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The Old Man and the Sea

85 Kedem St., Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814331, Israel
+972 3-681-8699
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (941 reviews)
“falafel” (135 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Kedem St., Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814331, Israel
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great location near the Jaffa seaport. Great spread of appetizers. Make sure you leave enough room for your main dish. I had chicken shishlik while my friend had sea bream. All excellent! Service was great too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FurmanP
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hi, First of all NOT RECOMMENDED at all I was with my family 7 persons first the service was so terrible and bad, when i went to talk with the manager simply he said to me “ you can choose another places, this what we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank huzaifashahin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were lucky that local friends took us here for our first meal in Israel, delicious & fun atmosphere alongside the small port.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AnnaKP22
Reviewed 3 days ago

We barely sat down and already 20 salads were placed on our table. Each was DELICIOUS and as soon as one plate was empty it was refilled .... never had to ask for anything. Even tho after the salads we weren’t very hungry my husband...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Adventure511371
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the old man and the sea and enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine and light supper, whilst we watched the sunset. Lovely food and great spot

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank altheai2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very busy and large restaurant by the sea in Jaffa, the service was fast and friendly. Just be prepared for alot of food. When you arrive they brought us 20 small different salads which were absolutely delicious, the bread was very good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Simon R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a insanely crowded place, make sure to make a reservation ahead. Once you are placed at a table you will get 20 arabic starters which taste really good. Those are coming with freshly baked bread on the side. Don‘t be paniced by the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank raulp984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful fresh fish accompanied by twenty- three different salads! Way too much food served by an excellent and caring staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roger K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this amazing restaurant. The food is unbelievably good and the view of the water even better. Fast service. So much FUN and great vibe. I would go back next time I am in Old Jaffa

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cja66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We we’re in Tel Aviv for New Year. We went to this restaurant because it has great reviews and we wanted to try it out. We we’re not dissapointed, everything we had was very good and we really enjoyed our meals. The staff is always...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Anca M
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Response from 622advah | Reviewed this property |
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Kedem St., Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814331, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv  >  Jaffa
  • Phone Number: +972 3-681-8699
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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