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Matstofan

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Brakarbraut 3, Borgarnes, Iceland
+354 437 2017
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Stockholm, Sweden
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

most of the restaurants close around 9pm. this one opens till 12 and serves dinner till 10 pm. we reached at around 11 but the staff was very generous and served us food. food was ok. staff was very helpful with the kids.

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Thank abhishubh
washington
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

It was a nice change to eat Philippine food at this restaurant after travelling the Ring Road. We found that the servings in most Icelndic restaurants were small so it was nice to get a big portion at this restaurant. We ordered the noodle dish, the chicken curry and the stir fry vegetables. It was served with rice and they... More 

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Manchester, CT
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Very basic restaurant as far as the decor and atmosphere but the food was freshly prepared and tasted good. After many nights of fish and potatoes I was thrilled to have a dish with pork and rice. We arrived shortly after it opened for dinner and were seated right away. Reasonably priced draft beer and a full bar. The restaurant... More 

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1 Thank Michele M
Reykjavik
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I had some really good noodles but i felt bored in there. The waitress was unsmiling and seemed tired of her business. But the food was fine and it was rather cheap. There is nothing cozy about this place but it is fine for a quick bite.

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Thank Steiniberg
Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Great food that is prepared from scratch. Beer reasonably priced. The owner shared her history in coming to Iceland. Food service is good but the food takes a while. For me it shows they take care in preparing each dish.

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1 Thank Margaret D
Bremerton, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

It was our first time in Borgarnes and we were just walking around looking at menu's around our guesthouse. Matstofan was our first stop but we really wanted to see a few other menu's before we decided. We read Matstofan was a local favorite, we thought in the end how can you go wrong? Well you can't. It is a... More 

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NYC
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Borgarnes is such a small unassuming town that the last thing you'd think to find here is a Filipino restaurant. But this little hole in the wall was down the street from our hotel and after a week in Iceland, my companions and I were tired of fish. We came in here, claimed a table, a young lady appeared to... More 

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1 Thank RoadTripperNYC
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Being Filipino American, it was a treat to see this restaurant! It looked closed as we past it a couple of times but we walked in when it was surely open! Cora, the owner, greeted us warmly and took our order. NOTE: it took a while to get our food but it's because Cora cooks it herself from scratch in... More 

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1 Thank Lani M
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

So, you can order your food, eat, pay, leave, have kids, and then die. OR, you can have a delightful conversation with the host and learn all about her native Philippines in between the visits she takes to the kitchen to cook your food. Then eat and leave feeling happy about yourself and the world. Your choice. (p.s. the food... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Been there at night and happy to see it opening with very friendly host! The cooking was great and the cozy environment just make us stay longer. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Philippine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brakarbraut 3, Borgarnes, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  West Region  >  Borgarnes
  • Phone Number: +354 437 2017

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