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“Wonderful seafood”
Review of Ortega Fish Shack

Ortega Fish Shack
Ranked #2 of 966 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood
Reviewed April 19, 2014

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.

Thank Susanna K
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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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Thank GIDAYE
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Reviewed April 11, 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 of refreshing tastes of the sea. Jerk salmon was also good, with the jerk accenting but not overwhelming the salmon. A white chocolate terrine with fruits, and some realistic sorbets finished the meal. There is a skilled and careful hand at the rudder in this kitchen

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Thank The_Flying_Chef
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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 the hunger pains as we anticipated there would be a long wait for food from the kitchen.
This wasn't the case and our mains arrived remarkably quickly, given the very busy nature of the restaurant. My wife ordered the Jerk Salmon, salad of beetroot, chickpeas & spiced cashews, pineapple chutney whilst I chose the roasted Tarakihi, Malaysian coconut gravy, prawn, lime & coriander salad. My wife commented that it was the best salmon she has ever tasted with a beautiful combination of flavours and textures. Although not the world's most avid fish eater, I must admit that the tarakihi was superb and as previously mentioned, the combination of flavours in the dish was delightful. We chose a bottle of the house Sauvignon Blanc which nicely complemented the meal.
This is a superb restaurant serving exquisitively flavoured dishes at affordable prices. Service was very friendly and attentive with my only slight grumble being that our bottle of wine wasn't placed in a wine cooler. But there again it didn't sit around too long on the bar top!

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Thank peter h
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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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Thank lincoln157
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