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“Real Icelandic flavors”
Review of 3 Frakkar

3 Frakkar
Ranked #63 of 473 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $126
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Oro Valley, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Real Icelandic flavors”
Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I dined at 3 Frakker after looking through reviews and the recommendation of several locals. This place is hard to find if you are on foot, but taxis are constantly going past the door. It's a small, cozy former home. We were seated in what was probably the living room. We started with the sampler plate. It was mostly good, but have to say, the fermented shark has to be an acquired taste. Tasted of ammonia. I had the fried cod chins. Very tasty. Prices reflected the upscale cuisine. Well worth the $$$. Wish we could've gone back for another meal.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
351 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

We had some good expectations for this restaurant and had been there on a previous trip as well.But we were disappointed this time - food, service and ambiance just were not what we had experienced the first time around. Hopefully things will be addressed and corrected in the future because this was a good place to eat previously.

  • Visited April 2012
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Halifax, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Seafood”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Not cheap by any means but the food we ate was delicious my Wife's Cod really hit the spot with her and she can be a bit fussy with fish but this piece was very fresh and cooked to perfection. I had the Monkfish which was beautifully cooked and the Langoustine Bisque (or Lobster as Iceland likes to call it) was a great flavour.

Overall a really cosy environment and well worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2013
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Toulouse, France
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A real disappointment”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Went to this restaurant a couple of years ago and it was fantastic. This month we went back full of expectations and were sorely disappointed. The food was moderate - the sauces for the lamb and the catfish tasted the same. Presentation was poor and the subtlety of the last visit's cooking was entirely absent, some of it was just plain bad. We won't be going back: there are many superb restaurants in Reykjavik - this one is no longer one of them.

Visited January 2013
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Local patrons is a good sign.”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

An excellent meal in this very pleasant restaurant in a residential district of Reykjavik. Very pleasant and helpful staff. We were there early on in the evening but the restaurant soon filled up, mainly with locals. Always a good sign. Had to try the local dishes and very pleased that we did. A memorable event.

  • Visited January 2013
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