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“Not your typical Fish & Chips”

Icelandic Fish & Chips
Ranked #103 of 546 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Miõborg
Description: We opened in December 2006. Our goal was to provide fresh and healthy food made with the best available Icelandic ingredients. There was never a question it would be all about fish, fish clearly being our best stuff in Iceland. Borrowing a bit from our neighbours the Brits to make it possible for us to serve a quick meal in bistro style, we went for the simplest of available delights: fish'n chips. But we have changed it a bit. The batter is not the regular one, but our own simplified version without eggs but lots of spelt-spelt being a more complicated carb than regular wheat and therefore crisping up better in the frying oil. Oil-wise, we stay away from Omega 6-laden vegetable oils...Because in the western diet we consume way too much Omega 6. We use rapeseed oil for its tolerance to heat and its Omega 3. And then there's the potatoes: oven-roasted in wedges, and tossed in freshly cut parsley and the locally made salt from Saltverk. We don't wanna fry them because they are high in carbs. Unlike protein-based fish, carbs soak up oil like sponges; we know that oil is essential to our diets, but we really don't wanna overdo it. Anyways, oven-roasted potatoes keep better the potato flavor and we love potato flavor. To us salads are essential to any meal heavily laden with Omega 3. Therefore we offer a selection of salads to everyone's taste. Last but not least our dips are made from skyr, technically fresh cheese, but a uniquely Icelandic milk product that for ages we have treated a bit like yogurt. It is a virtually fat-free protein base that we generously mix with good oils such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and sesame oil, according to what flavor we are mixing in. Everything on the menu is made in our kitchen with the best possible ingredients we can find.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was given a recommendation from someone you had been to Reykjavik. The fish and chips are a little different that the typical, English fish and chips. Rather than beer battered, these were battered using spelt flour which has a crunchier texture. However, I felt that they could have given more for the price. The chips (fries) were more like potato wedge-ish with Italian type seasoning. I would say that the food wasn't bad, but I personally prefer English fish and chips.

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Thank Karan S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our fish and chips very much. A nice local place with a good feel to it. We recommend it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Icelandic fare is not one of the highlights of visiting this cool country. This was one of the better places we went and it was fried greasy and did not taste great, which is really hard to do given that frying food makes most things taste decent. However, this stuff reminded me of funnel cake batter and you had to really dig deep to find a nugget of fish deep inside. The grease factor was impressive as was the price.

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Thank svega892
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great stop, using travel-advisor reviews to help us decide on this gem. Fried bacalao, fish & chips, orange salad, and cauliflower soup were very good. The staff are extremely helpful & welcoming. It’s an easy find as we could smell the deliciousness as we neared this restaurant that also has a small volcano museum/theatre.

Thank RoadWhore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Icelandic Fish and Chips was highly recommended to us.

We made a special effort to have lunch.

The atmosphere is modern and minimalistic. We both ordered from the menu of the day - fish and chips served on a bed of greens.

Service was very good, accommodating and attentive.

To keep things in perspective, the cost of living in Iceland is 30% greater than New York City. However, that being said, we were floored with a bill of $62.00 for 2 lunch entrees of fish and chips and simply drank water.

The fish at best, was mediocre.

The Volcano shop in the same location had some decent souvenir items in conjunction to many varieties of Volcanic rocks.

Thank CtYankee51
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