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Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International
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Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

Nice atmosphere in this old and friendly restaurant. I have come here regularly last 7 years and newer disappointed. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

I was staying in the hostel across the street and found here a nice dinner. Service was fast and polite. I enjoyed the fish gratin very much.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 7, 2020

Nice place for those who eat meat and fish. But there is only one vegan option, a simple salad, and one vegetarian pasta dish (with cream sauce). A shame they don't offer a decent alternative for vegan visitors.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

We went there on our last night in Iceland and had the Seafood pasta and the Au gratin fish with fries. The meals came with bread and soup are were both delicious and very filling! The cost was approximately $54 USD. Because food is so...expensive in Iceland it was nice to actually be full when we walked out!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

Recommended by front desk hotel person. Within walking distance of Hotel Cabin. I had the best fish dish (stuffed plaice). My husband had fish and chips (tempura fried cod) and loved it. Complimentary carrot ginger soup was outstanding. Warmed date cake for dessert. Generous portions....We highly recommend this restaurant when visiting Iceland.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 5, 2020

Lauga-as was recommended to me by the woman at the front desk of my hotel, as it was in walking distance. I had a very delicious fish dinner. It included soup, but as the soup wasn't one I was interested in, they gave me a...lovely salad instead. The service was pleasant, the food tasty and not terribly expensive (in what is an expensive city!), and recommend it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

Very very good, I’ll recommend it any day. The food is great, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is cozy and you get it well at a fair price - what’s not to like.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

We came as this small local restaurant was highly recommended. It had an extensive listing of set menus but we chose ala carte to experience the fish soup and the weiner schnitzel. Generous portions, with lots of veggies & small salads included. Very expensive though,...but we found that most places in Iceland.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2019

This restaurant was recommended to us and did not disappoint. Very charming inside with gingham red and white curtains. The beautiful tables with tiles are original from when the restaurant first opened in 1978. All meals came with a soup of the day. I asked...for the lobster soup and it was delicious. My fried salted cod was done to perfection. The staff were extremely friendly. The least expensive meal I had while in Iceland.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

We had checked into our ship at Skarfabakki and our son was staying at the Hilton. This was a half way point between the two. (25 minute walk). The restaurant is not large. We did get a table and menus right away. Took awhile for...the waitress to come back for drink orders and food order. I had their grilled lobster that came with soup, salad, etc. Nicely cooked and served with melted butter. My husband tried a lamb dish which he said was fine. Our son had a burger plate. Once food order was placed, it came out fairly quickly.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

Price-power ratio was not good. the food was embarrassing. but the curtains looked nice and the coke was good. wine also not nearly as good as the coke. Better cook yourself...

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 23, 2019

Laug-As was suggested to me for my motorcycle tour group of 10 people for our 'Welcome Dinner'. With a great reputation for excellent food, I wanted the group to experience more than just one entrée. Chef Johann and the owner accommodated us perfectly. Guests tried...things they probably never would have if not for the Family-style method of being served. So the lamb, the Beef, the Fish were all fantastic... and the special desert was also a topper.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

This is the classic go-to spot by locals. It’s just outside of the downtown area, which explains the reasonable prices and the fact that it has been there forever. They have old-fashioned dishes which are nice, although the quality of their complementary soup could be...better.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed June 25, 2019

Been coming here since I was 6 years old. For fourty years😀 I always have Laugaás special, fish gratin. 10/10👌 I don´t know the secret to their sauce on this fish but it`s the best. Combination of bernaise and mushroom sauce of somekind. They haven´t...change a thing over this years and I tell you, it`s working. There are few, actually very few restaurants in Iceland that are still in business that long. So that should tell you something. The same restaurant owner also. It`s homy and cosy and the price is reasonable. Rush our during lunchpacked with icelandairs who know where to get their solid good food.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurant in Reykjavík. If I want to treat my family, I go to Laugaás. Old fashioned and very tasty Icelandic restaurant food.

Date of visit: June 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5