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Icelandic Fish & Chips

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Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1118
11:30 - 21:00
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Walkington, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place serves up the best fish in batter ever! The catch of the day is written on a blackboard, plenty to choose from. You choose how you want it, in batter, oven baked. Really tasty. The only thing I would point out is that they don't serve chips as us brits know them. Just lovely little potatoes. Loads of... More 

Thank Julie T
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the most affordable places for food that we found in Reykjavik. Expect a queue if you go in a bit later for dinner. The fish is decent and fresh, but appear a bit bland for my taste buds. Unlike many places where you expect the fish and the chips to come together, the basic price only... More 

Thank Lim K
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best fresh cod and "chips" (chips are actually lovely, small, crispy roast potatoes) I have ever had, coupled with the beer knowledge from the staff it was a fantastic meal. It was expensive but everything in Reykjavik is! Well worth it.

Thank lizzybee2017
Denver, CO
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174 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best things about this restaurant is you know what you are getting on the way in. The "specials" board lists the available fresh catch of the day and how it is prepared. The salads are set out to view as you pass to your table. Wine and beer are relatively reasonably priced, as is the food. This... More 

Thank Ellen D
Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The title says it al! The Icelandic cod and roast potatoes were absolutely delicious but beware it's very expensive; the vinegar, tartar sauce and ketchup cost £5.00!

Thank 742mars
Milton Keynes
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162 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose from the specials on the board. Then the sauces and sides to go with them. Very good service and excellent fish and roasted potatoes. Chips or fries were not on the menu when we visited. We really enjoyed the meal and the service was friendly and efficient. Later next day we visited just for coffee and were made... More 

Thank Walkhome
Bedale, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were told by our local guide this was the best place to eat fish and chips and I can guarantee you she was right. They were absolutely delicious the fish tasted and was so white quite different to any fish we had eaten and the chips were crispy and there was no grease left in the paper.

Thank stell77
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch and really enjoyed it. They offer three types of fish per day, which are caught that morning. Cute atmosphere and delicious, fresh meal!

Thank slthomp
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food. Three choices of fresh fish. Then you choose your sauces and sides to go with it. Very well done.

Thank Cindy G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious fresh fish and crispy potatoes... highly recommend. Busy spot but the tables move along quickly.

Thank lmbuchanan2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighbourhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 511 1118
We opened in December 2006. Our goal was to provide fresh and healthy food made with the best available Icelandic ingredients. There was never a question it would be all about fish, fish clearly being our best stuff in Iceland. Borrowing a bit from our neighbours the Brits to make it possible for us to serve a quick meal in bistro style, we went for the simplest of available delights: fish'n chips. But we have changed it a bit. The batter is not the regular one, but our own simplified version without eggs but lots of spelt-spelt being a more complicated carb than regular wheat and therefore crisping up better in the frying oil. Oil-wise, we stay away from Omega 6-laden vegetable oils...Because in the western diet we consume way too much Omega 6. We use rapeseed oil for its tolerance to heat and its Omega 3. And then there's the potatoes: oven-roasted in wedges, and tossed in freshly cut parsley and the locally made salt from Saltverk. We don't wanna fry them because they are high in carbs. Unlike protein-based fish, carbs soak up oil like sponges; we know that oil is essential to our diets, but we really don't wanna overdo it. Anyways, oven-roasted potatoes keep better the potato flavor and we love potato flavor. To us salads are essential to any meal heavily laden with Omega 3. Therefore we offer a selection of salads to everyone's taste. Last but not least our dips are made from skyr, technically fresh cheese, but a uniquely Icelandic milk product that for ages we have treated a bit like yogurt. It is a virtually fat-free protein base that we generously mix with good oils such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and sesame oil, according to what flavor we are mixing in. Everything on the menu is made in our kitchen with the best possible ingredients we can find.

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