They say adversity creates creativity. That maxim certainly applies to restaurants in Reykjavik. It was a slim choice when we first started summarizing the issue of Best of Reykjavik, but over the years, decision making has become less and less easy. This was really one of the most difficult dining editions we could put together, as we were content with the choice in terms of both quality and consistency. Old and new restaurants have post-pandemic energy and we are pleased to decorate their tables again. We chopped, chewed, and devoured around this wonderful city in the name of bringing you the best Reykjavik has to offer.

Best takeout


Ramen peach

Tryggvagata 16

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When the pandemic broke out, Reykjavik, who hates takeaway, had to make some quick thoughts to adapt to that new reality. Ramen Momo has enhanced the “bring your own container” gig in a format suitable for Covid, where all the elements of ramen are individually packaged to provide the best enjoyment at home. All you have to do is reheat the broth and assemble the rest. Or, as our panel confessed, fry the noodles with toppings and just taste the soup as two treats.


Lauga Vegle 2

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Pobrana’s delicious tacos are based on the recipe of chef Carlo’s family. We love all their tacos, but we have a particularly soft spot for Campechano-spicy, plump, cheesy affairs. But what we like best is how well the tacos move and Poblana packs everything carefully so you can comfortably host a taco party at home!

runner up:

Fine take away

Helluhraun 22, Hafnarfjörður

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This fine Hafnarfjordur outpost extends its loyal customers from downtown to the suburbs. From the basic industrial areas to the basic industrial areas, they offer a small but well-made menu of Chinese classics. Yes, there is a “buffet” to choose from, but we are partial to their dumplings and bread, and when they have it, it’s Hong Xiao Low Pork.

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2021: Ramen peach

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