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$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
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Hafnargata 19, Keflavik, Iceland
+354 421 4601
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is right by the coast and good value for money. The staff were very friendly, spoke very good English and my fish meal was beautifully presented.

Thank Vivienne L
Toulouse, France
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Iceland a few days we tried seafood and soups in other cities including Reykjavik, but I was really glad we found the Ràin restaurant before we left Iceland. The family atmosphere was good, the Irish Coffee was better, but the Halibut and Lobster Stew was absolutely amazing. We will be back to Iceland and we have already said... More 

Thank John D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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177 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

There are windows with a beautiful view of the water. Food and drink are both excellent but expensive (everywhere in Iceland.) However, if you are going to pay a lot everywhere, it's still nice to get quality for the money and this establishment does just that.

1 Thank Hancho
Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Visited here on the way from airport to Blue Lagoon. Decent food with nice service and great view. Nothing bad to say although this was neither exceptional.

1 Thank JussiS
New Zealand
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I spent my last night in Keflavik and Rain seemed like the only "local" option of the establishments open. The restaurant was spacious and set up to handle large groups of dinners. The wait staff were friendly and helpful when it came to suggestions. It was a quiet night when I dinned and service was quick and food good. Like... More 

Thank Tantooine_tour_guide
Singapore, Singapore
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Welcome to the Eighties! Keflavik is hardly a place one would go to for food so this large, centrally located restaurant is as good a bet as any. We had a pretty decent main course of fish for lunch before making our way back to the airport and while the dining room was deserted and looking like it had seen... More 

Thank crystalwords
Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was very reluctant to go here as they only had meat options on the window display menu and quite possibly no children's menu either, yet after a very long day and for a birthday treat we decided to try our luck and I am so glad we did! The restaurant itself was dated, but in a wonderful way,. We... More 

Thank Rhiannon C
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited this establishment for dinner on two separate occasions. The dining room seating area has an excellent unobstructed view of the bay, and weather permitting, Reykjavik and the mountains off in the distance. The menu offers Whale Steak, which I was told is a 'must do' when visiting Iceland for the first time. From what I've been told, whale steak... More 

Thank BooCocky
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Think Phoenix Nights ( UK TV show)- the place had the feel of a smokey old cabaret club- which is great if that is what you are after. The food was good enough but the sauce tasted as though it was from a packet. Staff were friendly.

Thank KTravelbunnya
South Lyon, Michigan
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431 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We came across Rain as we were lost finding another restaurant and what a treat! It was lunch on a weekday and we had the place to ourselves. In the basics, food and service it was over the top. The quality, tastiness, and portion sizes were terrific. On top of that was the terrific view from our window side table.... More 

Thank gblack7205

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hafnargata 19, Keflavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Southern Peninsula  >  Keflavik
  • Phone Number: +354 421 4601

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