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MAR Restaurant

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Geirsgata 9 | Hafnarbudir, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 519 5050
09:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to take a look at the menu whilst on the Happy Hour quest. A friendly greeting and a nice large (!) beer whilst they prepared us a window table (it was pitch black dark... but). We were delivered some lovely tasty bread with a nicely 'spiced' butter. The menu was brief but clear and well explained - but then... More 

Thank Richard C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great first night in Iceland. Went for the beer and food tasting. Everything was very nice, our guide Arhar was brilliant, made everyone feel very welcome, we learned a lot about iceland, and the food and beer we had.

Thank Sclynch86
Rockville, Maryland
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I went around 6:15pm on a Wednesday night. I was the only one in the restaurant until a couple arrived about an hour later. I had the "fish of the day" and it was one of the most delicious meals I have literally ever eaten! There were potatoes and fried balls of something with a cheese inside, baked kale and... More 

Thank Maryann M
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Went there with co-workers last week and we had had pre-order some 5 small course tasting menu, they had recommended that for a group and somehow I though that might be a little more then the burger (but it was almost the same price, the burger costs 3100kr but this was 3200kr). But those courses were to little to fill... More 

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at MAR Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jonadogg, Thank you for sharing your experiene. The small course taste platters are served as soon as the previous dish has been consumed - we're sorry to hear that you felt it was very slow coming out due to this. The place was actually quite busy that evening with a large (unexpected) group coming in to the bar and... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We (4 people) visited this place twice during our holiday. Good food. Nice athmosphere. First have a drink at the bar (happy hour). Great location in the old harbour. We will come back if we visit Iceland once more.

Thank Mark U
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This restaurant is just along from the main harbour car park and very close to the old city centre.We all had fish and potatoes-no chips available- with salad and the fish was absolutely mouth watering and truly excellent.The staff were also charming and very friendly. Not cheap but good value

Thank David S
Varberg, Sweden
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great cod as catch of the day but the other dishes where nothing special, in fact a bit boring. Easy to take after whale watching...

Thank SWallenbeck
Brasov, Romania
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We sampled six Icelandic beers along with food pairings. It was reasonably priced and lasted 2 1/2 hours rather than 2 hours. The staff were friendly and everything was good. There was a larger party of locals in the back room and they were having a good time too. If you have sensitivity to certain food additives, be cautious with... More 

Thank ILikeToTravel46
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137 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Ordered the catch of the day which was cod and have to say it was the best cod dish I've ever had it was delicious and so tasty, my husband had the lamb and also said it was one of the best he'd eaten. I had a desert and my husband took the cheese which in hindsight we should have... More 

Thank Alta-Monza
Copenhagen, Denmark
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The fish was ok, not much taste to the course, service was not friendly. Not a very happy workplace as it looked, one did not feel very welcome. A letdown.

Thank Niels L

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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$53
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 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?