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Cozy family owned restaurant offering steaks, seafood, pizza, pasta or burgers made with passion. Our food is not off the shelf, but homemade from scratch. We offer typical icelandic dishes like lamb and cod or catfish in a fresh, modern style. In the summer time it is great to sit outside in our plaza and enjoy delicious food, snacks and cocktails. Housed in one of the oldest buildings in Husavik and in the city centre you can't miss us.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, European, Scandinavian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice family restaurant, very yummy fish of the day, bread and pizza ! If you look for a restaurant in Husavick please go there !!!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never experienced such a bad food in the restaurant. Getting soup from a frozen mix of seafood when behind the window you can see a harbor it’s kind of sad. I had fish of the day, which was Arctic Char- fish very similar to...Lax. I don’t understand how you can kill the taste of the fish by covering it in a bread crumbs. I’m guessing that the chef of the kitchen is a big fan of carbs- serving fish in bread crumbs with potatoes and rice. Unfortunately not everyone can take so big portion of carbs, definitely not me.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021 via mobile

Our fish soup was not as good as ones we’ve had at less expensive places in Iceland. Breadsticks were good but undercooked inside. They rely on their great location and don’t work hard enough on the food.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2021

Four of use couldn't get a reservation on-line, so we wandered around the waterfront looking for another well-rated restaurant. We ended up at Salka and thought "why not ask if they have an opening" - and they did! We were seated immediately. Two of us...had the Shellfish Soup as an appetizer, and it was very good. Two of us also had the Chicken Stir-Fry and that was good as well. It was different, with a distinct ginger flavor. Another in our party had the Chicken Salad, w/o the croutons as she has celiac disease and cannot eat anything containing gluten. It was a large salad, which she said was very good.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

Are there last night. Busy but staff very gy, lovely traditional restaurant, excellent food. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

This place has american sized portions! Couldnt finish the big soup, couldnt finish onion rings, couldnt finish breadsticks... All were very good, they can be quick too if you need to hustle to your whale watching

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

The food is very ok, no issue on that side. Good food, well served. But our experience with two members of the staff was a plain disaster (the day we were there, that is on the 29th of July 2021). At the moment we entered,...an aggressive woman told us "wait here". After a few minutes she came back and asked what we wanted. We had to wait for about ten minutes to have a table, but again that’s very ok, as all the restaurants were full. Once installed, I wanted to order their plain breadsticks as a starter. But the waitress misunderstood what I said, or was angry for something else, I don’t know (and I don’t care), looked up to the sky and left without listening the rest of our order! She came back with some bread instead… We saw the waitress and the woman at the entrance talking about us and looking toward us, but I have no idea what they was saying. None of them came to us to apologize for the behavior or at least the misunderstanding. Then, with another waitress who was kind and professional, we finally managed to order what we wanted. So congratulations, restaurant Salka, it’s the absolute first time I have to complain about something in an Icelandic restaurant. My advice to the manager is to quickly ask these two persons to change their behavior. It’s good and very ok to make money with good food, but taking advantage of the place (little town, few restaurants) to provide less to the customer is simply not good.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021 via mobile

Friendly. Good food, especially the Pizza and the onion rings. Fair prices. Beautiful location. We liked the upper floor. Family friendly.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

We had the seafood stew here and it was delicious! They definitely didn’t skimp on the seafood, and the broth was rich and silky. We sat outside with a great view of the harbor; great location!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

Me and my friends came here,the service here was amzaing we asked ignacio(bartender) to suprise us the drinks and food were💯👌🏽🤤

Date of visit: July 2021
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apero4now
January 25, 2019|
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Response from devildad1 | Reviewed this property |
No but the menu is the same menu offered all over the island.
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mblauer
July 4, 2016|
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Response from salkarestaurant | Property representative |
Yes we do. There is a Tofu dish and we make vegetable patties which are served with rice and different sorts of vegetables. Then there are different soups, depending on the daily offer like vegan tomato soup or mushroom soup.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Restaurant Salka

Yes, Restaurant Salka offers takeout services.

Restaurant Salka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4