101 Restaurant and bar
Stylish upscale place perfect for cocktails before venturing out on the town.
Reykjavík offers a myriad of adventures and a paradise of possibilities for all who visit!
Reykjavík lies just minutes away from magnificent unspoiled landscapes and natural wonders.
The perfect way to experience Reykjavík’s healing energy is to visit one of our many thermal pools or spas.
Enhance your trip to Iceland by getting to know our culture!
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Reykjavík has an impressive number of quality restaurants, staffed with award winning chefs that create both imaginative and delicious cuisine.
We recommend visitors try out the Icelandic cuisine; but be sure to try out the fabulous Icelandic coffee, beer, hotdog and pizza too!
Reykjavík City Card holders receive discounts at several of these dining establishments in the capital.
Compiled below are various restaurants and cafés located in or near the city centre.
Stylish upscale place perfect for cocktails before venturing out on the town.
As the name suggests this is an American-style chain restaurant serving real burgers, steaks and more.
Bergmál Bistro is an exciting new restaurant located on the ground floor in beautiful Harpa concert Hall.
On a budget, but want to eat like a king? Here's our editors suggestions for cheap, tasty bites in Reykjavík.
A great meeting place for beer lovers and foodies alike. The Beer Garden offers a multitude of good beer on tap as well as bottled beer from all over the world. We specialize in pairing the meal with the beer that elevates it.
An Indian restaurant offering unique quality dishes from Mumbai where everything is made from scratch with fresh, quality ingredients.
Traditional Icelandic homemade dishes are Café Loki's specialty, such as Icelandic meat soup, Icelandic plate, homemade bread and cakes.
Eiriksson Brasserie is a brand new restaurant in downtown Reykjavík, located at Laugavegur 77
We serve morsels from sea and land, all with an international touch and adventurous spirit.
A new trendy restaurant in the heart of Reykjavík city, with Icelandic cuisine at it‘s best in a cozy environment.
Healthy and hearty fast food only with fresh ingredients. You you can choose a bowl from the menu or choose for yourself.
A proud part of the Canopy Reykjavík / City Centre, Geiri Smart is where award-winning chefs come together to create original culinary adventures.
GOTT is a healthy and creative family owned restaurant in Vestmannaeyjar and Reykjavík, with fresh authentic ingredients.
Unique and pioneering street food hall with nine traders under the same roof located by the old harbour.
The factory offers Iceland's best selection of gourmet hamburgers with a nice selection of salads, meat courses and delicious desserts.
Popular ramen noodle restaurant located on Frakkastígur just off the main street Laugavegur
Icelandic Street Food is the first fast food concept in Iceland with traditional Icelandic food
Jómfrúin (The Virgin) is a friendly restaurant specialising in open Danish sandwiches with a wide variety of toppings.
Kaffi Vinyl is a bar /café and record shop located in the newly renovated Hverfisgata, parallel to main shopping street Laugavegur.
Oldest restaurant in Reykjavík, located by the old harbour. Plainly furnished with simple, filling meals.
Cosy basement café on the main shopping street serving snacks, coffee and cake during the day and into the evening.
La Primavera is an Italian restaurant in the Marshall House located an Grandi area. La Primavera combines food tradition from northern Italy with premium Icelandic ingredients.
Laundromat Café combines laundry and socializing in a comfortable surroundings where you can eat, drink, read, do your laundry and browse the Internet.
LÓA Bar-Bistro is a new restaurant in the city center of Reykjavik. Lóa is located at Laugavegur 95-99 and offers tasty bites and fun drinks.
Italian inspired cuisine with fresh Icelandic produce. Cozy bar and tasty drinks. Inside the very interesting Marshall House
The newest addition to the food courts in Reykjavík offering great food every day of the week!
Icelandic seafood restaurant in the heart of Reykjavík, which specializes in fresh fish everyday for lunch and dinner; in a cozy and warm atmosphere.
Mulakaffi cafeteria is one of the best places to try real tradtitional Icelandic home cooking, for example boiled haddock and lamb steak.
The Noodle Station is a small place on Skólavörðustígur that offers a choice of three courses: noodle soup with beef, noodle soup with chicken and vegetarian noodle soup.
Pho Vietnamese restaurant specializes in Asian cooking, with a combination of great chefs, top products and recipes which have followed them for centuries.
Prikið is a 50´s-style diner which has been running since 1951. It's a diner during the day and a nightclub on weekends.
For a decade Rakang Thai has received guests who want to experience Thai culture and food in an authentic way.
One of the best ways to learn about foreign cultures it through its cuisine. Although Iceland hasn't perhaps been known for its gourmet kitchen, it sure offers some tasty bites. Here is a list of restaurants in Reykjavík which serve traditional, Icelandic food.
Newly opened steakhouse located just off Laugavegur main street with fish, vegan and vegetarian options as well.
New Middle Eastern restaurant in town, located on upper Laugavegur.
Shawarma King serves fresh delicatessen and food from Syria
Snaps is a bistro-style restaurant that takes influences from Scandinavian cuisine; great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or just to have a glass of something with good friends.
The Coocoo’s Nest is a small family restaurant located in Reykjavik Iceland, inspired by California and Italy.
In the last decade or so, there's been what is best described as a revolution in the culinary scene of the Nordic countries. Reykjavík is no exception there, with new gourmet restaurant popping up regularly alongside more established classics. If you're looking for something where art meets food, here are our suggestions.
Whether you’re in the mood for an international dish or something local to Reykjavík, our restaurant’s menu is sure to please.
Apotek Kitchen + bar is located in one of the most beautiful corners of Reykjavík. The restaurant is casual-smart, offering delicious food in a vibrant atmosphere and stylish surroundings.
A small cosy café at Skólavördustígur, where you can have a cup of coffee, drink or a light meal.
Bergsson mathús serves healthy soul food all day long. During the evening it changes into Taco by night offering delicious tacos!
Great place for bikers and everyone else, offering bike services and delicous food with the possibilty of vegan options
A bakery close to the University of Iceland, the National museum and Hotel Saga.
Brasserie Askur is a casual restaurant offering a popular buffet, steaks, hamburgers, soups, salads and wine at moderate prices.
Bryggjan Brewery is an independent brewery, bistro and bar at the harbor in Reykjavík, which focuses on fresh ingredients and quality beer of various types pumped directly from the brewery.
There is nothing like the easy atmosphere at Café Paris for enjoying an excellent dinner with your friends or partner.
The Deli is a gourmet trattoria, featuring regional Mediterranean cuisine as well as speciality pizzas, homemade breads and daily hot specials.
One of the oldest pizza places in Reykjavik, offering real oven-baked pizza; many claim it's the best pizza in town.
Restaurant Fish Market uses Iceland’s freshest ingredients to prepare original fish, meat and sweet dishes with a modern twist. No lunch. Open from 18:00. Book in advance but walk ins welkome !
Forréttabarinn is a popular tapas restaurant that specialises in starters and is located close to the Old Harbor.
In the Wintergarden at Smáralind shopping mall you will find a world known restaurant T.G.I. Friday's.
Geysir Bistro & Bar is a bistro popular for their brunch during the weekend and excellent seafood
Grillmarkaðurinn (The Grill Market) is one of three sister restaurants of chef Hrefna Rósa Sætran
Hannesarholt is a non-profit organization founded by individuals hoping to create a place of nurturing and a reclaiming of cultural roots, in a fast changing society.
Bistro-style restaurant and bar/club in the heart of Reykjavík, with a wide-ranging menu and free wireless internet.
Authentic Moroccan Café serving lunch and dinner, cafe and cake, down by the Reykjavik Old Harbor.
Imagine a modern restaurant serving the best Icelandic ingredients, according to Mediterranean culinary traditions.
Le bistro is an authentic French bistro and wine/charcuterie bar in the heart of Reykjavík.
Local's goal is to offer healthy and fresh fast food at a reasonable price. They place great emphasis on quality service and offer top ingredients every day.
Mathús Garðabæjar is quite new, but it's steadily becoming one of the best restaurant hangs with first class food and service
Meze is a warm and cozy restaurant, located on Reykjavík´s high street (Laugavegur). Their emphasis is Turkish and mediterranean cuisine, fresh ingredients and good service.
Our ambition is to have fresh, varied and well-stocked ingredients, all the food we serve is cooked from scratch.
A small noodle bar at the bottom of Skólavörðustígur whose main objective is to offer fast food that is both healthy and tasty.
Public House Gastropub is a gastropub that emphasis on small courses with a Japanese flair.
Reykjavík Fish serves fresh fish every day! Fish and chips and special offers, an excellent seafood soup along with other dishes, including a vegetarian dish.
New restaurant in the heart of Harbour Village/ Hafnarfjörður, located in Fjörður shopping mall.
Buffet-style restaurant with 50 different healthy and tasty low-fat dishes at a reasonable price.
Shalimar is a casual and reasonably priced Indian-Pakistani restaurant located right in the city centre.
Stökk is a new restaurant in the city center of Reykjavik offering perfect food to grab for breakfast or lunch.
Family owned café in the heart of Reykjavík that serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks.
The Sea Baron (Saegreifinn) is becoming world famous for the “Worlds Greatest Lobster Soup” that so many people have already tasted, from all around the world.
The restaurant 3 Frakkar, was opened on March 1. 1989 and has been run by the chef Úlfar Eysteinsson and his family since then.
Bambus Asian cuisine & lounge specializes in casual fine, south east asian cuisine.
Icelands first and oldest bakary, a small family owned business founded on 25. september 1834.
The bar shows all major sports events live on multiple flat-screens. Serves cold beer and tasty food, a perfect place to watch the game.
Brauð og Co, or Bread and co in English, is a very popular bakery located in 5 locations around the capital.
Named after (in his own opinion, at least) Iceland's greatest man, Sólon is a popular daytime cafe with a good menu and great views for people-watching on Laugavegur.
Esjustofa (House of Esja) is a cozy, family-friendly restaurant and cafe located right beneath the slopes of Mt. Esja.
Chic ambiance, superb, gastro-style restaurant and gracious service. The presentation of the food is both exciting and artistic.
Here you get to experience the locals' favorite hideaway in the very center of downtown Reykjavík. With 13 different beers on draft to choose from and some of the best comfort food in the city, you won't find a better place to kick off your night!
A cozy little restaurant / café that serves delicious vegetarian meals and soup and has a peaceful atmosphere
Gló takes pride in always using the freshest of ingredients and buying as much as possible from Icelandic farmers.
Grand Hotel Reykjavík‘s newly opened Grand Restaurant welcomes you to its magnificent, modern and elegant surroundings, where you can enjoy culinary art at its best.
Located on the famous Laekjargata in the heart of Reykjavik City, Hard Rock Cafe Reykjavik contains three floors, each with its own distinctive vibe.
Icelandic Fish & Chips opened in the winter of 2006, intent on providing fresh and healthy food made with the best available Icelandic ingredients.
Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurant serving fantastic, rustic dishes, using recipes that have been tried, tested and loved!
Speciality cafe, local eatery and a bar with an art gallery and a hostel in the same building.
We offer excellent freshly roasted coffee from our roasterie, wide selection of food from our own bakery and of course excellent baristas.
Kínahofið, or Chinese temple in Icelandic, has been operating for 35 years. It serves fresh Chinese food daily and is renowned for its good service.
Kringlukráin started in 1989 as a genuine pub, but gradually it has developed into an 'a la carte' restaurant.
KRYDD restaurant emphasizes a cool and varied menu, great cocktails, a good selection of beers on tap and a pleasant atmosphere.
We only use the best ingredients available each time. Happy customers are our best advertisement.
Lemon offers sunshine in a glass and gourmet sandwiches. Everything is made from the freshest ingredients available.
Very tasty middle eastern fast food which is very popular among locals in the city. Open until late so its great for late night snacks!
Food Cellar restaurant is situated in a 160-year-old building in the center of Reykjavík. „Food for your body and Music for your soul.“
We take the good old traditional recipes and the best Icelandic ingredients to create fun and tasty food.
Mímir is a vibrant restaurant offering an exotic blend of tastes in food and drinks. They work with Icelandic producers finding the best seasonal ingredients available from our Icelandic nature.
A popular oriental fast-food chain, with takeaway and home order services. All the food is MSG free.
Plates of sushi pass by (what is known as kaiten sushi) and diners grab as many as they desire.
A family friendly restaurant, popular for it’s relaxed atmosphere and delicious cooking, offered at reasonable prices.
A brasserie-style restaurant serving Icelandic and international food, with a fish buffet every day.
Reykjavík Kitchen is a brand new family owned and run restaurant in the heart of Reykjavík.
Quality bakery and café on Laugavegur, offering breads, rolls and sweet delicacies, as well as soups, sandwiches and salads.
Shanghai is a well established Chinese restaurant located in three places in Iceland. They serve authentic Chinese food for dining in and take away.
Icelandic pristine seasonal ingredients subtly immersed in exotic spices – adding luscious and inspiring influences from Lebanon and Morocco.
Sæta Svínið (e. Sweet pig) Gastropub is all about LOCAL FOOD AND BEER! Tasty and fun food made with fresh and local Icelandic ingredients.
The restaurant Tilveran is located in the heart of Hafnarfjordur, right by the harbour in a friendly setting. Cozy place with personal services.