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Icelandic Fish & Chips


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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We opened in December 2006. Our goal was to provide fresh and healthy food made with the best available Icelandic ingredients. There was never a question it would be all about fish, fish clearly being our best stuff in Iceland. Borrowing a bit from our neighbours the Brits to make it possible for us to serve a quick meal in bistro style, we went for the simplest of available delights: fish'n chips. But we have changed it a bit. The batter is not the regular one, but our own simplified version without eggs but lots of spelt-spelt being a more complicated carb than regular wheat and therefore crisping up better in the frying oil. Oil-wise, we stay away from Omega 6-laden vegetable oils...Because
$11 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, Soups, Bar, Pub, Healthy
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A cute fish and chip cafe near the old harbour. The location is great for pre or post boat tours. The menu is simple - fish and chips ,salads with beer and wine . Food is tasty , well cooked with generous portions . Prices...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JJB2_13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An absolute must....We enjoyed an amazing time at this restaurant. The food was superb! The Icelandic fish pie is out of this world! The best fish pie you'll ever eat... The fish'n'chips are the lightest cod'n'fries you'll ever eat... The Wolffish & Arctic char is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Bailey-Hogg
Reviewed 4 days ago

Best friend fish have ever tasted. Everything super fresh and deliciious. Wonderful SKYR dessert too. Got the feeling that although fish was fried, potatoes were roasted and food seemed very healthful and was super fresh Great place and verry reasonably priced

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank drmelzer
Reviewed 4 days ago

So trying to find gluten free fish & chips in Iceland is a bit tricky. Managed to come across this place with the promise of gf ... it kind of is, but isn't. The 'normal' non gluten free fish had by my partner was nice...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Laura W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived without a booking and were lucky to get a table. There is not an extensive menu. We had cod, which was delicious with some lovely garlic/rosemary potatoes. We didn't have dessert but they looked lovely. The staff were very attentive and explained everything...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ChrissyO242
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I do enjoy fish and chips and have had quite a few from United States and Europe but Icelandic fish and chips takes first place. The fish practically melts in your mouth like butter and fries are nice and crispy. I still dream about it...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank RChan24
Reviewed 6 days ago

The day we were ate here, there were only 3 types of fish on the menu - cod, ling and redfish. It's one of those places we'd read about in the guidebooks, so decided to try it. Food was good. Service was just OK, but...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TravelGal2004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious fish fry! We loved the housemade soda and the potato wedges too! We will definitely return there on our next trip.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Denise R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had ling and diced potatoes which was one of the specials of the day. It was delicious and the staff were really helpful at explaining the menu. It shuts at 9pm so don't leave it too late to eat.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ju B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and excellent service. The fish is fresh and dependant on what they can get on the day. The don’t serve chips, instead it’s roast or fried potatoes. It’s quite pricey by UK standards, but that’s Iceland.

Date of visit: March 2019
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September 2, 2018|
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Response from jhmathews | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw your question. The previous response sounds about right.
November 7, 2017|
Response from | Property representative |
Icelandic Fish and Chips in Reykjavik will be closed 24, 25 and open 26th December.
Susan G
October 8, 2017|
Response from JimboCanucks | Reviewed this property |
A twelve minute walk.
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