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Old Man and the Sea Restaurant

Mama Ngina Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 42 2131106
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (21 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mama Ngina Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant has very good food and service. Recommend for dinner . Small and cozy . Very good desert

Thank yanochka2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old man in the sea is the place where my partner fell in love with seafood when he was 16 and over two decades later I realise why. We had an incredible date night, the environment is cosy and intimate, the waiters are attentive yet...More

Thank Holly Suzanne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lol,first,the waiter didnt even know who ordered what.they got it all mixed up but the worst was,it was all too expensive and this isnt one of those fancy restaurants.Its too small and looks like old time mud huts.TERRIBLE AT ITS BEST!

Thank Maureen N
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Small and bijou restaurant which adds to its charm. Friendly waiting staff and had speedy service. The fillet steak is delicious and moist and the Amarula brûlée is to die for. Only thing to be aware is that the tax isn't included in the menu...More

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a small restaurant with limited space between tables, within a converted building. The service is friendly and attentive and the food very good. The fillet steaks are excellent. We have dinned here twice during our stay, sampling both fish and meat dishes which...More

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Perfect! Staff are so friendly and professional. Food is amazing! Had the poached red snapper and chocolate mouse. All 5 stars!!!! Super super good! Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Malindi. Prices are standard, but food and service is well above and beyond the quality of...More

Thank Johanna O
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We always visit the Old Man and the Sea when in Malindi. The seafood is wonderful and the service amazing. The house where the restaurant is situated is gorgeous. Looking forward to returning again soon

1  Thank SarahArts
Reviewed 19 April 2017

My family ate dinner our last night in Malindi at The Old Man and the Sea and were sad we hadn't discovered this gem earlier. The food, from the smoked sailfish to the pepper crab, was excellent and the staff were very attentive. We will...More

1  Thank Ebba N
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I'd been told that this place had gone downhill but, having been loyal to the restaurant for well over a decade, I couldn't not come here for their famous Russian lobster and crab tagliatelle as soon as I landed in Malindi. It was as tasty...More

1  Thank RachelD1981
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Smallish Resturant on the coast road into Malindi . Used to be good when first visited several years ago especially for its smoked sailfish and its lobsters. The steaks were poor for several years , my wife tried them. It has now become poor service...More

1  Thank Peter B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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