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“Great smoked fish”

Sjavargrillid Seafood Grill
Ranked #16 of 464 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $50
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Scandinavian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Taunton, Massachusetts
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“Great smoked fish”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Our first dinner in Iceland; we shared an appetizer of the smoked salmon and Atlantic char, and we both had grilled fish entrees. Very high quality ingredients, although I found it to have a little too much salt.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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“Excellent food at a price”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

I decided to dine here because of the good write-ups and also because it was located near to my guesthouse, which was convenient in rather dismal weather. The restaurant was very busy and I had a rather marginal table, but the food was excellent, starting out with the chef's amuse bouche of a mini shrimp with a tad of apple sauce and one hazelnut - nicely done. For real appetizers, I had the cured salmon and country smoked arctic char with beetroot chunks, walnuts, goat cheese and topped with beetroot spaghetti, for mains the grilled and lemon marinated salmon, 2 pieces grilled and 1 piece slow-cooked, all excellent. Wines are very expensive here, but a bottle of the "reasonably" priced wine of the month rounded out the evening - definitely not an inexpensive meal, but worth the experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great restaurant”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

I was very impress by this restuarant. The quality of their products are excellent. I really recomend to try the fish of the day or the salmon. The desserts are great too. Very nice service, asking several times if everything is going good. Godd choice

Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Excellent Icelandic Menu”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

For a taste of Iceland, this menu was the real deal. It probable deserves 5 stars, but some of the local dishes were a little too different for my taste. Everything was well presented and service was excellent. The puffin had a dry texture and the sea birds were a bit gamey, but more traditional dishes such as ocean perch and lamb were superb. The minke whale was excellent as an appetizer and also as a grilled main course, very beefy tasting. Beef carpaccio and smoked salmon were large well done servings and dessert. Prices were reasonable for Reykjavik.

  • Visited September 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Excellent taste of Iceland”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Very tasty food creatively presented in exiting modern combinations with vegetables and herbs! You can try a lot of Icelandic specialities like puffin, sea birds, mink wale, lobster, but also delicious lamb and deserts. Everything we tried was very tasty, It was just smelting on the tounge!Fish Soup was one of the best we tasted during the week. We've visited the restaurant twice during our stay in Reykjavik. It's a cosy place that can fit both a romantic couple and a Family with kids (great kids menu). Dishes came quickly on the table and every dish was explained to us.The servants was very attentive and came with water bottles all the time. If you order a glass of wine, you get a little karaffel. Regular coffe is served in small thermos. All in all great value for money.

  • Visited October 2013
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