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“very good glad we went”

Icelandic Fish & Chips
Ranked #66 of 519 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 March 19, 2014

Ate here due to reviews on this site, glad we did, organic and locally sourced, take your pick of the dips to go with your fish and chips lots to choose from, reasonable priced for Iceland

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We ate in this restaurant on our first night on the recommendation of a phone app. It was a great recommendation we loved the gourmet style fish and chips and the great beer selection. It was only on returning home that I remembered that a friend who is a regular visitor to Iceland had also suggested we eat there.

Thank andy s
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had a great lunch on a rainy afternoon. We really liked the mix and match style of the menu and the sauce taster was perfect. We had a couple of Gull beers and were all set!

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Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Positives the wedges "chips" were healthier than chips , and could be ordered plain, garlicky or with rosemary- great idea. The music in the place was a highlight Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe and Byork whilst we were there.
Negatives garlic wedges didn't taste of garlic, and dripping with oil. Cod although fresh had no taste at all, very bland. Just so so really.

Thank Andrew E
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

They didn't have chips, instead they had three flavours of potato wedges. They tasted okay, but nothing special. I had deep fried broccoli and cauliflower which was okay, again nothing to get excited about. You pay at the counter, which is probably a good idea. I didn't include anything about this restaurant in my postcards. bit of a non-event.

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Thank PLee1973
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