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Rub 23

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Kaupvangsstraeti 6, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 2223
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! The food is very fresh and very delicious. We arrived right when the restaurant opened for the evening and the service was prompt and friendly. Everyone in my group had a seafood entrée and not a crumb was left. If you have room, I recommend the chocolate crème brulee with the banana wasabi ice cream....so good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in early on a Friday night for a quick meal. The restaurant was almost empty at that time, but we were seated right next to the only other two occupied tables which was a little odd. The service was prompt and food was delicious. I can recommend the salmon and tuna nigiri and the grilled salmon. The fish... More 

Thank ak2743126
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To our opinion Rub23 is the best in town. It is not cheap, but the food is excellent and the service is very OK. It is a fusion type of kitchen: we ate a sashimi of arctic char and reindeer in soy sauce as starters, lamb tenderloin as main course. Delicious, just as the valpolicella we drank (that wine had... More 

Thank ruud v
Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you want good meal you can count on Rub 23. Invited some friends for dinner and we all got excellent food, fish, meat and vegetables. If you are in for sushi this is the best place.

1 Thank birnabj2016
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stepped into Rub23 and immediately opted for the sushi buffet. We stuffed ourselves silly coz the sushi so so good! Decor and ambience is also lovely. Worth every penny.

1 Thank ShrutiPrabhu
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I want to particularly highlight the seafood platter! The fishes are all perfectly cooked! The cod, the scallop, they are just alright, perfect! For the salmon, the skin is grilled like a chips. Super crunchy and tasty! I strongly recommend anyone like fish to visit Rub23! Fantastic and wonderful

Thank Eddywong33
Falls Church, Virginia
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Akureyri you simply cannot miss having a meal at Rub 23! This unique restaurant not only has a lovely atmosphere but it also serves up some amazing fresh seafood, which I love. My husband is actually allergic to seafood and also had a fantastic meal. I had the grilled langoustine tails to start and then the... More 

1 Thank liadhR
Victoria, BC
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Can't say much more. Soooooo good. Good prices and service is excellent!! Lovely atmosphere and decor. Being your friends or special other you can't go wrong.

1 Thank Heidi B
Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Voted number 1 on TripAdvisor and numerous other sites as the place to eat in Akureyri, Rub23 certainly does not disappoint. I've just come to the decision that while in Iceland one should eat everything having to do with fish and Rub23 does fish superior. Named 'Rub' because of the plethora of spice rubs one can select for their meat,... More 

1 Thank Justin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Some of the best fish ive ever had. Friendly staff was very helpful with my food allergies. I had the Artic Char and the chef made it special with a magic pepper sauce. Good size portions for the price, usually fancy places skimp on the entree size. Dessert was delicious, we had the love and chocolate. Dessert was small and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaupvangsstraeti 6, Akureyri 600, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Northeast Region  >  Akureyri
  • Phone Number: +354 462 2223

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?