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“The best meal in iceland”

Sjavargrillid Seafood Grill
Ranked #14 of 462 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, European, Scandinavian
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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.
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“The best meal in iceland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Had the 8 course chefs choice which was cured meats, fish and other meats along with deserts. The food was well spaced out which was just as well as there was copious amounts of it. Quite simply the best meal in Iceland with friendly and attentive service. A must if in Reykjavik.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Taste of Iceland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Both myself and my friend went for the Taste of Iceland set menu on our first night. Amazing, and I would go again in a heartbeat.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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“A gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We found this restaurant by chance. They were full but told us to come back in 45 minutes. We got back a little earlier and were seated due to a no show (their loss). The food, service and atmosphere were all fantastic. I told our waitress that I'd come back to Iceland just to eat there again. Next time I'll make reseverations!

  • Visited February 2013
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London
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“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

After reading all the reviews before we visited Iceland, this was on our list of restaurants to visit. I can honestly say, it is worth finding (not that difficult as it on the road up the church). I would highly recommended a visit and say it deserves it high status on the Tripadvisor rankings.

The atmosphere and service were lovely and it was a real pleasure to try out all the foods that you would never try at home -where else would you find puffin and whale on a menu. The waiter was very good and took so much time explaining every ingredient when he served all the dishes . Make sure you try the tasting menus as they give you a real feel for the country and each dish is wonderful.

A lot has been said about how expensive this country is especially for eating out. If you are from London I really do not think the prices are much more than the city centre at home. Of course you can find cheaper restaurants, but for a four course meal (without drinks) I think it worked out about £40 per head and if this menu were in London, I am sure they would be charging over £100 for it!

  • Visited February 2013
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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“Amongst our top 5 meals of all time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Sometimes fate decrees where you go. We asked in Reykjacik Information for seafood restaurant recommendations & acting on those, looked at four options. Our first two booking attempts (Saturday night) were full up, so we walked 150 yards to here & were glad we did. From the first, we thought the service was exemplorary - it got better. From the first, we thought the menu was outstanding - it got better! A complimentary taster was followed by Grilled langoustine with blue ling, cauliflower & beautifully tasty pockets of foam & jelly, then catch of the day - outstanding, next white chocolate ice cream with dill sorbet - wow! Service outstanding, tremendous attention to detail, all restaurants should be this way - all service should be this way ( major lessons to be learnt by aspiring restaranteurs & their often
lacklustre staff). We proferred our 10% tip & the excellent waitress was at pains to explain we didn't have to (bless her!) we said we wanted to, adding if we could award a Michelin star, we would! Highly, highly recommended *****

  • Visited February 2013
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