From the White Guide Nordic 2018:


Fine Level 61
Food rating:23/40Service rating:12/20
BarParkingWheelchair accessVegetarian dishesAmerican Express
  • Address: Skólavörðustígur 40, 101 Reykjavík
  • Phone: +354 517 7474
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  • Seats: 90
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 AM-2 PM, Sun–Thu 5:30-10 PM Friday, Sat 5:30-11 PM

Cool kitchen and great location

Kol Restaurant has been one of Reykjavik’s most popular establishments since it opened in 2014. It’s in a great location in postal code 101 – in between different kinds of boutiques, and other restaurants and bars. With a touch of Nordic cuisine, and a bit of France and Asia thrown in, it is known for its hip and cool cocktails like “Donkey” – a blend of vodka, lime, ginger and grapefruit served with mint sprigs in a silver julep cup. The service is a little bit slow but friendly, and the place is hopping. As a starter the slow-cooked duck salad is colorful but the number of ingredients - cashews, pomegranate, romaine and watermelon – makes it feel a bit out of line and overly complex. The seared tuna is tender with a touch of chilli and aioli, and a rather sharp finish. We wait quite a while for the main course of charred salmon, which is good, with a bunch of granola and a green, fennel-dill Hollandaise sauce. The cod loin in red wine vinaigrette with rutabaga, however, is messy and rather flavourless, and the food is almost floating on the plate. Kol has been better than on this visit, and might be in need of a little firming up...

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