Take a trip to Reykjavík without ever leaving the city at Fiskur Bistro by Icelandic Fish & Chips.
This modern Icelandic spot in the West Village offers a menu of seafood driven Nordic plates.
At Fiskur, they are very meticulous about from where they source their ingredients. The seafood is flown in from sustainable fisheries in Iceland every other day. One can just taste the pristine flavors in the freshness of the fish served here.
Everything at Fiskur is made from scratch. They have an interesting array of dipping sauces made from “Skyr”—a Nordic creamy soft cheese, which is virtually fat free and packed with protein. Athletes use it extensively for its health benefits. Here they make their own “Skyronnes” by mixing skyr with olive oil, fresh herbs and spices.
The fish and chips served here consist of a super fresh fish of the day alongside crisp roasted potatoes. Our platter was accompanied with potatoes roasted whole garlic cloves and a spinach and mango salad.
The potatoes were delicious as was the fish though it was fried a little too heavily making the dish oilier than it should have been. They suggest topping it with their house made malt vinegar and special salt, which is harvested from the pristine waters of Iceland.
My favorite dish was the “Nordic Shrimp Salad with Crispbread”. Made from an old family recipe, passed down from the owner’s grandmother this dish hit all the taste points.
Fiskur also takes great pride in showcasing their Brennivín-infused cocktails often topped with dill oil.
This sustainable seafood bistro certainly is making a splash in the West Village.
Here is some of what we ate:
Nordic Shrimp Salad with Crispbread
Onion Rings w/ Chili roasted Skyronnes
Smoked Arctic Char with Cucumber Salad
Fish and Crispy Potatoes
Fish and Mango Salad
Skyr with Blueberries & Cream
Crème Brulee w/ Skyr
Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own