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After more than 60 years in the business, Prikið is still going strong, attracting a clientele that is as eclectic as its entertainment offer. Diner by day, bar by night, this local coffee shop is ideally situated at the very beginning of Laugavegur, known as the heart of the city's shopping, dining and entertainment district. During the day, enjoy a cup of coffee and typical diner-style food at Prikið, or stop by after work and indulge in a drink or two with friends. Happy hours are from 5p to 7p on weekdays, so bring your friends along and unwind at Prikið after a long day. The night brings with it new forms of entertainment, with every thing from film screenings and markets, to live band performances and DJs featured at Prikið throughout the year. The party goes on into the wee hours of the morning, with plenty of dancing, drinks and good old fashioned revelry. If you're still out when night once more turns to day, stop by Prikið for a serving of their famous "hangover killer" breakfast special before heading home.
Situated at a busy spot in the capital's Ingólfstorg square, Hlöllabátar is a famous fast food joint known for its delicious burgers and sides. A city tradition since the year 1994, this late-night eatery enjoys immense popularity with the city's night owls who look to satiate their hankerings in the wee hours of the morning. Service is quick and the hamburgers never disappoint on the flavor quotient.
Fiskfélagid or Fish Company is situated close to the harbor, in a heritage building dating back to 1884. As the name suggests, it specializes in seafood and incorporates globe-spanning flavors into its recipes. The dimly-lit spaces with flickering candles are ideal for romantic meals and there is plenty of artistic emphasis in the decor. The imposing brick walls, artworks, fireplace, chimes and photographs exhibited on the walls create a deluxe ambiance. The menu offers dishes like French sushi, salted cod, lamb and Arctic charr preparations, complemented by intercontinental red and white wines. There is also a selection of champagnes for special occasions. Prior reservations are recommended.
Ramen Momo as its name suggests, is an Asian fusion restaurant serving everything from Japanese noodle soups (Ramen), Chinese dumplings (Momos) and Indian dishes. It is mainly a soup and noodle joint and the ambiance resembles that of a casual takeaway eatery. There are tables and chairs for singles, making it the ideal joint to eat out alone or grab a quick meal after work. The noodle soups are served in large bowls and the dishes are well-plated, offering great value for money. The reasonable prices, fast service and tangy Asian recipes make this a popular joint in the Reykjavík Old Harbour area.
Located near the old harbor, Sægreifinn also known as Sea Baron is a great place to enjoy the taste of the Atlantic ocean. You can devour a variety of fresh seafood barbecue ranging from catfish to cormorant, whale to salmon and their most renowned lobster soup. The have a cozy setting with lavish kitschy decor which creates a homely vibe. Weekends can be a little crowded hence booking is advisable.
Known for their amazing fried chicken, KFC has outlets across the globe, and is very well loved by all its customers. However, this outlet at Mosfellsbær, is just unlike its crowded and noisy counterparts. Situated in a huge building, it serves mostly the locals and tourists, who come in to have a quiet meal with friends and family. Zinger burgers, chicken wings, spicy chicken buckets with various dips and krushers, are all a huge hit on their menu. Drop by to enjoy a laid-back meal, as you soak up its mighty and cool ambiance.