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Minilik Ethiopisk Veitingahus

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Hlidasmari 15, Kopavogur, Reykjavik 201, Iceland
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We came here as a recommendation from a friend who happened upon it on their drive from the Golden Circle to Hella. It was out of our way but I'm glad we stopped by as the food was delicious, the service was friendly and it was overall a great meal. We ordered a few different dishes and all were great.... More 

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san diego, ca
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Was surprised to find not only Ethiopian food, but pretty good Ethiopian food here. The place is run by a couple; the wife from Ethiopia, the guy Icelandic. I've eaten Ethiopian food in lots of places, including many parts of Ethiopia, and this was actually pretty good. The injera was not as it should be but they described to me... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Interesting to have an Ethiopian place in this part of Iceland, while our group joked about coming here, our trip happened to end at dinner time 5 minutes away at secret lagoon. So we stopped for our dinner. Owners are wonderful. Even let me bring in a pizza for my 7 yr old who has not grown his pallet for... More 

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Thank pvcnco
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

A small place where a couple (she is from Ethiopia) serves traditional tasteful Ethiopian food. You are supposed to eat with you hands of a big plate you share together.

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Thank marijn p
Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

This was surely an experience, I had never tasted ethiopian food before so I was not sure what I was getting into but it was really worth it. The food was exotic and tasty but the best part of the evening was the "coffee ritual", you'll see :)

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Kopavogur, Iceland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Great, interesting food and a very friendly place. The service was amateur but very willing and extremely nice. We had the Minilik special which is safe to recommend.

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Thank SolveigHlin
Reykjavik, Iceland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

Excellent Ethiopian food, they´ve toned down the sourness of the injera to suit local tastes and the food was delicious! Very cozy atmosphere and of course, they performed the Ethiopian coffee ceremony and some guests from the restaurant gathered around, shared some coffee and stories, very unusual for Iceland! Had a wonderful time. If you are not accustomed to Ethiopian... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here and really enjoyed it. The other clients were all American, we didn't see any locals here. The staff were wonderful and attentive, the food was genuine Ethiopian and very tasty. A nice change from the usual and we'd recommend it.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

I liked the idea of getting Ethiopian and I was excited about the place. Food was interesting and delicious specially injera or that fermented bread they eat everything with. I liked the fact that you can get a ritual coffee ceremony for a little bit more money. The one thing I disliked about the place was the athmosphere. The waiters... More 

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Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

Really good food, lovely owners and at a very fair price. Do not miss the traditional coffee ceremony!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hlidasmari 15, Kopavogur, Reykjavik 201, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik  >  Kopavogur

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