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“Nothing fishy here”
Review of Ortega Fish Shack

Ortega Fish Shack
Ranked #2 of 931 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nothing fishy here”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Fabulous seafood escapade courtesy of excellent service and food that is excellent without being horribly pretentious.

Nautically themed restaurant without going overboard, if you will excuse the pun, feeling as if you are slightly underwater on a coral reef at 20 meters.

Bring me more wine, oh wait you filled my glass.

Arrrrrl be back.

  • Visited January 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Stunning seafood & service”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

I was recommended trying this restaurant, and it didn't disappoint. My dinner partner was a celiac and found a lot of options on the menu, which in most other restaurants can result in just one or two options.

The wait staff were very knowledgeable of both the food and the wines to match with the dishes.

The food was really delicious, seafood galore and beautifully fresh.

Surroundings are comfortable and welcoming, an ocean theme but tasteful and not overdone.

Will definitely return, often!

  • Visited September 2012
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous food at affordable price!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Recently really enjoyed a fabulous meal here - while the restaurant was a bit noisy and squashed -( big group next to us) the food was delicious and great flavour combinations. Very helpful but unobtrusive staff who added to a lovely wedding anniversary experience . Just love that seafood!

  • Visited September 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not 5 Star”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

David Burton the Wellington restaurant reviewer recently gave this restaurant 5 stars for everything.. whilst the service was good we all thought the food was average. the oysters were too cold and the mains lacked in both and presentation..it was all ok but certainly not deserving of 5 star.. he needs to set his benchmark higher..

  • Visited September 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Efficient”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We had a lovely meal here for my husbands birthday. They were busy, but extremely efficient with their service. The food left some awesome tastes in your mouth, and we cant wait to go there again.

Visited July 2012
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