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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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Thank Gina P
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 are more restaurant in nakumatt area and star dust resonable price for the food i... More 

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Thank salims220
Wright062, Owner at Old Man and the Sea Restaurant, responded to this review

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 be grateful if you would recall the evening, as you appeared to have enjoyed the... More 

Mombasa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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1 Thank Charlieboynjuki
Thika, Kenya
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.....

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2 Thank Arfanz4444
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 outstanding.

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1 Thank Elmarie G
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Good selection of delicious seafood. Bit pricy but good for a treat. The pasta dishes are particularly good, but recommend seafood overall.

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1 Thank Annauk2010
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Old Man and the Sea, is a seafood restaurant in Malindi that presses right up to the beach, and the freshness of the seafood definitely reflects this close correlation. The food here is phenomenal, but you must be prepared to wait up to an hour from the time you order for your food to arrive. If you have the time... More 

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1 Thank Dylan W
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This restaurant has been in Malindi for years. It is now somwhat tired but the food never disappoints with freshly grilled lobster cooked in front of you on the bbq outside.

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Zürich, Schweiz
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The staff is soo friendly at this place. Service is quick. They've not had everything on the menu when we were there so make sure to have two choices at hand. The chini chini cocktail is fantastic and the amarula crème brulée just a dream. I'd go back in a heartbeat!

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1 Thank ReginaLa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?