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Einsi Kaldi

Vestmannabraut 28 | Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
+354 698 2572
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“monkfish” (13 reviews)
“lobster soup” (16 reviews)
“lava cake” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, International, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Vestmannabraut 28 | Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice atmosphere in this restaurant. Everything is telling that the owner and the staff has the passion for food and that's allways a delight to see :) I had monkfish and local brewerys IPA, both were delicious. My friend had the lamb and enjoyed...More

Thank elappalainen
HelgiThorRS, TripAdvisor rersponder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Warm greetings from Westman Islands, and thank you for your lovely review! This might become our new slogan: “Fancy food, reasonable price, very nice atmosphere!” It is always nice to see when our efforts are appreciated. We are so happy to see you had great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table at this restaurant for my husband's birthday meal and turned up as arranged at 7.30pm. Shown to our table and it was not too busy but enough diners there for a nice atmosphere. Waitress took our drinks order and bought them...More

Thank WitchWimborne
HelgiThorRS, TripAdvisor Responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write and submit a review. More importantly, we want to express our regrets in regards to your disappointing visit to our restaurant. As mentioned in the review, the food was cooked right, but due to long waiting times,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner here for our fancier meal while on the island. It is on the ground floor of one of the hotels in town. They accommodated our family although we did not have a reservation and there was a very large, tour party of...More

Thank IowaMum
HelgiThorRS, TripAdvisor Responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Warm greetings from Westman Islands, and thank you for this 5 star review! This review gives a great overall picture of exactly the things we strive for: a family-oriented restaurant with choices of seafood, vegetarian and yes, the Icelandic lamb, from the local area. There...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a large group and had a set menu. Everything was amazing, especially the king crab! Will make sure to eat there again next time I'm in townMore

Thank ThuryBjork
HelgiThorRS, TripAdvisor responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are happy to hear that everything was amazing. It is always nice to hear when our guests plan to come back the next time they visit. We welcome all travelers in Westman Islands to stop...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017

We ate here on our first night on Westman Island as part of an OAT tour. Although it is connected physically to Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, I think it is separately owned. Because it was part of our tour, it was a fixed menu, but it could...More

Thank Want2travelallaround
HelgiThorRS, TripAdvisor responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Warm greetings from Westman Islands, and thank you for your 5 star review! That is quite correct, the restaurant is owned by chef Einsi kaldi who was born and raised in the Westman Islands off the south coast of Iceland. His interest in working with...More

Reviewed August 21, 2017

We was a group and did get as a starter a plate with 4 different fishes it was very nice especially the lobster. Then we did get chicken and lamb and both was very tasty. A place you should try!More

Thank Hakon G
HelgiThorRSFan, TripAdvisor responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Dear guest, we are truly grateful for your excellent review! It is a pleasure to hear you found our seafood and meat dishes all to be very tasty! To all other travelers, may we suggest you follow these recommendations and try Einsi kaldi restaurant on...More

Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it was in the same building as our hotel, and were so happy that we did. The service, food, and comfort were top shelf. The chef came by twice to introduce himself and inquire on how we were enjoying the...More

Thank Robert J
HelgiThorRSFan, TripAdvisor responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Warm greetings from Westman Islands, and thank you for your 5 star review! We are truly happy that you enjoyed the whole experience, the service, food and comfort of our restaurant. Chef Einsi kaldi is a wonderful host and always does his utmost to make...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Very good food and service. Me and my husband tried the three dish meal. He chose B and I chose A. Very good both of them.More

Thank okind1987
HelgiThorRSFan, TripAdvisor Responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Happy anniversary and thank you for your review! Our three course offers are quite popular, since you get a great selection of dishes from our kitchen for a fantastic value! Another popular choice is to go for the 5 course tasting menu with specially paired...More

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Has a bar with a happy hour. Try the lobster soup and the lamb. Cod also good. Great deserts. Not nomally open for lunch.More

Thank Pegcove
HelgiThorRSFan, TripAdvisor responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Wow! Warm greetings from Westman Islands and thank you kindly for your review! It’s nice to see how popular our lobster soup and lamb dishes are, we are frequently asked for the recipes! Most people have seen a lava cake before, but none like the...More

Reviewed August 7, 2017

Wandering around town until we decided to try here. A much more inventive and tasty lunch than we had expected. The chef has high aims and deserves your support. The room is more modern and 'designed' than many which makes for a nice ambience. And...More

Thank marekw
HelgiThorRSFan, TripAdvisor Responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Warm greetings from Westman Islands and thank you for your review. We are so happy to exceed your expectations! You are correct our chef has high aims and a high standard. We are always thrilled to hear whenever we give our guests that enjoyable surprise....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$13 - $53
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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