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Reviewed June 11, 2022 via mobile

We had the pizza and fried wings. The pizzas were good, not great. The menu is really big so there should be plenty to pick from for everyone

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

Once this was our favourite restaurant when we were visiting Akureyri. Last summer we had a bad experience but we decided to give it a try again during our visit this week. We had ordered a table but it was not ready - but it...was only a short wait. When at the table, we got our menus and ordered. The sodas arrived quickly. They had no ice and were "still" (no bubbles). The three different types of burgers we ordered arrived 45 minutes later. The starter we had ordered to share and asked to get it at the same time as the main did not arrive. We asked for it and were told they were just about bringing it to the table. After we had eaten our burgers we asked again for the starter. We were told it was about to arrive. Twenty minutes later, we asked again. The waitress said it took 20 minutes to prepare, but we told her the main course had arrived 40 minutes earlier! She left again and came back and told us, it really was in the oven and about to arrive. They would not charge us for the starter. Finally, it came and was really good. But we had finished the soda and were not really in the mood for a starter which we had ordered 90 minutes earlier. We just tasted it. About the soda, when we got it, it was flat and without ice. When the food arrived 45 minutes later, it was not very tasty and then the starter arrived 45 minutes after that, it was not drinkable. The burgers looked great, but they were really thin, completely cold and the cheese so cold it could be broken. The fries were tasty but lukewarm. When we got the bill, it turned out we were charged $ 3 for changing the type of sauce with one of the burgers. We had planned to have a bite there before continuing our trip. It took almost two hours to get one main and one starter. We were charged $85 for this (excluding the starter). When we left, we were feeling disappointed and robbed of time and money.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

We went to Greifinn for dinner with our five kids, my parents in-law and two uncle to have a nice evening out. Our 5 year old happened to have won a big pizza and 2L soda that he was going to invite his brothers to...share with him. When taking our order the waiter told us that we couldnt have the soda on the table because 2L was only for takeout. We were surprised since the gift card did not say it was only for takeout. After little discussion it was solved that we would get the big pizza but we had to buy sodas in glasses and take the 2L soda with us home. Little bit stupid but Ok and bit funny. Then after reasonable waiting the food started to arrive to the table. But then a second waiter came and said that we could not have the big pitsa to our table because they couldnt serve it to us in a paperbox or on a plate. We were very surprised and asked why and she said that our sons gift card was only for takeout (nothing on the card says so, only that you can not use it for homedelivery). She even asked to see the gift card ( we had already showed it two times before when we were ordering) to point us out that this was only for takeout but it didnt say so on the card so she looked kind a stupid when she returned it. We argued that this was not acceptable and if they were not going to give us the pizza then what should the three boys eat then? She said they could make small pizza for them and we could take the big pizza with us. But all others on the table had already gotten there food so they would then have had to wait for their food for who knows much longer. The waiter that was saying this all to us was incredably rude and offended us so much that she completely ruined the evening. We even talked about just leaving. Then we could finally convince the rude waiter to bring the pizza in slices on three dishes. We then ate and every body were in a bad mood. No waiter came after that to our table. Nobody asked if the food was Ok, if we needed more drinks or water or if we wanted deserts or coffee. We were left completely alone in the side hall of the restaurant. We ate and then left. The waiter that I paid at the register was the only good thing at this restaurant. She was sorry when I told her how we felt, she offered a discount of the bill and free cheese sticks to take home which we did not want (the sticks). We are not going to Greifinn again especially since this is not the first time it is not Ok. Once we got live bug running over one of the plates, it came from the salad. And one time we got an red onion in a burger that had not been peeled. But we have been returing customers because even though the food has not always been perfect the service has been good to excellent until tonight. The angry waiter at Greifinn destroyed my five year old happiness about winning a gift card for pizza and soda. She ruined our nice family evening with my parents in-law. All because the waiter suffers from "computer says no" syndrome, no will at all to assist and make the best out of Greifinn own mistake. You can see the gift card in attachment.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2021 via mobile

This was recommended by a tour guide as a restaurant locals go to. Slightly out of the centre but only around 10-15mins walk from the church. There is car parking available and easy to find on main road. Good variety of menu- meat, fish, burgers,...pizzas, salads etc so should suit most people. Prices fairly decent by Iceland standards. Staff were friendly & welcoming & spoke excellent English. I was given a table of 4 to myself with no issue (didn't seem to be any tables of 2 & I did go early so they weren't full) I had a pan pizza which arrived quickly, was piping hot & left me completely stuffed. Payment was smooth at the main desk & plenty of sanitiser available. I would have returned had I stayed longer in Akureyri & would highly recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2021 via mobile

Our group of five had a variety from the menu and we were pleased . We were quickly seated and service was perfect. We choke on restaurant prices in Iceland but think theirs were average. Would we pick this restaurant if passing through again? Yes.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021 via mobile

Nice food. A lot of choich. A lot of friendly staff. Reasonable priced...for Iceland. Burgers. Pizza. Salads. Veggies. Fish. All kind of meat. We will be back!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

While looking at the menu, the prices were quite high so we expected high quality of food but instead, we got some fast food that was not even tasty and on top of that quite cold and we needed to send the food back. None...of us was happy with the food, and we were of a group of 10 people. It was such a disappointment in food for way too much money. Don't recommend going there. The place does not even have a nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 12, 2021

I used to go there while living in this town over 20yrs ago so I looked forward to bring back some memories but the strong old pizza menu was pretty lame compared to what used to be so me and my friend went for the...steak menu. The price was moderate, looking fine from the menu but the quality was just average or slightly below but what bothers us immensely was the heat in there, we were sweating horribly because there was obviously no air conditioner running but this was after a hot day in Akureyri. The service was rather quick but on "fast food quality level" so overall it was just not worth the price.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2021 via mobile

Large menu with a focus on pizzas. We ordered the fajitas which were very tasty and yes, as noted on the menu, the portion is for two people. The staff isn’t particularly warm and welcoming.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021

After eating at "tourist" restaurants during our travels in Iceland, we were very happy to have stumbled across this hidden gem in Akureyri. Located a little north of downtown on Hwy 1, Greifinn is anything but a "Grief Inn". Great menu selection, with bar service....A family restaurant frequented by locals, we felt very welcomed here. A nice respite from the tourist restaurants in downtown Akureyri. The happy staff here indicates that good food and service in on its way.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 17, 2021

The food was great and the staff were so helpful. Me and my family went out. Also i am a bit of a Scrooge so that's why we went there because it has a great price range and it was not that expensive. Overall great...experience highly recommend that people go thereMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed February 3, 2021 via mobile

What was served as a chicken burger can't really be classified as food, it was horrible to say the least. The bread was burnt and the color of the meat was Grey. My only recommendation is to stay away from it.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 21, 2020 via mobile

We had great fish. We absolute loved the fish. Also the waitresses were friendly. Free water. We can recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed March 20, 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed a relaxing dinner at this restaurant. It is clean, spacious and nicely decorated. Menu is extensive offering pizzas, burgers and local dishes. We had a salad and salt cod. Both were very good. Salad ingredients were fresh. The salt cod was moist, tasty...and nicely prepared. Portions were generous. Cocktails were good as well. Chocolate cake & ice cream were well worth the extra calories. Service was friendly and attentive. Staff warmly welcomed us as soon as we walked in. They checked to make sure we were ok throughout dinner. A nice place to have dinner after a long drive.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

Traditional tourist restaurant and menu. Soup of day, salat, pizzas and burgers. Position is a bit outside the centre, and not worth the trip as such. Overpriced but you can eat as you like from the buffet.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Greifinn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4