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Kex Hostel Restaurant

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28 Skulagata | T561 6060, Reykjavik, Iceland
3545616060
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07:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't be put off by the fact that this place is a hostel (like I was!) - it's way better than most restaurants I've been to. A very cool vibe, very friendly and food that matches the superb setting and ambiance. I ordered the wrong dish, opting for a hearty burger rather than an Icelandic classic - my partner ordered... More 

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Thank mc0llett
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

KEX Saemundur I Sparifotunum truly lives up to its excellent reviews. We first visited for a drink around 2100 to find it busy with a live jazz band playing. We found a cozy table in the corner and admired the mountain and harbor view from the 2nd floor windows that line the dining room. The service was excellent and the... More 

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Thank Lauren S
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place borders on hip & cool and scrappy . The food was ok but the service was simply bad. We were given no attention whatsoever while the service staff were mainly focused on being hip & cool.

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Thank bestfriend2415
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by this place after a friend recommended it. It's a little away from the main area of Reykjavik and the area looks a little shady (graffiti everywhere, etc.) but I think that's what gives it a nice touch. It's a bit hidden away but once you get in, you'll know you're in the right place! I absolutely loved the... More 

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Thank Christine T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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485 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nearly turned around as we walked up the concrete brutalist-style staircase, but was glad we carried on. The bar room opens out to a view of the water outside. The room itself is quirkily decorated with old tape recorders and toys, and many of the tables are old sewing machine tables. Good range of beers and bar staff happy to... More 

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Thank stonerose5
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice staff and lovely atmosphere and reasonably priced food. If you are lucky there's live music as well .

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Thank Tina10029
Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were blown away by the quality of this restaurant in Kex Hostel. The food was amazing and reasonably priced considering the quality, and the beer selection was great.

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Thank Alexa P
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is hidden and not easy to find unless you know where to look. If you find it, you'll be pleased. The bar is cool, staff friendly and chatty. The beer selection was stronger than most places, and the food was dynamite. We had the arctic char and lamb hot dog with a side of fries (wedge-style). Everything was delicious.... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Another place for seafood tasting, as a local friend suggested their fresh cod, so I ordered it for dinner. it's a boiled cod I guess, served with savoy cabbage (feels like in Poland where you can find cabbage in almost dishes :D ) and creamy sauce, tasted good. I also ordered the mash potatoes with mustard, a perfect combination for... More 

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Thank Dwi W
Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

this was my favourite spot in reykjavik! the menu was inspired, the (tuesday evening) jazz was cool and relaxed, a beautiful mix of locals and tourists, old and young alike. we were there for dinner and live jazz on tuesday night, 9:00 pm. our 14 year old son was in heaven! such a great spot in a city that's becoming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Skulagata | T561 6060, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: 3545616060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?