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“Excellent food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Einsi Kaldi

Einsi Kaldi
Vestmannabraut 28 | Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
+354 481 1415
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $88
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The restaurant Einsi Kaldi is located on the ground floor of Hotel Vestmannaeyjar. The house itself is a historic place, where a lot of establishments have been located, such as a cinema, a soda factory, a printshop and later on it was used as a storage building. The house collapsed during the volcano eruption of 1973 but was rebuilt again in 1975. The owner of the restaurant Einar Bjorn Arnason ,,Einsi kaldi", local man, born and raised in Vestmannaeyjar, enjoys greatly to put his magic and imagination into delicious seafood-dishes and for that he is renowned. His interest in working with fresh fish is not really surprising since he is so close to one of our richest fishing grounds, which gives him the opportunity to obtain fresh products from the boats daily. He actually puts a great emphasis on obtaining his products locally, such as cliff- and seabirds along with various herbs picked on the Island. During the summer Einsi kaldi, and his team offers a diverse menu from lunchtime to evening, seven days a week. At lunch the emphasis is on light and fresh dishes, such as soup, meet and of course fresh Icelandic fish and Danish Open Sandwiches. In the evening variety is the name of the game and you can choose everything from appetizers to sumptuous meat and fish dishes, something for all tastes.
Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
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“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Food was presented in very nice and interesting way. Our head chief Einar Björn explained each dish and the overall experience was great. The place itself is nicely decorated and very welcoming. We would recommend this dining experience to anyone. Tanks

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Harelbeke, België
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had an exellent menu, aftasten of ingeland correct price and a spoedig presentation, this Cook deserves a star

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Such a perfect night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have been to Einsi Kaldi on two different occasions with 2 different groups of people, and both times we received both excellent food and service. Very warm and attentive atmosphere and every detail was perfect, and the Chef came out to check if everything was to our satisfaction which I think is a bonus :) Thank you Einsi Kaldi

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
“Amazing!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My girlfriend and I just got back from our vacation and our experience here was one of our top highlights. The smoked puffin was amazing. The head chef was extremely personable and this would rank as one of my top dining experiences ever!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Outstanding "Tapas"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were a party of 5 out for lunch on a day trip to the island, and with us was an Icelander who knew what to look for. We asked for some tastes of Puffin, other local birds and fish.
We got a very well composed plate of different locally caught Tapas. Lovely presentation, good service and excellent tastes. If you want something special in a nice atmosphere this place is worth a try !

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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