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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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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Returned to Ortega after an absence of a couple of years. The food herd is fantastic and the whole experience is the perfect combination of silver service and relaxed chic. The oysters are stunning and worth the money and tuna sashimi was a knockout. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their mains. A great wine list too. Make sure you... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful family dinner at Ortega. Excellent NZ seafood, interesting wine list with various price points and warm and informative service. This is a fabulous place with cooking of a very high standard.

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KENT
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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