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“Best meal in Iceland”
Review of Rub 23

Rub 23
Ranked #2 of 60 Restaurants in Akureyri
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Glendale, California
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Best meal in Iceland”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

On recommendation of friends who had eaten at the Reykjavik location, we tried Rub 23 while in Akureyri. We will continue to heed their recommendations! The idea is simple...a variety of different meats prepared with different rubs (even a spreadsheet with recommendations as to which rub best enhances which meat). I had Arctic Char (widely available in this part of Iceland) and was very pleased, also with appetizer, deserts and added vegetable dish. Modern decor and helpful staff.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Andy C
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Madrid, Spain
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“And the waiter killed the chef”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I won't come back. No matter how good the sushi is... It doesn't worth 1h waiting to be seated and 1 hour and half to get the waiter's attention. The best thing was to get the bill without asking for it even before eating the main courses!!! The food is excelent but better go to Reykjavik, same food and good service.

  • Visited July 2013
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Luzern, Schweiz
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“nice mix of asian and icelandic food”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

we enjoyed very much the dinner we had. Fortunately I did made a reservation. As the restaurant was fully booked on Saturday evening and mostly by Icelanders, which showed us, we had made the right decision.

The food was delicious and the staff friendly.

One single complain, as mostly in Iceland, the dishes were not warm. This is a pitty as the food then arrives not really warm at the table.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Jasmin_Stroppel
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Food”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Had the lamb with barbecue sauce. Very well cooked and nicely sized plates for the price. A little more light would be nice. Nice overall experience with nice waiters.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Gabriel S
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Charleville-Mezieres, France
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“best sushi ever”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

This place is incredible !! very original sushis with top fresh fish. Magnificent large picture from Diver photographer Erlendur Bogason. Service from friendly in a very nice and modern setting

  • Visited June 2013
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