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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, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 4 days ago

literally my favorite seafood place in the world!! Just know that if you go, you will eat a lot, because of all the free add-ons to your meal. Fine dining at cheap prices. Authentic, high-quality Palestinian cuisine, right by the Mediterranean! what more do you...want?More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed August 20, 2020 via mobile

Service was horrible, seafood looked exhausted or over cooked or defrosted or all of the above. Nope, not going there again.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

Good food and a great experience for visitors to see the impresive amount and variety of salads at first course. The sea food dishes are fresh and good. What I didn't like was, once they have a long line of waiting guests, they literally throw...you out.. I had an experience where we were still waiting for the check to be paid, and they were setting the table, as we are still sitting, for the next guests..More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

visited on Saturday, the place is big, has sea view, the fish and seafood were excellent, very fresh. service was very Attentive. the bill was very reasonable. highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed May 6, 2020

Like all the rest of the reviews, this was a great choice! Excellent service, great selection, appetizers & of course the fish-grilled to perfection. Highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed April 13, 2020 via mobile

The Old Man and the Sea is principally famous for the 23 appetiser plates served to you when you are first seated. It is tempting to fill up on these and, whilst they are great, don’t spoil your appetite and miss out on your main...course because the other dishes are great too! The homemade lemonade was also great. I’d definitely dine here again next time I’m in Jaffa.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 17, 2020

The ambiance was crazy, and the food was good. It's a bit touristy, but otherwise a great location and good menu. I would return

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Very Good traditional Israeli fish restaurant. The restaurant lockated in front of the Jaffa sea port. The restaurant serve many small plates of dishes and its replaced when it finished. The menu include this 20 dishes so 30-40usd for each guest you get perfect meal....If guest is not taking the main dish it need to pay 15$ for the small dishes, truly i can say it enough 🙂 The meal include limonade Jare and coffee and tea FOC. Very goodMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is located in a fantastic place, by Jaffa port. They serve numerous salads that are incredibly tasty. The dishes are delicious too. I definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

You will be served at least 15 small dishes as soon as you sit down on the table... later on you can order some other dishes. Fresh lime juice is included. Great house wine

Date of visit: March 2020
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March 3, 2020|
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Response from 169gilr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, both are open. The one not on the boardwalk is the original one, it's much larger and contains a lot more people; and the sea view is great. I'd recommend going there.
Riva H
September 27, 2018|
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Response from 622advah | Reviewed this property |
It is !
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.
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