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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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Thika, Kenya
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 Thank 664MaryC
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank kimberly w
Nairobi, Kenya
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 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 21 October 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?