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“10/11/2013”

Icelandic Fish & Chips
Ranked #108 of 563 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 17, 2013

The food was really nice, but the service was incredibly slow. We had to wait for about an hour after ordering to get our food (with people coming in after us being served before). I can only assume that there had been some mixup with our order as at one point we were asked if a dish we hadn't ordered was ours (we assumed at the time that this was the right meal brought to the wrong table, but it seems like it was the wrong meal brought to the right table.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

The majority of reviews on TripAdvisor are spot on: the fish and chips are among the best I have had and dinner runs about $20 a person. All in all, a very fair deal and worth a visit if you like fish and chips.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Being from the North East of England I have tasted better fish and chips. We both had the cod with salted potatoes and they tasted nice, the batter was quite light and not too greasy. The potatoes were ok but a little bit burnt. The price was a let down, I know it is expensive in Reykavik but £30 for two cod with potatoes and two local draught beers seemed a bit steep. My husband had to go and get a hot dog from the nearby vendor stall outside as he was still hungry ( which by the way was the best hot dog he has ever had-which says allot as he has had many around the world). If you're not used to fish and chips then I would recommend as it is in a nice venue and staff were very nice and friendly, plus it was nice to look out over he harbour as the snow storm arrived.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We went to Icelandic Fish and Chips and it was very good. I don't usually eat fried fish but we were searching for a reasonably priced meal and we found it here. You will have to pay extra for sauces but not too much. What I did like was that I asked for a salad instead of the fries ( chips) and I received a very nice fresh salad with lettuce and pieces of shredded mango. Very nice.

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Thank Calvinsdottir
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Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

The moment you step into Icelandic fish & chips, it feels like stepping into a Nordic home, cottage style decor with tea lights all over. When you get in, you choose where you want to sit, look at the menu and order over the counter. You choose the fish you want, and add in the sides, then decide which skyronne dip (dips made with Icelandic skyr) you want with your fish. The fish was fresh, but the key difference is in place of chips you can roasted potato with salad. The mango salad we had was refreshing with toasted coconut sprinkled over a bed of greens, peppers and sliced mango. We chose a coriander lime dip, which tasted rather similar to the yogurt dips you could get at an Indian restaurant. The pricing was reasonable, all these for around ISK 2600, alright by Icelandic standards.

Thank c2h5ethan
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