groups with lots to say to each other, while upstairs things are pleasantly tranquil for private tete-a-tetes or more subdued celebrations. We went with a quiet evening upstairs...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal. Great service. Great menu. All 4 of us in the group loved what we ate. Enjoyed my saigon sunset cocktail. Staff very attentive. Prices very reasonable.

Thank alt1982
LukeDuong, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your feedback. We are always changing our menu to showcast the best of Vietnamese food. Please visit us again and try something new. Kind regards.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

The place looks fab, but alas the food wasn't. There wasn't a vegetarian or vegan option so they did one of their dishes as vegan. I am sorry to say that it was a soggy mess, the tofu was inedible, and I couldn't finish it....More

1  Thank Pamela C
LukeDuong, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi We are sorry to hear that your experience at our restaurant was not up to scratch. Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. Kind regards.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We arrived two minutes before opening and were salivating madly after reading the menu on the door. We were first in but within 10 minutes the place was humming. However, the seating layout, decor and background music soon has you feeling very comfortable and at...More

Thank tmmayo
Reviewed 11 August 2017

i love love love Vietnamese food and its always difficult to find a place that makes authentic Vietnamese as it often is a mix of Cambodian which is quite different from Vietnamese. But THIS place is the real thing and its awesome. go....you wont regret...More

Thank arebe290
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I don't have an opportunity to eat too often here because of distance, but when I do, I relish it. I had a business dinner there last Thursday and once again, the menu and the food is a knockout. Just the entrée, stuffed chicken wings,...More

Thank Youie1966
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Had no booking on a busy Saturday evening but got a table within 5 mins. Very friendly welcoming staff. Beautiful fresh food fantastic service. All round very enjoyable experience we will be back and we will recommend this restaurant to friends.

Thank Will B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Having spent time in Vietnam earlier this year my wife and I have started to seek out Vietnamese food at home. On the way to the cinema last night we popped into Restaurant 88 hoping for a quick meal. I found that I'd left my...More

Thank T0ny_O1
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Owen W
28 June 2017|
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Response from gindog | Reviewed this property |
No, sorry, we very rarely have deserts.
Quentin D
27 December 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
9 August 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
USD 11 - USD 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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
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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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