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Ortega Fish Shack

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16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9559
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (97 reviews)
“scampi” (20 reviews)
“snapper” (59 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got off to a good start with an excellent glass of local pilsner, moving to a very good Riesling. Starter was cold ceviche, delicious. But the 40 minute wait for the main of pan fried fish (which seemed to have spent at least 10...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful place to have dinner with family or friends. They have an extensive wine list and yummy cocktails as well as plenty of seafood and meat dishes. We had pate and ceviche for an appetizer, both were very good. And then I had a...More

Thank ProudCat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Over cooked fish (and accompaniments) for our main course and very slow, off-hand service. Starter, ceviche, was excellent (but ceviche is basically raw, so maybe that’s the trick here). For a fish restaurant, this has quite a lot of meat and veggie options on the...More

Thank LMSP
Reviewed 5 days ago

Perused the list to see where to go for a fish feast. This seemed to be rated highly. I now know why. It starts with the great informal but interested service. Good suggestions from our waitress. Understood our dislike of watery NZ pinots and put...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 5 days ago

One is spoilt for choice with the food quality and variety in New Zealand. This restaurant however specialises in fish of all descriptions and with an interesting twist of flavours and combinations. Do check out the online menu to get a hint of what they...More

Thank Suzette W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is how you do it for sure. Table of about 12 of us for dinner with a set menu. From the time we walked in and settled into our table we were entirely looked after by the best waiting staff. Friendly, fun ,immaculately presented...More

Thank dbrocket
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal, great energetic ambiance. We shared the fish tartare entree. I had the Tarakihi, Malaysian coconut gravy, pineapple salad, XO sauce and my wife had the steamed snapper. Fine preparation. Our server Juliette was attentive and very friendly. The crepe dessert with an orange...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always busy tells you this "shack" is VERY popular.....so it pays to book. Friendly knowledgable staff and good service make for an enjoyable occasion. Plenty of food choices, fish always excellent (and fresh too) steaks to die for An amazing selection of wines beers and...More

Thank miles52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oysters were great with a glass of prosecco, Duck pate was beautiful, fish was lovely, service very attentive and relaxed. Was upstairs, a bit cold though.

Thank seebutterfly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ortega is our favourite restaurant in Wellington to which we go once every couple of Months. It has fantastic fish, with a menu which changes throughout the year so it's worth going back many times, but definitely worth going if your only in Wellington for...More

Thank Charles B
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9 December 2015|
Response from hunkyman | Reviewed this property |
no you can dine here but if you are under 18 they won't serve you alcohol.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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: +64 4-382 9559
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