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“Fresh good fish and unique dipping sauces- affordable prices too!”

Icelandic Fish & Chips
Ranked #67 of 511 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 June 19, 2014

We ate dinner here in June 2014.

Atmosphere: was the only restaurant in Iceland we had to wait for a seat- it was packed! Restaurant is right on the harbor, so pleasant views from all the windows. Service was very quick and friendly.

Food: The menu is ala carte and all organic- there are the fish of the day (when we went there were 3 kinds) and you can order the fish in a recommended combination (such as in a salad or in another dish) or you can order them plain (fried) with a choice of nine skyr (a soft cheese that tastes like yogurt)-based dipping sauces. You can pick one sauce, or try 3, 6, or all 9 in sample sizes. We decided to get two different kinds of fish with the 9 size sampler. Our favorite sauces were mango, coriander/lime, and chili/roasted pepper.

Prices: For Icelandic prices, a very reasonable and delicious dinner. Our two servings of fish and all dipping sauces was about $40

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Well situated near the harbour, this restaurant serves fresh fish. As my partner doesn't like battered fish, we chose the oven fish which was tasty. The menu is on the blackboard above the bar.

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Order at the counter, find a seat, and they'll bring you your order. Fish and Chips plus Icelandic specialties. Nothing amazing, but definitely good quality food.

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

This restaurant was fairly close to our hotel. We ate dinner here twice. On our first visit, we got one of the specials, which came with lightly fried cod served on greens and some roasted potatoes. Everything was delicious. Our server was great about answering questions and I was able to get my food salt free. Yeah! If you want great fish, come here. It was one of our best meals in Iceland.

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1  Thank Muffy49
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lovely fish restaurant by the harbour in Reykjavik. It has a nice red front door. It's a simple concept. You order at the bar and pay and then they assign you a table. Seats at the front of the restaurant are nice and b the windows. In the back it's a bit dark. It was busy and full when we arrived so we had to wait 10 minutes for a table, but it was worth it. The food is very reasonably priced but the portions are not large. It's good for a lunch but probably not enough for your main dinner unless you add lots of sides. Food was great. We had cod with fries which was not exactly on the menu in that way, but due to our dietary restrictions they happily did it how we wanted it.

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