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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
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Who wants outstanding food, great wine and stylish beer? Oh and a nice relaxed friendly atmosphere ? The fish shack is for you, the bubbly interaction from the staff when we first arrived set the pace for the night. Happy to please and easy to relate to the staff will answer any question you have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Who wants outstanding food, great wine and stylish beer? Oh and a nice relaxed friendly atmosphere ? The fish shack is for you, the bubbly interaction from the staff when we first arrived set the pace for the night. Happy to please and easy to relate to the staff will answer any question you have for them. Not being a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place is one of the better restaurants in Wellington, It could be regarded as being a little understated but for high quality service and food in a relaxed atmosphere you can not go past this place. The food is excellent, as is the service. We visit several times each year and the same high standards are always evident. While... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I ate a pork belly,a delicious curry fish,some prawns with spaghetti,the sauce is very tasty,some bread with butter and sauce, some natural oysters,a beef steak and two plates of desserts.And I drink a tutti fruity and other mock tails tonight.The waitresses are very nice their service is very good too!I like the environment there.I am very happy with the meal... More 

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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I loved my evening at the Fish Shack, we walked in off the street with out a reservation and were met warmly by the staff who made us feel welcome and quickly found us a table on a busy Wednesday night. I love the feel in this restaurant , soft green walls covered in interesting art, photos and fishynalia. Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is one of the best meals I've had in Wellington, a little pricey but well worth it with attentive waitstaff and excellent food.

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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fourth visit to this amazing restaurant and it keeps delivering in spades; great food and exceptional service. I was pleasantly surprised to get a booking the same day I called, as booking is normally required days in advance. The Bluff oyster was no longer available but the Pacific ones was a very flavoursome entree. For mains, the Stew of fish,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have been three times now and the food is amazing. While there is other foods on the menu, you go there for the seafood. The service is also really good - the staff are friendly and up beat. When you ask them about the dishes they know what they are talking about. The place is cozy and when it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I'm really fond of seafood and I've come around some exquisite dishes over the passed few years, but as a matter of fact, I've never faced such juicy, fresh and delicious oysters as those ones ( better yet with some ponzu sauce). I tried their sashimi as well, and the balance between flavors is spectacular. The price is worth it... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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