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Sjavargrillid (Seafood Grill)

Skolavordustigur 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 571 1100
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Ranked #4 of 308 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $50
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Scandinavian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Makati, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We were in Iceland for a brief vacation. Reykjavik is a quiet city with a small downtown area. We wanted a good meal and was recommended to try this place. First, the restaurant is packed everyday. I had to make a reservation two straight days before getting a table. What worked was coming at about 6pm to eat early dinner.... More

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Richmond, VA
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We were here for a late weekday lunch. Lovely atmosphere and some of the best seafood soup we had in Iceland, and believe me we had a lot. Innovative food, good service. Bit of a splurge for lunch but the quality was high.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Had superb food in Iceland but this is easily the best so far. Had langoustine and pork belly to start which was amazing and cat fish for my main.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My family and I enjoyed a special meal here. It was visually exceptional (we even took photos of our dishes) and tasted as good as it looked. We enjoyed the setting and the guidance we received re: wine with the meal. The children really liked their food, too - and we all felt we were eating a healthy meal.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had the four course menu. This included and Icelandic tasting of minke whale, puffin and some other bird I had not heard of. This course was my least favorite of the meal. The lamb dish was so very good. My waiter was very friendly.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had a great lunch at Sjavargrillid - sushi for starters and fish for main course, both delicious and well presented. The atmosphere, the service, everything was impeccable. It was a good value for money and our best meal during our trip to Iceland.

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

what a fab place ! stylish and great atmosphere . superb food of course. not sure I can entirely get behind serving whale and puffin just so that tourists can say they have "experienced Iceland ", but if you make the ethical choice and stick to the main menu you will not be disappointed ! its always nice to eat... More

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San Diego, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The food was absolutely brilliant. The staff was excellent, and the restaurant itself was very inviting (cozy). The creations coming from this chef are spectacular. My wife and I were expecting good, but we were amazed at the creativity and flavors that were presented. Highly recommend this place.

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Edmonton, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The restaurant is very nice. The food was very good and the main courses were fantastic and really good portions. Expensive, but all good restaurants are in Iceland in the downtown tourist core.

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Barcelona, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not only is the staff professional and friendly, but their food is great. We had the regional starters, then I went for the Grilled Beef Tenderloin... I shouldn't have gone running before writing this review, hahaha. The only con I have is wine price-quality), but that seems to be a problem in Iceland overall. Desert was also amazing. I will... More

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