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Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 3131
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (44 reviews)
“fish cakes” (10 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
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! "
Stephan W
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3. Perfect place
"Food was perfect and staff was very friendly!"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A fun and interesting local seafood resturant at the Old Port "Grandi" The service team was helpful and delicious food.I Recommand with sefood pan 3 best fish and 3 best shellfish served on a hot pan and I love it. And my wife got fish...More

Thank magnus210
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed April 8, 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

2  Thank MNgirl06
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I saw a sign for this place on the old harbor map, and it said the magic word ‘buffet’. However, when I got there the full buffet wasn’t going on. You could get an entree that included the salad buffet (which also has fish). Long...More

Thank globetrotpolyglot
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was looking for a reasonably priced seafood place and food this one. It’s really street food served in an informal setting. We had a great fish soup followed by 3 types of fish and langoustine fish tails and ......a great buffet including gravlax! Find of...More

Thank Guy K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with good services. Value for money, I will definitely come again. Very fresh seafood.

Thank Mandy S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Magnus welcomes every customer with a big smile and the usual “where are you from?” He takes his time to explain everything in the excellent self service buffet and the menu. The food is delicious and very authentic - you can tell by the amount...More

Thank viniciusantao
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only in Reykjavik for a few hours and wanted a quick meal. We originally planned to go across the street to the brewery as someone wanted a beer with his meal but were turned away by how generic it looked. We stepped across...More

Thank Audrey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the unpretentious exterior! This is no simple fast food joint! In the crazy-expensive city of Reykjavik, this is probably the last good deal in town! Your fresh-caught seafood comes with a soup-of-the-day and access to an epic salad bar. Think fresh...More

Thank FMP87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Sjávarbarinn and got great service and the food was unbelievable so good!!! and the the service was top notch so friendly and inviting they have a buffet in the lunch time and it gets 10 out of 10 :)))

Thank Saemundur Unnar S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family stumbled on this restaurant and decided not to walk back to the main part of town for lunch. We were happy we followed our impulse. The lunch buffet was really impressive. The quality of the cuisine was fantastic. Great food in a casual...More

Thank Mike C
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Questions & Answers
January 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from magnus210 | Property representative |
from ll.30 -14.30 lunch buffet
Cassidy J
December 26, 2017|
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Response from Snooze31 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't order off the menu. I opted for the buffet. It included a soup starter that came with a slice of bread. Soup serving was average size. Then I was free to choose from the buffet that included hot and cold fish and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$46
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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