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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, Seafood, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ingolfsstraeti 1a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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They mixed up our food so it came lukewarm, it was a busy night and service was all over the place. The shank had little taste, overcooked and average. We were looking for an experience where locals eat, seemed so according to the reviews but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Colin C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I used to come to Íslenski Barinn a lot when I was in Reykjavík, but tried a few other places during the last couple of visits. When I found myself hungry in midtown in the early afternoon last week I decided to go back. It's...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kim T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went to The Icelandic Bar with my sister on our trip in Reykjavik, we had dinner there. The price is affordable and the quality and taste of the food surely exceeds it. We tried the Christmas tasting starter, the cured salmon and the smoked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank norybab92
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. We had the lobster roll and the salmon salad and both were incredible! Cosy atmosphere and lovely staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HannahMac87
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very friendly staff, nice atmosphere, tasty fish and dessert to die for. I suggest you to try Fish of the day and Skyr dessert (Citrus SKYR in deep fried Icelandic pancake with bluberries, whipped cream & blueberry syrup)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ivanaaa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here for drinks to try their large selection of draft beers and stouts but decided to try the food after looking at the hearty food. The food is much like a gastropub and it was busy but not overcrowded. I went for the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CatSP79
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

7 of us visited Iceland in December to celebrate my husbands 40th Birthday. On arrival at our hotel one of the reception staff recommend this restaurant to us. We visited on our first night and was not disappointed. This restaurant is situated off the Main...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Falklad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 8 persons. We called to make a reservation very short noticed (an hour before we got there) and they were nice enough to make the arrangements for us. We tried several dishes, and we were happy with all of them....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lavi136
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant and all the food was truly amazing. The restaurant has a lot of beer options and the burgers were amazing. Truly recommend this for a nice dinner and to try the local beer

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dcrios14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped to rest and warm up, perfect place for that. Beers were great( still trying to forget the kombucha ale we had). Very friendly and warm, and a family was next to us playing UNO the whole time! They have board games and encourage staying...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DCtravels01
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November 13, 2018|
Response from Tere6666 | Reviewed this property |
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October 26, 2018|
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Response from bac0ngf | Reviewed this property |
We ordered many of the small dishes. Then we went to eat at another restaurant. There was happy hour for drink specials so check the time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Bar, Seafood, 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
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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
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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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