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Old Man and the Sea Restaurant

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Mama Ngina Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
422131106
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Nairobi, Kenya
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant as part of our Malindi tour on 8th August 2016. This is a vintage Malindi eatery right by the ocean with good views and air conditioning to match the Malindi heat. We were served charcoal grilled king prawns and were probably the most delicious we have ever had with authentic taste. Contrary to... More 

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1 Thank Daniel J
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best sea food restaurant in malindi, I kid you not. The food was amazing!!!!!! My husband is obsessed with their fresh OJ.. The prices are fair 👌🏻👌🏻 The only con is I went with my baby and I had no where to put him..

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1 Thank Reyna_singh
Arusha, Tanzania
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was tasty but v waited for almost 2 hrs for food and guess wht we were so hungry at tht night ... May be because they were not ready to serve to a big grp, so they served half grp first thn the other half waited waited n waited .... Very poor service they have i guess only 2... More 

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1 Thank Tassaikap
East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The spot is very easy to find and it is situated across from the beach. The atmosphere is nice and casual dress is suitable. The staff is very professional. I had the grilled lobster with a baked potato. The seafood is very good but the side items can be improved. The baked potato was more like a baked golfball. It... More 

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1 Thank cavalac2001
Texas City, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waiter seem as though we were stopping them from something. We were the only customer at the Old Man and the Sea Restaurant it took over an hour to be served. The flies so many even if the food is good just trying not to eat a fly is the problem. I had the prawn/jumbo something I had never... More 

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1 Thank _lowbeepie723
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Man and the Sea has been around for quite a while and still has the style and atmosphere that made it famous. The food can be variable but usually very good. I would heartily recommend it.

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1 Thank Rory K
Nairobi, Kenya
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

One of the most recommended spots in town, and right on the main strip on the coast. The curry is good, as are the prawns (but definitely not king as advertised), friendly service, and a cool coastal vibe.

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1 Thank N0MADIC-BY-NATURE
Beckley, West Virginia
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We went three times and loved every time. It was low season so there were never more than three tables in use. In high season, it's recommended to reserve a table. Our waiter was a sweet, older, and very attentive. He remembered our favorites by the time we left. The fish was great, as well as the steak fillet. It's... More 

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1 Thank NurseMama25
Ludwigsburg
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Delicious food, good service. Excelent meat and fish dishes.Very old traditional house. As long as power is available it is comfortable. But as soon you have a power switch off it becomes very hot, because there is no window which can be opened to get some fresh breze from the indian ocean.

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1 Thank MwalimuLudwigsburg
Bath, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I had read good reports about this well established restaurant in Malindi so was excited to eat there. First impressions were good. A romantic setting in an old Swahili house, full of authentic atmosphere. The menu looked promising and the welcome was warm. Tables were laid out with fine white linen, shinning cutlery and gleaming glasses. Disappointment set in when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mama Ngina Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi
  • Phone Number: 422131106

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