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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 good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (458 reviews)
“salad” (901 reviews)
“bread” (154 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
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

A very popular restaurant. Very bussy and noisy, but.... great food!!! You get about 20 different kinds of salads to the table. Can have more as you want, included in the low price ( about 40 nic per person). For me, as a vegeterian it's...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sssssss7777777
Reviewed yesterday

The service is perfect. As soon as you order fresh, hot lafa bread is brought to the table with about 12 different and tasty salads. Why order a meal??? I generally only order an appetizer as I can't help but eat all the bread and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Volunteer2002
Reviewed yesterday

This place is always busy. The staff is on the move at all times, and for the size of the place they do a great job - you wont be waiting long once you are waiting for food. The food is really good, but once...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vi2X
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

great authentic food. huge verity of salads complrmentary with your order. nice fishes and meats. best value for money

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EranG75
Reviewed yesterday

As a couple, we went to the old men and the sea. We decided for seafood, then the party begins. You get about 20 different salads, one better than the other, and a big plate of seafood, crabs, shrimps, calamari, mussels. All was fresh, all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mario A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The amount and variety of dalads they serve you are enough, but we ordered a sea bass also. You need to go here with at least 4 people. Great service, after dinner we wwlked back to the old city, safe to walk.the tiny donuts for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nabeab
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Restaurant serves family style. Twenty of us on tour of Israel. First staff brought out pita and 10+ mess or appetizers. Next came platters of grilled lamb patty/chicken, shrimp/calamari and grilled fish. All were excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bridgeman1000
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was average. Starters are included as long as you order a main course. The problem of the starters was there was just too many of it! 22 plates of salads, hummus etc, not including pita bread. We tried to explain that we didn't want...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank iloveaaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the starters! Unfortunately I did not know that we could only ask for the starters and pay something like 5U$ per person. That would be enough for me. Ended up ordering a main course, so the starters are for free. I don’t give...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MarianaABo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worst experience. Waiter staff are rude and liars. Food was slow and came cold. Do not visit them if you want to enjoy yourself. They tried to over charge and charge for things they never brought.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank albertzee2018
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Riva H
27 September 2018|
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Response from OritRosinOfir | Reviewed this property |
It’s in Jaffa port... Better go to the other one on Kedem street ... about 5 min car ride further south Nicer
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 |
Why do you ask me ...?😉
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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