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Old Man and the Sea

Mama Ngina Rd, Old Town, Malindi, Kenya
31106
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Ranked #3 of 44 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Old Man & The Sea Restaurant is a family-owned establishment on the Malindi beachfront, situated in the old town sector on Mama Ngina road, close to the Vasco da Gama Pillar. The food is deliciously exquisite and the service unobtrusive but attentive. Whilst the restaurant specializes in fresh seafood - crab, tuna sashimi, giant prawns, kingfish, lobster, and my... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If you are in Malindi this is a must! Went with 2 of my daughters on my birthday and really enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is simple - and there was a power cut - but the food is so so good. Spoke to the chef, who recommended giant prawns, which were squeakingly fresh and perfectly cooked. Washed down with... More

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Not bad at all, but the Driftwood was better! We went twice and enjoyed ourselves both times. One big moan would be that they don't include all the taxes in the price, so you get lulled into a false sense of security when ordering as the exclusion is only declared at the bottom of the last page of the menu

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The restaurant was so quaint, tiny and amazing (visually). IT was perfectly themed and had some really nice decor. The food was particularly good, especially the seafood.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I have been to this little restaurant over many years - each time I visit Kenya. You are assured of the same high quality, tasty and fresh produce. Really good selection of seafood. Tastes great and adequate portions. The slight downer for me is the staff - they seem to 'clock watch'. If you happen to be near closing time,... More

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Malindi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Swami arruved from USA and after calling a few restaurants being a Sunday Old Ma and the Sea was picked and we book lunch for 3 of us. It was just superb and Fresh sea food.

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Padstow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Definitely the our favourite place to eat in Malindi. We ate here both at lunchtime and in the evening, over a three week period. The prawns were cooked over the barbeque outside, and were delicious! The portions were ample and served with a smile, always. The prices were reasonable, and service good. I would not hesitate to recommend this eatery... More

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