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Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
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Grandagardur 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Eating out in Reykjavik isn't inexpensive, to say the least. Unless you shop for groceries and cook yourself, it'll be close to $50/person for any lunch or dinner. However, we had a very good lunch of fish and chips and a beer each for about $30 each at Sjavarbarinn at the port. The fish was totally fresh; and the batter... More 

Thank George C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oh boy, where we pleased to find this restaurant! It's off the beaten track (beyond the old harbour near the Norther Lights Centre) and you probably wouldn't find it unless you were looking: the area looks a bit residential and/or industrial but do make the effort to seek it out. The food is absolutely delicious (range of shell fish and... More 

Thank jacalyn12
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Sjavarbarinn a few days ago and were welcomed into this fantastic fish restaurant. We had the famous fish soup (Heimsfraega Sjavarrettasupan) which was bursting with fresh langoustine, mussels and ling. it is the best fish soup we have ever had and asked for the recipe and Magnus the owner and chef kindly gave us a recipe book so... More 

1 Thank sam123755
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best value restaurant we went to during our stay in Reykjavik. The food was delicious and all the accompanying salads were also great. The staff are super friendly and it's just a great no frills eatery.

Thank Sophie G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the lunchtime buffet - excellent value for money. Delicious soup with bread for starter, selection of hot and cold buffet (eat as much as you like), for main. Coffee and water included. Very friendly. Will definitely visit again 😀

1 Thank Sarah M
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read on trip advisor regarding this fish restaurant and decided to give it a try, we emailed in our booking and got a confirmation back for time etc. When we got there the restaurant was not that busy so we got our pick of tables. Our server was attentive and gave us advise on the dishes on offer, I... More 

1 Thank Maltby-tom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After checking some reviews out we came here after a whale watching trip. We weren't disappointed - the soups, seafood and salad were all fresh and delicious. The service was warm and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed warming up from the cold with seafood soup and fish and chips! Really reasonably priced too. Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank Sylvia101Cambridge
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was Great n very friendly. Ordered Seafood Platter, Fresh Seafood. The cold side dishes were Great! Nice and cosy place. Overall, very pleased with this place and the people! 👍👍👍

Thank Laufeia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all had the buffet which was fresh, tastes and unique. I tried almost everything and it was all fantastic. I honestly ate way too much because I couldn't stop. The owner came out and talked to us and gave us a cook book which I will for sure use. There was a mix of locals and tourist which made... More 

1 Thank Elisabeth B
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1,276 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We visited this eatery based on the good reviews on TA. They did not let us down. It was about 20mins walk from our lodge to the harbour. It was definitely worth the walk and nice to see the bright lights and shops of downtown Reykjavik on the way through. The buffet was fresh with many choices. Our favourite was... More 

1 Thank JnVSydney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grandagardur 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik

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