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Humarhusid - CLOSED

Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 561 3303
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
28 May 2016
“Still a great place for lobsters - in amazing surroundings”
17 Jun 2015
“Fantastic surf and turf in a cosy environment”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Humerhusid for the first time for 16-18 years ago. At that time it was one of the top restaurants in town. Since them many very good restaurants have emerged. So I was anxious to see if it had kept its standard. It has !. I...More

Thank Carsten W
Reviewed 17 June 2015

My partner and I had a fantastic meal here sharing a variety of fish, shellfish and meats. We especially enjoyed the fillet of horse, pork loin and of course the lobster tails! Don't be put off by the tacky signage outside, it's really very good...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 11 April 2015

The name is confusing. It is called Humarhusid, which translates to The Lobster House in english, but on the outside of the restaurant it is labelled

Thank nowisimon
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The food is great, the service is okay, but the ticket price is for something better than what is being served up there. If you're dying for lobster and can't make it to Við fjöruborðið in Þorlákshöfn or Rauða Húsið in Eyrarbakki, Humarhúsið will do.

Thank alesato
Reviewed 20 December 2014

This has to be one of my favourite resturants in Reykjavik. The ambience of this place is just perfect the staff are very informative and pleasant. The langoustine in garlic is out of this world, best I have ever tasted!

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We saved this meal for the last night in Reykjavik. It did not disappoint. I chose the lobster entree that was cooked five different ways. It was delectable. Each sampling included multiple lobsters, abet they were small, they were succulent. The service was good. The...More

Thank DallasDallasGirl
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

I love the food there. It's a bit pricy so I just go there at lunch time. I love how in the menu there have just a few dishes. That's a good sign because then I know everything's fresh. Very nice restaurant!

Thank Jóhanna K
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We stopped in Humarhusid after a long day sightseeing north of Reykjavik mid September. Felt like we were dressed a bit too casual but no one said a thing about that and treated us like old friends! The meal was unbelievable. We all ordered the...More

1  Thank SandraR2010
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Welcoming staff and warm environment on a chilly evening; the building was interesting; design of dining areas was comfortable and attractive; waiting staff attentive without being overbearing. My husband had pork and I had a fish...More

Thank sno4
Reviewed 15 October 2014

They offer all langoustines, there was no lobster.we ordered the lobster feast menu. This was lobster soup and a plate full of "lobster". Soup was ok. But this restaurant profiles itself as a classy restaurant while the food isnt really that great. When the lobsters...More

4  Thank Vincent C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 561 3303
  • E-mail
The Lobster House, located on Amtmannsstígur 1, has been operated since 1993.In that time The Lobster House has made a reputation for itself as one of the country’s most popular restaurants. The restaurant is located in the heart of the capital and is known for its comfortable and romantic atmosphere. The house was built in 1838 and its original look has been preserved, which provides the restaurant with its distinctive character.As the name indicates, lobster dishes are the restaurant’s hallmark (trademark). In spite of that The Lobster House’s menu is quite diverse and guests can choose between a range of seafood, vegetarian and meat courses.The Lobster House’s wine menu is equally diverse, offering a selection of wines from regions across the globe.
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