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Minilik Ethiopisk Veitingahus

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Hlidasmari 15, Kopavogur, Reykjavik 201, Iceland
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Ethiopian, out of the blue

Was surprised to find not only Ethiopian food, but pretty good Ethiopian food here. The place is run by a couple; the wife from Ethiopia, the guy Icelandic. I've eaten Ethiopian food in lots of places, including many parts of Ethiopia, and this was actually pretty good. The injera was not as it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
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san diego, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Was surprised to find not only Ethiopian food, but pretty good Ethiopian food here. The place is run by a couple; the wife from Ethiopia, the guy Icelandic. I've eaten Ethiopian food in lots of places, including many parts of Ethiopia, and this was actually pretty good. The injera was not as it should be but they described to me... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Interesting to have an Ethiopian place in this part of Iceland, while our group joked about coming here, our trip happened to end at dinner time 5 minutes away at secret lagoon. So we stopped for our dinner. Owners are wonderful. Even let me bring in a pizza for my 7 yr old who has not grown his pallet for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

A small place where a couple (she is from Ethiopia) serves traditional tasteful Ethiopian food. You are supposed to eat with you hands of a big plate you share together.

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Thank marijn p
Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This was surely an experience, I had never tasted ethiopian food before so I was not sure what I was getting into but it was really worth it. The food was exotic and tasty but the best part of the evening was the "coffee ritual", you'll see :)

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Kopavogur, Iceland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Great, interesting food and a very friendly place. The service was amateur but very willing and extremely nice. We had the Minilik special which is safe to recommend.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Excellent Ethiopian food, they´ve toned down the sourness of the injera to suit local tastes and the food was delicious! Very cozy atmosphere and of course, they performed the Ethiopian coffee ceremony and some guests from the restaurant gathered around, shared some coffee and stories, very unusual for Iceland! Had a wonderful time. If you are not accustomed to Ethiopian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here and really enjoyed it. The other clients were all American, we didn't see any locals here. The staff were wonderful and attentive, the food was genuine Ethiopian and very tasty. A nice change from the usual and we'd recommend it.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I liked the idea of getting Ethiopian and I was excited about the place. Food was interesting and delicious specially injera or that fermented bread they eat everything with. I liked the fact that you can get a ritual coffee ceremony for a little bit more money. The one thing I disliked about the place was the athmosphere. The waiters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Really good food, lovely owners and at a very fair price. Do not miss the traditional coffee ceremony!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

A nice and friendly place in kind of the "middle of nowhere" in business district of Kopavogur, a part of the Reykjavik area. We had platters of different food to taste and as it goes we liked some more than other. I was expecting more spicy food but they were all very mild. They are very keen on introduce Ethiopian... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hlidasmari 15, Kopavogur, Reykjavik 201, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik  >  Kopavogur

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  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

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