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Ortega Fish Shack

16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 631 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I dined here on Tuesday night. The service was exemplary. I couldn't decide between two chardonnays so I was given a taster of each...love it! We had oysters as starter, prawn tails and sashimi entrees and then gurnard and whitebait mains. Only comment I would make is that the sashimi was 'swimming' in soy sauce and we... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was a catch up business dinner with my boss but I forgot all about that once the food came out. Such fresh fish, it was simply beautiful.

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Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are up for good food and a nice atmosphere the Ortega is the place to go. Been there a number of times and never disapointed. But please change the menue as I want to come back abd eat something different.

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wellington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

must remember not to drink so much - can't remember the flavours after the starter.........................................................................

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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169 reviews 169 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

For a nation surrounded by the sea and with an abundance of fresh fish New Zealand restaurants tend to do fish very poorly. Not so the Ortega Fish Shack. Beautifully cooked fish, thoughtfully prepared and bursting with flavour is the order of the day. Add to that excellent service and you have what is probably the best seafood restaurant in... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A group of 4 had a dinner there last week and rated as the best we have had. Each of us totally enjoyed the mains and Desserts. The tamarillo dish was absolutely divine. The service was great and overall the whole experience was first rate. We will be going again when next in wellington and have no hesitation in recommending... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I'm sold on this restaurant! Wonderful atmosphere, excellent food and great service every time! Love to watch the chefs working - incredible how numerous meals at a time just "appear" on the plates, brilliant team work! 8 people at your table?? - you get the 8 meals all at once :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I called up with no booking and we were able to get a table early. I was excited as we based this off the Trip Advisor reviews. Service was perfect and friendly, food was amazing. Great cocktail list. Only issue was i think the upstairs may have just been painted/varnished so there was a strong smell of this.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were a large group of friends (12) and we ALL had great food. The fish dishes were stunning but even those who went for non-fish dishes thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The wine selection was varied and interesting.

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Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I LOVE this restaurant. I have eaten here three times and I have yet to be disappointed. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are very friendly and professional. 5 stars from me.

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