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“Great food, Great service”
Review of Lava Restaurant

Lava Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Grindavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $56
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Scandinavian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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196 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Great food, Great service”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

We had dinner there on one of Iceland's holidays, Women's day, and it was packed, good thing we had a reservation. The restaurant was closed the night before for a party for their employees and we had a sneak peak at the entertainment while they practiced, and it was awesome! I felt like I had been given a treat, a local rock band performing with a men's group. I've been told all employers in Iceland have something for their employees. We jokingly tried to get hired on the spot so we could go the festival! But we did eat there the next night, and had a great meal. We had the specials with appetizers and a half bottle of wine. The service was friendly, and we could tell our waitress spoke some English, but wasn't fluent, so maybe that's what others take as unfriendly? The meal was not cheap,but we would have paid the same at a fine restaurant at home, so we totally enjoyed ourselves.

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English first
New York, NY
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food after a great day”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Lava is kind of expensive but worth it if you are looking for a nice meal at the blue lagoon. I was also very happy with their cafe.

Visited February 2012
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New York City, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food...cold service”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

We had the fish of the day which was quite yummy and we also had the chocolate dessert which was delicious.
The waitress wasn't very warm or welcoming.
The restaurant was empty except for one other table..which was fine by me.

Ask for a seat by the window overlooking the lagoon...very cool at night

  • Visited January 2012
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Very nice sushi and lamb”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

If you're staying at the Clinic Hotel nearby, this is where you'll want to be eating. We had both lunch and dinner here, and I was impressed by the very fresh sushi/sashimi platter. For dinner, I was very happy with my lamb dinner. If you're into specialty cocktails, there's also the "Blue Lagoon", made with sparkling wine. Way too sweet for me, but it's pretty!

Visited January 2012
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Chester, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service in atmospheric restaurant”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

Food was beautifully presented and totally delicious. Service was very good and the view out to the lagoon was very special. Prices were quite reasonable by Icelandic standards.

Visited January 2012
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