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Old Man and the Sea Restaurant

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Mama Ngina Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 42 2131106
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sea food platter was out of this world, so damn fresh I liked every bit of it. Although they should include the taxes in the prices for one to know the exact amount that they should be paying.

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1 Thank kimberly w
Nairobi, Kenya
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This restaurant didn't appear to have changed since my last visit some 14 years ago. The food was good, especially the mixed seafood salad starter, and the prices were not as high as I expected. The waiter told us that the seafood platter main course was for one person but it would have easily been enough for the two of... More 

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1 Thank Helen A
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Slow bad service and mediocre food. Seating is only indoors. Save your money and choose another restaurant.

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1 Thank fourlindvall
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing. We were the only ones there so our food didn't take long :) Stanley the waiter was such a charm and the chef, we give him high marks! This place is very romantic 💖

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1 Thank Tendai M
Nairobi
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The worst service and even bad food was the order of the day. We waited 2 hrs and 40 minute. We got 4 slices of garlic bread in 2 hours and the worst ever food by unfriendly waiters in shirts that looked like veils. The linen had holes, the restaurant was dirty the owner does not care and it's a... More 

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Thank NixshaSafari
Pardes Hanna Karkur, Israel
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

visited the place mid day, on a Tuesday. the place was empty. ordered the food. took about 45 mins for the food to get to the table, but it was worth the waiting. best chips i had for a long time fish was good chicken tender and delicious good coffee

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1 Thank 770Daphne
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The food is reallly nice but very poor service. Their menu offers a variety of dishes but when you order they say they dont have. Apart from that, the soups and other courses are fine. I mostly enjoy the baked potato with sourcream as my side.

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2 Thank Zainab A
Nairobi
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Nice and exclusive, so simple and direct touch. I went for lunch and there was no electricity but the staff managed to pull a thing, jck of all trades

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1 Thank Suburbs01
Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had an absolutely delicious meal at this restaurant. I ordered the prawn and mushroom flambe for entree, Jumbo prawns with a garlic sauce for main. My husband ordered the smoked sailfish for entree and a green peppercorn steak with fries for main. The food was fresh, well-cooked and reasonably priced. The service was attentive. Sadly, we were the only... More 

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1 Thank CaelaR
Lusaka, Zambia
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Rustic, old and deck like atmosphere so the ambiance and space should not be on your check list. BUT...... The food is amazing! The starter and main was full of flavor and very fresh. Loved it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mama Ngina Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi
  • Phone Number: +254 42 2131106

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?