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Kex Hostel Restaurant

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28 Skulagata | T561 6060, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 561 6060
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (45 reviews)
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
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European, Pub, Scandinavian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
28 Skulagata | T561 6060, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ducked in here for lunch on a Monday as a last stop before heading off to KEF. So glad we did. The food was great. $75US (equivalent) for two entrees and two drinks. Pretty par for the course here in Iceland. The burger was...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ace-esque on a poor note, but fun and happening place. We did not dine but enjoyed the music and fun crowd. The bar service was a little off but they get away with for the smiles, love Iceland.

Thank adammad
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I know KEX hostel for their free events. I have gone there and seen a lot of great free shows - but I had never tried the food until last week. And sweet jesus what a loss for me! I had the salmon and I...More

Thank JoseNuuk
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Kex is a cool and unpretentious joint serving the best burgers in Reykjavik. Fabulous meat, people. And the draught Boli is just perfect aside. Warning: If you don't like hipsters and backpackers, go find another place.

Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This was my second time at Kex but my first time eating at their restaurant. My friends and I had a great time. Cool ambience, service was average, food was tasty. Yes its expensive but what isn't in Iceland? Embrace it and enjoy your time...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The ambience of Kex Hostel deserves 5 stars. Very cool hotel packed with hipsters. I stopped by to drink and eat, not to stay, and I was fascinated with the atmosphere. But foods are mediocre compared with other aspects. You can try several craft beers.

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Kex has a great atmosphere and fun events but honestly the staff at the bar is so nonchalant and unattentive that you wouldn't want to go here for dinner. When ordering they make you feel like you are bothering them (that is after you have...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I visited Kex on the recommendation of my adventure travel guide, a local, while staying at the hotel next door. I am impressed. While still a hostel, Kex is also a very hip watering hole and offers a very good food menu. But don't expect...More

Thank Fergdawgster
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We went for a bike race in Island. We started in KEX and ended up in KEX. Its a real cool place to hang up (inside or on the terrase). We had a kex burger which was excellent and a few beers - they have...More

Thank Falholt
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I was staying at the hostel and decided to try the food, it was nice and I loved the atmosphere, but the "waiters" seemed quite uninterested, and I felt it was more a bar than a restaurant. In addition, the food was expensive. But nice...More

Thank MaudEple
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Joe B
16 April 2017|
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hi there -- i'm not sure, but you can always connect with the hotel via facebook, and they'll reply to your messages pretty quickly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Skulagata | T561 6060, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 561 6060
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