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Ortega Fish Shack

16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 618 restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood
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KENT
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

High quality food (you get the feeling they really do care about serving good food). Service was excellent, atmosphere relaxed. Not at all stuffy but a really pleasant experience. Would rush back.

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Baltimore USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Friendly atmosphere, very good service from a waitress who listened well; but it was the food that blew me away. Two of us shared a gruyere souffle with roquefort cream and rocket, set off by pickled cherries-- great textures and a careful pairing of tastes. Then a roasted tarakihi fish in a Malaysian coconut curry with prawns and lime: full... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Had spotted this restaurant on TA and the concierge at the Novotel also recommended it, so we decided to try it out. We arrived at about 8pm without a reservation to find the restaurant packed and were offered seats at the bar which was fine. we soon had a drink served and ordered some bread and olives to stave off... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I went to the Ortega Fish Shack and it was amazing food, lovely wine and the atmosphere was lovely. I would highly recommend going to Ortega Fish Shack, reservation is recommened, and if possible, sit upstairs as we felt it was a bit quiter.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great personal service. Great atmosphere . Delicious food. One of the nicest restaurants in Wellington. This very popular restaurant made us all feel special and welcome by all the staff,even when they were very busy. Highly recommended .

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Antwerp, Belgium
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We are a belgian couple and travel a lot. We were very happy we could grab 2 seats at the bar because we popped in at 8 pm without a reservation and the restaurant was crowded. The staff was very easy going and relaxed ! At the bar we had a few very nice drinks.... and the barman advised us... More

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My sister took me here on a visit to Wellington and she said they do the best steak in town (oxymoron I know for a fish restaurant). So I was psyched up to get the steak, but when I saw the fish options on the menu I had to go with the Terakihi. WoW - it blew my socks off... More

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Queenstown
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, great location,great food, great staff. Would recommend to anyone! Go to Ortega Fish Shack! You will not be disappointed.

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Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had heard good things and we had booked 4 weeks out. Went with 4 girlfriends. Arrived early 5,30am. Staff we're amazing felt right at home. Entree of pork belly and scollops were to die for. Main of roasted tarikihi was great. Matched perfectly with wine selected by the waitress. Side of perfectly cooked bean were yummy, lovely warm olives... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Dave runs a great ship/shack, with a personal touch. You are almost guaranteed a pleasant meal and experience.

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