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“Food was Amazing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sjavargrillid Seafood Grill

Sjavargrillid Seafood Grill
Ranked #13 of 455 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, European, Scandinavian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In 2010 a young chef from Húsavík, was awarded Chef of the year 2010 in Iceland.The young chef, Gústav spent months traveling around Iceland looking for the real taste of Iceland, along the way he found a few things that are key items of the interior of the restaurant.Take a look at our menu, it will be our pleasure to fire up the old grill when you honor us with a visit.
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Food was Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We gave this place a wide berth to begin with as it seemed a little pricey. However, we went to another restaurant the night before on the basis that it was cheaper...what a mistake the other restaurant we went to was a tourist trap...about 3mins after ordering our food was on the table - ick! Needless to say it was not nice and actually not much cheaper than Sjavargrillid (Seafood Grill). The following night we went to Sjavargrillid (Seafood Grill) and the food was delicious - it felt like a top class restaurant as opposed to somewhere 'only fit for tourists.' It was a bit expensive but if you get what you pay for!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Westchester, New York, United States
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Modern, Homey, and Decent Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Decent prices for amazing sea food. As a person who does not like sea food in general, I could live off the sea food in Iceland and be happy. It was all amazing, including this restaurant. Catch of the day was Monkfish and it was the best fish I have ever had ($50). They have less expensive yet just as delicious options but expect a minimum of $30 per person which isn't that cheap for lunch.

Visited June 2012
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Icelandic grill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

I had the taste of Icelandic and each course was nicely presented with an unique touch. The price is considered on the higher end, but reasonable for the quality of food. Overall, worth the money.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Was so looking forward to dinner here....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We booked to eat here after reading the glowing reviews on trip advisor, and if I'm honest I was a little disappointed. I had beef carpaccio to start, and it was over seasoned. To follow I had the lobster and tiger prawn pasta, they were very generous with both the prawns and the lobster, but the pasta was over cooked and not what I would have expected from the #1 restaurant in Reykjavik. The positives of this place are the ambiance. it's a very cosy, welcoming, and nicely decorated place, and the service we received was very good. I may have just been unlucky with my ordering, and wouldn't say that given the opportunity, I wouldn't come again, just that this visit was a bit disappointing.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Deserves to be first”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Food and dinner flawless. Lobster feast,lobster and beef and salmon fabulous.did a lt of other top rated, all good,but this the best, creme brûlée to die for.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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