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Austur-Indiafjelagid


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Austur-Indiafjelagid


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Since 1994 we have taken delight in serving authentic Indian food. To commemorate our 20th anniversary we expanded and refurbished our restaurant and introduced a welcoming lounge and a private dining area. As ever, we are committed to bringing you the best of Indian cuisine and look forward to serving you.

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Indian in Iceland


A Perfect Marriage of Icelandic Ingredients and Indian Spices

Meet our team

Indian in Iceland


A Perfect Marriage of Icelandic Ingredients and Indian Spices

Meet our team

This Indian restaurant is so good, it would make more than one starred European chef grow green with envy.
— Louis Vuitton City Guide
An upmarket experience with a minimalist interior and a select choice of sublime dishes (a favourite is the Tandoori salmon) one of its finest features though is its lack of pretension - the atmosphere is relaxed and the service warm.
— Lonely Planet
Austur-Indíafjelagið has been serving genuine Indian food with the same high standard for over twenty years and is regarded as somewhat of a hidden gem.
— The Best Restaurants in the Nordics, The White Guide 2016

In 1994, we decided to combine our passion and experience of the restaurant industry to introduce the wonders of Indian cuisine to Iceland. We set out with a simple and brilliant concept: combining fresh and exotic Indian spices, the best natural Icelandic ingredients, authentic preparation, all to be served by friendly professionals in a comfortable ambiance, every single time - without exception.

The challenges awaiting us far exceeded what was anticipated. The hurdles to overcome ranged from the direct import of spices to acquiring work permits for the team put together in India. With persistence, an abundance of enthusiasm and endless determination to not make any compromises, we eventually managed to bring over our first chef from South India.

The reputation of the restaurant grew by word of mouth and it was not long before media critics began to pay attention to this exotic newcomer. The arrival of authentic Indian cuisine for the first time in Iceland was celebrated with raving reviews.

Austur-Indiafjelagid has gone on to enjoy exceptional success and recognition. We have been frequented by numerous dignitaries and international celebrities who have praised us in the international press.  However, we owe our success to all the dedicated locals who continue to love our food, atmosphere and service, visiting us again and again.

The spring of 2014 saw a new chapter begin in the story of Austur -Indiafjelagid. The restaurant underwent complete refurbishment and expanded to meet its ever-growing popularity, further cementing its position as a landmark in Reykjavík’s culinary landscape.

We look forward to sharing our passion with you. With many thanks and appreciation to all,

Chandrika and Gunnar Gunnarsson

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„A Hidden Gem“


In the Heart of Reykjavík

„A Hidden Gem“


In the Heart of Reykjavík

Austur-Indíafjelagið has always called Hverfisgata 56 home, ever since its inception in 1994. Hverfisgata is an unassuming street in downtown Reykjavík that lies parallel to the main street, Laugavegur. The signature blue doors of Austur-Indíafjelagið mark the spot. Once you step inside, you will enter the world of Austur-Indíafjelagið and experience what critics and guests have called "a hidden gem".

 
 
 

Reserve a Table

Please call us to reserve a table or send us an email. We recommend calling for a same day reservation.

+354 552 1630

austurindia@austurindia.is