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Icelandic Fish & Chips

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Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1118
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here for dinner and had the fish and roasted potatoes. I had the Cod and my husband went with the Ling. Everything was cooked/done right and we thought the batter was on point and the fish tasted fresh. Great flavor on the sauce as well (you get to pick one with your fish and potato entree). Service was prompt... More 

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Duarte, CA
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not your typical fish and chips. You have a few choices of fried fish, depending on the daily catch. You can then pair that fish with potatoes. They aren't french fries, like I was expecting. They were more like pan roasted potatoes. They were very good. Then you pair your meal with one of several salads. On the chalkboard, they... More 

Thank SMard
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having been out all day didnt want to go home and change and go back out in the cold so had fish and chips here - amazing

Thank sue31r
Exeter, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this busy restaurant last night, without a booking. It's in the old area of Reykjavik near the harbour. The staff could not have been more helpful, explaining the simple options on the menu. The fish came fast and hot, mine with unusual but tasty mango salad. All in all delicious and good value - highly recommended.

Thank Corinna K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I decided to go with the fish of the day, and got 3 huge pieces of fish. I was unable to finish them and did not get a side dish with it because I only wanted a "Snack". It wasn't, it was a real meal in itself. You should however not charge extra for the sauce, thats a little ridiculous... More 

Thank Jenna M
New York City, New York
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We both had the cod and "chips." Which were potatoes. Food was mostly bland which is why they have such a variety of dipping sauces for everything. We got 3 pieces of fish and some potatoes. There was a lot of fish and less batter which was nice. It was amazing the best portioned meals in Iceland. Service was quick... More 

Thank Angela H
Kuching, Malaysia
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71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had fish and chip (red fish) with mango dipping sauce. Portion is not big as in UK, but not bad if you are craving for fish and chips in Iceland. This is my only fish and chip here in Iceland,so im not the expert here. But, the price is slightly cheaper than downtown (around 2,800 or more) .Potato chip... More 

Thank minnnara
Vancouver, Washington
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The waiter did not seem to happy to seat us and then it took at least 10 plus minutes before anyone even came over to take our order. There was a group next to us that got seated after us and then the waiter took their order first before even talking to us. My wife and I ordered the recommended... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The people were very friendly, the fish was fresh. Get the onion rings, they are to die for. I got the cod.

Thank studer57
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good quality cod good batter great chips very nice , service quick food served very hot great value

Thank brett_skelton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighbourhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 511 1118
We opened in December 2006. Our goal was to provide fresh and healthy food made with the best available Icelandic ingredients. There was never a question it would be all about fish, fish clearly being our best stuff in Iceland. Borrowing a bit from our neighbours the Brits to make it possible for us to serve a quick meal in bistro style, we went for the simplest of available delights: fish'n chips. But we have changed it a bit. The batter is not the regular one, but our own simplified version without eggs but lots of spelt-spelt being a more complicated carb than regular wheat and therefore crisping up better in the frying oil. Oil-wise, we stay away from Omega 6-laden vegetable oils...Because in the western diet we consume way too much Omega 6. We use rapeseed oil for its tolerance to heat and its Omega 3. And then there's the potatoes: oven-roasted in wedges, and tossed in freshly cut parsley and the locally made salt from Saltverk. We don't wanna fry them because they are high in carbs. Unlike protein-based fish, carbs soak up oil like sponges; we know that oil is essential to our diets, but we really don't wanna overdo it. Anyways, oven-roasted potatoes keep better the potato flavor and we love potato flavor. To us salads are essential to any meal heavily laden with Omega 3. Therefore we offer a selection of salads to everyone's taste. Last but not least our dips are made from skyr, technically fresh cheese, but a uniquely Icelandic milk product that for ages we have treated a bit like yogurt. It is a virtually fat-free protein base that we generously mix with good oils such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and sesame oil, according to what flavor we are mixing in. Everything on the menu is made in our kitchen with the best possible ingredients we can find.

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