We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

3 Frakkar

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Baldursgata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 552 3939
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

883 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 715: English reviews
Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there due to Rough Guide recommendation - also said Jamie Oliver graces the place so that in itself seemed a good recommendation. We didn't care much care for eating whale, guillemot,horse or puffin which were on the menu (thought some of these at least would be protected!). Anyway, each to their own and we didn't have to choose them.... More 

1 Thank Michael F
Level Contributor
63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While this nice little restaurant didn't blow our minds with amazing food, I will say that it was pretty decent. The whale was a bit fishy. I also had smoked puffin. Little did I know that the puffin was really puffin sashimi. Though, surprised and shocked to be eating raw bird; I indulged and it was pretty good! It tasted... More 

Thank Tim W
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at 3 Frakkar on our hotel conicierge's recommendation. Because we were were too late for lunch, we walked around the downtown area and killed time until it opened for dinner at 6:00pm.. and it was totally worth the wait! 3 Frakkar offers very authentic and flavourful Icelandic dishes accompanied by friendly and professional service. We tried the (in)famous... More 

Thank Tabula-Rasa143
Perugia, Italy
Level Contributor
73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here after curiously reading on a website about this place as on of the last traditional places for cooking rude ancient Icelandic flavors and we had a fantastic dinner! The place is small and nice and the dishes are really good, both whale and fish soup!! We even tried fermented shark from the table near us :)

Thank sojola
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple food which is decent enough but little care taken over accompaniments or presentation (boiled veg and limp salad). Dull wine list, only one option by the glass. This place would be great if it ran as a pub with a pub atmosphere and pub prices. But with dishes starting at €40 it's overpriced, even by Icelandic standards.

Thank artlicker
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in reykavik we decided we wanted to try some local food so headed to this place. Once we found the place- its tucked away, we found the staff very friendly and the service very good. We hadn't made a reservation but luckily there was a table available. We had the smoked puffin and the whale for starters- the whale... More 

Thank Lauren W
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tasted all kind of dishes with whale meat. I tasted the shark and the puffin breast. All cooked in an excellent way. Good wine. Fantastic evening by myself. At the end I bought the recepies book written by the chef: Very friendly people.

Thank CinziaBa3
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful meal including herring and fish pie. The food was excellent; service very attentive and the atmosphere was outstanding.

Thank ElizabethBurke
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on Sunday night and we were greeted by helpful staff we sat down ordered dinner and drinks and waited after dinner and dessert the bill came we shocked how much it was 18,500 isk

Thank Will G
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited first time two years ago and revisit as the food was so special. Well, nothing has changed insofar as the food is still excellent. I had the fish soup and plaice. The fish soup was more of a seafood medley and quite salty, but I like saltiness so very good for my taste. Plaice was perfectly cooked, very basic... More 

Thank joneksi

Travellers who viewed 3 Frakkar also viewed

Reykjavik, Capital Region
Reykjavik, Capital Region
Reykjavik, Capital Region
Reykjavik, Capital Region

Been to 3 Frakkar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baldursgata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 552 3939

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of 3 Frakkar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from 3 Frakkar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?