Below is a list of the top and leading Vietnamese Restaurants in Wellington. To help you find the best Vietnamese Restaurants located near you in Wellington we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Wellington’s Best Vietnamese Restaurants:
The top rated Vietnamese Restaurants in Wellington are:
- Saigon Van Grill Bar – Vietnamese food that can be customized to fit diet restrictions
- Restaurant 88 – classic homecooked meals from Vietnam given a modern flair
- Apache – inspired by the hawker-style dining experience in North Vietnam
- Le Saigon Vietnamese Kitchen – a fusion of French, Vietnamese, and Kiwi cuisines
- Rock Yard Restaurant – traditional recipes from South and North Vietnam
Saigon Van Grill Bar
Saigon Van Grill Bar offers a sumptuous feast to Wellingtonians dominated by popular dishes from South Vietnam. The Vietnamese eatery has meals best enjoyed and shared with family and friends as well as a sampling menu to allow diners to explore the diverse flavours of Vietnamese cuisine. Its dinner menu features the popular spring rolls, noodles, salads, and delicacies. Rolls can be crispy spring rolls, fresh summer rolls, or combination rolls, while noodles can be either beef or vegetable-based. Light delicacies include tofu with lemongrass, savoury pancake, sticky fish sauce crispy chicken wings, and the crispy soft shell crab. And not to miss the sharing plates of creamy vegetarian curry, grilled Wakanui beef roll, melt in your mouth pork belly and egg, grilled pork ribs with forest pepper, and grilled fresh salmon fillet.
Rolls, Noodles, Salads, Light Delicacies, Sharing Platters, Side Dishes
“Fragrant grilled meats, delish pho and spring rolls. Lots of fresh salad. Delightful place. So good we came back the next night.” –Bex Pilley
Restaurant 88 is a Wellington-based eatery specializing in Vietnamese cuisine. They use the freshest ingredients within New Zealand to prepare the classic recipes from Vietnam. What diners get is a mouth-watering serving of the classic Vietnamese food with a modern Kiwi twist. The menu includes the small plates, larger plates, vegetarian, desserts, banquet, and for kids section. Its small plates section feature fresh rice paper rolls, Vietnamese pancakes, pork larb, banh tom chen, and the popular banh mi sliders. For a group of 4 persons above, the banquet feast is the perfect pick. It includes fresh rice paper rolls, crispy salt and pepper squid, pork vegetable dumplings, Vietnamese grilled NZ pork, free-range lemongrass chicken, prawn salad, steamed rice, and shaking NZ beef.
Small Plates, Larger, Vegetarian, Sweet, Banquet, Kid
“We had dinner at this restaurant during our recent visit to Wellington. The restaurant was pleasantly decorated. Nice atmosphere. The service was friendly. The food was tasty. If you are in Wellington and would like a taste of Vietnamese, you should not miss this place.” –Tony Wan
Apache delves into the flavourful recipes originating from the Northern Vietnam area. They have infused a contemporary flair to the classic hawker-style food with a bit of a French twist. The restaurant operates in the capital city of New Zealand and uses premium ingredients like free-range chicken, pork, and eggs. Diners are lucky to be offered such a splendid mix of various flavours from spicy and bitter to sweet, sour, and salty. Small and large servings are available as well as banquet sets for a group of people exceeding 10. Try their lunch menu featuring the fried chicken bao-bun, Wagyu brisket bao-bun, phở bò nam ðịnh, and pork belly bao-bun.
Lunch: Fried Chicken Bao-bun, Wagyu Brisket Bao-bun, Pork Belly Bao-bun, Green Papaya Salad, Bang Bang Chicken Salad, Dragon & Phoenix, Veggie Fried Rice, Crying Tiger, Five Spice Chicken Curry, Phở Bò Nam Ðịnh. Dinner: Sea Meets Land, Floating Market, Popcorn Chicken, Poulet Au Caramel, Imperial Fresh Rolls, Ox Cheeks Curry, Nam Bo Beef Noodles, Ða Lḁt Eggplant
“Great food at a reasonable price. Good friendly service and a wine list appropriate for the type of restaurant. Best to book if my experience is anything to go by – we went on a Wednesday at 1 pm and didn’t bother and were lucky to get a table for two – it was packed! Be good to know more about the N Vietnamese woman sniper after whom it was named – maybe the menu could include some bio info?” –Stephen Cohn
Le Saigon Vietnamese Kitchen
Le Saigon Vietnamese Kitchen can be found in Wellington, New Zealand offering an authentic Vietnamese dining experience. The Vietnamese eatery utilizes the French influence in their traditional cooking and presents a glorious combination of five taste elements namely bitter, sweet, sour, spicy, and salty. They have expert chefs who have mastered the classic Vietnamese cuisines and have previously worked for prestigious restaurants based in Ho Chi Minh, the home of traditional Vietnamese specialties. Try their banh mi made of baguette, filled with homemade pate, pork, meat floss, cucumbers, pickled carrots, and fresh herbs or go adventurous with their curry menu featuring boneless chicken thighs with kumara and carrots seasoned with lemongrass, and salt and pepper blended with lemon juice.
Bread, Appetizers, Sharing Platter, Vietnamese Style Salad, Noodles, Broken Rice
“A great find while staying in central Wellington. The mini pancakes and Bahn mi were delicious and very much like we had while in Saigon (pre-Covid times). The staff were helpful and friendly, the restaurant clean and well laid out and would definitely recommend if you enjoy Vietnamese food.” –Cruickshank Lawrence
Rock Yard Restaurant
Rock Yard Restaurant provides a culinary feast highlighting the specialties of Vietnam. From the popular dishes of the south to the unforgettable meals of the north, the eatery captured these unique flavours and brought them straight to New Zealand for Kiwis to enjoy. For new diners, it is highly suggested to start with the small beginnings section which has the crispy soft shell crab dish served with tamarind tartar sauce and Asian mango slaw. Follow this with the big flavours offerings that have the grilled chilli lemongrass chicken, tofu and mushroom curry, and the kaffir lime coconut prawn. For large groups, a banquet feast is recommended. Imperial Hue banquet, Little Saigon banquet, and Old Town Hoian banquet are the choices. Rock Yard Restaurant is situated in the Wellington region of New Zealand.
Banquet Meal: Imperial Hue Banquet, Old Town Hoian Banquet, Little Saigon Banquet, Lunch: Dinner: Small Beginnings, Big Flavours, Curries, Pho And Noodles, Salads, A Bit On The Side, Something Sweet
“Excellent. Very attentive and responsive service. Had dumplings, spring rolls, soft shell crab and salmon. This is genuine and genuinely good Vietnamese food, apart from the need to ask for more chilli, which they promptly provided. The salmon in a broth was particularly outstanding.” –Mark Jenkins