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Saegreifinn - The Sea Baron

Geirsgata 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 553 1500
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“skewers” (597 reviews)
“lobster soup” (1,631 reviews)
“kebab” (287 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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Geirsgata 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a seafood hidden gem! It's close to the water with nice view towards the mountains. It's not so big (2 separate rooms with table and chairs) so sometimes you have to wait if you go without a reservation (actually not sure if...More

Thank Anna A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For such a small place the food,here just superb, the cod skewers were just so tasty and the lobster soup was full of flavour so can’t fault it other than the barrels we were sitting on were a bit uncomfortable but the food made up...More

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 3 days ago

For the ones who would want to experiment a unique loabster soop and some "fishes" brochettes, ... that's the place. The loaster soup and the halibut borchette were really amazing.

Thank PascalVilleurbanne
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was recommended by a co-worker and far exceeded our expectations. They use very simple preparations that really allow the taste of the fish to shine through. You pick skewers of raw fish (potato and vegetable skewers are also available as sides) from a...More

Thank Cara R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the few places we found (located near the Old Harbor) that sold minke whale at a very reasonable price. It’s like a fish market. You order your fish and they grill it simply. No sides, no fuss. Good if you just want to...More

Thank 4bys1grl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Creamy lobster soup and some of the freshest fish you’ll ever have, Teeny place with a quirky atmosphere. Nice staff.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited on a somewhat misty day so the hot soup was worth the meandering walk to the northern waterfront. This soup exceeded my expectations, and I will definitely hit it again this week.

Thank Sherri L
Seabaron, Owner at Saegreifinn - The Sea Baron, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sherri! Thank you for coming by and choosing us to have a fulfilling meal after a walk in misty Reykjavik! :) So glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you again! :) Have a great day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the seafood on skewers here. You pick what you want and pay for it and then they bring the cooked skewers out to your table ( or maybe you have to pick it up I cannot remember exactly). We tried a bunch of...More

Thank summerblues100
Seabaron, Owner at Saegreifinn - The Sea Baron, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Summerblues! Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed our food and sorry to hear about your seating experience. It does get crowded at times yes, but we do have more seats behind and upstairs which are chairs and not fish barrels. If you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is small, packed in and had the most delicious food ever! Was sad to learn they put corn starch in their lobster soup since I'm allergic but they happened to be making a new batch and offered to pull a serving out for...More

Thank Tara M
Seabaron, Owner at Saegreifinn - The Sea Baron, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tara! Thank you so much for your 5 stars and review. We do have more seating behind and upstairs but it might all have been taken by the time you came. If you come back, please ask to be seated there instead :) So...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is quite spectacular! Fresh fish kebabs grilled to order and lobster soup that’s very filling. No frills type of dining experience. Highly recommend for a casual dinner or a quick lunch.

Thank Noemi R
Seabaron, Owner at Saegreifinn - The Sea Baron, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Noemi! Thank you so much for a great review. Glad you enjoyed our food so much :) Welcome back anytime!

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Questions & Answers
8 May 2018|
Response from ruthLlangollen | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking on some waste ground about 100 yards away - we used it as were staying in the icelandair hotel, I think if you head to the maritime museum you will see it next to the waterfront
Danielle M
18 February 2018|
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Response from Mary L | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Sara. Very rustic dining but the food is excellent. Yes family friendly and plenty of soft drink choices
Katrina K
12 November 2017|
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Response from Agfrog | Reviewed this property |
This just means they don't take reservations for parties of fewer than four people. There were only two of us, and it was no problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Geirsgata 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 553 1500
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Seafood restaurant by the old harbor in Reykjavik, Iceland. Founder was Kjartan Halldórsson who lived and served at the Seabaron until Elísabet, an employee who worked at the Seabaron with Kjartan with passion for a long time and helped him continue the business when it got busier every year, took over in his final days. They're unique grandfather/daughter friend relationship became a blooming business by the old harbor and more and more people wanted to come and try this old fishermans lobster soup that he swore to be the best in the world! Kjartan is remembered by anyone that was lucky enough to meet him and his spirit still lives at the Seabaron. The menu is the same as when he started it and we continue to serve fairly priced freshest Icelandic fish grilled on skewers and the worlds best lobster soup! P.S our beers are quite cheap and go very well with our delicious menu! Our soup and skewers re lactose and glucose free!
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