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All 45 Malindi Restaurants

Old Man and the Sea

Mama Ngina Rd, Old Town, Malindi, Kenya
31106
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Ranked #3 of 45 Restaurants in Malindi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We heard a lot about this restaurant so we were really excited to visit a great fish establishment. The atmosphere was good but that's where it stopped for us. There were only two wines in stock from the list and the one we got was barely potable. The food was average to below-average and lacked any care, passion or creativity.... More

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Lima, Peru
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We came here for lunch on the recommendation of a local taxi driver. It was off season and rainy, so all of the local restaurants were empty, including this one. So there was not much in terms of cheery hustle and bustle. But our waiter was very attentive, and he quite honestly made recommendations from the menu based on what... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

They have an extensive menu, but you can better ask what is available. But when it's available, it's very good. The whole staff is nicely dressed what unique is there. If you consider eating here, try the fish!

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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I loved this family-run restaurant. I loved the menu and its' selection and especially the home-made cocktails. This place was my favourite place to eat in Malindi and I'm only sad that I discovered it on my last night.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We had heard a lot about this restaurant but were very disappointed with food. We were the only people there for lunch and we ordered prawns which were off - they smelt and tasted foul. Although the waiter changed them without any fuss the rest of the food was of a very poor standard so the experience was not enjoyable... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant is near Vasco Da Gama Pillars, small cosy, fully aired with fans. Pleasant waiter. Very good in seafood, grilled Red Snapper was chargrilled n really delicious . The prawns are good sized and very well flavored . Will definitely go back when I am in Malindi. Keep it up

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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242 reviews 242 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was some of the best seafood I have ever had not just in Kenya but anywhere in the world. Coupled with a friendly welcoming atmosphere I would recommend assuming the current challenges on the Kenyan Coast reduce.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Probably the best seafood restaurant in Malindi. Top notch service Denis Masambo was our waiter that night and he was amazing. If you're in Malindi and haven't been, you're truly missing out and if you have plans to visit the town, do make it a point to have your lunch or dinner there. I had the grilled lobster and personally... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Some of the best seafood you'll find along the Kenyan coast (or anywhere else in Kenya). Have visited twice and have always been impressed with the seafood menu and wine selection. The sailfish dishes are particularly reccomended and the cocktails are outstanding too. The ambiance is nicely cosy and old-fashioned. Service can take a while since it appears that the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very nice cosy place to eat fresh seafood. The place is small and the staff are friendly. The restaurant makes very nice vegetables plates to complement the delicious seafood.

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Additional Information about Old Man and the Sea

Address: Mama Ngina Rd, Old Town, Malindi, Kenya
Phone Number: 31106
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi

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