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“Great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Humarhusid (The Lobster House)

Humarhusid (The Lobster House)
Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+3545613303
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Ranked #51 of 321 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Lobster House, located on Amtmannsstígur 1, has been operated since 1993.In that time The Lobster House has made a reputation for itself as one of the country’s most popular restaurants. The restaurant is located in the heart of the capital and is known for its comfortable and romantic atmosphere. The house was built in 1838 and its original look has been preserved, which provides the restaurant with its distinctive character.As the name indicates, lobster dishes are the restaurant’s hallmark (trademark). In spite of that The Lobster House’s menu is quite diverse and guests can choose between a range of seafood, vegetarian and meat courses.The Lobster House’s wine menu is equally diverse, offering a selection of wines from regions across the globe.
London, United Kingdom
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“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Had a great meal here/ Tried the whale which was a bit of an experience - and all the sea food was excellent. Service was a bit slow to get going when we first arrived, but overall I'd recommend as a place to eat of an evening.

Visited January 2013
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Massachusetts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Who knew horse would be good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Who knew horse would be good at all, but good at a lobster house?! Some in our group just woudl not consider eating a cute little Icelandic horse; however, they are tasty! Also delicious was the cod, salmon, mussel, and small local lobster tail combination stew. Beautiful desserts, nice wine, and good service, and great location in town. Pretty diningroom.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Temple, Texas
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“Lobster at Humarhusid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

A wonderful meal in a very classic restaurant. The service and food were very good. We all had the lobster in garlic sauce. The lobster bisque was very flavorful.

Visited January 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

First of all, don't expect what most would call lobster. 'Lobster' here is large, succulent langoustine, beautifully cooked and prepared, and lots of it! Very delicious - personally I preferred this to what I was expecting :-). Service was very good, the atmosphere was friendly and cozy. I'll definitely be visiting again, and I will be ordering the main 'lobster' dish for my main again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond VA
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“Fine Christmas Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My wife and I had the prix fix Christmas dinner -- four courses of great food. Reasonable price by Icelandic standards, though expensive by U.S. values. We sampled reindeer carpaccio, pork belly, lobster, and goose breast, ending the meal with chocolate brownie and ginger ice cream. Yum!

Visited December 2012
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