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Ortega Fish Shack

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16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
04-382-9559
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great fish, very popular and justifiably so

Not much more to add other than to advise that you book in advance. This place is always busy - we've managed a "walk-in" only on one evening but this time we booked. The fish is inventively cooked and presented and the wine list is good. Staff are excellent and friendly. They know the menu and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Not much more to add other than to advise that you book in advance. This place is always busy - we've managed a "walk-in" only on one evening but this time we booked. The fish is inventively cooked and presented and the wine list is good. Staff are excellent and friendly. They know the menu and are good at giving... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I attended for our mid year work dinner-16 persons- we had a set menu for $85 per head. Homemade bread, olives and oysters for table, prawns, then steak, duck fat roasted potatoes, broccoli I and blue cheese dressing and salad for table, followed by chocolate mousse. The steak prawns and mousse were only my selection out of a generous selection.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Friendly, helpful staff and Oh The food! Everything was beautifully presented, and the taste combinations were original & exquisite. The restaurant was flat-out busy but our wait was not unreasonable.. The decor is very Davy Jones Locker Nautical theme which made it fun and interesting. They take bookings and casual diners or you can just go drink at the bar,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Thought I would treat the significant other for her birthday. And what a treat it was. We were greeted and s acted quickly and updated on all of the happenings next store (if it is half as good as Ortega it will be amazing) We ordered oysters to start and were treated with bubbles The mains were the Gurnard for... More 

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great seafood, interesting and innovative other things too, a sensible wine list, VERY attentive service and a happy buzzy atmosphere, not too formal, and priced about right. What else can you ask for ?

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful chef - he was able to provide me with a choice from the menu and ensured that I had a safe meal

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

On the back of rave reviews it was great to check this place out. Service was consistently good from all staff and the food was of a high standard. The venue was very noisy and a little cramped which affected the overall experience.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The fish stew was one of the best I have every had. The restaurant is in an old shop/house so filled with small rooms with every table taken. However, they made room for us at a bar. Terrific service in a very crowded place which serves consistently good food. Good buzz. Check out the decor - great maritime theming. Casual... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

In Welly overnight by myself, came here on a whim and I was delighted. Atmosphere was buzzy, service great and food was awesome. They even stocked my fave NZ NZ hoppy beer - Yakima Monster. The fish in the dish was king, not overpowered with other flavours but delicately enhanced with complimentary tastes and textures. I will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous food, fabulous service, and a wine guy who really knew his stuff and took great care of us. We were a group of four and enjoyed a most incredible meal. An intimate and quirky restaurant and now my new favourite in Wellington. If you are looking for great food and a great dining experience, then the fish shack... More 

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Additional Information about Ortega Fish Shack

Address: 16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: 04-382-9559
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: 16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 04-382-9559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Fresh NZ Seafood

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