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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: Late Night, Dinner, 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
Ortega on a Plate

My two sons have their birthdays on consecutive days - separated by three years. This year we decided to take the extended family: Sons, their wives, daughter and boyfriend, sister in law etc to Ortega to celebrate the birthday(s). Happily enough _ Ortega was participating in "Wellington on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Steve L
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My two sons have their birthdays on consecutive days - separated by three years. This year we decided to take the extended family: Sons, their wives, daughter and boyfriend, sister in law etc to Ortega to celebrate the birthday(s). Happily enough _ Ortega was participating in "Wellington on a plate" - so we all had the two-choice-set-menu option. Naturally, we... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Outstanding in all departments. We were most impressed by the meal, the atmosphere and the service. Our first visit but surely not our last. No hesitation in recommending to others.

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great food, atmosphere and staff. The fish dishes I have had here are the best in Wellington. My husband rates the steak too!

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The staff is always super friendly, efficient and helpful. I feel like excellent seafood in a cosy atmosphere, this is my go to. Not cheap, but oh so worth it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you want to taste Wellington and New Zeakand on a plate this is the place to go. Food is really tasty with a good selection. The chips are out of this world. Great service right from beng net at the door to being thanked on the way out.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great vibe; fabulous food and very friendly staff. We visited on a very busy evening - there was a group booking upstairs and the restaurant downstairs was full. Never felt that we were neglected.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent service and sensational food. If you're in Wellington make it a must to eat here. Absolutely delicious.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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 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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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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