Restaurants for Backpackers in Reykjavik 

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    Svarta Kaffi

    Laugavegur 54a, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    1 review

    Really charming restaurant that offers soup in a bread bowl. Everyday they offer two different flavors, one non-vegetarian and one vegetarian. The day I went to visit they had mushroom soup and reindeer soup on the menu. Overall a really cosy place with great staff and atmosphere :-)

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    Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur

    Bollagarðar 4 -170 Seltjarnarn, Pósthússtræti, Reykjavik, Iceland
    14 reviews

    People go on and on about how wonderful Icelandic hotdogs are. Yes they are good. And yes Icelanders like them. And yes they're a fun thing to do to for a proper Iceland experience...But...they are only hotdogs! This hot dog stand near the harbor is particularly good and if you you only have one in Iceland why not go here.

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    Tapas Barinn

    Vesturgötu 3b, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
    5 reviews

    It may look a little strange from the outside, a Spanish-themed tapas restaurant in Reykjavik, but don't let that deter you; Tapas Barrin will knock your socks off with its exotic southern twist on traditional Icelandic fare. Grab an Icelandic beer from the bar and look over the menu. Will you try the mink whale, the shark, or the puffin ...

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    Tryggvagata, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    4 reviews

    They make an excellent lobster soup. You should try lobster soup at least once while you are in Iceland and this a great place to try it. Not too expensive either, when compared to eating out at other places. You can also get skewers of fish here and whale as well.

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    Fish Market

    Aðalstræti, Reykjavik, Iceland
    4 reviews

    This is a really fantastic seafood restaurant. The food is beautifully prepared and presented. This place is a bit upscale, with cool decor and a nice, romanic atmosphere. Its a bit pricey, so come prepared to splurge a bit, but it was definitely worth the money.

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    Hamborgara Búllan

    Geirsgötu 1, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    5 reviews

    Really cool burger joint with a retro feel to it. Nice food for a reasonable price, and always a nice atmosphere, it seems like a local favorite.

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    The Laundromat Cafe

    Austurstraeti 9, Reykjavik, Iceland
    4 reviews

    Love this little cafe/bar! Travelers paradise with world maps as wall paper and art of love surrounding the bar. Walk downstairs and you'll find a laundromat! The pastries are so delicious here - try the cookies! Great place to also grab a drink with friends without the hustle and bustle of the clubs and other rowdier bars in the area!

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    Icelandic Fish and Chips

    Tryggvagata 11, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    2 reviews

    Icelandic Fish and Chips Organic Bistro is located in the Harbour area and does it's English equivalent one better. No grease-fest here, as my light and crisp barley battered cod (with "skyronnaise) and seasoned potato wedges (with a pint of beer to wash it all down) were excellent. There was a line out the door when I arrived, but it ...

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    Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

    We had our last meal at this restaurant . We wanted to go to another popular restaurant where we´ve been two nights before in this area but was fully booked. We will never forget . we had our best dinner How lucky we were!. .... We had an excellent reasonably priced bottle of wine. The wine list is very special ...

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    Café Paris

    Reykjavik, Iceland
    6 reviews

    This was a nice little cafe where we grabbed lunch one day - there are outdoor tables if the weather is nice right on a cool square, or big windows to let in the light when it is cold. The food was tasty, but not amazing.

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    Vesturgata 2a, Grófartorg, Reykjavik, Iceland
    2 reviews

    Great meal, surveying lots of different Icelandic Cuisine. Get the tasting menu. Somehow the local salmon sashimi was THE BEST sushi I've ever had (and I've been to Tokyo and SF). Definitely expensive, but not out of bounds for a great restaurant in Reykjavik.

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    Grillmarkaðurinn (The Grill Market)

    Lækjargata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    2 reviews

    The lobster meal melts in your mouth.

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    Hafnarstræti 9, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    2 reviews

    This is one of the hidden "gems" in Icelandic fast food flora. It is especially popular late in the evening and should always be last stop of the pub crawl. It is really easy to make friends in the line late in the am.

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    Ban Thai

    Laugavegur 130, Reykjavík, Iceland
    2 reviews

    Ban Thai is an excellent Thai restaurant, even if it was located somewhere else. Iceland is more known for it's fish and lamb dishes, but if you must otherwise go ethnic, this is the place.

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    Restaurant 73

    Laugavegur 73, Reykjavik 101
    2 reviews

    A very cozy and cool family-owned restaurant famous for their Epic burgers. Our server was one of the friendliest Icelanders we met on the trip. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice, local place to have a meal and/or beer.

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    Humarhusid The Lobster House

    Amtmannsstíg 1, Reykjavik, Iceland
    2 reviews

    fantastic must try the horse and grilled lobstertails

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    Stofan Café

    Aðalstræti, Reykjavik, Iceland
    1 review

    It feels like I am in my grandmother's lounge only the kitchen is steps away. I like the feeling of being home without being home. So cozy, especially in winter. I would gladly drop by again if I visited Iceland next year.

  • 18

    T?R?R Frakkar

    14, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    1 review

    Great Icelandic food. I had Minke whale, puffin and rotten shark here for the first time. They also have awesome aquavit.

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    Joe & the juice

    Reykjavik, Iceland
    1 review

    Sweet delicious 12 USD juice from a famous juice shop in the kringlin mall.

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    Fru Berglaug

    Laugavegur 12, Reykjavik 101, Iceland

    A lovely, casual restaurant serving fine Icelandic cuisine. They serve the BEST garlic bread I have ever put into my mouth! I loved the vintage decor and the local atmosphere.

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