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Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 3131
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish cakes” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (49 reviews)
“salad” (38 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! "
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3. Perfect place
"Food was perfect and staff was very friendly!"
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1 - 10 of 336 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a late dinner yesterday and tasted mixed seafood pan and large seafood soup. It could be tasted in local seafood cooking style. All seafood is fresh! You can try three different kind of daily fish, lobster, shrimp, etc in the mixed seafood pan....More

Thank MakC110
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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

4  Thank MNgirl06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in here intending to get some takeaway food however when we entered the member of staff was friendly and welcoming and so we changed our mind and ate in. When you order a main dish you also have the option to try the...More

Thank megsp88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent casual resturant at good prices. Eat a few meals. Main fish of the day always good. Soup and salad bar well worth it.

Thank Kumarie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 9PM, as they were getting ready to close, but they prepared our meal "to go", and encouraged us to load up on their salad bar. Everything was fresh and delicious. It was our last night in Reykjavik, and it left us with...More

Thank Katy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had dinner here our first night in Reykjavik and really enjoyed it. The food was hot and yummy and quite authentic. We wanted something low key that was truly Icelandic. I'd recommend for an inexpensive meal that hits the taste for...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We were starving after not eating since the morning. The place offers salad buffet The soup of the day is not to be missed. We had the fish soup. Then fish of the day with vegetables and potatoes. Fresh fish. Good flavours Reasonable prices for...More

Thank A6865ENsharons
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We found this place by accident while looking for a lunch spot. The owner (?) was very friendly and informative and the food was great. It was one of the best meal of our vacation and reasonably priced compared to the other places we ate....More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I found this great little place by accident but I'm so glad I did! I had the lunch buffet and while not everything was familiar to my taste, it was all incredibly good. Soup in particular was perfect for a cold day.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Great food and very friendly service. All patrons were as happy as myself. All complementary as to the food and service. Add this as a MUST DO on your list

Thank Bretola H
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9 November 2018|
Response from magnus210 | Property representative |
yes we do
Anastacia N
28 June 2018|
Response from Rob D | Reviewed this property |
No coconut.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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