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The Old Man and the Sea

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Kedem Street 85 | Kedem 85, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814333, Israel
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Bellevue, Washington
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were nine in the group, on a Tuesday night and it was packed, glad we had reservations. Plenty of options and great fresh food and flavors, they even accommodated two strict vegans. Highly recommend this restaurant whatever your appetite or taste. Great location on the water and a excellent place for a stroll after a great meal- ENJOY!

Thank basshe
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

coming to the place based on friend's recommendation, I felt 'cheap place'. port building, nobody outside, BUT crowded inside! delicious 20 small salads served we (group of random eight) enjoyed everyone of them! main course was just aonther layer of hedonist paradise!! price per person (€40) was very well deserved!!!

Thank Peter C
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A special and splendid restaurant just 15 minutes from downtown Tel Aviv. An array of local food served in a chaotic manner - but wow it is fantastic!

Thank Thomas T
Jerusalem, Israel
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is mainly an oriental fish restaurant. It is a big restaurant and it it is always crowded.If you do not insist on sitting on the the terrace with sea view you will probably find a place. If you order a main dish the starters are included in the prize, otherwise you have to pay for the starters 50 NIS... More 

Thank yoram a
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend took me in this beautiful spot of the city,and we stopped by to this characteristic restaurant. LOVE IT!!!!! To start they bring on the table a lot of small and delicious plates!!!! we took different things and everything was great!!!!!!! Coming back to Tel aviv i 2 weeks and definitely going back to this gem!!!!!

Thank Gemma985
Tel Aviv, Israel
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will get sooo many different salads and a great lemon juice. All the plates are great and same the desserts. Yammi,

Thank AneNemro
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall experience is very good ! Sea view , The service is very fast , very good . The food is fresh , lots of tasty salats to start your meal with . Fish are fresh and very tasty . At the end we even got a desert with a small cup of coffe - on the house .

Thank Ella T
Munich, Germany
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved all of the small dished that we got for sharing, food was absolutely delicious and the waiters kept on bringing more and more of everything

Thank S C
Eilat, Israel
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is known to many I got recommended and tried it. The place is dirty/filthy...cats walking around in what looks like their kingdom ...fat ugly cats ...waiters chasing them around. Terrible we ordered drank the coke payed and left Never again 4 me !

Thank David B
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You better come hungry since the moment you sit down until you leave they just keep bringing more and more and more food!!! If you're coming for the style go someplace else if you're coming for fresh food and lots of it this is the place! Typical middle eastern restaurant where there's more salads in front of you before you... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kedem Street 85 | Kedem 85, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814333, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv  >  Jaffa
  • Phone Number: 03-6818699
Ernest Hemingway's 1952 novel The Old Man and the Sea depicts the world of a poor Cuban fisherman who fights the wild sea. These elements of sea, fish and noble nature have also inspired the establishment of the well-known restaurant on Jaffa's Kedem Street - The Old Man and the Sea.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?