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The Old Man & The Sea

Retsif ha-Aliya ha-Shniya Street 101 | Hanger 1, Jaffa Port, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 53-809-4346
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (54 reviews)
“pita bread” (17 reviews)
“salad” (91 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Retsif ha-Aliya ha-Shniya Street 101 | Hanger 1, Jaffa Port, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very quirky place in what looks like an old warehouse in the old Jaffa port , but is in fact a modern building . Very lively with lots of staff buzzing around , open all day so it doesn't matter if you go for late...More

Thank Susanna V
Reviewed 4 days ago

The popular Old Man and the Sea restaurant located at Jaffa harbor is easily confused with another with same name nearby, and this location does not take reservations for weekends and busy evenings. Plan to come about 6-7 pm for dinner, after that it gets...More

Thank Easybob2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hadn’t eaten here in at least 18months. It is still outstanding. The spread of salads is dazzling but their quality is very high. Their falafel is surprising one of the best around. Their fish is excellent but I always like their entrecôtes well. Great for...More

Thank Slingerrob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What should I write new? It is all about the service. Waiters here are very self confident - but this harsh-macho confidence is absolutly justified! They took care of us from 1st second to the very ending... About the food... well all who being at...More

Thank Michal H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at the old location, many times. I have had both good and just OK experiences. This time, with a group, at the second, new location, for a team lunch. Service and food were excellent. The salads were really fresh and kept on...More

Thank TelAvivEater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice restaurant, fresh food, but very basis. lots of salads, very average prices. full of people, look like Israel.... all religions, all kinds of local people plus lots of tourists, a different kind of experience.... the salads are coming from the wonderful arab kitchen and...More

Thank kim m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well organized, take the seat and you get the huge choice of - complimentary - appetizers. That's the standard entry. We ordered a mixed fish-plate with crabs, calamari, mussels. Delicious with an excellent garlic/lemon sauce. Fantastic - also complimentary - homemade lemonade. Very good vine...More

Thank gourmet_drummer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It brings you into the tumultuous atmosphere that runs the blood of the inhabitants, lively and relationship oriented. Yes, meals and cooking are those for big groups, frequent rotation of tables and fast guest turn over.

Thank jjvrubio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always good, impeccable service, 22good mezzes, we order the mix, sea food, amazing!! Calamari and, shrimps and crab and mussel!! The order plate, was fillet, Denis also great!! I always recommend this place

Thank Carolina G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place where we could try some of the local dishes, we asked someone in the street and he suggested The Old Man and the Sea. Located in on marina in the old city. The place is very large and busy,...More

Thank myexpreriences
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Jennifer C
15 December 2017|
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Response from dvl_eyes | Reviewed this property |
many of the salads, meat and fish do not contain gluten. avoid the pita and the sweets and you should be OK.
23 June 2017|
Response from muky a | Reviewed this property |
i dont know you shuld ak them anway you can chosse certain vegetrian dishes and salads they have planty of them
23 June 2017|
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Response from Debbie C | Reviewed this property |
The fresh vegetable selection is superb. You can order around the meat choices to get a good meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Retsif ha-Aliya ha-Shniya Street 101 | Hanger 1, Jaffa Port, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv  >  Jaffa
  • Phone Number: +972 53-809-4346
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