Cuisine: Asian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30
Ranked: #2 of 58 restaurants in Wellington

Vibrant, sophisticated and smoking hot, QT Museum’s restaurant serves up an Asian-inspired menu that’s low on fuss and big on flavour.

Hot Sauce’s menu is perfect for grazing, and sharing with friends. Think delicious share plates like banana leaf wrapped fish of the day, lamb ribs and burnt coconut and mushroom curry. Grab a selection of bao buns and dumplings or tasty skewers loaded with grilled vegetables, free range satay chicken and beef sirloin. From tea smoked duck baos to beef tataki, Hot Sauce offers traditional Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and Thai flavours with a contemporary twist.

This sleek restaurant and cocktail bar oozes urban chic. Go for the mouth-watering food and stick around for cutting-edge cocktails, tight tunes and an electric vibe.

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Hot Sauce
90 Cable Street,
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Everyday 4pm - 1am

Phone: +64 4 802 8900
Website: www.qthotelsandresorts.com/wellington/eat-drink/hot-sauce/

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Hot Sauce
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Asian
Mains: $15 - $30

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Had a great time. The food was excellent and service attentive.

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Carletta Maca

Delicious food... taste sensations come out fast and look fantastic. Something for everyone.

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The wait staff were fantastic and explained how things worked. The food was absolutely amazing. Would definitely go back next time we’re in Wellington- still lots of dishes we’d like to try on menu.

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Donna Dixon

Such a great deal and such a great restaurant. The waitress recommendations were on point, the atmosphere great, and the service was awesome. So good, we are going back!

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Lauren Darrah

Really enjoyed our dining experience at Hot Sauce!

We tried both the Duck and Pork Bao buns (only complaint was that there was hardly any meat in these), Pot stickers, Prawn wontons and beef dumplings, spring rolls, and popcorn chicken. Highly recommend the chicken and spring rolls.. to die for!

We had a lovely waitress who was nice and friendly, and found all of the staff to be attentive and lovely.

Great atmosphere and decor too!

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Delicious and Quick service!

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JoJo Sexton

interesting ambience. great service. food is nice but the portion is pretty small.

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Cirsten Young

Great atmosphere. Love all the new seating arrangements-much better than all the coffee tables and laid back couches. No sore backs from leaning over coffee table to eat. Excellent flavoursome food as always.

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Charlotte Munro

What an amazing experience.
From the moment we walked in. Our wait person was a lovely irish lass (sorry can't remember her name) she was friendly bubbly and had great banter. The food was delicious especially the squid best I have ever had and I've eaten some squid in my life.
Overall a 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ experience. Totally reccomend to anybody going to Wellington or to anyone that lives in Wellington. It's a must.

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Leigh Snodgrass

Great service and atmosphere, food was amazing!

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Amazingly friendly staff. You can tell they are genuinely happy in their job. Hands down best curry I’ve ever had! (The mushroom curry) $100 worth of food for $50!

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The food was amazing, great depth of flavours. The service was great too, attentive and super friendly.

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Tanya Cook

Food was very tasty, we had the squid (which could use a dipping sauce we thought) Pot stickers (not for those that don't like a bit of spice), Coconut & Mushroom Curry & Banana leaf fish accompanied by rice and asian greens. Our waitress was lovely, humourous and made us feel very comfortable. Excellent service :)

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Kim Griggs

Yummy food. Attentive service. Not a fan of stool at tables but these were surprisingly comfortable. Afterwards you can add a stroll through the lobby of the Museum Hotel to see the amazing art.

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Food is superb!

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Daniel Young

Very tasty food, great service and sophisticated atmosphere

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Em Painter

We had a fantastic experience at Hot Sauce. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating and made us feel super welcome. We ordered a selection of skewers, dumplings and baos, the duck baos being a particular favourite! Everything was perfectly cooked and full of flavour. The servings were a little on the small side, which was perfect for the 3 of us to try a bit of everything, but if you come with a bigger group or are extra hungry I'd recommend getting a few of the larger dishes as well. Will definitely be returning the next time we're in town!

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Cynthia Evans

Quick friendly service, good food and not too noisy so you could actually have a conversation! The beef rendang was divine and the Mushroom, coconut & lime curry for a non vegetarian was yummo.

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Great atmosphere, we really enjoyed the food. Everything came quickly and the service was fabulous!

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Kimmy Wyatt

Excellent atmosphere and lovely service - food was great too especially the style of shared plates

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Olivia Burnett

I loved Hot Sauce. The quality and flavour of the food is amazing, and the service was personable and lovely throughout the whole night. Highly recommend.

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Sarah Robertson

This was our first time dining at Hot Sauce and what a wonderful experience we had. The restaurant was lovely and open which meant that although they were super busy it wasn't overly noisy. Our waitress and the other wait staff were extremely friendly and helpful, but not too pushy. And the food, it was delicious! I love being able to share and try different dishes and I was not disappointed. I am both gluten and lactose intolerant and was really impressed by the number of allergy friendly options on the menu. We will definitely be returning again, 5 stars from us.

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Richard Tumaliuan

The food is great and I specially liked the slow cook beef rendang. The staff were really attentive and courteous. Thanks for the wonderful experience.

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Dan Elder

The food here was amazing! Fresh, tasty and super quick to the table! We ended up having 5 dishes, and they were all amazing!

Service was really attentive and not over bearing.

Definitely going back, especially when we have overseas visitors!

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Delicious food. Plates were expected size, based on buying several to share among 3 adults. Only dilemma was not over ordering, so many delicious options and the 5 smaller plates and 1 curry with rice was plenty. There's a few more plates we need to try so we will be back! Great attentive, friendly staff. Yum Yum Yum

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Beautiful atmosphere the food however was not as good as the last time I dined there. I was really happy with the service just not overwhelmed with the food.

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What a fantastic dining experience. The food was beautiful and delicious

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Kyra Sproule

Atmosphere was nice, didn't feel like a hotel restaurant, service was pretty good too. Some of the portions were smaller than we expected, but the food was quite tasty. As a group of three, we were pleased that we could add a half order of the bao buns so we could have three (regular portion is two buns) Overall a nice night out with friends.

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Karen Law

Apart from our drinks taking some time (nearly 30 minutes) to arrive we had a very enjoyable dining experience at Hot Sauce. The food was delicious & the staff are friendly & helpful. The vibe was awesome & it was quite busy for a Tuesday night. Great decor & lighting. A very enjoyable experience!

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Johanna Murray

Highly recommend Hot Sauce. Have dined there a few times now and the food and service have been excellent every time. Great that there is the option of first table as well when you can eat earlier. Good time options for that too.

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Harshad Patel

Good food good service excellent ambience. Lot of choices in the menu and wide range of drinks list ready to accommodate special needs of the customer. I will go back again. Thank you

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Kristy Cornwell

Being greeted by a friendly face on walking in the service was 10/10 the whole evening from ensuring we were aware of the menu style and making sure we were hydrated with beverages we thoroughly enjoyed our time and would recommend Hot Sauce to anyone! Will definitely be back :D

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Junou Huang

Great food and atmosphere. Would definitely come back.

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Siqi Chen

Great food with a bit small portion.

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Amanda Arthurs

Good atmosphere and good food! Will be back for the fourth time :)

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The food was delicious and nice atmosphere

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Kate Johnston

Was great food for the half price table with this first table app

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Melanie Kinloch

The food was amazing, really delicious! The staff were quick, helpful and friendly. What a great night!!!!

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Hot Sauce is very similar to Chow but a little but less "cool' and everything we tried needed something to give it a bit more flavour. Nothing wrong with anything just a little bland.

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Aisha Arabella

Fantastic food! Squid and soft shell grab to die for! Fantastic wait staff, attentive but not obbsessive! Will definitely return!

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Sophie Hallett

Good food, staff attentive

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Skylar Cruz

One of my favourite restaurants on first table

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Helena Wang

We went on Sunday night, maybe they were short of staff, service waiting was long. food portions are very small for their price, taste is average.

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Tyshah Holmes

The food was really nice and we received good service. The portions are small.

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Amazing food and excellent service. We had been wanting to eat here for a long time and we were not disappointed!

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Sook Yong

Delicious food. My favourite is the soft shell crab and the lamb korma. Good service. Highly recommend.

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Sujata Roy

Food was delicious!

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Lucia Lee

Very good service, the waitress knows how to recommend drinks. A lot of selection of cocktails. We ordered a warm sake and a cocktail. Cocktail is really good. Will go back to try others. For food, we ordered tuna, squid, soft shell crab, fish, pork, and lamb rendang. Tuna was very nice. Squid and soft shell crab were too salty. Lamb rendang goes well with rice. The rest are ok. Generally portions are small, like sampling dishes. Dessert we had Macha misu. Glad we go thru first table, the discounts enable us to order many dishes and yet not break the bank!

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The food was amazing, full of flavour and vigor. We had the lamb curry, fried squid, popcorn and mushroom skewers, all of which were out of this world. Perhaps the only room for improvement would be the dessert menu as theres not much variety. We had the machu misu and fruit salad which were a little bit bland, but the amazing meal made up for it. Will definitely come back again!

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Love this place!
Fantastic food and a great atmosphere. Staff are attentive and knowledgeable about the food.

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