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Old Man and the Sea Restaurant

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Mama Ngina Road, Malindi, Kenya
422131106
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting small restaurant

Good seafood table in this intimate restaurant. Prawns masala excellent. Overall great value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Steve H
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is well worth a visit, the location is over the road on the sea front, easily accessible. The sea food is excellent, the atmosphere seductive, beautiful lighting and the sea food menu excellent. My family have always visited this restaurant on every trip to Malindi

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Oundle, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

3 half lobsters for the equivalent of £10 - delicious. Add the biggest crème brulee ever - absolute heaven. Perfect service too.

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Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Really tasty food, good prices, nice service! Take the lobster as entrée, prawns masala and the tagliatelle on the menu! Don't forget the mango cheesecake!

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Old man and the sea was one of the greatest places my girlfriend and I got to experience in Malindi. The restaurant has a rustic feel and as much as it may not seem great from the outside, the surprise is in the inside. The ambience is amazing and the food was the best we had in Malindi! And may... More 

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Legnano
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I highly recommend this tiny cute place that prepares delicious seafood with affordable prices. I canot forget to recommend to order the mango cheesecake, so flavourful and fresh! I think this is probably the best restaurant I've ever been!

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Droxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Don't be fooled by the outside you can easily pass by a miss a gem. Small in size but big in heart. Friendly staff, good menu which is well served and well prepared. You will enjoy the experience.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Good seafood table in this intimate restaurant. Prawns masala excellent. Overall great value for money.

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Jinja, Uganda
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The restaurant is very small and from the outside it doesn't look like much. We almost decided to forego it. But we are soooo glad we stayed. The food is absolutely heavenly. I learned a few days later that Old Man and the Sea is a legendary restaurant that draws people. I can understand why. Don't miss it if you... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Had delicious crab in cozy setting. Friendly waiters. Should improve on their wine menu, none of the listed wines are actually available

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Delicious crab in a cozy, old skool setting. Waiters are friendly. They did not have any of the wines on the menu and could improve on that.

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Address: Mama Ngina Road, Malindi, Kenya
Phone Number: 422131106
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Mama Ngina Road, Malindi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi
  • Phone Number: 422131106

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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