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“Authentic Delicious Fresh Food served by an amazing Staff”
Review of Einsi Kaldi

Einsi Kaldi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $52
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The restaurant Einsi Kaldi is located on the ground floor of Hotel Vestmannaeyjar. The house itself is a historic place, where a lot of establishments have been located, such as a cinema, a soda factory, a printshop and later on it was used as a storage building. The house collapsed during the volcano eruption of 1973 but was rebuilt again in 1975. The owner of the restaurant Einar Bjorn Arnason ,,Einsi kaldi", local man, born and raised in Vestmannaeyjar, enjoys greatly to put his magic and imagination into delicious seafood-dishes and for that he is renowned. His interest in working with fresh fish is not really surprising since he is so close to one of our richest fishing grounds, which gives him the opportunity to obtain fresh products from the boats daily. He actually puts a great emphasis on obtaining his products locally, such as cliff- and seabirds along with various herbs picked on the Island. During the summer Einsi kaldi, and his team offers a diverse menu from lunchtime to evening, seven days a week. At lunch the emphasis is on light and fresh dishes, such as soup, meet and of course fresh Icelandic fish and Danish Open Sandwiches. In the evening variety is the name of the game and you can choose everything from appetizers to sumptuous meat and fish dishes, something for all tastes.
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Excellent traditional Vestmannaeyjar food. Food is spectacular, staff is wonderful, and a very pleasant experience to eat here. Went twice to try out different dishes and loved it. Power went out the 2nd time but the waitresses and cook made our meals using alternate stove. Food was delicious. Try the smoked puffin as an appetizer!

Thank Dennis S
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Reviewed August 26, 2015

feeling so positive about the hotel and on a cold wet day we chose to eat in the hotel restaurant.It looks very nice and there are some booths and we were lucky enough to get one I was put off by the menu offering local seabirds including puffins. Surely not necessary/
We both had fish but were disappointed by the small portion of accompaniments like vegetables.The presentation is given too high a priority in our opinion. We need a balanced diet much more!
The waiting staff were not really bothered, probably this is one of the few jobs on offer. We felt if we had been staying longer we would have looked elsewhere for our evening meal

2  Thank persistent
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Reviewed August 24, 2015

i have really loved the amazing food and specially the fish at Einsi Kaldi Restaurant i think they make the best food in Iceland it was great to visit there and next time when i visit iceland for sure i am going to the amazing Restaurant Einsi Kaldi to have more of their so tasty and delicious Food , thank you for the great welcome and incredible Food :)

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Thank sahli07
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Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

We has the baked cod, with bird starter. The food is actually really great.
The staff was not very welcoming/warm more like annoyed and desinteressed. The atmosphere felt bad so we would not eat there again.
If you look for great food, its the right decision.

1  Thank kleingoku
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Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is a part of a hotel (which is great as well!!!) we had cod fish that was catched that morning...you could have tasted the freshness of it. The layout on the plate was designed beautifully .
And the chef was friendly and thoughtful for our special demands.

Thank roninig g
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