Cuisine: Asian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30
Ranked: #5 of 59 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
Accepts:   Hot Sauce accepts American Express

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Ben Coventry

Excellent service and food. We were well taken care of and the vegetarian options were delicious!

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Victoria Porter

We love the chilled and fun atmosphere at Hot Sauce. There as always interesting dishes on the menu that look as good as they taste. The skewers are particularly good.

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Lovely flavour combinations and enjoyed the sharing plates

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Elizabeth Macmillan

Lovely ambience and food. Service attentive.

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Terrible night outside (weather wise) but made to feel welcome inside. Pleasant informative service, got an upgrade on our wine choice as our pick was out of stock. Yummy well presented plates came out as they were ready, giving us time to taste a little bit of everything. I think we made some great selections - dumplings, wontons, bao buns, curry and popcorn chicken. Finished with a selection of deserts which were well worth leaving some room for. Excellent food and the company was also pretty great!

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Really enjoyed the food at Hot Sauce, though would skip the Tiger Prawn skewers next time... little over cooked and not great value.

Great cocktails. Disappointing that only one Chardonnay was available by the glass that night and it was way over chilled.

I would say this is better for larger groups than couples. We were sat on the end of a high bench right next to a concrete pillar. I would also say the venue seemed quite cavernous and would benefit from some internal screens or changes in height to give the space more private areas

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Benjamin Beachbum

Really enjoyed our first table experience at ' Hot Sauce ' the food was very tasty and the staff were very attentive, definitely recommend a visit!!

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Dyarne O'Hara

Fabulous food , service and atmosphere.
Would definitely go again

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The food was delicious. I would recommend the Thai green curry.

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Zou Zoe

It is a very amazing experience to have dinner in Hot Sauce. As a Chinese, I am not hundred percent like the tase of Wonton and Laksa, but the skewers were highly recommend! If you like a drink, definitely choose Hit Sauce, the cocktails and beer were so good! By the way, thanks for the service there.

Cheers!

Zoe Zou

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Food was amazing. Tasty and fresh. Have recommended Hot Sauce to work mates.

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Fiona D'Souza

The service was wonderful.The food was delicious. Small servings. Great overall experience. Thank you

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The portion size was small (more like tapas style), however, the food was amazing. Service was perfect as well, would recommend trying Hot Sauce out.

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Dominique Joy

This is one of my favourite restaurants!

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The food was delicious and the desserts were amazing. the creme brulee was amazing! Service was very slow. we waited 20mins for menus and to order drinks,but once we got served the food came out pretty quickly. we would definitely go back for the food.

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Ashleigh Rea

Always a delicious time at Hot Sauce, bao buns for the win! Service is great too :) Nice and chill!! Maybe they should flip the wall seats around so I don't slide off them all night, only suggestion!

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Although the portion sizes were rather small the food was delicious! So many different flavours and amazing service, would recommend.

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Great food and service. Would return again and again just for the Popcorn chicken.

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Tim Chaffe

Nice open restaurant with great staff and good food.

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Kris Flower

fantastic food, service and atmosphere. A good range of food and probably the BEST beef I have ever had!

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Donnella Fogarty

The food at Hot Sauce is tasty, quick and well presented. It’s hard not to order one of everything!

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Gordon Lye

Nice food with a great variety, each dish though small, does take a fair bit of time to arrive at your table.

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Bri Tta

Ambiente was very very nice!!
Food was good, service as well.

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Ellen Romero

We frequently visit the Hot Sauce when we need to have dinner in town. The food are always delicious, full of flavor and presented with class. We try the different tapas each time but always have the pork belly as one of them. We have tried every dish on the menu. I suggest they introduce new dishes every few months so that for people like us who frequently visit could try new ones.

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Éimeár Ní Rodáin

Service was great- fast and attentive. Cocktails were delicious. Food was good, it wasn't fantastic for the price you paid and portions were a bit on the small side. Worthwhile to go to for the experience.

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Simon Howard

Lovely food, fantastic service. Relaxed atmosphere, never felt rushed and could order plates to come as we felt. Lamb Rendang was superb! Will be back.

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Tsari Parata

Food was amazing. Everything was so fresh and tasty! Service was great too.

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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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