Ortega Fish Shack

Ortega Fish Shack

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Hours
Tue
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice Best of the Best 2021

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Healthy, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
features
Does this restaurant serve Romagna food?
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,566 reviews
Excellent
1,235
Very good
229
Average
77
Poor
18
Terrible
7
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Richárd P
Miskolc7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
My husband and I absolutely love this restaurant, one of our favorites in Wellington. We always enjoy delicious meals cooked to perfection, accompanied by amazing and friendly service in a magical atmosphere. We can't wait to come back soon.
Written 6 April 2024
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CharlesDK
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Simply super. Great food and really pleasant service. We booked late, so were seated at the bar, but it was good and we were well looked after by attentive but not pushy staff. We will definitely return and be sure to book in advance.
Written 17 March 2024
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SallyMC
Jersey20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
Fabulous welcome! Great staff and food amazing! Fresh menu every night. All locally sourced. Best meal so far in New Zealand so far!!
Written 13 March 2024
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Seaside66461259467
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
This restaurant is a gem. The service was top notch. I loved the style of all the waiters wearing a leather work apron. The decor is a traditional yet very smart take on a nautical setting. The food was gorgeous. I wonder if there is a better seafood restaurant in Wellington.
Written 13 March 2024
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Michelle
Tawa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Table booked for 6pm for a birthday dinner. Was told we had to be out by 8pm as table was booked. Comfortable with this although expressed that service be prompt as we don’t like being rushed. Starters weren’t out until 6:40pm, with mains served at 7:40pm. Clearly we were disappointed, as we wanted to make this occasion special. The food was top class; our experience would been better with some attentiveness and service from staff. In the end, we were told we didn’t have to give up the table; we left at 8:30pm after dessert and coffees. Better communication and realistic goals tree service was needed.
Written 9 March 2024
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Jon S
Essex15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Superb food and exceptionally friendly service. Great atmosphere and excellent cocktails. We had ceviche, steamed fish with crepes. Faultless.
Written 21 February 2024
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PerthRJB
Perth11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
This was our second visit to this restaurant in a year - after it was recommended by a colleague. We requested a seat at the bar, it’s just a great spot for watching people and the bustle of the restaurant. We starved ourselves all day in anticipation of the meal to come - and were rewarded in spades for doing so. We ordered cocktails and they were expertly mixed without out any fanfare and quickly in front of us. We ordered oysters, king fish ceviche, the charred octopus and the trumpeter. We shared crepes for deserts and finished with some cheese. What a meal… The menu, although quite small, is imaginative and showcases fresh produce. The wine list and cocktail menu, on the other hand, is extensive! The service is attentive and genuinely friendly. We can’t wait to visit Wellington again and this wonderful restaurant and bar.
Written 2 February 2024
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shrh
Dunedin71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Absolutely delicious meal at Ortega - recommended to us by Wellington local - she was spot on. Service excellent, food absolutely fantastic - prawns, warehou, ceviche, snapper, trumpeter all melt in the mouth fresh.. desserts yummy. 5* plus if we could. Great atmosphere and quirky decor - and a wine and beer list to tempt anyone !
Written 27 January 2024
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McMurry
San Antonio44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
We spotted this place when planning a dinner before attending a show at nearby Hannah Playhouse. We were seated upstairs and thoroughly enjoyed our wine and dinner. The service was exceptional and the snapper, bacon broth, peas, sliced agria, and pickled onion was delicious. Sadly. the performance was cancelled because of a power outage. So, the dinner stole the show.
Written 14 December 2023
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Richard G
Liverpool17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
Fantastic food! We really enjoyed every dish! The red snapper with bacon broth! 🤤 and I’ve no idea how they get that octopus so tender. If you’re in Wellington it’s a must. Also try the house savvy wine it’s delicious!!
Written 25 November 2023
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Voyage48067162654
Whangarei2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
The restaurant rated highly by others. We can see why. This was our best dining experience in several years throughout the world. Service and food was excellent.
Written 24 October 2023
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Jane R
Wellington49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
My partner and I had a fab pre-birthday dinner last night. We both chose the Prawn tails to start which were beautifully cooked and served in a sauce so divine I could have licked the plate. Next I had the Gnochi - little pillows of light gorgeousness and my partner the Snapper in spiced broth which was proclaimed excellent. Sticky toffee pud sealed the deal and we roled home happy and content. Try for your self soon!
Written 21 September 2023
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Paul B
Upper Hutt39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
Stunning, subtle food and relaxed attentive service. We enjoyed a lovely romantic anniversary dinner here and will definitely return.
Written 5 September 2023
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Julia
Valencian Community20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
You are surprised, being a Spaniard (we were four of us) to get a nice octopus and some kind of our own "tapas". The food was excellent, the service was top (professional and amicable) and the price was according to what we expect. I recommend it when going to Wellington!
Written 28 July 2023
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Christianne W
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Nicely appointed bistro setting with interesting tiled floor, artwork and lighting. Delightful and informative wait staff. A very wide beer and wine list, as well as great food: a range of fun starters, delicious main dishes and yummy desserts. The steamed moki was excellent. We had a most enjoyable evening. Reservations a good idea.
Written 22 July 2023
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