From Iceland — Grapevine's Best Of 2016: The Best Sushi

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Sushi

Published August 16, 2016

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Sushi
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Art Bicnick

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.


Aðalstræti 12

Fiskmarkaðurinn (also known as Fish Market) is an upscale restaurant with a small bar specifically for sushi. The mixed sashimi plates and maki rolls with Arctic char or soft-shell crab are second-to-none. With bar seating, Fish Market has the best dining experience for people who enjoy chatting with the sushi chefs as they work and getting tips for the best fish to order on any given day. They also have an amazing wasabi cocktail to complement your meal.


Runners Up


Kringlan, Stjornutorgi

SuZushi is rumoured to be the place the Japanese Embassy orders sushi. It’s done exceptionally well and never disappoints. The downside? It’s in the food court of a mall. Not the best atmosphere to eat raw fish.

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Sushi Samba

Þingholtsstræti 5

Sushi Samba serves the South American spin on sushi, adding lots of lime flavours, chilli and sauces. The lighting is low and the seating is intimate, so we recommend it for a date night. Not that anyone in Iceland actually goes on dates.

Sushi Samba

Past Winners

2015: SuZushii
2014: Sushisamba
2013: Sakebarinn
2012: SuZushii
2011: SuZushii

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