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The Old Man and the Sea

Kedem St 85, Tel Aviv-Yafo, | Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814333, Israel
+972 3-681-8699
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish” (365 reviews)
“salad” (691 reviews)
“falafel” (109 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kedem St 85, Tel Aviv-Yafo, | Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814333, Israel
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Reviewed today via mobile

I live in Tel Aviv and this is a place I visit every once in a while. It's one my favorites for its type. You get about 20 types of salads with great pita bread, and the meat and fish are all really good. And...More

Thank Yaron T
Reviewed today via mobile

This is just a show with their food. For a start you get 44 small bowls of small veggies and salads. You get drink . And you choose your main. The guys are working extremely hard . It is so busy! And you have nice...More

Thank Joanna J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a very local restaurant, long lines and the 25 mezze plate was worth it. Servers are in a rush but attentive. The jug of homemade lemonade was great. Portions are huge, great for sharing. The fish is very very very fresh ! Definitely...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The price may look high at first glance. But considering the amount of salads you get with your meal, constantly refilled (as well as a lemonade pitcher), you get out of the place with a stomach full of good food. The service is excellent, the...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant with two friends from Germany. I wanted to show them the local food, at the end of the meal we got coffee and one of the girls when she finished her coffee found a huge fly at the bottom of the...More

Thank Nadya_A20
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is inhabited by locals I think so that's always a good sign. 26 salads arrive on your table including breads and a jug of beautiful homemade lemon and mint cordial. Too much food really... then we were offered free coffee and desert which...More

Thank koralie_leahy
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ended up there after a long walk on a very warm day. They just brought a lot of food, without any explanation but luckily it was very good. My friend order something with meat and I ended up eating "only" the side dishes. Their...More

Thank FernandaCS72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food 20 types of fresh salads including rice chickpeas and cooked vegetables can ordere only salads Pita and drinkfor 50 shekels. Or fish for 110 Very recomended

Thank Yosi Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If for a local Israeli as I am it was too intimidating, then for a tourist it'll be much worse. Waitress are all over you all the time. Salads are pushed as you sit. Charges are 50NIS for adults and 25 for kids. Even before...More

Thank YoavHi66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice during our visit . The 22 dish meze to start is quite hilarious as the plates are virtually thrown on the table but it's all part of the service . Food here was very good but it is served very quickly...More

Thank michelefox329
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May 25, 2017|
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Response from Fred S | Reviewed this property |
They don't take bookings on Saturdays. Usually you have to wait in line.
Itay Z
March 12, 2017|
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Response from Nour A | Property representative |
היי, אם זה באמצע השבוע ניתן יום לפני אבל אם זה בסוף השבוע אז מומלץ שבוע מראש. (במקרה וההזמנה היא לקבוצה אז שבוע מראש בכל הימים)
October 29, 2016|
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Response from eshlomo | Reviewed this property |
You can go there and enjoy all the delicious sides. Most of my friends that I went with were already full before the fish arrived. They have a nice wine list from the region as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
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 St 85, Tel Aviv-Yafo, | Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814333, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv  >  Jaffa
  • Phone Number: +972 3-681-8699
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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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