Cuisine: Asian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30
Ranked: #3 of 46 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

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Ranked: #3 of 46 restaurants in Wellington 3
Hot Sauce
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Asian
Mains: $15 - $30

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Felix Shin

We had a good time there. Ambience was pretty nice and food was nicely presented. Just the espresso pork didn't agree with us. Overall a nice dining experience though :)

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Max Brown

The food was unbelievable, we had 5 dishes and they were all great, would definitely recommend the confit duck bao buns.

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Another very enjoyable evening with great food and drinks. The service was slower this time round with fewer waitressing staff. Overall, still a brilliant experience.

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Keryn King

The time of 6.30 for First Table at Hot Sauce was actually really convenient. Good atmosphere and buzz in the place. We asked to move tables as were placed really close to another table and this was accommodated fine. The menu was described as tapas and yet some of the dishes were full main portions so just ask. We elected to share and so sampled from several sections. Food delicious and beautifully presented. One dish didn't arrive but as we had eaten our fill we were ok about that and there was no problem taking that off at the end. Staff were busy so had to wait for drinks but overall a great night out thanks!

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Super love this place! The food we ordered are sooooooo good! Would definitely go back and highly recommended to all!

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A most enjoyable meal. The food was delicious - love the share plate idea and range of choices. The atmosphere in the restaurant was amazing. Will definitely be back.

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Emma Widdrington

Amazing food and great service

Our table was booked for 6.30 and we arrived 20 mins early. We were offered the choice of being seated straight away or waiting which was great to have had the choice.

We were given water and ordered drinks and when our server returned she was able to answer our questions about a couple of dishes.

We opted for 3 tapas style sharing plates ( crispy crab, pork cheeks and popcorn chicken) as well as edamame beans and some spring rolls. The food was absolutely amazing and was the perfect amount for 2 of us.

Will definitely be making a return visit to Hot Sauce

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Aimee Dartnall

Food was delicious. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend

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Terry Bloomfield

Nice clean tastes a variety of new flavours a nice change normal fare

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Alice Templeton

We had a lovely dinner and experience at Hot Sauce! The food was so delicious and the atmosphere and interior was amazing. Plus it was nice and cool inside when the weather was hot and muggy outside!

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Jess Baker

Food was great, so was service! Could afford to try quite a few dishes with the 50% off!

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We had their 'burger on a plate' during the WOAP festival and loved it so we gave their menu ago on Sunday. The food is delicious and the staff were really friendly (and patient with our snail-paced decision-making).

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Amelia Chappell

We took my parents here while they were visiting from Australia, we all loved our experience. The food was excellent, as was the service. I would recommend the popcorn chicken, the beef dumplings, the wonton and the pork belly skewers. I can't wait to go back and try some things from the raw menu.

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Great time and great food. We'd been held up due to a traffic accident and despite being late for First Table, Hot Sauce still accommodated us and engaged well. Delicious dishes, all coming at different times, but that's the nature of this restaurant; and it enables sharing and conversation! Popcorn Chicken was delectable however Thai Beef Salad was a bit too highly spiced for our liking. Lamb Curry was superb. Yes, will visit again and take friends!

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Sook Yong

Excellent food and atmosphere. The soft shell crab is divine!

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Janeane Summerfield

Great food, good wine menu and fab service. Will definitely return!

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Been here twice this month, Amazing!!

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Leila Parbhu

Super tasty food and great service!

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Sue Reeves

A great restaurant- food was delicious, service friendly and efficient and ambience good. Will definitely go again

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Ashleigh Diana Renetta

Delicious food and great service. Definitely recommend the baos and popcorn chicken!

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Christie-Lee Stephenson

The first thing we smelled as soon as we walked in was spice.. and we loved it! The atmosphere was electric and the decor was outstanding. Hands down, the food was a straight 11/10. Melt in your mouth pork belly skewers and the popcorn chicken was DA BOMB. In fact, every dish we tried was absolutely scrumptious. It was our first ever dinner at Hot Sauce and from our great experience, we will definitely be back! Highly highly recommend

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Fabulous service - the bar staff made me a yummy cocktail and our food was absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend!!

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Bex Howie

Bloody delish! Dreamt about the lamb rendang

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Helen Hong

The ambiance and service was fantastic, and the food was a mouth-watering affair! We had the soft shell crab, salmon sashimi, pork belly, steamed fish of the day, and the panna cotta to round it all off - all of which I'd highly recommend anyone to have!

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Kavithaa Williamson

Was our first time here and we were very happy with the quality of the food we ordered. Everything was delicious, we even ordered the Popcorn chicken twice. Will definitely be coming back for a meal.

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Sophie Parrant

Delicious as always

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Leanne Havill

We got together with friends from the Tron and had lovely cocktails before dinner in comfy chairs. The Thai cocktail in a little teapot was really fun and delicious. When we ordered, the food came quickly and we loved it all. Our favorite dishes were the pot stickers, the skewers (especially the pork!) and the popcorn chicken. We ordered quite a lot of small dishes, but had to go back for a small second order of our two favorite dishes (the pork skewers of course). Then we didn't have room for dessert but they looked absolutely amazing. First table made this a really reasonable dinner for four of us, and we waddled out after a great night.

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Thoroughly enjoyed our meal - shared 11 dishes between group of 4 so sampled good % of menu and rated all high - only issue we had was incredibly slippery dumplings were a trick to capture with chopsticks - caused a few laughs! Definitely recommend.

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Sue O'connor

great as always - good food nice atmosphere - good friendly staff

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Dominique Joy

I love Hot Sauce! I’ve been here several times now. The food is AMAZING, the service is great, friendly staff and the food comes out fast. I would definitely recommend. I’ll be returning again soon!

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Danubia Oliveira

Amazing food and Stuff

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We absolutely loved the food. Amazing, the best We have eaten in ages! Service was great too. Would highly recommend this place to anyone to love to eat great food

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Amazing food and really fast service...can’t wait to go back!

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Waimarama Ryan

The food was amazing and the service spectacular. Will definitely be visiting again sometime soon.

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Food was great! Loved the Lamb Rendang. However, seating at high table not very comfortable. We weren't offered any of the normal tables, despite having a reservation for two made well in advance... Also the lighting was a bit dim where we were, understood that it is part of the atmosphere, but also need to able to see the food. Maybe some directional lights above the tables? Otherwise good.

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Sarah-Kay Kilner

Good service good food nice decor

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Went here as a family for our daughter's 21st birthday dinner and it was just great. The food was well presented and had amazing flavours. Best part was ability to order multiple little plates of our favourites.

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Paul Marmont

The food although small servings were of good quality. The atmospere & service were excellent

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Glenn Rechtschaffen

Excellent food and service. Overall, more than met our expectations.

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David Perez

Great place for a evening dinner, coffee and desert , staff had great hospitality

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A great evening. The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable, helpful staff. The food was really well priced and delicious. Cocktails were good too. All in all very enjoyable experience and will go there again.

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Great food, excellent service and the waiter and waitress got the attention element just right. Have alreqady recommended to friends and will go again.

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Food and service are amazing! Highly recommend. Will definitely be back soon.

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Brilliant service, each and everyone who dealt with us were up beat and engaging. The place was busy but we were looked after well. Food out fast and overall was tasty.

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Grace Goris

A favourite restaurant for some tasty Asian food! I love how you can order tapa style dishes and try a little bit of everything. The soft shell crab is delicious and I highly recommend the popcorn chicken!

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Great food good service

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Rina Keppler

The food was delicious. We had the Thai beef salad, chicken popcorn, chicken satay, coconut rice and the pulled pork bao and they were each excellent.
The service was friendly but quite slow. We actually had to pinch a menu from the table next to us.
The atmosphere was quite different. It felt like we were having dinner in a dark nightclub. The lights were super dim and the music was loud. Definitely nothing I have experienced before!

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Mika Hirata

Food and staff are very nice .i really enjoyed.

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Hayley Soffe

Really beautiful restaurant with excellent attentive and knowledgeable service and all the food we had was delicious. Highly recommend!

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Not too bad. Some foods didnt have as much flavour as they could have.

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