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Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 3131
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (47 reviews)
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Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sjavarbarinn
1. Great restaurant
"Great seafood restaurant that serves Icelandic food."
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2. Fantastic seafood!
"Probably the best of its kind in Reykjavik! "
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3. Perfect place
"Food was perfect and staff was very friendly!"
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the langoustines and the fish pan, everything was just perfect. We couldn't decide which dish was the best :)

Thank Jessica L
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This was the best meal of our trip. We found it quite by chance when the restaurant we were trying to visit was closed. We are so happy we went in! I had the fish and chips which was Cod- crispy, perfectly cooked, fresh and...More

4  Thank MNgirl06
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great fish food, moderatley priced, must try when going to museum, walking around marina or before or after boat tours. Chef and wife owners are very friendly!

Thank cchmommy2010
Reviewed yesterday

We dined at Sjavarbarinn and we got fantastic food .We tried the fish of the day and also fish and chips. All very good

Thank astafri
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here 2 times during our visit thanks to the fish being served. According to my wife, "one of the best fish dished ever"!

Thank Christer L
Reviewed 6 days ago

My best friend and I took owner/chef Magnus's fisheries/harbour tour along with another patron who also happened to be Canadian like we are. It was a lovely morning. We tried the fermented shark and Black Death, and greatly enjoyed Magnus telling us about the different...More

Thank StaceyA99
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was different than we were expecting. They have a menu that you order off of, or you can do the buffet. if you order off the menu, the soup of the day is included, as well as a section of the buffet (a...More

Thank Cakeeater22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very tasty and fresh seafood. The soup is a must. With the main dish you have access to a wide seafood and salad buffet. The staff is so friendly that makes you feel at home.

Thank mst952
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My finance and I came here for dinner and absolutely enjoyed our dinner. The meal covered so many kinds of fresh fish. We ordered one seafood pan and one soup and were both able to enjoy the buffet. We were so stuffed. The food was...More

Thank Phill N
Reviewed 1 week ago

we joined owner and chef Magnus on a tour of the Reykjavik fish market, the morning started with a very informative talk about all the species of fish that are caught of the icelantic coast and what he cooks in the restaurant. we then had...More

Thank Kevin N
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Anastacia N
28 June 2018|
Response from Rob D | Reviewed this property |
No coconut.
12 January 2018|
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Response from magnus210 | Property representative |
from ll.30 -14.30 lunch buffet
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 47
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 517 3131
  • E-mail
Vidid and homely seafood restaurant by the old harbour in Reykjavik opposite the Maritime museum. Fresh fish is our game! Magnús Ingi Magnússon, chef and owner of Sjávarbarinn, also guides groups in a gourmet walk by the old harbour. He welcomes the group in his seafood restaurant at 10 am with traditional fermented shark and Icelandic schnaps, called Brennivín or Black Death, and more local delicacies. Participants are then led on a tour by the old harbour that ends with a visit to the Icelandic fish market nearby where they can see the fresh variety in the day‘s catch. Magnús Ingi guides the tour and gives an introduction to Icelandic fisheries and its history. Then the group returns to Sjávarbarinn for a feast, a buffet with variety of the best seafood that day. There Magnús talks about traditional and popular seafood dishes and cooking methods. The meal ends appr. at 12.30 pm. More information at our website, sjavarbarinn.is. Only 6,900 ISK per person – €55 – $66
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