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Old Man and the Sea Restaurant

Mama Ngina Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 42 2131106
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (21 reviews)
“lobster” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Mama Ngina Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Reviews (275)
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1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 4 May 2017

We always visit the Old Man and the Sea when in Malindi. The seafood is wonderful and the service amazing. The house where the restaurant is situated is gorgeous. Looking forward to returning again soon

1  Thank SarahArts
Reviewed 19 April 2017

My family ate dinner our last night in Malindi at The Old Man and the Sea and were sad we hadn't discovered this gem earlier. The food, from the smoked sailfish to the pepper crab, was excellent and the staff were very attentive. We will...More

1  Thank Ebba N
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I'd been told that this place had gone downhill but, having been loyal to the restaurant for well over a decade, I couldn't not come here for their famous Russian lobster and crab tagliatelle as soon as I landed in Malindi. It was as tasty...More

1  Thank RachelD1981
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Smallish Resturant on the coast road into Malindi . Used to be good when first visited several years ago especially for its smoked sailfish and its lobsters. The steaks were poor for several years , my wife tried them. It has now become poor service...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 12 March 2017

An unassuming exterior hides a well established old favourite. Excellent service, tasty food and a pleasant atmosphere across from the beach in the old town Shella. Seasonal seafood, a fairly comprehensive menu including a number of delectable sounding desserts. The Creme Brulee was wonderful.

1  Thank CM J
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

You must go there ! Not allow to pass in Malindi and not trying their amazing grill fish! The restaurant is small is good to book before but it's a must

1  Thank Gina P
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The place is too small very slow services also are very expensives restaurant third world 2person with 4drinks came about 40euro plus tax and vat . Iwill never going again to this restaurant i will advice people not to go there again westing money there...More

Thank salims220
Wright062, Owner at Old Man and the Sea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Good Morning, we are disturbed to read your Review. The Waiter recalls your complaint at the time, but added that you had 2 orders of Grilled Lobster with your Drinks. This would equate to a total bill of €40 inclusive of Govt Taxes. We would...More

Reviewed 27 January 2017

having previously eaten here, this time the black pepper crab was terrible. it seems the restaurant is going to the dogs. only good thing was smoked sailfish.

2  Thank Charlieboynjuki
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Old age restaurant but the best sea food ever i have had in my life small cozy place right in town sea front if you love sea food go Old man.....

2  Thank Arfanz4444
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch there with family, and though the food was lovely the portion size has definitely reduced significantly since the last time we visited and the time it took to actually get our food was over an hour and half. Service was adequate but not...More

1  Thank Elmarie G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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