Published August 15, 2016
The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of magazine to help you, our beloved readers, find the very best places this little city has to offer. You can use the info to plan your schedule, or even as a fun experiment to see how your tastes align with those of ours.
Austur-Indíafélagið is an institution in Reykjavík. It’s an authentic fine-dining Indian restaurant with all the high-quality spices, recipes and techniques you’d expect to find in a much larger European capital. The menu takes many of the classic recipes of Indian cuisine, and serves them with a creative twist and consistently sky-high quality. Not only is this the best Indian food in Reykjavík, but it’s amongst the very best restaurants in Iceland—and priced as such. Make sure to call ahead and make a reservation, because it’s very popular.
Hraðlestin is a takeaway joint that offers a tasty spin on Indian street food, with naan rolls, Indian-style pizzas, samosas, pakosas, soups, and all kinds of great Indian comfort foods that’ll really hit the spot if you wanna put your feet up and eat at home. They have four locations and lunch and dinner menus. Call ahead with your order for convenience.
Gandhi is a comfy little basement restaurant by Austurvöllur. As our former food editor concluded in his review of the place: “It’s partly Kerala cuisine. Think Indian meets Indonesian, with coconut, fish, coriander, and lamb. More piquant than simply spicy.”