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PRICE RANGE
$11 - $40
CUISINES
Asian, Vietnamese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Location and contact

0.3 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Sponsored by: Rock Yard Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. EXQUISITE TASTES
1. EXQUISITE TASTES
"Authentic, clean taste and full flavours. Generous servings "
larzatron
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2. UNIQUE AMBIENCE
2. UNIQUE AMBIENCE
"the atmosphere was fabulous! Just an overall great experience!"
E486MVsaraha
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3. OUTSTANDING SERVICE
3. OUTSTANDING SERVICE
"Staff were all lovely and accommodating to any questions that we had "
Michelle W
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

We loved this place. We haven't been getting enough vegies on vacation and we got to easily fill up here! We ordered a bit too much food for 2 but we wanted to try a few things. Fresh Spring Rolls and Pumpkin Dumplings as starters....For entrees we ordered Ginger Chicken and Duck Curry, along with the side of Bok Choy. Everything was delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

On Tuesday they do a 2 for 1 on most mains, which makes this already well priced restaurant especially good value on day when a large number of restaurants seem to be closed. The food is also very good as is the service.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

Another superb meal at Rockyard - delicious food, amazing atmosphere and fantastic service! Will definitely be back :)

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Great food, fantastic staff. Dining out with a baby is sometimes challenging but the staff here made it incredibly easy and we're very helpful. Thanks!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

Just home from a wonderful night at Rock Yard The staff were amazing particularly our lovely German waitress..thankyou The service was the best I have had in a restaurant for a long time The squid entree was delicious and I had the tofu and mushroom...pancake It was a 10 out of 10 Beat wishes to you all and thankyou you made our dayMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed a family dinner celebrating a birthday. The staff were friendly and service prompt. Our person with a severe food allergy had emailed prior and received super helpful service highlighting items which were safe for her to eat. This was very much appreciated. The...food was tasty and fresh and enjoyed by all. We look forward to returning on a Tuesday when meals are 2 for 1.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

The place has a lovely decor. Staff with impeccable manners and infectious Joie de Vivre! The food was brought out quickly. The spring rolls, salt and pepper king prawns and the coconut caramel pudding the highlights. The fun atmosphere, the care taken to ensure a...relaxed time makes this a must-experience. And a special thanks to Alex who enchanted us with good humour!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

I visited the Rockyard Restaurant on Wednesday evening with two friends The service by our two wait staff was impeccable, and the food was extremely tasty. I really loved the coconut rice that I had with my main! I will definitely be back to visit...again. Thankyou Rockyard, for your wonderful hospitality!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

Fantastic from start to finish! Amazing wait staff, quick service, delicious food and value for money. Will definitely be back and recommending.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Great menu, great cocktails ($17), great service. Only negative was they didn’t warn us when we arrived that a 5.30pm booking is expected to vacate by 7pm. We had no more than 10 minutes warning to finish up and scoot. The restaurant was FULL by...then, and VERY noisy. Between two we had one main $26, and three small dishes @ about $15. So food was about $70 for two. It’s Vietnamese, so not many dishes that don’t include pork. I found the coating on the chicken popcorn was a bit thick so it tasted floury, rather than chicken. Soft shell crab had a truly delicious salad. They stock a range of about eight gins. Didn’t look at the wine list.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2023

The restaurant claims to offer an "authentic" Vietnamese food, but we were not served "caramelized pork" which was listed under its Vietnames name on the menu, but some strange cafeteria-style pork stew, which we were told the locals like, but had absolutely nothing in common...(besides pork) with the original classic dish. The staff believes this is just fine...More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023

Went to this restaurant two nights in a row on our short visit to Wellington. Fabulous food. Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere. Great value for money.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023 via mobile

We’ll worth making the early booking to get the opportunity to eat here. We enjoyed the range of options,especially for vegetarian and we enjoyed our meals. The service was very good and it’s location near the QT hotel was perfect.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023

We just walked past this restaurant and we had a look at the menu. We liked what we saw so we decided to have dinner here. We were definitely not dissapointed. I ate the salmon dish and this was really nice. The food my friends...choose was good too. Price wise it was also really worth it. Maybe only downside was that the staff was wearing portable head sets so they would be able to pick up the phones. Understandable with the current staff problems but it did not feel good. However we were very happy with the food.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Rock Yard, General Manager at Rock Yard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2023

Hello Bea, Thank you so much for your review. In regard to the headsets, they are used for communication between staff members about what is happening on the floor. It has no way of communicating with the staff members personal cell phones. I hope this...More

Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

This is a charming Vietnamese restaurant with friendly staff and lovely decor. We were a group of 4 vegetarian, non-drinkers and had a great selection of choice for food and drink. There are two sections to the restaurant, and we were seated on the mezzanine...floor which was great for natural light, fresh air and the ability to have a good conversation without shouting. If you prefer mood lighting and a more buzzy atmosphere, then the main seating area will be greatMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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ROCK YARD RESTAURANT, Wellington - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions about Rock Yard Restaurant

Yes, Rock Yard Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Rock Yard Restaurant offers delivery services.

Yes, Rock Yard Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Rock Yard Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5