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Sjavarbarinn

$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
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Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Today
15:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading reviews on the restaurant page we thought we'd give it a go. And what a fantastic decision that was. We booked a table which was a good move as it was very busy. We had the seafood soup and salad bar to start, then the seafood pan for 3 people. A huge paella style pan filled with sole,... More 

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Thank Nikki P
Port Orchard WA
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are in between plates during the lunch buffet, which is absolutely stellar. Just go here ... It's the best buffet for the money any where, not just Reykjavik. Gotta go for plate number two. Enjoy!!!

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Thank Larue57
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can thoroughly recommend dinner in this unassuming restaurant/cafe down in the Grandi part of the harbour. I had the catch of the day (it was fresh, delicate plaice) & my husband had the seafood pan (3 types of fish plus a few mussels & langoustine tails). The price includes tasty fish soup & bread plus as many visits as... More 

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Thank Mary M
Morton Grove, il
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place as we were walking around the Old Harbor area and saw the sign for fish and chips and decided to give it a try. We were so happy we did! I ordered the World Famous Seafood soup and my sister ordered the fried shrimp. The soup was amazing! It was so fresh and full of a... More 

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Thank AriesgirlMortongrove
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch and 3 of us had the lunch time buffet and I ordered from the main course on the menu. The food was very good, although there could have been more choice. Every one was given (home made) soup to start, and I suppose this is why we didn't eat so much. Two of us wanted... More 

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Thank Louise L
New York
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh fish, well cooked. Simple but good and affordable. The place is very simple on the side of the harbor.

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Thank Sophie G
London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal at this restaurant. We were greeted by a happy to help fellow who's service was very laid back, which was nice as we wanted to relax and not be rushed through dinner. The food was very good, especially the soup, one of the best myself and my husband have ever had, and he has soup... More 

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Thank Lorraine W
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I went for the mixed seafood pan, one of the most expensive meals on the menu. It includes a plate full of salads of your choice from the buffet, which are truly delicious. However, the seafood pan which was advertised as having lobster tails in it only included what I would describe as black tiger prawns, not bigger than my... More 

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Thank Harald J
Derby
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

So walking down to the restaurant (off tourist track near harbour), two of group decided to eat elsewhere, not willing to risk with nobody in the restaurant. However, the wife and I preceded. We'd read up on TripAdvisor and in couple of Reykjavik guides (e.g. Rough Guide) so were set. We had a warm welcome and intro to what was... More 

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Thank krisbobtaylor
Philadelphia, PA
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117 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a very good place, most likely family owned. Even if there was a signed "Closed", do not hesitate to knock - we did and were not sorry. Not fancy, but good quality food. I would avoid the "lobster tail trap". Buffet for 3,900 ISK (appr/ $35) is, IMHO, a good choice. Local beer is "so-so" at best.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grandagardi 9 | 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?