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“Great grilled fish”

Old Man and the Sea Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 58 Restaurants in Malindi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great grilled fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Not bad at all, but the Driftwood was better! We went twice and enjoyed ourselves both times. One big moan would be that they don't include all the taxes in the price, so you get lulled into a false sense of security when ordering as the exclusion is only declared at the bottom of the last page of the menu

Visited April 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

The restaurant was so quaint, tiny and amazing (visually). IT was perfectly themed and had some really nice decor. The food was particularly good, especially the seafood.

Visited October 2013
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Consistent quality over the years”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

I have been to this little restaurant over many years - each time I visit Kenya. You are assured of the same high quality, tasty and fresh produce. Really good selection of seafood. Tastes great and adequate portions. The slight downer for me is the staff - they seem to 'clock watch'. If you happen to be near closing time, they will turn you away. This needs to change.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank 125Sing101
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Malindi, Kenya
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2 reviews
“Superb Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Swami arruved from USA and after calling a few restaurants being a Sunday Old Ma and the Sea was picked and we book lunch for 3 of us.
It was just superb and Fresh sea food.

Visited March 2014
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Padstow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The Best in Malindi and probably The Best I had in Kenya”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Definitely the our favourite place to eat in Malindi. We ate here both at lunchtime and in the evening, over a three week period.
The prawns were cooked over the barbeque outside, and were delicious!
The portions were ample and served with a smile, always.
The prices were reasonable, and service good.
I would not hesitate to recommend this eatery and will definitely go back on our next visit, can't wait!!

  • Visited February 2014
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