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Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 3131
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (67 reviews)
“fish cakes” (14 reviews)
“salad” (41 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sjavarbarinn
1. Great restaurant
"Great seafood restaurant that serves Icelandic food."
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2. Fantastic seafood!
"Probably the best of its kind in Reykjavik! "
Stephan W
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3. Perfect place
"Food was perfect and staff was very friendly!"
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1 - 10 of 345 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here after reading TripAdvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. Although everything is more expensive to us in Iceland but we trekked through the town some 20-25min walk to find the restaurant and it was well worth it. We entered and there was a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank iantan47
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This was the best meal of our trip. We found it quite by chance when the restaurant we were trying to visit was closed. We are so happy we went in! I had the fish and chips which was Cod- crispy, perfectly cooked, fresh and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
4  Thank MNgirl06
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for the Sjavarbarinn because of the reviews and sorry to say there were more negatives than positives in our experience. First of all the fish tasted ok but was rather oily for our tastes, it felt fresh and the batter was ok, service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Niels L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We found this restaurant when walking around the harbour. We couldn't check into our hotel early, so had a few hours to kill. Stumbled upon this place and it was perfect. Not a fancy place, but they had a lunch menu and a lunch deal...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank callumpowell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up on a Sunday evening around 6:30pm and were worried as the restaurant was completely empty. But based on the good TripAdvisor reviews and hunger, decided to give it a try. Boy were we glad! Very hospitable service, welcoming staff. Delicious soup comes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MDtraveler168
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to come to this place,great comfy atmosphere with absolutely beautiful and delicious food. I would highly recommend getting the seafood pan, such a great mixture of fish, shrimp,mussles,potatoes & langostino lobster. This is a must try place to eat!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jorden H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in the staff was fabulous. The main dishes include soup and salad bar. The main course was brought to the table sizzling in a pot from the oven. Everything was tasty. Good value in expensive Iceland.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ward W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish soup. Salad bar. Haddock. Fish cakes. All of it better than the next. Great prices for a delicious meal and the ability to taste a little bit of everything. The owner was welcoming and friendly! Great service and even better food. 10/10 would recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TaigaLena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. I loved the fish soup. It offers fresh fish, catch of the day and salat bar that comes with the soup or main dishes.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SigrunJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went looking for fish and chips for dinner and stumbled upon this place. Once inside it has a comfortable charm and feels like 'the local' shop. The owner was very nice and every meal included the soup of the day as well as a salad...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kay K
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9 November 2018|
Response from magnus210 | Property representative |
yes we do
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28 June 2018|
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No coconut.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 517 3131
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Vidid and homely seafood restaurant by the old harbour in Reykjavik opposite the Maritime museum. Fresh fish is our game! Magnús Ingi Magnússon, chef and owner of Sjávarbarinn, also guides groups in a gourmet walk by the old harbour. He welcomes the group in his seafood restaurant at 10 am with traditional fermented shark and Icelandic schnaps, called Brennivín or Black Death, and more local delicacies. Participants are then led on a tour by the old harbour that ends with a visit to the Icelandic fish market nearby where they can see the fresh variety in the day‘s catch. Magnús Ingi guides the tour and gives an introduction to Icelandic fisheries and its history. Then the group returns to Sjávarbarinn for a feast, a buffet with variety of the best seafood that day. There Magnús talks about traditional and popular seafood dishes and cooking methods. The meal ends appr. at 12.30 pm. More information at our website, sjavarbarinn.is. Only 6,900 ISK per person – €55 – $66
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