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“An excellent restaurant in the heart of Keflavik”
Review of Soulfood Hakuna Matata - CLOSED

Soulfood Hakuna Matata
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“An excellent restaurant in the heart of Keflavik”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

The Kenyan food at this restaurant is amazing and very reasonably priced. The owner Sylvia is extremely accommodating and explains the menu fully so can determine what is best to order. It takes a little time to come as it is freshly prepared and definitely worth the wait and a nice cold beer goes down well also while awaiting the main course. I look forward to returning to Soulfood in the coming months.

Visited April 2014
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7992012, Owner at Soulfood Hakuna Matata, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
I am so glad, that You enjoyed The Swahili Dishes,,,,,I and Soulfood Hakuna Matata Are so Thankful For your visit and your review.
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English first
Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
“Delicious Kenyan Meal”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

I can highly recommend the food and the vibe at Soulfood Matata, where you can find a great selection of delicious dishes.

In the town of Keflavik, where you might otherwise be surrounded by American fast-food chains, it is lovely to find a place with such heart and soul. The owner is always there to welcome you and puts in great effort to make the experience worth your while.

You shouldn't go through Keflavik without stopping by for a meal.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Isold U
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7992012, Owner at Soulfood Hakuna Matata, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Your visit to Soulfood Hakuna Matata was more than Appreciated, thank you very much for your Review.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Delicious tasty food”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Warm welcome and food cooked on the spot: couldn't have been fresher and tastier! Wished it was closer to home. Definitively recommend.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Elodie M
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7992012, Owner at Soulfood Hakuna Matata, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
You review is highly appreciated, thank you very much,,Hakuna Matata
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
“Out of the ordinary :)”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Looking for a nice place to eat out if the ordinary ? ? Hakuna Matata is the place !
Good food with inexpencive prices. Located on the second floor downtown Keflavik, but easy to find. Probably more busy in the summer than when I was there during winter. Establishment a bit worn down, but with great atmosphere :)

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Tone J
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7992012, Owner at Soulfood Hakuna Matata, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
Your review it well appreciated, thank you very much, Hakuna Matata,,, looking forward to the summer. It will be busier :)
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Keflavik, Iceland
2 reviews
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“Delicious food in a cozy setting”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

I've been to Soulfood Hakuna Matata twice this last week. Both times I experienced amazing Kenyan cuisine, served by the most wonderful spirited chef/owner.
The frappés will knock your socks off and the food (pretty much whatever you order) will caress your sense of taste. I recommend that you order the food the Kenyan style (not the Icelandic style); Sylvia will spice it up real nice for you then.
Even if you're not curious about the food, I recommend that you visit Soulfood Hakuna Matata for a frappé, a hot chocolate or a beer, just to experience the wonderful person who runs the place.
I will surely be back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank ChristofferEAS
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7992012, Owner at Soulfood Hakuna Matata, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed our Soulfood Hakuna Matata Swahili dishes, and was pleased with the service. Your kind comment as a sign of satisfaction, is highly appreciated. It is always very rewarding to receive feedback. Thank you very much and welcome back :)
Hakuna Matata :)
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