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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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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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
best sea food in malindi

the sea food was fresh and the portions were sizeable. Will definitely return for the lobster meal. to die for

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kalondu
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the sea food was fresh and the portions were sizeable. Will definitely return for the lobster meal. to die for

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vienna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great seafood dishes. Very popular place. The prices are very fair and the service is good. Relaxing atmosphere.

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1 Thank jzbVienna
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very very relaxing, friendly and welcoming. The food, equisite, probably the best red snapper and mango cheesecake I have ever had. As for the lobster starter, was so tasty, I could have had three. The staff went out of their way to make it a very very enjoyable experience and I will most certainly be returning.

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1 Thank Rebecca M
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing however the food took a very long time to come. It seemed the restaurant was understaffed even though it's a small restaurant

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1 Thank Ankush S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I had a meal there in November 2015 and it was amazing. The food was so fresh and cooked with great skill it was very enjoyable. The setting is in the old traditional Swahili style and makes a fantastic evening. Highly recommended

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Malindi the seafood is fresh and the seafood platter is big and yummy

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Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Each time we come to Malindi, lunch is a must at this tiny gem. No frills, focus here is on fresh food, particularly the seafood. Great service adds to the overall experience.

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Once a year, for the last 10 years we have been to Malindi and as a standing "tradition" a visit to Old Man Of The Sea is an absolute must! The Seafood selection is awesome and you cannot go wrong with any of the dishes on the menu. All seafood is grilled outside and you can watch your meal being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Another Gem in Malindi. This small restaurant serves tasty dishes ... And the menu is so varied, I had trouble on settling on only two dishes . Our waiter was superb. We tried the smoked sailfish , bisque, lobster and sublime roasted vegetables !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Very good service, great choice. Grill is out, so that you can see how to cook grilled. Fish in champagne sauce was especially dainty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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