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Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 3131
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (38 reviews)
“fish cakes” (10 reviews)
“soup” (64 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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I came here to try some Icelandic seafood and was blown away. This restaurant is right on the coast so the fish is literally as fresh as it could be. It was SO good. I had the buffet and the variety was excellent! Also, the...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food and service was excellent. You've to try the fish stew and seafood soup. It's amazing. The owner was friendly and very informative.

Thank Stuart Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here from lunch and the food was so good! We ordered the fish and chips which came with delicious fish soup, the fish and chips and the salad bar which had a wide selection of salads and marinated raw fish. The staff were very...More

Thank CheekyTraveller243
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank MNgirl06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic fish and chips but not only that you get soup of the day also a salad in with the price. The soup was superb as was the fish all served hot and cooked to perfection .One of our group has the special seafood soup...More

Thank steven c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves “RICE” for those who wants to eat rice in Iceland. Their seafood platter is very good, plus you get to enjoy all the buffet side dishes. The owners are very hospitable and friendly. Good food, value for money price and very good...More

1  Thank Therese T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolute must if you are in Reykjavík. While searching for a restaurant that was open during Easter I stumbled across this place on TripAdvisor. It was so close to where we were staying that we thought why not give it a try....More

Thank Suzy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As they say on other reviews ... don’t judge a book by the cover ... seems like a fish and chip shop with tables ... but the food is outstanding ... I had the world famous fish soup and it was, as David Chang would...More

Thank SeanJWestcott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is great. The husband is the chef while his wife runs the front. They are bringing out fresh fish to the buffet all the time. It is right near the whale and Aurora museums so it was an easy stop on a day...More

Thank JLtravels5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem, we found this place by accident, had seafood soup then fish and chips and it was honestly the freshest fish I've ever had. The owner is really kind too, and he makes a delicious soup. Definitely worth a visit, it was the...More

Thank Zosoo94
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Questions & Answers
13 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from magnus210 | Property representative |
from ll.30 -14.30 lunch buffet
Cassidy J
27 December 2017|
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Response from Snooze31 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't order off the menu. I opted for the buffet. It included a soup starter that came with a slice of bread. Soup serving was average size. Then I was free to choose from the buffet that included hot and cold fish and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 49
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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