From the White Guide Nordic 2018:

Rub 23

Fine Level 64
Food rating:25/40Service rating:14/20
Vegetarian dishes
  • Address: Kaupvangsstræti 6, 600 Akureyri
  • Phone: +354 462 2223
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  • Seats: 140
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 AM-2 PM, Mon-Sun from 5:30 PM

Cool rubs along the cold North Coast

Rub23 is a good place to know about if you should fine yourself in the heart of northern Iceland. The Asian-inspired concept involves them rubbing hot spices into the fish or any other dish of your choosing (there’s a vegan option). We like the idea, especially on a cold night. The list of beverages is really good, especially given the restaurant's remote location. The sushi options take up a large portion of the menu. The must-try starter is the signature dish from chef and owner Einar Geirsson: sushi pizza. It’s essentially the popular and elegant fish, fresh Arctic char, served on rice with various toppings. The starter of cod and salmon ceviche with fennel and orange is nice, but the reindeer tataki with fresh apple and a hint of lime and soy blows us away. The mixed seafood platter is also a good choice. The young staff provide cheerful and decent service. Rub23 is a gem in Akureyri, perfect for spending an evening in the far north...

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