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“Show us your cod piece”

Icelandic Fish & Chips
Ranked #102 of 529 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Miõborg
Description: We opened in December 2006. Our goal was to provide fresh and healthy food made with the best available Icelandic ingredients. There was never a question it would be all about fish, fish clearly being our best stuff in Iceland. Borrowing a bit from our neighbours the Brits to make it possible for us to serve a quick meal in bistro style, we went for the simplest of available delights: fish'n chips. But we have changed it a bit. The batter is not the regular one, but our own simplified version without eggs but lots of spelt-spelt being a more complicated carb than regular wheat and therefore crisping up better in the frying oil. Oil-wise, we stay away from Omega 6-laden vegetable oils...Because in the western diet we consume way too much Omega 6. We use rapeseed oil for its tolerance to heat and its Omega 3. And then there's the potatoes: oven-roasted in wedges, and tossed in freshly cut parsley and the locally made salt from Saltverk. We don't wanna fry them because they are high in carbs. Unlike protein-based fish, carbs soak up oil like sponges; we know that oil is essential to our diets, but we really don't wanna overdo it. Anyways, oven-roasted potatoes keep better the potato flavor and we love potato flavor. To us salads are essential to any meal heavily laden with Omega 3. Therefore we offer a selection of salads to everyone's taste. Last but not least our dips are made from skyr, technically fresh cheese, but a uniquely Icelandic milk product that for ages we have treated a bit like yogurt. It is a virtually fat-free protein base that we generously mix with good oils such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and sesame oil, according to what flavor we are mixing in. Everything on the menu is made in our kitchen with the best possible ingredients we can find.
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Stripped back and quite basic inside. Warm friendly service. It was quite good value by Icelandic standards. Staff obviously care and in a good spot near the marina, though you don't really get a view of that from the restaurant. Quick service, but the fish is cooked to order

Thank steveandgayle
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Reykjavik can be a little on the expensive and this also includes going out to eat. However Icelandic Fish and Chips has both fresh beautifully cooked fish and an affordable price tag.
The restaurant is relaxed, ordering and paying at the counter and then the food being brought over to you. Don't let the relaxed format fool you, a reservation is advised as it is very busy. The menu changes with what the fishermen catch each day so be assured what you are eating is fresh. we ate battered fish and chips ( not like English chips but fried potatoes ). The sauces are made from their beloved Skyr and to be honest I wasn't a fan -I like proper mayo and tartar sauce. I think our dinner and couple of drinks and coffee came to about £20 ahead. No complaints from us on the food or the price.

1  Thank OJRa
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

The fish was very tasty and the roasted potatoes were interesting. The service was good and the people were friendly, but the overall experience wasn't quite what we expected from the magazine advertisements that brought us there.

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Thank BobS83622
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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Nice, relaxed atmosphere and price is good in comparison to the rest of Rekyavick. Fish was very succulent but wedges too herby.

1  Thank Gemma P
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I agree with the last post here - pretty overrated.

The fish was actually very pleasant and fresh, however a tad on the greasy side.

The chips were greasy wedges not chips, but a tasty selection of dips to choose from.

Pretty poor service

Highlight of the meal was the beer (Kaldi)

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Thank mikeyg99
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