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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
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $51
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed September 20, 2019

Came with our lodging, really enjoyed their waffle maker and great breads. Very fresh fruits and vegetables also available

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 14, 2019

Was with a group of 33, all over 75. Staff took good care of us and was very accommodating. The food was good, but not exceptional. We did not try the several special offers, since this was a group dinner, but everyone was satisfied.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

All freshly prepared food using Icelandic methods. Food was delicious. The chef came to our table twice. They beautifully prepared for my two gluten free eating friends.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

Best restaurant in Iceland so far! Onto fish market in Reykjavik on Saturday to see how it compares! Great ambiance and service! Good prices, happy hour beer! Had a couple small plates and a couple entrées. Everything was well composed and presented. Nice texture, complexity...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

It is within the Hotel Vestmannaeyjar offering menu specialized to this fantastic island. I can recommend that you let the chef choose for you and you will enjoy something special.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

We stayed at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar and Einsi Kaldi Restaurant is in the same house. Very friendly staff and drinks at a good price at least during happy hour. The food was also excellent. My best reccomandation to Einsi Kaldi

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

Einsi Kaldi is a restaurant set in the Hótel Vestmannaeyjar. Early morning until lunch its run by the Hotel as a breakfast buffet, and from late afternoon it is a very classy restaurant. Its not cheap, though on the level of classy in Reykjavik its...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

We visited the restaurant "Einsi Kaldi" , which is a gem of restaurants in the beautiful Icelandic Westman Islands. The menu is uniquely elaborate and all the dishes we ordered were a true adventure for the eyes and the taste buds. The environment and service...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

Chic place and deliciously food. I had the lobster soup and it was awesome. Friendly staff with excellence. Recommend Einsi Kaldi.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

The tomatoes, the salt, the sugar and the brandy and the tender local lobster makes the most perfect lobstersoup

Date of visit: July 2019
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