Reykjavik Restaurants

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  • 1. Austur-Indíafjelagið

    $$$$ | Indian

    Long before Reykjavík could boast of its cosmopolitan culture, this outstanding restaurant was busy with loyal local customers who enjoy authentic...Read More

  • 2. Gallery Restaurant

    $$$$ | French

    Icelandic art covers the walls of this restaurant in the Hótel Holt, within walking distance of downtown; the cocktail lounge and bar showcase...Read More

  • 3. Grillmarket

    $$$$ | European

    A collaborative project by well-known culinary innovators Hrefna Rós Sætran (founder and owner of the Fish Market) and Guðlaugur P. Frímannsson...Read More

  • 4. Kaffivagninn

    $$ | Scandinavian

    Way back before the Grandi area was cool, this value restaurant with exceptional harbor views served up good, old-fashioned, hearty Icelandic...Read More

  • 5. Kol Restaurant

    $$$$ | Scandinavian

    Go early evening, park yourself in one of Kol’s comfortable chairs, marvel at the interior design, and prepare yourself for a truly remarkable...Read More

  • 6. Kopar

    $$$$ | Scandinavian

    Kopar means "copper" in Icelandic—an element well represented in this handsome harborside restaurant, where the cocktails like the "Ginger Rabbit...Read More

  • 7. Restaurant Reykjavík

    $$$$ | Scandinavian

    Set in a 19th-century building, with a fascinating history you can read all about in its menu, this beautifully designed restaurant offers the...Read More

  • 8. Reykjavík Chips

    $ | Fast Food

    Brand-new on the Reykjavík food scene and attracting an alternative crowd of music-loving youth is Reykjavík Chips, whose talented owners—one...Read More

  • 9. Reykjavík Roasters

    $ | Café

    If you’re serious about the quality of your cup of joe, then you should feel right at home among the dedicated patrons of Reykjavík Roasters...Read More

  • 10. Slippbarinn

    $$$ | French

    A port in all weather, especially for local professionals and tourists, this hotel bistro–bar, which is also home of the new Reykjavík Bar Summit...Read More

  • 11. Súpubarin

    $ | Fusion

    Örlygur Ólafsson, the chef and owner of Súpubarin, is an absolute soup wizard of unrivalled talent. His soups are not only a source of nourishment...Read More

  • 12. Sægreifan

    $ | Seafood

    The old fish barrels used as seating in this humble, harborside fishing shack, are constantly warmed by an increasing number of tourists and...Read More

  • 13. Argentína

    $$$$ | Steakhouse

    If you want to try some great steaks in Iceland, come here. Like all Icelandic meat, everything is organic, and the classy atmosphere is warm...Read More

  • 14. Bæjarins beztu

    $ | Fast Food

    Facing the harbor in a parking lot, this tiny but famous fast-food hut is known for serving the original Icelandic hot dog; here, a single person...Read More

  • 15. Fish and Chips Vagninn

    $$ | Fast Food

    The owners of this street-food wagon trained intensively in the United Kingdom to perfect the process of re-creating the British fish-and-chips...Read More

  • 16. Gló

    $ | Vegetarian

    The latest brainchild of Solla Eiríks, one of the pioneers of the raw-food movement in Iceland, Gló shares a building with the Rope Yoga studio...Read More

  • 17. Grillið

    $$$$ | Contemporary

    Atop the Saga Hotel near the university campus, this quiet, cozy restaurant has a spectacular view of the capital and the surrounding hinterlands...Read More

  • 18. Habibi Kebab

    $ | Middle Eastern

    The best place in Reykjavík for an affordable late-night bite, here you can satisfy a craving for a great-tasting kebab in less than five minutes...Read More

  • 19. Hornið

    $$$$ | Italian

    This welcoming bistro is light and airy, with lots of natural wood, potted plants, and cast-iron bistro tables. The emphasis is on pizzas and...Read More

  • 20. Kaffi Mokka

    $ | Café

    In business since 1958, Iceland's oldest café is a wonderful place to mingle with locals of all kinds. Many consider the waffles at this Reykjavík...Read More

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