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Ortega Fish Shack

16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 636 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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English first
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had been here before and had 5* food and service. This time the food was wonderful (again) although we felt the service had slipped (although only a little).

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Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I'm in seventh heaven—I've just eaten the best fish meal that I've ever had. The entrée of Clevedon oysters was subtle and different, particularly the oysters with gin and tonic granita, and the main of Cook Strait groper with kumara and ginger purée, squid ink risotto and Chardonnay butter was perfectly balanced and perfectly delicious. What a pity I didn't... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I've been here 3 times and I've never been let down. You must try the sashimi and the warehou with crayfish butter was phenomenal. Excellent service and the truffles at the end were a lovely treat. Will be returning!

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New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Served by Kimchi, who could not have done a more pleasant and helpful job. Excellent food, good range of wines, well priced at $160 for 2 including wine. The fish dishes were well cooked, well presented, and a pleasure to enjoy. Well done.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Spending a long weekend in Wellington and looking for somewhere with a seafood menu for dinner. Read about Ortega's in the motel guide, phoned for a reservation and nothing was a problem. This was on a friday night and the All Blacks were in town for a test. We arrived, were taken good care of and the service was great.... More

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new zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food was tasty and service was very good,but my husband and daughter ordered a rum and coke and when we got the bill at the end where charged $30 per drink! i know this is a good quality rum but that is excessive. Other then that it was an enjoyable meal, but have had better.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our first visit to Ortega. The welcome from the staff was the start of wonderful knowledgable service throughout the evening. The beer and wine list in this restaurant is amazing. Lots of choices and the staff were more than happy to let us try any of the 'wines by the glass' before ordering. Whitebait was on the menu as a... More

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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our first dinner out in Wellington will remain a memorable night because we had dinner at the Ortega Fish Shack. The service was great, we were welcomed as if we were regulars, the owner Davey and the chef Mark both made time to talk to us, there was no problem with catering for me as a coeliac and the food... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In Wellington for the opening night of a new play at Downstage, we were delighted to take also part in the culinary promotion of Wellington on a Plate. Our family in Wellington had recommended Ortega Fish Shack, knowing we were keen consumers of kai moana. However when we saw the two menus offered, their regular a la carte and the... More

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Muscat, Oman
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I eat here every time I come to Wellington. I didnt have a reservation and the place was booked out but got a seat at the bar with my daughter. We had a great meal and great service and interaction with the staff. ANd the Bluff oysters make the 24 hour trip from Oman seem worthwhile!

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