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“Great Cod” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Icelandic Fish & Chips

Icelandic Fish & Chips
Tryggvagotu 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)
+345 5 11 11 18
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Ranked #76 of 320 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Miõborg
Description: We opened in December 2006. Our goal was to provide fresh and healthy food made with the best available Icelandic ingredients. There was never a question it would be all about fish, fish clearly being our best stuff in Iceland. Borrowing a bit from our neighbours the Brits to make it possible for us to serve a quick meal in bistro style, we went for the simplest of available delights: fish'n chips. But we have changed it a bit. The batter is not the regular one, but our own simplified version without eggs but lots of spelt-spelt being a more complicated carb than regular wheat and therefore crisping up better in the frying oil. Oil-wise, we stay away from Omega 6-laden vegetable oils...Because in the western diet we consume way too much Omega 6. We use rapeseed oil for its tolerance to heat and its Omega 3. And then there's the potatoes: oven-roasted in wedges, and tossed in freshly cut parsley and the locally made salt from Saltverk. We don't wanna fry them because they are high in carbs. Unlike protein-based fish, carbs soak up oil like sponges; we know that oil is essential to our diets, but we really don't wanna overdo it. Anyways, oven-roasted potatoes keep better the potato flavor and we love potato flavor. To us salads are essential to any meal heavily laden with Omega 3. Therefore we offer a selection of salads to everyone's taste. Last but not least our dips are made from skyr, technically fresh cheese, but a uniquely Icelandic milk product that for ages we have treated a bit like yogurt. It is a virtually fat-free protein base that we generously mix with good oils such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and sesame oil, according to what flavor we are mixing in. Everything on the menu is made in our kitchen with the best possible ingredients we can find.
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Great Cod”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great fish and chips and a mango side salad to die for. Reasonable prices. Try the skyr and berries for pudding, it's an Icelandic speciality!

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Toronto, Canada
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“Nice meal in a beautiful loction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Very nice. Unusual form of frying, the batter is different, not at all like the breading you associate with fish and chips in Canada, the US or the UK. Very pretty space, and a nice ambience.

We had tusk: very nice.

Visited June 2014
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new york
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“The ORIGINAL, the One and ONLY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Like all great ideas, it was inevitable this one would be copied. The idea here is to re-invent and improve on a classic- serving several different kinds of fish caught only hours ago, lightly fried in crisp panko breadcrumbs and paired with innovative, delicious sauces made from skyyr- traditional yogurt unique to Iceland- blended with unexpected flavors like basil and garlic, coriander and lime, orange and black pepper and coconut curry. It used to be across the street but is now in the fabulous round glass dining room of the Volcano House. Its truly sad that the people who took over its old location are now pretending to be experts on fish and chips instead of coming up with their own idea. Imitation is the best form of flattery!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manhattan, KS
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“Loved this restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was our second fav meal in Iceland. Thanks, trip advisor recommenders! Perfect, light spelt batter. Incredibly fresh fish. A vast array of interesting sauces, as well. We split two orders of fish and two orders of fries between three of us and had more than enough food. We also tried an Icelandic beer, Gull, but voted a resounding no on that--tastes like water. I highly recommend Icelandic Fish & Chips ( and a different beer--lol).

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best fish and chips I have ever had.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The fish and chips were so fresh just caught that day. The batter was different than English style fish and chips. Thicker almost corn flake like. So yummy. Reasonable prices compared to everything in Reykjavik. Staff very friendly and spoke wonderful English. Their are lots of different sauces that you could try with your fish.

Thought about going back a second day. I should have.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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