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“Great”

Icelandic Fish & Chips
Ranked #66 of 516 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: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, 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 3 March 2017

They do fish well in Iceland - I also enjoyed their fish pies and casserole , really tasty , the soup was excellent and I was able to get lots of malt vinegar for my chips

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Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The two of us stopped in here for dinner on the off chance on a Monday evening. It was busy but not full. We were shown to our table pretty quickly but each stage of the process from there was a bit hit and miss. Having said that, the staff are very friendly and engaging but other tables around us who ordered well after us seemed to be getting their meals before us. We weren't that bothered as we were not in a rush and were taking in the view. Get a window seat if you can. The food was good, as you would expect of a fish restaurant in Reykjavik. Not expensive by Icelandic standards but that never seems to diminish the shock. We spent ISK11.560 with a drink each and dessert.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great fresh fish a little asian twist. Cheap for Iceland and wine was a good price too. Great for couple dining and for families.

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Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice during our holiday. The fish was excellent locally sourced ling and Pollock, cooked in a light batter. The potatoes well cooked and seasoned. At around 2000 kroner each it was good value. Located near the harbour and views out towards the boats

Thank Jonathan A
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We went on our first day and had two specials. The fish is freshly cooked and beautiful too. It was succulent and juicy and scrumptious too. We went for homemade ginger soda which was yummy.
Staff were attentive and informative. Embarrassing most people here have perfect English so no worries there. It's not customary to tip, which is worth knowing because it's expensive here (Iceland).
Highly recommend

Thank TriciaAC
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