Restaurants in Reykjavik

The Icelandic equivalent of Starbucks, with soul and lots of primary colors. Servers yell out orders in this sing-song way.

This seafood restaurant lures locals for dinner with its classic Icelandic cuisine—how about fermented shark meat followed by shots of brennivín (a.k.a. schnapps, or “firewater”)?

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 in the century-old townhouse now housing the restaurant.

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

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, inside, slabs of wood are surrounded by tree-stump chairs and Asian artifacts hang on the walls and from the ceiling.

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 couscous and cabbage.

This family-run business in old Reykjavik Central was opened by chef Úlfar Eysteinsson in 1989. Popular with locals and unabashedly Icelandic, 3 Frakkar accommodates just 44 diners in its cozy, old-school dining room enlivened by mounted fish and stuffed rams' heads on the walls.

Seamlessly fusing the old with the new, this Asian-influenced seafood restaurant occupies the oldest basement in Reykjavik. Typically jam-packed, the underground eatery displays old-school Icelandic memorabilia against a backdrop of 21st-century design.

Housed in an historic wood-frame building at Reykjavik's city's center, this iconic restaurant marries classic Icelandic architecture with trendy Asian décor (and a trendy Asian menu). Bamboo, low lights, and black accents contrast attractively with the two-story structure's wood-plank bones.