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CHOOSE A WHALE FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Icewhale – The Icelandic Association of Whale Watchers and IFAW – The International Fund for Animal Welfare, have cooperated closely for several years. The aim is to inform and educate Icelanders and tourists about a few facts regarding whale meat consumption in Iceland and have their support to end commercial whaling instead of contributing to it by tasting it in restaurants. Read about the campaign. If you have any questions or comments regarding these listings, or would like to add your restaurant, cafe or bistro to the list, don’t hesitate to drop us a line to info@icewhale.is

Please do not eat whale meat during your stay in Iceland, as it encourages the hunting of whales. Most Icelanders never eat whale meat, why should you?
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RAMEN MOMO

RAMEN MOMO

1466641402_locationTryggvagata 16, 101 Reykjavík


A fairly recent, but a wonderful addition, to the culinary scene of Reykjavík. The establishment is run by Tibetan expats who run the only ramen and dumpling place that is solely dedicated to these treats. Since its opening in 2014, it has been a popular choice among locals.

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Italia

ITALIA

Laugarvegur 11, 101 Reykjavík
www.italia.is

Lonely Planet has kind words for Italia: One of the better Italian options, this family-run place has a proper wood-fired pizza oven, and good pasta and secondi piatti (mains). Its a romantic option for a candle-lit dinner.

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Vitinn Restaurant

VITINN RESTAURANT 

Vitatorg 7, 245 Sandgerði
www.vitinn.is 

Vitinn Restaurant is a seafood restaurant by the harbor. Vitinn restaurant is located, just minutes from Keflavik airport, in the town of Sandgerði and is therefore an excellent place to visit on the way to or from the airport. This beautiful restaurant brings the freshest seafood straight to your plate. Vitinn’s specialty is the Rock Crab, a delicacy found only in this part of Iceland and on the US East coast.

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Kaffivagninn

KAFFIVAGNINN

Grandagarður 10, 101 Reykajvík
www.kaffivagninn.is
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Kaffivagninn is one of the traditional cafés in Reykjavik, which invokes older times. Kaffivagninn can be found near the harbor, on the waterfront, in a simple white building. Inside,  the design is minimalist because the view is the spectacular part of this establishment; it serves good coffee, and simple and hearty breakfast and lunch meals.

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KEBABHÚSIÐ

KEBABHÚSIÐ / THE KEBAB HOUSE

1466641402_locationAusturstræti 3, 101 Reykjavík

Kebabhúsið is an ideally located fast-food place that offers a selection of courses. If it’s pizza, burger, fish & chips or their legendary kebabs you’ll be sure to find it.

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Snaps

SNAPS
Þórsgata 1, 101 Reykjavík

www.snaps.is 

SNAPS BISTRO is very popular establishment with locals that offers top quality food and a variety of  excellent wines and cocktails. Before 18:30, reservations can be made via phone or email.

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FOSSHÓTEL

FOSSHÓTEL HÚSAVÍK

Ketilsbraut 22, 640 Húsavík

www.fosshotel.is

Fosshotel Húsavík is a well equipped hotel in the heart of Húsavík, within walking distance from the harbour. Húsavík’s main attraction is the sensational whale watching tours. This is reflected in the design of the hotel, which has nautical details and a bar called Moby Dick. Guests can dine in the hotel’s restaurant, Terían, or at the bar.

 

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Svarta kaffi

SVARTA KAFFIÐ

Laugavegur 54a, 101 Reykjavík

A lovely and cosy second floor café, renown for their delicious Súpa í Brauði (Soup in Bread) and also in their relaxing atmosphere. The interior is interestingly decorated and it has great owners.
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Hornið

HORNIÐ

Hafnarstræti 15, 101 Reykjavík
www.hornid.is

A cozy place where you can see the pizzas being made. They offer traditional Italian and other options. A favorite among Icelanders for a long time.

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Bergsson Mathús

BERGSSON MATHÚS

Templarasund 3, 101 Reykjavík
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One of the few places in Reykjavik that opens at 7 a.m., offering breakfast and more. Delicious lunch; fresh fish of the day, famous spinach lasagne and variety of salads. In the evenings they have a simple menu with fresh vegetables and good meat from Icelandic farmers. Open weekdays 7-21, sat./sun. 7-17.

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Garðurinn

GARÐURINN

Klapparstígur 37, 101 Reykjavík
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This family run business always has a delicious main course or soup with tasty desserts, despite being a small establishment it has been a staple of the vegetarian community for many years – with good reason.

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RESTÓ

RESTÓ
Rauðarárstígur 27-29, 105 Reykjavík
www.resto.is 
A French and Scandinavian culinary marriage that has resulted in this restaurant been placed among the top restaurants in Iceland on TripAdvisor. Both locals and visitors rave about the food.

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BAN THAI

BAN THAI

www.banthai.is 
Behind the facade of the building of Laugavegur 130 resides one of the best restaurants in Reykjavík. If you want excellent food, take a peek at Ban Thai – and if you dare – taste one of their more spicier dishes.

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C FOR COOKIE

C FOR COOKIE

Týsgata 8, 101 Reykjavík

C is for Cookie has become a quite popular addition to the coffeehouse scene in Reykjavik. Of course the name is a nod to Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster. So if you want to visit a cozy coffeehouse with lovely cheesecakes and hot chocolate, you cannot go wrong.

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Kaffi ilmur

KAFFI ILMUR
Hafnarstræti 107b, 600 Akureyri

www.kaffiilmur.com
 

Located in Ingimarshus, one of the oldest houses in the heart of town, Kaffi Ilmur serves light fare and drinks – as well as tradition and history. On the menu you will find: soups of the day and a salad bar; sandwiches; gourmet coffees and cakes; various other sweets as well as hot and cold drinks and light alcoholic beverages.

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Noodle House

NOODLE HOUSE

Laugavegur 59, 101 Reykjavík

http://www.ruanthai.is

Noodle house is a wonderful small Thai restaurant placed in center Reykjavik at Laugavegur 59 on 2nd floor. Noodlehouse started some 15 years ago and is one af the most well known and popular Thai restaurants in town.

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Bryggjan Brugghús

BRYGGJAN BRUGGHÚS

1466641402_locationGrandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík
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Bryggjan Brugghús is Iceland’s first microbrewery and bistro located in the trendiest area of Reykjavík harbourside. The bistro offers delicious local foods in a cool atmosphere and world class beverages brewed on site. Our menus offer a good variety of local seafood, salads, steaks and desserts along with some great streetfood to go along with our beers that are brewed on the premises.

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Kopar

KOPAR

Geirsgata 3, 101 Reykjavík
www.koparrestaurant.is 

Kopar is a lovely new restaurant that has received rave reviews, so why not take Kopar up on their culinary adventure offerings, especially if you want to have a taste of Iceland. Kopar is for example the first restaurant in Reykjavík to serve Icelandic rock crab.

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UNO

UNO

Hafnarstræti 1-3, 101 Reykjavík
www.uno.is

UNO Cucina Italiana has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in Reykjavik. Ideally located downtown, with a sunny terrace in front, with outdoor seating in summer.

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Nora Magasin

NORA MAGASIN

Pósthússtræti 9, 101 Reykjavík

A lovely new place. Their chef is half Japanese and half French, she brings flavors and techniques from all around the globe to Nora Magazins kitchen. Treat yourself.

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GARÐURINN

GARÐURINN

Klapparstígur 37, 101 Reykjavík

 

This family run business always has a delicious main course or soup with tasty desserts, despite being a small establishment it has been a staple of the vegetarian community for many years – with good reason.

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2017-04-26T13:23:34+00:00

BACCALÁ BAR

BACCALÁ BAR

1466641402_locationHafnargata 6, 621 Dalvíkurbyggð (Hauganes)
www.baccalabar.is

Baccala Bar is mindful of Iceland’s heritage and serves delicious fish and other course throughout the day during the summer. It’s an ideal stop before or after a whale watching tour or if you’re simply passing by. When the weather is nice it’s ideal to sit outside to enjoy the magnificent view of the Eyjafjordur bay.

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Slippbarinn

SLIPPBARINN

Mýrargata 2, 101 Reykjavík
www.slippbarinn.is
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This is the happening place in Reykjavík. A lovely location where you are served exquisite cocktails – with the menu changing every two or three weeks. The food is also top notch, so if you want to have a great meal and enjoy some drinks as well, then this is the place for you.

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