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Ortega Fish Shack

16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9559
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (104 reviews)
“scampi” (23 reviews)
“coconut gravy” (13 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate here a couple of months ago and was so impressed! Food, service, and ambiance were all perfect. It was my birthday and we were welcomed with some Prosecco which was a lovely treat. Had the crayfish risotto and fish in coconut gravy, some oysters...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Once upon a time bookings weren't essential ........ they are now. Place chokker at 1815 and tables were refilled as soon as customers left. Food great as usual with good choice, and the staff extremely good and knew the menu and the drinks menu. certainly...More

Thank chinalugga
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Superb wine list. Superb welcome by a woman who knew exactly what wine to recommend . Great WOW menu. Great choices a la carte. Cannot fault the whole experience ona wet, windy Wellington evening! I am coeliac and in a place like this it was...More

Thank kiwibear
Reviewed 1 week ago

I must start by saying this is my favorite restaurant in Wellington. We were urged to stop in for a drink and once I laid eyes on the menu there was no other choice but to order until we could no longer muster the strength...More

Thank Brandon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wished you had a restaurant close to us in Algies Bay Warkworth Auckland. We love you guys, delicious food and menus, great staff, and very very cool overall. We took our group from Nor East Excursions here over last weekend while visiting for Wow Wearable...More

Thank TAUser_101518
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful evening, every dish a winner and spot on service . The pate was a must have . Went for the set menu $65 ,with a choice of two each course . Decided on different dishes each course so were able to sample...More

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal at Ortega with Kim our server. The food was really good and I liked the feeling of people enjoying wine and conversation. The octopus dish was tasty and we really liked the grouper.extra bread a must. The chicken pate was...More

Thank K9254OMroberta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I visited Ortega this time last year on someone else’s recommendation when we were in Wellington for WOW and at the time we were so I impressed on the first visit we went back for a second helping. SO - because we...More

Thank Niki K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice meal, very good service. Given the hype on tripadvisor we expected more I guess. The food is tasty, well presented and a nice quantity. All our courses were very rich in flavor.

Thank KimP3784
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely evening here to celebrate a wedding anniversary and a birthday. There were four couples and we decided on the $84 set menu. We all thought it was a good choice. Every meal was flavoursome and delicious. I had food envy when it...More

Thank Lizziet908
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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