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Einsi Kaldi

Vestmannabraut 28 | Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
+354 698 2572
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto” (9 reviews)
“cod” (15 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (4 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, European, International, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Vestmannabraut 28 | Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

The food was good but not worth the the cost. In the restaurant only 2 tables were occupied, my family of 3 and another family of 6. When we went to pay the server charged us for the other tables meal which was twice as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dina m
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The visit to restaurant Einsi kaldi is very friendly and pleasant. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is excellent. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Global799541
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff and this was one of, if not the best, meal we had while in Iceland. The kale risotto was divine. My husband said the burger was one of the best he’s ever had with delicious caramelized onions.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BicycleBetty
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

A group of us were visiting the island and had dinner here, the food was amazing. We had 3 courses, cream of lobster soup, rack of lamb and the dessert was lava flow. The bar also has a happy hour, so drinks are reasonably priced...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Janice C
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The food is so good, it plays with youre pallets the whole time and you will not be dissapointed. The place is trendy and your´e every wish is no problem . The staff is very welcoming and nice.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Sædís I
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We were 14 together and chose this restaurant as our first stop in Vestmannaeyjar. The owner was very friendly as was the whole staff. The food was excellent and the whole experience was as good as we could have wished. I can recommend this place...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Björn K
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I was a little bit underwhelmed by my experience here. The food was a little bland and the lobster dish I ordered was not lobster - it was langosteins. Service was great.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank themusicalwanderer
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We found the food to be excellent, having both lamb and cod. The service was very accommodating. I would recommend this restaurant, which is located in a very good hotel.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Gerald S
Reviewed June 24, 2018

It is fine dining, food was great, try the brokkoli risotto! Hte service was nice and friendly. The local is very kosy and tastful deco. Go there!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank helga61341
Reviewed June 23, 2018

I really enjoyed my meal here, the waitress was really friendly and welcoming and the service was first class, to match the food. I had a 3 course meal and each dish was really well presented and very tasty. I had the Beetroot tartar, Kale...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank nickkelly2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $51
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vestmannabraut 28 | Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Westmann Islands  >  Heimaey Island  >  Vestmannaeyjar
  • Phone Number: +354 698 2572
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  • This restaurant is at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar
The restaurant Einsi Kaldi is located on the ground floor of Hotel Vestmannaeyjar. The house itself is a historic place, where a lot of establishments have been located, such as a cinema, a soda factory, a printshop and later on it was used as a storage building. The house collapsed during the volcano eruption of 1973 but was rebuilt again in 1975. The owner of the restaurant Einar Bjorn Arnason ,,Einsi kaldi", local man, born and raised in Vestmannaeyjar, enjoys greatly to put his magic and imagination into delicious seafood-dishes and for that he is renowned. His interest in working with fresh fish is not really surprising since he is so close to one of our richest fishing grounds, which gives him the opportunity to obtain fresh products from the boats daily. He actually puts a great emphasis on obtaining his products locally, such as cliff- and seabirds along with various herbs picked on the Island. During the summer Einsi kaldi, and his team offers a diverse menu from lunchtime to evening, seven days a week. At lunch the emphasis is on light and fresh dishes, such as soup, meet and of course fresh Icelandic fish and Danish Open Sandwiches. In the evening variety is the name of the game and you can choose everything from appetizers to sumptuous meat and fish dishes, something for all tastes.
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