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Sjavargrillid

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Seafood, Barbecue, Sushi, European, Scandinavian
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Skolavordustigur 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 571 1100
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Description: In 2010 a young chef from Húsavík, was awarded Chef of the year 2010 in...
In 2010 a young chef from Húsavík, was awarded Chef of the year 2010 in Iceland.The young chef, Gústav spent months traveling around Iceland looking for the real taste of Iceland, along the way he found a few things that are key items of the interior of the restaurant.Take a look at our menu, it will be our pleasure to fire up the old grill when you honor us with a visit.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool ambiance, amazing food

We stumbled across this place after a long search - it was our first night in Iceland, and we hadn't made dinner reservations. It was lateish, so we were hungry, tired, and a bit cranky. This restaurant turned our night around! They sat our group of four at a quiet little table near the back, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across this place after a long search - it was our first night in Iceland, and we hadn't made dinner reservations. It was lateish, so we were hungry, tired, and a bit cranky. This restaurant turned our night around! They sat our group of four at a quiet little table near the back, and we had impeccable service... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Try out the Beef rump, beef breast and the lobster. A delicious course, my recommendation. It also has an excellent location at Skolavordustigur.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was one of our favourite places in Iceland - the service was impeccable, and the food was completely divine. It's a little pricy but actually great value for the quality. I'd definitely go back.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Absolutely delicious, lovely waiter. Incredible fresh fish. Creative icelandik cuisine! highly recommend!

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Downstairs was quite hot and we aho5uld have moved because it was uncomfortable. Dont sit downstairs. That said the food was excellent. the 4 of us all has something different and were very pleased.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We did not have a reservation but got in right when it opened for the evening. Really excellent food and service. Highly recommend.

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Stockholm, Sverige
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Back on my third visit at this famed restaurant and now with my father. Still keeps quality, freshness and the joy of making fine dishes at it´s high. I feel proud of this restaurant (being icelandic myself) this is where I´d take my foreign friends for a good lunch or dinner.

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Umea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Nice and tasty restaurant. Had really good food and big portions. Unfortunately the environment was noisy which made it less cosy. Nice staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We decided to have one splurge meal and chose this place. It was not cheap, but it was one of the better meals I've ever had. Minke whale appetizers, salmon and lobster, and perfectly cooked lamb. We loved it and will surely return.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Absolutely great dining experience. Took my family there to experience their seafood dishes and was not disappointed. Even though we did not have a reservation, the receptionist obliged us quickly. Waitress was quick to serve us and explained each of our dishes. And the food was great - had the white perch which was grilled to perfection. Highly recommend this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Skolavordustigur 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 571 1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Sushi, European, Scandinavian

Description

In 2010 a young chef from Húsavík, was awarded Chef of the year 2010 in Iceland.The young chef, Gústav spent months traveling around Iceland looking for the real taste of Iceland, along the way he found a few things that are key items of the interior of the restaurant.Take a look at our menu, it will be our pleasure to fire up the old grill when you honor us with a visit.

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