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Ortega Fish Shack

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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim
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16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Santa Maria, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We happened to be arriving in Wellington on my daughter's birthday. Even though they don't accept on-line reservations, since we were traveling from California, they were happy to book our table for us. We had a lovely table right by the window, were greeted warmly and complimentary champagne arrived within minutes. The atmosphere is casual, the food extraordinary. We started... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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311 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been meaning to come here for a long time when having to come to Wellington for work - but had never managed it until this time - had no reservation but as it was just after 5:30PM thought I would take my chances - luckily the staff were very accommodating and I was able to get a table... More 

Thank Sebcat14
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw all the reviews and had to check out the #1 place to eat in Wellington. It was awesome from the get go, I called and the young man was so nice to accommodate us (they seemed to be fully booked). "Come at 7.45 and if you can leave by 9". The young remembered us, crazy since there seemed to... More 

Thank Kiana C
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our favourite place for special occasions. From the moment you walk in you are made to feel special and the menu which changes is always so hard to make a choice from. Davey is the star and the staff are great.

1 Thank Sallyrossjackson
Hove, UK
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156 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was hopping at 6 pm, when most people are just thinking about what they want to do for dinner. I ate dinner at the bar, which was fine. I opted for the Wellington on a Plate menu, which included delicious fish entree and main and a dessert, plus glass of wine. I also had some oysters. Service was... More 

1 Thank doctorj42
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a set menu there recently for a work function, the selection of the set menu was amazing (took a long time to decide what to have), food was delicious and staff were amazing.

1 Thank GirlsWkend2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite the place to go to while in Wellington. Was looking forward to the crayfish broth but off the menu. The wife advised me to stop behaving like a 4 year old (I struggled to hide my disappointment obviously) so I had the prawn tails instead. We followed with the two fish dishes of snapper and Tarakihi. The terakihi came... More 

2 Thank Mark V
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

20+ boisterous people on a celebratory office lunch. Service was excellent, food was timely, superbly prepared and delicious and the ambience was fun

1 Thank Paddy1908
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a true gem of Wellington. Small intimate. great knowledgeable staff, great food. Well worth a visit. Well worth repeat visits.

1 Thank trevorf868
Solihull, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great atmosphere when you walk in. Adjoining bar is a delight with great bar staff to serve some of the best drinks. The food in the restaurant was of a high quality, with the stand out dish being the Oysters, simple, yet delicious. Always book in advance as very busy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 04-382-9559
Fresh NZ Seafood

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?