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.
We serve morsels from sea and land, all with an international touch and adventurous spirit.
Chic ambiance, superb, gastro-style restaurant and gracious service. The presentation of the food is both exciting and artistic.
Forréttabarinn is a popular tapas restaurant that specialises in starters and is located close to the Old Harbor.
With fresh Icelandic ingredients and spices personally imported from India, the results are simply fabulous.
GOTT is a healthy and creative family owned restaurant in Vestmannaeyjar and Reykjavík, with fresh authentic ingredients.
Grillmarkaðurinn (The Grill Market) is one of three sister restaurants of chef Hrefna Rósa Sætran
Harry's Seafood & Grill try to keep it simple and exceptional with Icelandic seafood being their specialty.
Popular ramen noodle restaurant located on Frakkastígur just off the main street Laugavegur
Popular Icelandic pizza place with a versatile menu which includes several vegan pizzas and other options.
Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurant serving fantastic, rustic dishes, using recipes that have been tried, tested and loved!
Oldest restaurant in Reykjavík, located by the old harbour. Plainly furnished with simple, filling meals.
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.
Imagine a modern restaurant serving the best Icelandic ingredients, according to Mediterranean culinary traditions.
Lemon offers sunshine in a glass and gourmet sandwiches. Everything is made from the freshest ingredients available.
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.
Plates of sushi pass by (what is known as kaiten sushi) and diners grab as many as they desire.
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.
Satt restaurant serves fresh, honest food that has been sourced from the best local farmers and fishermen
Shanghai is a well established Chinese restaurant located in three places in Iceland. They serve authentic Chinese food for dining in and take away.
Sushi Social offers a unique fusion of Japanese and South American cuisine combined with the freshness of Icelandic ingredients.
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 Lobster House (Humarhusid) has a reputation as one of the country’s most popular restaurants.
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.
Offers a unique combination of Indian traditions and Icelandic ingredients and uses exotic homegrown spices shipped directly from India.
Bergmál Bistro is an exciting new restaurant located on the ground floor in beautiful Harpa concert Hall.
An Indian restaurant offering unique quality dishes from Mumbai where everything is made from scratch with fresh, quality ingredients.
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.
The Deli is a gourmet trattoria, featuring regional Mediterranean cuisine as well as speciality pizzas, homemade breads and daily hot specials.
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 !
A new trendy restaurant in the heart of Reykjavík city, with Icelandic cuisine at it‘s best in a cozy environment.
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
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.
Welcome to Haust, a unique restaurant centrally located in Reykjavík. The menu focuses on fresh Icelandic produce cooked to perfection by our skilled chefs.
Icelandic Fish & Chips opened in the winter of 2006, intent on providing fresh and healthy food made with the best available Icelandic ingredients.
Italia is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Reykjavik and offers a varied menu of Italian specialities in a cozy atmosphere.
Jazzy's street Food, or Smakkbarinn as it's called in Icelandic, is an Icelandic tapas bar offering both small taste plates along with normal sized plates.
Speciality cafe, local eatery and a bar with an art gallery and a hostel in the same building.
Karólína Craft Bar and Café is a newly opened bar and café by Austurvöllur square, offering varitey of beers, cocktails and sourdough pizza.
We use a lot of fresh quality products so that your experience reflects the great Icelandic produce.
KRYDD restaurant emphasizes a cool and varied menu, great cocktails, a good selection of beers on tap and a pleasant atmosphere.
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.
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.
Pho Vietnamese restaurant specializes in Asian cooking, with a combination of great chefs, top products and recipes which have followed them for centuries.
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
Early until late, Slippbarinn is where you can experience Reykjavík like a local while enjoying exciting events such as live jazz, dj‘s and refreshing pop-up shows.
Stökk is a new restaurant in the city center of Reykjavik offering perfect food to grab for breakfast or lunch.
Tapas Barinn offers traditional Spanish tapas together with 'Icelandic'-style tapas, in a warm setting in the city centre.
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.
On a budget, but want to eat like a king? Here's our editors suggestions for cheap, tasty bites in Reykjavík.
Brasserie Askur is a casual restaurant offering a popular buffet, steaks, hamburgers, soups, salads and wine at moderate prices.
Eiriksson Brasserie is a brand new restaurant in downtown Reykjavík, located at Laugavegur 77
We are proud to welcome you to pop in anytime and try one of our delicious fish dishes in our little, cozy fish shop – you won´t regret it!
At the Viking Restaurant Fjorugardurinn, the décor is in the Viking style and a true Viking feast is offered with traditional meals served in old-fashioned Viking-style trays.
Healthy and hearty fast food only with fresh ingredients. You you can choose a bowl from the menu or choose for yourself.
Gló takes pride in always using the freshest of ingredients and buying as much as possible from Icelandic farmers.
Unique and pioneering street food hall with nine traders under the same roof located by the old harbour.
On the eighth floor of the Radisson BLU Saga Hotel is Grillid, a restaurant that for over a half a century has been a symbol of a perfect night in Reykjavík.
Hereford Steakhouse is located in the heart of the city and specialises in steaks of all kinds, with a modern and relaxed atmosphere.
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.
Authentic Moroccan Café serving lunch and dinner, cafe and cake, down by the Reykjavik Old Harbor.
International cuisine, variety of seafood and steaks, craft cocktails, big wine list, lively atmosphere, friendly service.
Kringlukráin started in 1989 as a genuine pub, but gradually it has developed into an 'a la carte' restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
Our ambition is to have fresh, varied and well-stocked ingredients, all the food we serve is cooked from scratch.
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.
Shalimar is a casual and reasonably priced Indian-Pakistani restaurant located right in the city centre.
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.
Icelandic pristine seasonal ingredients subtly immersed in exotic spices – adding luscious and inspiring influences from Lebanon and Morocco.
Family owned café in the heart of Reykjavík that serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks.
The Coocoo’s Nest is a small family restaurant located in Reykjavik Iceland, inspired by California and Italy.
The restaurant Tilveran is located in the heart of Hafnarfjordur, right by the harbour in a friendly setting. Cozy place with personal services.