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Einsi Kaldi

Vestmannabraut 28 | Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
+354 698 2572
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
1 week ago
“fancy but not overpriced”
2 weeks ago
“Great food”
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European, Seafood, International, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Vestmannabraut 28 | Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I got auk and smoked puffin for first course, vegetable noodles for main course and Eldfell (samples of few cakes and icecream) for dessert. Doses are very small.More

Thank Berglind G
Heddilo, TripAdvisor responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are thrilled that you like our cured guillemot (a.k.a. auk), vegetable noodles and dessert sample course. We’d like to notify other travelers that these courses are part of our brand new summer menu! Check out our menu on our website and Facebook...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best food for dinner in Eyjar 👌 It is nice , great food and good wine. I do recommend the chefs choice if that is on the menu.More

Thank Stella K
Heddilo, TripAdvisor responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner in Vestman Islands. It was especially nice to hear you recommending the chef’s choice, it really is “the best experience”, matched with a selection of wines if you...More

Reviewed 13 October 2016

The food was excellent, the service was excellent and the value was up to standard. We stayed at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar making the restaurant very convenient as it is on the first floor of the hotel. I highly recommend this restaurant!More

Heddilo, TripAdvisor responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very kindly for your excellent review! We are thrilled to hear you liked both the food and the service. As you mention, being located at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar makes it very convenient for hotel guests to visit our restaurant. Of course, we...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016

For a little town, this was a surprisingly sophisticated restaurant. We stopped in at an odd time so we had the entire place to ourselves. We enjoyed a local beer (Brothers Brewing), and appetizer and a delicious lava cake dessert. The only complaint I have...More

Thank FoodLovrr
Heddilo, TripAdvisor responder at Einsi Kaldi, responded to this review

Thank you very much for a lovely review! You say sophistication, we say….yes, thank you! That is what we aim for! We pride ourselves on local Icelandic food with an international flair and a personal service (our head chef likes to greet our guests when...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Our dinners were wonderful. However we were travelling with a 7 year old and the kids menu was terrible hence the 4-stars. The service also left a bit to be desired as our drinks were forgotten until after the food came. I think they were...More

Thank ChristopherL
Reviewed 23 August 2016

e went to this restaurant quite by accident .... that we received a recommendation to another restaurant ... and it was great .... from the very beginning. Cocktails, seats, plus design the smiling waiters .... everything was perfect last evening in Iceland. The food is...More

Thank bilha y
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a great restaurant in a place you least expect to find one. Others have praised the lobster soup and the cod main course - (lobster soup - the chef has adapted his mother's recipe with seaweed and white chocolate and 12 hour simmered...More

Thank Amstraveler
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We had a wonderful meal at this lovely restaurant within Hotel Vestmannaeyjar. It was one of our favorites during a 16-day trip around Iceland. The lobster soup was by far the best we had (and we must have had it nine times during our trip)....More

Thank Susie523
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This little coffee shop also shares space with a book shop and is found just 5-10 mts. away from the ferry terminal. A wide range of coffees, frappes,and teas combined with nice little cakes and cookies, make this a super place to tank up before...More

Thank Dwatkinsuk
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Wow! Great food, excellent service and comfortable surroundings. I had the broccoli risotto and it was amazing. Must try!

Thank ElsaBjarna
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vestmannabraut 28 | Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Westmann Islands  >  Heimaey Island  >  Vestmannaeyjar
  • Phone Number: +354 698 2572
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar
The restaurant Einsi Kaldi is located on the ground floor of Hotel Vestmannaeyjar. The house itself is a historic place, where a lot of establishments have been located, such as a cinema, a soda factory, a printshop and later on it was used as a storage building. The house collapsed during the volcano eruption of 1973 but was rebuilt again in 1975.

The owner of the restaurant Einar Bjorn Arnason ,,Einsi kaldi", local man, born and raised in Vestmannaeyjar, enjoys greatly to put his magic and imagination into delicious seafood-dishes and for that he is renowned. His interest in working with fresh fish is not really surprising since he is so close to one of our richest fishing grounds, which gives him the opportunity to obtain fresh products from the boats daily. He actually puts a great emphasis on obtaining his products locally, such as cliff- and seabirds along with various herbs picked on the Island.

During the summer Einsi kaldi, and his team offers a diverse menu from lunchtime to evening, seven days a week. At lunch the emphasis is on light and fresh dishes, such as soup, meet and of course fresh Icelandic fish and Danish Open Sandwiches.
In the evening variety is the name of the game and you can choose everything from appetizers to sumptuous meat and fish dishes, something for all tastes.