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Old Man and the Sea

Mama Ngina Rd, Old Town, Malindi, Kenya
31106
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Ranked #2 of 43 restaurants in Malindi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I was looking for a special restaurant ... so the bad smell from the toilet is disgusting the dinner. The garlic bread was burned and I wait too much for a grilled fish fillet...but ok anyway we are in Africa!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

There is something about the employees here and at I Love Pizza, both the same company, that just makes you want to come back again. The food is great too.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Fantastically delicious meal. Also a great value, especially against others in the neighbourhood (like Osteria) that are good but overpriced by comparison. The crab in particular was luxurious. One of the best meals I've had in 6 months in Kenya, would be a top recommendation to anyone heading to the coast.

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

On arrival, my initial impressions were not only that of walking into an establishment of top class pedigree and undeniable professionalism, but also of being privileged enough to dine in a restaurant that is not so much a business as much as it is a personal passion that overwhelmed me with it's delightful character, atmosphere and ambiance. The staff, who... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We were so excited about eating here and got there just as the doors opened. We were initially told that without a reservation we would not be seated. Finally after some begging they put us in the back. Two hours later the place was still not even 1/2 full. The food was all very good, location was perfect, and the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

A great seafood restaurant - we were recommended it by local expats. We wouldn't have found it otherwise. I had peppered local crab. Amazing. Costs add up - its not cheap Kenyan food. But well worth it.

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