Walking into Fiskmarkaðurinn or the Fish Market in Aðalstræti, right in the centre of Reykjavík, is like entering a tropical oasis. The restaurant which opened in 2007 offers a playful mix of Asia and Iceland both in athmosphere and the cuisine on offer.
The restaurant is the creation of young Hrefna Rósa Sætran, formerly of the Seafood Cellar, who is Iceland’s first female celebrity chef.
Dining is on two floors. On the upper floor you have the bar where you can sip your aperitif on orange and black leather benches and sofas before commencing your meal. The main dining room is in the basement where you can choose between conventional table service or a seat at the robata-grill.
As the name implies seafood is the main staple here often prepared in a japanese-inspired fashion. The sushi and sashimi can be higly recommended and there is usually a good selection of shellfish on the starters menu.
The multiple course and ever changing tasting menu is the best value at 8.900 ISK and comprises a mix of the most interesting things on the menu.