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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 yesterday

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

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We booked in advanced and were seated upstairs which was quiet and relaxed compared to downstairs which was crowed and busy. Our drinks arrived quickly. The food arrived all at once including the entrees which were placed on the table. The lemongrass Chicken with coconut...More

Thank Alipa50
LukeDuong, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for the food coming out a bit quick for you. Next time let our staff to slow it down for you. When our kitchen is fully staff and the first few orders tend to be quick, due to...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We hadn't been to Restaurant 88 in sometime so made a booking for a Sunday night. First issue, no history of reservation despite me telephoning earlier in the day. At least we had a good start, very tasty entrees came quite quickly. But from then...More

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

Thank you for your feedback. Its unfortunate that we did not deliver on your visit. We are always searching for improvements, so your feedback is important to us, thank you. We hope that you will try us again in the future.

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Arrived on a cold Wellington evening without any reservations, but was shown to a table by a lovely lady. Meal was excellent & delicious. Service was quick & friendly. Nothing to fault. Will recommend & will definitely be back.

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

Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated.

Reviewed 17 June 2017

What a wonderful find, we have been to Restaurant 88 twice and will return again. We found it through the entertainment book which made the evening even more reasonably priced. Excellent service as well. Thankyou, Rosemary.

Thank rastrahl2017
LukeDuong, Owner at Restaurant 88, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Rosemary, thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your dinner at our restaurant and we hope to see you again.

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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
US$11 - US$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • 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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