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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (68 reviews)
“salad” (124 reviews)
“pita bread” (20 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

On a hot and humid lunch time in Jaffa’s old fishermen harbor we sought refuge from the oppressive heat in the cavernous eating hall of The Old Man And the Sea. The very high ceilings and huge dining area reduced the effectiveness of the air...More

Thank Andrei P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally overrated. First they charge you a lot for some salads, and limonade without asking. Then i was speaking on the phone on the first 3 minutes we arrive, but waitress just stood there demanding our food order in the same time with the drinks...More

1  Thank Porancea C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to this place for years, but for last 2 visits we mentioned quality and service dropped dramatically. The salads are not fresh anymore, meat is hard and not tasty. We ordered steak well done, they brought it full with blood and...More

2  Thank Gvantsa E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant never seen so much good food and the staff are very polite and friendly and helpful we hamburgers, chicken schnitzel and whole fish desert ice cream,chocolate fondant unbelievable and a plate of water melon sadres very refreshing

Thank darylsgourmetmeats
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've got to admit. The appetizers are fantastic! A great sharing experience with wonderful food. The main dish was disappointing. We ordered the calamaris and shrimps... and I probably never had such a mediocre dish in a fish restaurant.

1  Thank rattazzi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our evening at this restaurant. You order your main dish which starts at 89 shekels for the chicken kebabs and they then bring you 21 different small dishes with pita bread, a pitcher of homemade lemonade mint tea and something sweet after the...More

Thank Sandra N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The starter was amazing, obviously when they dump 20+ dish on you, you will find a few you'll like. The main course , on both times I found lacking. I tried the , garlic pawns and that was very under welming, i expected grilling pawns...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with family visiting from the US thinking it would be a fun and tasty place to eat. It was a Thursday night and there were a lot of people waiting to eat. The waiters were very hasty and barely let us finish...More

1  Thank Ally R
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We dined here today , got tasty salads, waited a long time for our main courses- shish and lamb chops, both served cold! This is the first time we are eating such cold served dishes in a restaurant. We asked the waiter to warm them,...More

1  Thank Vicky A
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Went to the old man and the sea after last being there 3 months ago. Got salads like usual before we made an order for a main for each us. Before we then maid our decision what to order the waiter who was serving us...More

Thank Melanie L
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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