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Ortega Fish Shack

16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 667 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood
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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is obviously a very popular restaurant in Wellington. The dinner was delicious. The snapper was beautifully prepared and so fresh. It was on a bed of risotto made with pumpkin and hazelnuts. The entire ensemble was excellent. The Pinot Gris from Gisborne was the best white wine I have tasted in New Zealand.

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87 reviews 87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Five reasons to go eat at the Shack: 1. Fresh, delicious seafood, the ingredients are first rate. 2. Outstanding service. 3. The Fries will knock your socks off, add some sea salt. 4. The flavor combinations are unique. 5. The veggies are fresh, flavorful and served in a special manner. The fare is a bit high but we thought it... More 

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Nottinghamshire, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took a chance with The Ortega Fish Shack on arrival in Wellington from the great tripadvisor reviews. For the great quality it was very good value meal. Good service and pleased with our upstairs window table - downstairs was buzzing (noisy!). Impressive wine, beer and cocktail list. Possibly the best restaurant meal we had in our stay so far in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

i had a dinner with my partner here. The food was just ok but not as great as other people said . And i think it is overprice. However the drink was very good. The restaurant is quite small as well. If you are not in rush try to find different places.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely packed but the service was immaculate, even down to ensuring that when anyone left there was a member of staff at the door pointing out the steps. Fish is the star here. We started with Sake cured salmon with pickled dikon and mandarins. For mains the Boss had Tarahiki with a variation on a green curry as sauce which... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Drove into Wellington from Taupo and Auckland where food is amazing, we were not disappointed at the Fish Shack! Friendly and prompt service, didn't have a booking (reservation) but able to get bar seats around 7:30pm. We had white fish that I can't remember the names of that we have never had and it was amazingly prepared, perfectly cooked. A... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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430 reviews 430 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Wow...we had a wonderful dinner here...both meals were great...interesting, tasty, ample portions and friendly service to boot...our waitress from San Diego...informed and thoughtful...the liver pate was extremely rich, silky and we have been dreaming of it since...make your reservations...this place is busy...and it should be!

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hong kong
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The quality of the food, cooking and service were first class even for this city where good restaurants clamour for attention. We started with plump and succulent oysters with a soy, lime and chilli dressing, then moved on to different main courses for all four of us dining. All were proclaimed excellent. Certainly my grilled snapper was cooked to perfection,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We lucked out in securing a last-minute dinner reservation here during a one-day cruise stop in Wellington. Well, take it from two seasoned foodies who have dined in the top restaurants around the world: we had the BEST oysters and fish EVER at Ortega! Highly recommended!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I want to go back and change some of my historical ratings for other places because this place sets a new standard for Wellington. Its a very relaxed environment with lovely staff and really cool feel. I started with the shrimps, they were mind blowing. The sauce was simply divine and the shrimps perfectly cooked. For the main I had... More 

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Address: 16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
Cuisine: Seafood

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