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Sjavarbarinn

Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 3131
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (71 reviews)
“fish cakes” (14 reviews)
“salad” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
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."
traveler1460
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2. Fantastic seafood!
"Probably the best of its kind in Reykjavik! "
Stephan W
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3. Perfect place
"Food was perfect and staff was very friendly!"
Karmmi
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1 - 10 of 356 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We vas ther in Christmas Halliday we went 2 times, had fish and chips it was great very fresh and seafood pan excellent we recommend this place and the prices were okay

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 617analisam
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

Date of visit: April 2018
4  Thank MNgirl06
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food here was excellent for a small place. My wife and I had the fish and chips with a salad bar which was outstanding. This place was close to the Maritime Museum and a great place for lunch. It was very affordable.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank richardwQ67RA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was really expecting to like this place. We love small and casual when eating out. Based on reviews and photos I was looking forward to some great fish. Maybe Wednesday is not fresh fish day at this restaurant, unfortunately our experience turned out unpleasant....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 401MaryR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected to taste good icelandic seafood based on the Tripadvisor reviews, they are a long way from that, the fish is some kind of asian fusion and is too fatty, service is ok but other than that the place is not nice, ambiance is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Colin C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we got in the restaurant, the owner greeted us with a big smile. He also recommend the signature seafood platter and soup. Other staff were nice and friendly too. We love this place and would definitely come back again!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank agnesyuwingling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted seafood for dinner and we selected this one known for its buffet. Absolutely phenomenal. The food is fresh, and delicious. They have quite the variety of seafood and even lamb for my non-seafood eating daughter. Truly enjoyed the dining experience. As a bonus,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TheWendyEliz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travelled to Iceland over Christmas with family and friends. This trip was a little more expensive as we wanted to really enjoy everything there was to offer and enjoy our holiday away. Price: 2.5/5 Quite expensive for a non-seafood eater. The tour was interesting...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kat F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The good: - the seafood soup and lagoustines The mediocre: - the price - the fish from what it seems would be the fish and chips. Nothing was labeled so hard to know what exactly we were eating. -had to ask for our soup. Missed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank erinandkai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poor quality overpriced mix of Asian and fried fish. A real lack of seafood choice. Salads been sitting out too long. Service non existent. No welcome. The only smile was when we paid. What a shame. We felt ripped off. Without doubt the worst meal...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Catherine S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 46
Meals
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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