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Saegreifinn - The Sea Baron

Geirsgata 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 553 1500
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“skewers” (605 reviews)
“lobster soup” (1,651 reviews)
“kebab” (296 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Geirsgata 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were recommended to this place by a friend at home. It did not disappoint! Excellent lobster bisque and fish was well prepared.

Thank Daphne N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped by for a quick lunch, and found the food was pretty amazing! Ordered Lobster Soup/Cod Skewer combo, which was the order of the day. Good price compared to most of the restaurants in the Reykjavík area. Cozy seating but they make it work. Ask...More

Thank StevieT09
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sægreifinn remains a must-try on the culinary scene of Reykjavik. I loved it the first time I went there, I was not disappointed on my second visit, two years later. Sægreifinn is the place you want to go if you are craving quality seafood at...More

Thank Fra_Buk
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fresh fish selection at The Sea Baron was amazing. There were some fish we were not familiar with and the staff was quick to describe their taste by comparing to fish that were familiar to us.The Lobster Soup was fantastic, Very casual atmosphere but...More

Thank Experience231669
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first day in Reykjavík. Walking along the harbour we saw a queue outside the saegrefinn building so we walked in and we saw the fridge with this fresh sea food shashliks. We ordered more than two people should eat and we will...More

Thank emiliaschmid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small restaurant with limited seating. A refrigerator shows what’s available. Mainly skewers and portions of whale meat. Decided to try a small portion of whale meat before spending a lot more at a restaurant. Didn’t like it so much but was interesting to try. Skewers...More

Thank Global_Traveller11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were sent here by a local for the best lobster soup in Reykjavik. $14,000 ISK was a very reasonable price for soup and bread. The soup was satisfactory to me, but runny/watery compared to the rich creaminess of lobster bisque in the states. My...More

Thank Filipendulous
Seabaron, Owner at Saegreifinn - The Sea Baron, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Filipendulous! Thanks very much for coming by and giving us a try! Sorry to hear about your friends that didn't enjoy as much. Our recipe is definitely different to most and is not this typical heavy creamed lobster bisque. It is rather thin and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are so happy we stumbled upon this restaurant on the harbor. The lobster soup, sea trout and halibut was delicious!!! We couldn’t be happier with the ambiance, price and taste. We highly recommend everyone to this establishment!

Thank Clare V
Seabaron, Owner at Saegreifinn - The Sea Baron, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Clare! Thanks so much for the beautiful review and 5 stars! Appreciate it very much :) You definitely made a good choice of skewers as they are some tasty kinds of fish! Hopefully we'll see you again someday :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Lobster soup? Yes please" This little gem is easy to miss so make sure to hunt it down, the lobster soup is phenominal. Cheesy fisherman paintings and communal seating have created a charming interior for the place as well.

Thank UnchartedBackpacker
Seabaron, Owner at Saegreifinn - The Sea Baron, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi UnchartedBackpacker! Thanks very much for the kind review and 5 stars! :) Very glad you stumbled upon us and were able to come by and try our lovely soup. Hopefully we will see you again someday!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real hidden gem! We had fresh whale steak as recommended by the staff and it was so tasty! Also had scallop skewers and lobster soup - all so fresh and delicious! Would recommend to anyone 5*

Thank j0anne662
Seabaron, Owner at Saegreifinn - The Sea Baron, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Joanne! Thank you so much for this great review! The whale is delicious indeed, especially with the bernaise sauce! Glad you enjoyed everything so much and hopefully we are able to welcome you back sometime :) Have a great day!

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Charlene B
July 24, 2018|
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Response from DaisyDot24 | Reviewed this property |
The have lobster soup and skewers. The skewers depend on the fish of the days, but they had at lease 8 choices of fish plus veggies, potatoes, shrimp, and scallops. We found one fish skewer with a potato and veggie was a... More
May 8, 2018|
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Response from jackholmes181 | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a car. we walked round town. the old part of the city is very walkable.
Danielle M
February 17, 2018|
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Response from ReginaRed | Reviewed this property |
It is very near the Icelandair Marina Hotel. I’m not able to answer about juice or soda, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Geirsgata 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 553 1500
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Seafood restaurant by the old harbor in Reykjavik, Iceland. Founder was Kjartan Halldórsson who lived and served at the Seabaron until Elísabet, an employee who worked at the Seabaron with Kjartan with passion for a long time and helped him continue the business when it got busier every year, took over in his final days. They're unique grandfather/daughter friend relationship became a blooming business by the old harbor and more and more people wanted to come and try this old fishermans lobster soup that he swore to be the best in the world! Kjartan is remembered by anyone that was lucky enough to meet him and his spirit still lives at the Seabaron. The menu is the same as when he started it and we continue to serve fairly priced freshest Icelandic fish grilled on skewers and the worlds best lobster soup! P.S our beers are quite cheap and go very well with our delicious menu! Our soup and skewers are lactose and glucose free!
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