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Restaurants in Reykjavik

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Reykjavik restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Reykjavik restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Reykjavik to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Reykjavik restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Reykjavik.

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  • 3 Frakkar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This family-run business in old Reykjavik Central was opened by chef Úlfar Eysteinsson in 1989. Popular with locals and unabashedly Icelandic, 3 Fr... More
  • Domo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    One of the only spots to enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine, Domo is located in what appears to be an ordinary warehouse in Lincoln Park; however, in... More
  • Einar Ben

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This period throwback to the Victorian era is named after a bonified Icelandic icon; Einar Ben was a poet and an entrepreneur who lived for a time ... More
  • Fish Market, Reykjavik

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Housed in an historic wood-frame building at Reykjavik's city's center, this iconic restaurant marries classic Icelandic architecture with trendy A... More
  • Kaffitár Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The Icelandic equivalent of Starbucks, with soul and lots of primary colors. Servers yell out orders in this sing-song way. More
  • Perlan

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Segurmo at Boston

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The restaurant opened in 2008 by Björk’s personal chef, Nuni Thomasson. His menu of regional comfort food might include dishes like foal steak with... More
  • Sjávarkjallarinn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Seamlessly fusing the old with the new, this Asian-influenced seafood restaurant occupies the oldest basement in Reykjavik. Typically jam-packed, t... More
  • Vid Tjörnina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This seafood restaurant lures locals for dinner with its classic Icelandic cuisine—how about fermented shark meat followed by shots of brennivín (a... More
  • Vox Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Iceland's first ever five-star restaurant, this swanky eatery at the Hotel Nordica serves Scandinavian gourmet cuisine and upscale bistro fare. Emb... More

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