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RR - RRR, Healthy,
Skolavoerdustigur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 562 2772
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“arctic char” (257 reviews)
“plaice” (96 reviews)
“lamb” (239 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Diner, Healthy, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Skolavoerdustigur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I stopped at Ostabudin during our first night in Iceland at the recommendation of some friends. We ordered the arctic char and the lamb. I can honestly say that the it was one of the best lamb dishes I’ve ever had in...More

Thank Benjamin T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We left it too late to book any restaurant and went for a Saturday evening wander. We were fortunate on our arrival at Ostabudin as they had a table available. A warm, cosy and friendly environment with an interesting menu and wine list. Reasonably priced...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t not have a reservation so we were lucky to secure a table. We had an early dinner. They were turning diners away so the suggestion would be to make a booking. Food was really good and well presented. Service was very friendly. We...More

Thank fuzzytraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ostabúdin restaurant was simply great! Good service and wonderful food. Me and my dad both opted for the Arctic char and it was great! I had a slice of cheesecake for desert and my dad had ‘skyr-mousse’ which he liked very much. The place is...More

Thank ZophieJoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our last meal in Iceland, and it didn’t disappoint. The seafood soup may be the best version of the dish we had in Iceland. I had the Arctic char, and it was delicious. Perfect all around.

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in their cheese shop with a group and sampled a few cheeses and smoked meats. All were delicious. Especially the smoked goose with champagne vinaigrette dressing.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy bistro with small tables crowded with youngish guests. Friendly and professional international staff (we were served by a German young man) Good food and beers. Reasonable prices given local standards and the very central location

Thank fisici-mi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a must do. This restaurant is definitely a foodie must do! We had the meat and cheese plates that were incredible! We also tried the whale, deliciously seasoned and very tender. I'm not really a seafood gal but wanted to make sure to try...More

Thank monteirok
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my wife and baby son here tonight and we were welcomed by three extremely polite young fellows. Once the waiter had made room for our buggy we sat to enjoy the lovely bread and creamy Icelandic butter. We were both very impressed with...More

Thank Oliver E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Food and atmosphere is amazing. I can really recommend this place. The best cod we have ever tried. Remember to book a table!

Thank Victoria E
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Krista C
22 August 2018|
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Response from Alex_Carlos_G | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would say “no dress code” is the dress code 😉
Sharon G
21 January 2018|
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Response from shA4055OU | Reviewed this property |
We were only given the limited lunch menu when we arrived during lunch time. I believe there might have been 4 things on the menu including two soups and the fish of the day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skolavoerdustigur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 562 2772
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Food connoisseurs and other gastronomes have ever since the year 2000 slipped into our basement during lunch hour to feast on various delicacies. But of course everyone knows that because ever since the restaurant opened for business it has been the least kept secret in the area. Ostabuðin has truly been an oasis on Skolavorðustigur because we have tried our best to offer a wide varaity of fresh and curious products which have tickled our patrons taste buds and in turn trickled salivating reflexes in the city center. Even though we have taken some pride in the queue that has formed outside our entrance every single day during lunch break for the past 15 years we have finally expanded our premises. Thus we can now welcome our patrons from dawn til dusk and offer them a variety of fish and meat dishes which we have refined with passion. Of course there is also a lot of cheese on the menu and now we can also serve wine with our fare. Our daily specials always include both a fish dish and a soup during lunch hour on weekdays. Do not hesitate to ask what is on offer today. Also, our seafood soup never disappoints. Our guests might have to share tables during the lunch hour rush but who knows – maybe you will make new friends. Bon appetit, Joi.
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