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“Awesome fish soup”

Icelandic Fish & Chips
Ranked #109 of 563 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Miõborg
Description: We opened in December 2006. Our goal was to provide fresh and healthy food made with the best available Icelandic ingredients. There was never a question it would be all about fish, fish clearly being our best stuff in Iceland. Borrowing a bit from our neighbours the Brits to make it possible for us to serve a quick meal in bistro style, we went for the simplest of available delights: fish'n chips. But we have changed it a bit. The batter is not the regular one, but our own simplified version without eggs but lots of spelt-spelt being a more complicated carb than regular wheat and therefore crisping up better in the frying oil. Oil-wise, we stay away from Omega 6-laden vegetable oils...Because in the western diet we consume way too much Omega 6. We use rapeseed oil for its tolerance to heat and its Omega 3. And then there's the potatoes: oven-roasted in wedges, and tossed in freshly cut parsley and the locally made salt from Saltverk. We don't wanna fry them because they are high in carbs. Unlike protein-based fish, carbs soak up oil like sponges; we know that oil is essential to our diets, but we really don't wanna overdo it. Anyways, oven-roasted potatoes keep better the potato flavor and we love potato flavor. To us salads are essential to any meal heavily laden with Omega 3. Therefore we offer a selection of salads to everyone's taste. Last but not least our dips are made from skyr, technically fresh cheese, but a uniquely Icelandic milk product that for ages we have treated a bit like yogurt. It is a virtually fat-free protein base that we generously mix with good oils such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and sesame oil, according to what flavor we are mixing in. Everything on the menu is made in our kitchen with the best possible ingredients we can find.
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely a very sought after spot. It was very crowded. Casual atmosphere. I had the fish soup and it was absolutely delicious. I tried the fish and chips and it was not greasy and heavy. I was surprised by the light texture. Fries were good as well.

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

I went here with a friend when we went across the atreet tot he older Fish and Chips place. Thats place was more of a take out place but for almost the same price. And maybe its me but if i'm going to spend above averae prices you better offer me a table and you better bring me the food. Nothing against a place where you give you order at a counter and you take it to your seat but for doing my own work I expect to pay less.

This place has the special fish of the day and it was two different kind os fish and you can get a little of each and chips (fries for Americans) and a few beers and it's not too bad.

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Nice fish & chips but plenty more on the menu - fish stew, rotten shark if you dare! Busy but lots of tables

Thank LindyWills
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was a restaurant we had heard a lot about and were looking forward to dining there. We went for lunch our first day in Iceland, and it was a disappointing start to an otherwise fabulous trip. The fish was mediocre and the service terrible. We had so many good meals in Iceland, but I have to say this was perhaps the worst.

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Thank Greg A
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Very popular restaurant on Marina front. Good quality fish with specials and reasonable price for Iceland. Queues pretty much always there but they are quick to seat you.

Thank shamwari
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