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“Quick, friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Scandinavian

Scandinavian
Ranked #77 of 460 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$51
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Seafood, Soups, Norwegian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We welcome you to Scandinavian restaurant and bar, conveniently located downtown Reykjavik on Laugavegur 22a. Scandinavian offers a variety of dishes in a cozy atmosphere. Our emphasis is on Icelandic and Nordic cuisine as well as selected specialties from continental Europe. All our dishes are prepared using only the best Icelandic ingredients, usually organically grown. We hope you have a pleasant time with us and enjoy our food in our charming setting. A diverse menu at very reasonable prices. Every day, new courses are offered at a special low price.
Edmonton, Canada
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121 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Quick, friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

The menu has lots of good selections, the service is quick and friendly, and the bar has good variet Comfortable place, centrally-located. specialty is catch of the day. After all, this is a sea-faring nation.

Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Breakfast and dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is a small restaurant affiliated with the Hotel Fron where we stayed for a few days in Reykjavik. We ate both breakfast and dinner here. Breakfast was a typical European buffet with everything you need for a quick breakfast. Nothing unique but the food was fresh and plentiful. Dinner was more interesting with a number of local choices. All the food was very fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is rather simple Scandinavian basic furniture. The staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Visited June 2014
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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mostly good...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I went with my family on my graduation day to this restaurant. We booked a table one day in advance. The restaurant was packed when we got there and our table was at the worst spot in the house. When we were seated the next table was cleared and we asked if we could sit there and that was very welcome. The menu has a great variety of courses and the choice is very hard if you have not decided in forehand what to eat.

The pre-course wad very good - I had the deep fried camenbert. One thing still that was not classy, butter in a multimanufactured plastic container instead of butter in a little bowl. For main course I had beef, 300gr. (looked more like 150gr. to me). The sauce, potato and vegetables were great. I asked for the meat cooked medium-rear and even more on the rear side but it was just medium. And the taste was not so good. It was a bit like it got too old. The service was good and this restaurant has got a great atmosphere. It's just not something you should go to for a fine dinner. I'll probably go there again and might raise my ratings but for now it's only worth 3/5 because of the meat and the butter in the plastic.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Hallur
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Dependable meal in a bistro atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Nice atmosphere, good selection of beer and wine. Menu includes both Icelandic and Continental food. Staff is helpful, pleasant, and competent. Food is fresh and well prepared. Restaurant is in the Hotel Fron. They will not bring the check to you--you have to go to the till when you are ready to pay. I ate there twice and had a good meal each time.

  • Visited June 2014
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Fredericton, Canada
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Tasty and satisfying”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Stopped in while looking for something to eat in downtown Reykjavik. We had three different people waiting on us at different times as they were quite busy. Service was good. Portions are large. The food is fresh and very tasty. The menu probably offers too many options (it can be a bit overwhelming to be passed such a hefty document).
The atmosphere is pleasant.

Visited June 2014
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