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$7 - $20
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Japanese, Street Food, Bar, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasting Tapas menu. Small dishes, great selection of dishes for vegans and people watching gluten. Fun cocktails. Highly recommend the lamb and the chopsticks dishes. Only reason we didn’t give 5 stars is they had run out of several dishes and were a little unorganized.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice on our trip. Small plates and costly but sooo delicious. We had the lamb as well as the spicy beef and some appetizers.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner, with Exquisite dishes (the octopus and the beef sliders) and great service. highly recommended!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

We had a brunch today at this place. After 25 minutes of waiting for our food and seeing that other tables (which made order at the same time as we did) got already the second round of their snacks, I asked a waiter where our...food is. She replied "In the kitchen". Wow. Of course, they forgot about our order because they asked us repeat it again. No one from the staff apologized for their mistake. The whole our visit we were ignored. After second round of order I got my meal but not my husband, he had to wait for about 15 min after that. Is it normal to serve to just a half of the table?? No. The only one good thing - we had a gift certificate so at least we didn´t pay our own money for that.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

We walked to dinner as it was relatively close to where we were staying. The menu was wonderful, and everyone enjoyed it hugely. We had appetizers (sweet potatoes with jalapeño dip; dates with bacon, goats cheese, & chili jam) entrees (Japanese pancakes with duck, baked...apple pie BBQ lamb in a doughnut with apricot purée, pork belly, crispy chicken with blue cheese & chipotle BBq sauce, & 2 of us had the tasting menu) and dessert (chocolate mousse, and several dessert platters).More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022

Came here on an off chance because we were starving and we are so glad we did! Brunch menu was the only menu they were serving, and it was incredible. We didn’t expect a ‘pub’ place to serve food of such high standard. Every dish...was fresh and flavourful and we didn’t want our meal to end. Definitely recommend the brunch!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022 via mobile

Public House is one of the best restaurants in Reykjavik. The proximity of the center and attractions means that you can visit them during or just before sightseeing. Advantageous offers, such as bottomless brunch made us come to this place more than once during our...trip. Their service is very quick, the waiting time short and the taste is great. The compositions of the dishes are original and indigredients - fresh. They even had vegan options, which are as delicious as their meat dishes. The waiters and bartenders are very nice and professional. Stuff will gladly help you choose dishes and choose the wine with the meal :) The manager of this place is also great and speaks english perfectly (better than us!). She came to ask us if everything is okay several times during our few visits. A wide range of flavors and drinks will suit all tastes. That convinced us to stay here until the late hours with our friends. It is world-class level and there are a few places in the Europe that we have received such service from. We recommend this place and will gladly come back here on our next trip to Iceland :)More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022

We were a group of eight people for my friends birthday and had booked a table in advance. We arrived there 5 minutes prior the reservation time and told there would be 5 minutes waiting time. After 15 mins we asked about status and she...just said “it’s taking longer than we thought” never apologized. I went inside 20 mins later to check status, still wait…so I asked about free drinks while we wait (as we were waiting outside in the cold). We were offered to squeeze into a corner for with seats for four people and free drinks. It took 15 mins to get the drinks…still NO apology for the wait, and two drinks missing. We waited for 45 minutes for the table and never once did we get an apology. The waitress wanted to take our order when not even everyone was seated at the table. When we wanted to order some drinks, because they literally threw the food on our table and nobody cared to ask if we needed anything else, one of us went to the bar to order drinks but NO…we had to order from the table! Where there was NO service! The birthday girl is vegan, and because the birthday platter was not vegan, they had nothing else to offer, not even a drink or a small pice of something with a candle or sparkling light! The food was ok, but not good enough for me to ever return to this place again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2022

We stopped in for happy hour and had a starter. Menu looked so good we came back for dinner and it was really good. It was packed and we would definitely go back.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2022 via mobile

Very good food but the service was so slow. We were there fore brunch and drinks and had to wait so long and so were others in the restaurant .

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 12, 2022

Me and my husband went there for brunch. We booked a table and the booking said there was a time limit for two hours that we found reasonable if it wasn’t for the 30 minute wait between each dish. They offer an unlimitied amount of...dishes ordered for 5 thousand ISK but you can only order 2 dishes per person at a time and each dish is only two mouthfuls, so they are tiny. We stayed there for almost 2 hours and only got 5 dishes each and we left very very hungry and had to eat at another restaurant. I would not recommend to go there to have a nice brunch but I understand that it is fun for groups of four people or more that are there to have some drinks and have appetizers. I would not recommend being sober. The food was good but like I mentioned earlier we left still hungry.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 9, 2022 via mobile

What a great spot! The service was excellent, so friendly and nice. The food was on point - loved the fusion of small plate tapas and Japanese/Asian cuisine with ridiculously delicious flavors. So good. The cocktails we drank were also so yummy, it’s hard to...just have one! Definitely recommend you give it a try!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 6, 2022

Went on a Friday night with a friend and had a great time. The servant said, "just whistle, call, wave", and I felt served and it worked well. Ate and drank for 2 hours and had such a great time. As for the absolutely stupid...Covid-questions from Tripadvisor: Iceland was without restrictions, and doing fine.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022 via mobile

Food was fantastic and priced well service was also exceptional. Atmosphere was also enjoyable and great location. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed March 3, 2022

Came here with a friend for 2 hours of bottomless brunch and drinks and it was fantastic! The food, the place, the service, all exceptional. Will definitely return!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Response from Jacqui K | Reviewed this property |
We didn't drink wine there but most pubs have a happy hour, which makes drinks about the same price as the UK. Hope that helps.
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Response from VAChuck | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you check their website since we have not been there for awhile. Cheers Chuck
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Response from Charles s | Reviewed this property |
BLACK ANGUS BEEF SLIDER in a BLACK bun is f.e.:ISK1.790 which would be about 16 bucks. be aware - the plates are beautiful but small. You might want to have two courses over here...beers starting from 1300 - 11.50
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4