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Ortega Fish Shack

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16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 26
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
Great atmoshere in the heart of wellington

Lovely little restaurant in inner city of Wellington With nice classic décor. Now I am not a big seafood person so was abit reluctant to be dragged along to this restaurant and was only really planning on a having a small entre. But the food that was coming out of the kitchen looks so good I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
PaulNzNz
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Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely little restaurant in inner city of Wellington With nice classic décor. Now I am not a big seafood person so was abit reluctant to be dragged along to this restaurant and was only really planning on a having a small entre. But the food that was coming out of the kitchen looks so good I ordered a main, and... More 

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Montpellier, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Thanks Davey, This restaurant is just perfect. The courses are good and the quantity are enormous! Excellent wine and excellent service!

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We walked in off the street and they managed to squeeze us in, downstairs opposite the bar. What a fun night. The food (fish) was sublime, and the atmosphere had a great vibe. The staff were excellent in assisting us to choose NZ wines by the glass with our courses, which is always important to us when travelling. Discussions about... More 

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Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We enjoyed a graet dinner at this lovely seafood restaurant. The sashimi was superb, and so were the local fish dishes. The chef knows how to make the most out of the seafood. Graet choice on the wine list, and we also enjoyed the sherry with the dessert. The service was very good and we enjoyed beeing there. An excellent... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went on Valentine's Day with friends. Fixed price limited selection 3 bourses for $65. We all had different courses and all were excellent. Nice choice of mainly local wines. Very good service

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There for a birthday, six adults and one child. We were seated upstairs near the window which made it very quiet. Excellent service and the food was outstanding. A first rate wine list and a very good list of New Zealand craft beers. Only slight problem is that they need to do a children's menu.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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132 reviews 132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My partner and I had a belated Valentines Day dinner tonight and loved it. We have been wanting to go here for ages but it has been so hard to get a booking. Even tonight (a Tuesday night) the restaurant was chocka. I would definitely recommend booking. When we were arrived we were greeted promptly by very professional waiting staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Chilled atmosphere with much less swank than other joints serving less well prepared and presented food. Really excellent grub Lovely staff and family feel Wine list pricey.

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Sydney, Australia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were here for a special dinner. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurant was cozy and obviously popular. We felt that the menu was too limited when considering that it was a "fish shack". We actually found it difficult to choose a dish. Many obvious seafood choices were simply missing. For us the dishes on offer were... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We had the most amazing night at the Ortega Fish Shack. We were there to commemorate a special occasion and once they knew, they did everything they could to make it a perfect night. Stunning food, highly reccomended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Fresh NZ Seafood

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