B5 (Bankastraeli 5, Reykjavik) – brightly-lit, with disco ball-sized lamps and plus lounge furniture defining this bar, B5 is for those who want to revive the 70s disco spirit to Reykjavik’s nightlife.
Tian (Grensásvegur 12, Reykjavik) — this is one of the few places in all of Iceland where you can get pure authentic Chinese food. Dishes served there range from Sweet and sour chicken, to Tian style pork with garlic flavor, Kung Pao lamb, King prawns in sweet and sour sauce, and Pan-fried vegetables in oyster […]
Sushisamba (Pinghollssraeli 5, Reykjavik) – this restaurant blends Japanese and South American culinary influences (with the décor borrowing from a small Brazilian town). Items served there include sushi, Minke whale tataki, Hot Maguro maki, Scallop ceviche, Tuna tataki, and Tuna foie gras nigiri.
Sólon Bistro (Bankastraeti 7A, Reykjavik) – this restaurant is located at one of the major streets in Reykjavik. The meals are international and tourist-friendly – ranging from burgers, to scallops, lamb soup, steak sandwiches, tandoori chicken curry, and salmon with pesto.
Segurmo at Boston (28B Laugavegur, Reykjavik) – launched by Icelandic pop singer Bjork’s personal chef Nuni Thomasson, this restaurant serves regional dishes, such as foal steak with couscous & cabbage, plokkfiskur (a traditional Icelandic fish stew), and kjötsúpa (meat soup – another Icelandic favorite).
Saegreifinn (Geirsgata 8, Reykjavik) – located with the old harbor district (near the city center), this sparsely-decorated restaurant’s name, which means “sea baron”, was launched by a former fisherman (Kjartan Halldórsson) who, after making innovative sea food meals for the local coast guard, decided to open his own restaurant. Halldórsson is best-known for his lobster […]
Mar Restaurant (Geirsgata 9, Reykjavik) — MAR is an exciting new restaurant that enjoys a prime location in Reykjavík’s old harbor. South American and southern European cuisine inspire its menu, and its main focus is on fresh Icelandic delicacies such as fish and lamb. The restaurant is designed to deliver fresh and uplifting dining experience, […]
Kolabrautin Restaurant (Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik) – located within the visually stunning Harpa Conference Center, this fusion Italian-Icelandic restaurant serves dishes, such as grilled redfish with salami and tomato broth, fennel and mint rock; grilled lamb filler with spring onion, spinach and marinated tomatoes; and slow cooked ox cheek with svartrót, oysters mushrooms, pearl onions and […]
Humarhúsid (Amlmannslíg 1, Reykjavik) – this upscale downtown restaurant, a.k.a. lobster house, is known for its expertly-prepared lobster and seafood (and has received accolades from TripAdvisor.com). In addition, Humarhusid offers a small range of meat and vegetarian dishes.
Grillmarkadurinn (Laekjargala 2A, Reykjavik) – this is a uniquely-decorated high-end restaurant which uses locally-sourced ingredients and farm produce to serve a variety of internationally-influenced dishes, such as roasted garlic soup, roasted scallops, grilled lamb loin. Minke whale steak, prime of lamb, and breast of duck (among other meals).