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“Eat like a local” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vegamot

Vegamot
Vegamotastigur 4, Reykjavik, Iceland
5113040
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Ranked #93 of 321 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Price range: $0 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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“Eat like a local”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

As a rule, I try to avoid the tourist traps, opting for local hangouts. From the looks of Vegamot on a Sunday afternoon, it was the gathering place for young locals, families, and friends - most were enjoying the weekend "brunch", various egg and omelet dishes, with a side of crepe and yogurt. Being late in the day, I opted for the lamb shank, since everyone I had met kept saying the lamb in Iceland was delicious. I think it probably took the chef off guard a bit, but when the meal finally arrived, it was divine! The lamb literally melted into the sauce(s), a blend of a creamy celeriac sauce and a more Asian teriyaki type sauce. Truly a memorable meal. The restaurant is located on a side street off of the main shopping area, and a bit noisy for my taste, but it does have a nice outdoor seating area as well, and rain nor shine seem to deter the Icelanders from sitting there! I passed many finer restaurants, with intriguing menus, but they were empty. Vegamot, packed to the gills with locals on a Saturday afternoon , gets my vote!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Nice atmospher and food good but not excellent. Too much spices together for my taste. The food was fresh though

Visited May 2013
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“Reasonable Food, Great Atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We ate here on our first evening in Iceland. The place was buzzing, very lively atmosphere and had a nice feel. The staff were excellent, friendly and attentive without being over-powering. There is a good children's menu - plenty for our fussy 9 year old to choose from. My husband had a lobster pizza - absolutely delicious. I had a dish called "hot spot". It was chicken with butternut squash in a spicy sauce. The chicken was delicious, moist and very tasty. The food however, was not warm enough - it was actually lukewarm. There was also a lot of moisture on my plate, so it looked a bit unappetising.
We did enjoy the experience here, it is reasonably priced, but I think I made the wrong choice from the menu.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Delicious food; great atmosphere. Delicious mains, dessert and coffees. A great place to eat in Reykjavik.

Visited May 2013
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“Good but food was inconsistent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We went twice .... the first time I had a salad which was very tasty and good. The second time I ordered a chicken noodle dish that was lacking in flavor and quite bland. Nice decor inside and seems to be always packed full of people. Seems to be a hangout and meet up place for locals. Brunch on Sunday seems to be popular.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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