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The Old Man and the Sea

| Hanger 1, Jaffa Port, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 53-809-4346
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (68 reviews)
“pita bread” (19 reviews)
“salad” (125 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Hanger 1, Jaffa Port, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great location on a sunny day in the Jaffa port! We were recommended this by a local if we wanted to enjoy local Arabic mezze and it did not disappoint! 20 salads, delicious bread, a pitcher of lemonade and then your main course... I...More

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the first restaurant we tried in Tel Aviv and it was a very good choice. The diversity of food, the way it is served, the spices and everyting were just great.

Thank SoniaNechifor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant. We were staying in Jaffa our first night in Israel. It's something totally different than we are used to. One of my favorite meals in Israel. My son is a vegetarian and he had plenty to eat. As you sit...More

Thank Watrbaby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated at the Old Port in Jaffa in prime spot by the port this is nicely located for inside or outside dining. Not quaint but functional and contemporary with the feel of larger scale catering to groups being their thing (although we were reasonably happy...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Desperately disappointed with the attitude of the management. Appetisers were great but then it was the turn of the main courses. Generally it was fine and then there was the uncooked chicken. The manager didn’t even apologise and even had the audacity to charge for...More

Thank Marcelapfel
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I would greatly recommend this place. When you arrive they give you lots of salads which are all delicious. The wine is also great. The atmosphere of the port also adds to the experience. Highly recommend

Thank Lucy N
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

With two others I had lunch here. At arrival the table was filled with a variety of salads, taboulleh, hommus, egg, falafel etc etc. A lot of wonderful tastes, impossible to finish. For the main dish I selected the whole Grouper. If was so nice,...More

Thank Havaki
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We’ve had some amazing food in Tel Aviv and wanted to try some of Jaffa’s seafood offerings. The Old Man of the Sea rated highly, so we went there. As other reviewers have mentioned, the service was fast, friendly and good. The 22 dishes of...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This is definitely one of our favs for many reasons, they have impressive speed, delicious and numerous salads and if you save room for the main dish, amazing fish!! We travel to Israel every couple years to visit my husbands family and we make it...More

Thank mommy2gs
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We went out to an early dinner as a family. It was fairly empty when we arrived, packed by the time we left. Unlike other commenters, we were not rushed. One of our party was late, and they didn't push us to order until we...More

1  Thank 123asb2018
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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|
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Response from beenhereforever | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are several delicious coices that vegetarians could eat. ALL of the initial 22 small dishes are vegetarian.
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 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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