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“Best Salmon Ever”
Review of Kol Restaurant

Kol Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 463 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Fusion, Scandinavian, International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Restaurant is situated at Skolavordustigur 40 in Reykjavik. The design concept is a mixture of warm modern Icelandic feel with international touch wherein furniture of designer Tom Dixon play the main role. The restaurants is on two floors with an open kitchen and a wieldy bar. The restaurant is divided into spaces with cozy leather couches and has a variety of different table settings. The cuisine is feel good comfort food with a twist on classic cuisine. The menu offers a variety of finger food, salads, fish, steaks and desserts. The head chef Kari THorsteinsson has gathered over 15 years of experience at Reykjavik's best restaurants as well as working at several known restaurants in London, Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons, Noma, 28-50 and Texture. The restaurant centers around a bar where the country's best cocktail bartenders serve craft cocktails from the best ingredients available and are offering an ambitious cocktail list.
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best Salmon Ever”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Kol's served me the best piece of salmon I'd ever tasted. We were able to get in on a Wednesday in early June without reservations, though it would be a good idea to make some during high season. The service was good, and the staff were very friendly. I would certainly encourage anyone eating out in Iceland, here or anywhere else, to avoid whale meat for environmental and humanitarian reasons.

Visited June 2014
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Geilo, Norway
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“Great service and steak”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I went there with my family for a cozy dinner to celebrate a milestone. First of all the atmosphere in there was very good. A low-toned kind-of-lounge music filled the room and it was neither to loud or to annoying. Our waiter was friendly, gave us neutral recommendation for cocktails and food. He´d even tell us about the whole cooking approach. The steak was very good but i didn´t really like the grey sauce that was with it (some mustard or something?) and the cocktails are world class. I recommend one named "Donkey".

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Went to Kol with a friend, started with a Kriptonite cocktail that was perfect. The 3 course menu was absolutely divine, the tasty Risoto, the full flavoured Salmon and to finish the chocolate desert to die for. The waiter was able to make me fell home.

  • Visited June 2014
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New City, NY
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“Exceptional”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

I dined there this evening based on tripadvisor reviews and was not disappointed. The Donkey cocktail was refreshing after a long day and my meal was fabulous - scallop risotto and salmon. The chocolate dessert put me over the top. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Don't miss it.

Visited June 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great meal and fantastic cocktails”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

My husband and I ate here on our last night in Reykjavik. The atmosphere is cool trendy and hip. We started with cocktails in the bar - I had a mai tai and hubby had a 'donkey' - absolutely amazing! We had the set three course menu which was a risotto with scallops, then beef two ways and finally chocolate heaven - all mouth watering. We finished the meal off with more cocktails in the bar. A fantastic last night!

  • Visited June 2014
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