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“Dinner on the beach.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Man and the Sea Restaurant

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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Kenya
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Dinner on the beach.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

The Old Man & The Sea Restaurant is a family-owned establishment on the Malindi beachfront, situated in the old town sector on Mama Ngina road, close to the Vasco da Gama Pillar. The food is deliciously exquisite and the service unobtrusive but attentive.
Whilst the restaurant specializes in fresh seafood - crab, tuna sashimi, giant prawns, kingfish, lobster, and my favorite, the Malindi smoked sailfish among a myriad others, it also serves beef steaks, mouth watering sauces, and to-die-for desserts.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Dennis M
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Flic En Flac
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

If you are in Malindi this is a must! Went with 2 of my daughters on my birthday and really enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is simple - and there was a power cut - but the food is so so good. Spoke to the chef, who recommended giant prawns, which were squeakingly fresh and perfectly cooked. Washed down with a cold bottle from the basic but good wine selection, this was a great meal.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rswooding
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Jules E
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Thank blinkmw96
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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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 125Sing101
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