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Islenski barinn The Icelandic Bar

Ingolfsstraeti 1a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 6767
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ingolfsstraeti 1a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

I mean it is Iceland and you are on vacation but for this place (and all others) you need big pockets but you get a lot of good food :))!! well worth it, go there and try it!

Thank Korl007
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were lucky that we got a table without reservation. It became very fast very full. But ma8nly tourists. So the atmosphere is very lively. As a starter we had the fishsoup, definitly I can recommend this. Then the catch of the day which was...More

Thank conoscitore2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here for our first lunch wanted to be a bit adventurous and try Icelandic food without being too adventurous - and this was perfect! Definitely recommend the starters delicacy platter to share, as well as the lobster dog (I wish I knew how...More

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent experience at Islenski Barrin. Our server took the time to find out what we liked and made recommendations that were spot-on. Reindeer burger was delicious!

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our original waiter was okay... and I was excited after he upsized my beer. But then he left and it all went downhill from there. The beer was mediocre, the service was none existent, and it just all around sucked.

Thank CeceTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with a group of business relations, most Icelandic who took us to this place. They wanted us to try the infamous fermented shark with Brennivin. I passed the test by eating the solid ammonia-tasting bit of shark so i could name myself...More

Thank Wim_Pluimers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was fun with very friendly and helpful staff, they had a good selection of beer also, we really wanted to try some typical food from Iceland and decided to order a delicacy with different spreads and little bites snacks like lamb bacon, cured...More

Thank Suggar13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant to try the ‘Plokkfiskur’ (Icelandic fish pie) which was very tasty (although we later discovered that it was not as good as the plokkfiskur at the Icelandic Street Food cafe!). The food was good but the service was a bit disorganised...More

Thank Millie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the bad service ruins the good food. The waitresses are rude. After traveling 18 days in Iceland, this is the only one bad dining experience I've ever had.

Thank Pei C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally stopped in just to wet our whistle, but decided to grab some grub since walking around town really works up an appetite. This was more than what we had expected. The food here was beautifully presented, fresh, delicious and made with pride. Not...More

Thank MindyHuskey
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Questions & Answers
June 10, 2018|
Response from veronika T | Property representative |
Góðan daginn. Yes we do but beer is our main thing - around 60 types of Icelandic beers today. Skál, Veronika
Abby R
January 20, 2018|
Response from veronika T | Property representative |
Dear Abby. Our email is postur@islenskibarinn.is Looking forward to see you
November 23, 2016|
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Response from veronika T | Property representative |
Dear Chris. Thank you for your interest in our restaurant. The kitchen is open from 11:30-22:00 and the bar will stay open until 01:00. We do take reservations up to a certain point but unfortunately can we not take more... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ingolfsstraeti 1a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighborhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 517 6767
  • E-mail
Icelandic through and through. Icelandic cuisine with a twist. Not touristy, more the place for travelers to mix with the locals. The only bar in the world that serves all Icelandic beers and spirits.
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