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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, Late Night, 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
Another amazing dinner

In my last review of this establishment, I said that I am not a big fan of fish drowned in sauce....until my most recent visit in late June 2015 when I had the Kapiti Coast Snapper in celeriac puree. The taste was nothing short of amazing. Am going back this coming week with a few more friends... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

In my last review of this establishment, I said that I am not a big fan of fish drowned in sauce....until my most recent visit in late June 2015 when I had the Kapiti Coast Snapper in celeriac puree. The taste was nothing short of amazing. Am going back this coming week with a few more friends to again savour... More 

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

Good venue. Some expensive options but not out of line with other venues. Oddly for a fish restaurant I recommend the pate and the beef.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There is nothing else to say make a booking - its is needed - and enjoy the fantastic service and food at this great located place Every bite is worth the dollar you spend

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Auckland, New Zealand
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I was in Wellington on a course so decided to visited Ortega Fish Shack off the back of the amazing Trip Advisor reviews. They managed to fit me in before they got busy (they were amazingly fully booked on a Tuesday night). I got a glass of Sauv and the house baked bread to start. I then followed that with... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

my wife and I made our annual pilgrimage to ortega's this past weekend. it once again lived up to our now lofty expectations. a table in the window, attentive but not glommy staff, great food and wonderful wine. just excellent!

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Wellington, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food and the ambience in this restaurant are excellent - highly recommended! The meal I had was well executed and flavoursome and good value for money.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a night. A very warm welcome on a freezing night. The service brilliant. Nothing too much trouble. The food absolutely excellent. A small location in a very old house but the atmosphere really lovely. Wine list fabulous. Cheeses better than anywhere else. And to top everything Davey is the most wonderful, friendly and extremely knowledgeable person we have ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our first visit (recommended by Trip Advisor) and an unexpectedly pleasant experience. Great ambiance and service. A 'young' and vibrant atmosphere but with chefs to provide time fair at reasonable prices. Good wine and fish without it feeling like an only fish restaurant (much as I love fish). Went with 5 or 6 but could focus more on the food... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Been to Ortega on numerous occasions, the last time about 6 months ago. The food is always exceptional, as is the service. Best fish meals I've ever had, and I'm not usually too much of a seafood fan. Absolutely consistent every time, have never found any fault. The meals are a little on the pricey side, but I've always finished... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant a few times over the past three years. The service has been consistently good. The staff makes us feel welcome at each visit. The food is excellent. The dishes are very well composed. The atmosphere is casual and warm. This restaurant is very popular and can sometimes be noisy. Booking is wise. Highly... More 

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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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