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The Old Man and the Sea

Kedem St 85, Tel Aviv-Yafo, | Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814333, Israel
+972 3-544-8820
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish” (426 reviews)
“salad” (824 reviews)
“bread” (140 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kedem St 85, Tel Aviv-Yafo, | Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814333, Israel
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice whilst we were holidaying in Israel. When you first sit down you are treated to 22 different bowls of salads, dips, vegetables, falafel plus pita bread and homemade lemonade. They were all very fresh with different flavours and all delicious....More

Thank Rhiana S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is a crowded, happy, good-vibes place, where you sit very close to complete strangers, but won't feel intimidated by it. The food is nice, probably will be considered exotic by tourist (but very common in this type of places in Israel). The prices...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food. Fresh and a lot of it. You haven’t been in Tel Aviv/Jaffa if you haven’t been to this restaurant.

Thank jensmik
Reviewed 3 days ago

You need to wait in the line to get there and the food is worth it. Starters are delicious but we waited too long for main dish.

Thank Nova E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a late night dinner and absolutely loved it!! The food is amazing, staff members are very friendly and attentive. Even though the place looks a bit “Touristy”, the place did not let us down. Ps. Not sure what type of grilled fish we had...More

Thank Waruna S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were seared at an outside table overlooking the small port and people watched throughout the meal. Hard to criticise the amount of food on the table. We counted 22 dishes on the table. All appeared to be freshly prepared but how can 2 people...More

Thank brian_uk12000
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were 14 persons had a fantastic dinner so much delicious dishes prepared and served to perfection. The staff was service minded and the look after customer need and well-being. I highly recommend this place for its food, service and prime location at the marina...More

Thank Bassim H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nothing good to say about this restaurant besides its location. The food was tasteless, and although seems as if plenty and variety, most of it was simply bad. Service was also robotic and non social, your just another number. I don't know why people mentioned...More

Thank obUA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice typical Middle East/Arabic restaurant. Many salads as starters which you can ask for refills. Good fish dishes.

Thank Avi H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The fish is great, but the assortment of salads and other appetizers they bring at the start of the meal -- and keep on bringing as soon as a plate is close to empty -- was excellent. We have been to many Middle Eastern restaurants...More

Thank Joseph K
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22 April 2018|
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Response from etomer | Reviewed this property |
On Sunday they close at midnight. Just keep in mind that it is a simple restaurant with simple food. Nothing fancy. Though tasty food and good value for money.
16 December 2017|
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Response from darwinia2010 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kedem St 85, Tel Aviv-Yafo, | Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814333, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv  >  Jaffa
  • Phone Number: +972 3-544-8820
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Ernest Hemingway's 1952 novel The Old Man and the Sea depicts the world of a poor Cuban fisherman who fights the wild sea. These elements of sea, fish and noble nature have also inspired the establishment of the well-known restaurant on Jaffa's Kedem Street - The Old Man and the Sea.
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