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MAR Restaurant

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Geirsgata 9 | Hafnarbudir, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 519 5050
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the restaurant a bit early in the evening (18:30) so we were basically alone. We almost thought about leaving but since our guide had recommended the restaurant we decided to stay. Best decision ever. We ate lobster soup and beef carapaccio as starters and fish & chips and a vegetarian dish as main courses. The food was excellently... More 

Thank ReinesSemester
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very tasty. Nice and calm atmosphere. Prices are ok for Iceland. Unfortunately very unfriendly waiter.

Thank Oliver M
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bearing in mind that eating out in Reykjavik can be a very pricey experience for even your average meal it was such a pleasant surprise to find this place. The staff were very helpful and showed us to a table. The atmosphere was great. Nice jazzy kinda vibe to the music. Clean tables and decor but most enjoyable, the food.... More 

Thank Yahdahdee
New York City, New York
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113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TripAdvisor ranks MAR as one of the best in Iceland. With that e pe tatiin we were mildly disappointed. The food was good but not great. Ling and langoustines was only luke warm and drowned in sauce. Fish and chips was good but the chips seemed frozen pre-cut.

Thank RBAceo
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The catch of the day was fabulous !! Set in the harbour of the 101 district. After a great meal you can take a lovely walk in the harbour with views of Harpa. Service is fast and excellent with great recommendations.

Thank Mukkobendo
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had local Fish & Chips here with a 15% off voucher that we were handed earlier in the day. Very tasty, our waitress was very polite & curtseous but we were the only people eating there so not much atmosphere.

Thank April V
Sharon, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We searched for something local near the piers to dine at before the night tour of Northern Lights. This came up and emails began. Very nice correspondence and info about the boats and location. Pleasant when had to reschedule due to boat cancellation from weather. Local food, really great. Fried Ling fish, amazing. Bread so good.

Thank hbednarsh
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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158 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

It was one of those semi-desperate moments when you are trying to come up with a lunch place to please everyone so you instead choose a place that pleases no one. This restaurant is modern and vaguely attractive, but while it is within the old harbor, there are no views from the restaurant. We were one of three tables in... More 

Thank Holly R
St. Augustine, Florida
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

End of a long week of expensive Iceland, Husband googled looking for our 4th meal of Fresh Fish and Chips and found Happy Hour. It was Thursday 6-9pm not sure if available on other nights. Excellent drinks prices : Amazing Blueberry, Vodka Martini wth Fresh Mint and Ginger. Kids Menu very good. Reasonable prices for Iceland. Had both Fish and... More 

Thank nparry
Somerset, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had 4 beers (2 each) - stark interior with drab views over the main road running along the port. Nothing wrong with the service - polite etc and the barman let me taste a beer before deciding to buy but at close to £10 a glass I don't think that's unreasonable. When we had our second glass we asked for... More 

Thank Clare W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$54
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Geirsgata 9 | Hafnarbudir, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 519 5050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?