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Old Man and the Sea

Beach Front Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 777 131106
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (45 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
“pepper crab” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Front Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing sea food meal in this quaint restaurant. Staff were friendly , helpful and made our experience even more special . Would highly recommend

1  Thank zena p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Small set up but great service and we enjoyed the meal. It was simple and delicious. Redsnapper and calamari. Yummy!

1  Thank Alfaraikram
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Very tasty food. Out favourite was the seafood salad, had one to share with our meals, and ended up ordering another as it was so yummy. Definitely recommend.

1  Thank fadingbrightly
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were the only guests for dinner last week - it's low season in Malindi - we were glad to find it open. We had a delicious meal. All the food was super and the waiter very welcoming and helpful.

1  Thank Grace M
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I have been to quite a few places in Malindi and food is pretty good everywhere. But what makes this place special is the service. So come here for some good food and get ready to be pampered :)

1  Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Our first experience there was excellent. Food was delicious and really tasty. Unfortunately the second time we went, it was super busy and the food took forever to come. Still delicious but way too long to wait. I'd recommend it if it's quiet

1  Thank Jacqui S
Reviewed 30 December 2017

When you dream of food you really want to eat, this is the place you dream of. Seafood heaven! Great staff, excellent food and old town charm. Loved it!

2  Thank Margaret K
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Get out of your full board hotel and go to The Old Man and Sea. The staff were very kind, helpful and made sure we had a lovely night. The Swahili Seafood and grilled jumbo shrimps were a great pick.

1  Thank Anne A
Wright062, Owner at Old Man and the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you for your kind remarks, it was indeed, a great privilege to serve you, we are delighted you enjoyed. Merry Christmas

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

It’s a nice family business with quality food and good service and pricing. It’s worthy a visit. Best cuisine if you love seafood it’s affordable at quality

1  Thank Perpetuah
Reviewed 20 October 2017

My husband, five-year old son and I went for a late lunch. The place was abandoned as tourism has really taken a hit recently. The waiter was extremely attentive and coached us through the menu, advising against certain sea food and in favor of other...More

3  Thank Fantajan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Front Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi
  • Phone Number: +254 777 131106
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