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The Old Man and the Sea


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today via mobile

החלף לעברית Expensive and disgusting, the staff terrible terrible people unpleasant service I encountered did not recommend getting near there

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Jhonmike79
Reviewed today

Middle Eastern food that is very ordinary, not unique and unattractive. Simple and basic salads. Meat is good, but not too interesting. There are many (much better) restaurants in the area. Recommend to look in advance before ordering a table.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank גלעד ד
Reviewed today

Staff not friendly. The food is tasteless. Not worth the money we paid. There are enough restaurants in Tel Aviv that offer sea food. Stay away

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Javier M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These pepole dont like israeli or Jewish pepole They are antisemitism !! the service is bad !! Dont say i didnt tell you , keep away !!

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank 215omerb
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never written a review and had to after this AWFUL dinner. The staff at this restaurant was very rude and it took over 45 minutes to get water. They wouldn’t explain how the menu worked and could not handle our large group at all. If...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Samuel S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Famous spot but not sure why. They put out plenty of appetizers and then you order a main dish, which you can barely eat after all the small plates. Small plates are okay but not all the great in quality and taste. Main dishes are...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank naparay
Reviewed yesterday

nice food fast service. very good salats. we recomand all . all plates were serve fast . at end of meal theres tea and ataif dounats.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Tal B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Slightly disconcerting as we sat down for an afternoon snack and drink, and suddenly had a huge smorgasbord of salad thrust upon us prior to ordering anything. Waiters were quite pushy about ordering additional drinks and main courses, and seemed very disappointed when we found...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Absg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good food and an amazing experience. Not to be missed. 40 little assorted salads arrive as routine. Great selection. Then we had grilled fish. Good food, friendly staff. Not to be missed

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank tommN9715XM
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place lived up to the hype - amazing food and buzzing atmosphere - a truly authentic Israel food experience in gorgeous Jaffa. You are served with numerous dips and sauces which are constantly replenished and then order a meat or fish main course. So...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Riva H
September 27, 2018|
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Response from 622advah | Reviewed this property |
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April 21, 2018|
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Response from etomer | Reviewed this property |
On Sunday they close at midnight. Just keep in mind that it is a simple restaurant with simple food. Nothing fancy. Though tasty food and good value for money.
December 15, 2017|
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