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Ortega Fish Shack

16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 648 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Fish is very good ,the pan fried prawn is fantastic!strongly recommend this restaurant to tourists.nice service too.

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sydney
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We'd booked a few weeks ahead and were told that we could come in at 5.30 or 8.15 p.m. - a good sign! (we went for 8.15 because it's still light until around 9 p.m. in November). The food is great - go for the seafood - and the service is attentive without being intrusive. The wine list is comprehensive,... More 

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Rome, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I had dinner here on a Saturday night attracted by all the good reviews (also the Lonelyplanet praises this place). The restaurant is very nice and all the staff is very kind, courteous and smiling. The menu has not many choices but all the options look very interesting: five/six starters/mains/desserts mostly fish with one meat and one veg option. We... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at Ortega on the strength of the reviews on TripAdvisor. It totally lived up to expectations. We had an amazing meal. The atmosphere is cosy but stylish. Wine list impressive. Service excellent. The meals were wonderful, creative combinations that were so much better than anything I could ever do myself! Thank you Ortega for a fabulous meal... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Good atmosphere and friendly/helpful wait staff. The decor was authentic and the place had a good vibe. The fish dishes were excellent!!

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london
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183 reviews 183 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We been there for a quick and light dinner and it was a great place where the waiting staffs were really knowledgeable about the size and the range of the dish that they offer. The entry of the sashimi fish was really tasty with good sauce as well as fresh fish. The flavour was really uniquely good and tasty even... More 

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Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Didn't know too much about this place until my wife was invited there by her workmates. She was impressed - and so made me make a booking. With a name like "Fish Shack" I wasn't getting my hopes too high, and it did look a little cheap and cheerful, but I'll stop with any further hints of a bad review... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We arrived in Wellington around dinner time on a Thursday evening after spending all day on the train from Auckland. We were hungry and asked our guide where to eat. He said that's an easy question...I'll call Dave at Ortega and get you a reservation. Well, the place was packed but Dave found two seats at the bar for us.... More 

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Middleburg, Virginia
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place was very busy but we got a reservation early to ensure we were seated. The prawn and tuna were both delicious and the service was great. If you get a chance, definitely make time for the Shack.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the best meals out I have had for some time. The food, service and overall atmosphere made for a special evening. We had 3 courses and all were perfectly cooked, flavoursome and looked great too. I will be back and highly recommend.

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

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