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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (62 reviews)
“pita bread” (16 reviews)
“salad” (111 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 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must try if you are in the area. Food is great and the service and staff are absolutely wonderful.

Thank Aline K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Facing the sea in Jaffa port, this large restaurant is in quite a nice location. Soon after we sat down, the table was adorned with lots of small dishes - a tapas frenzy of middle eastern salads, too many to count. There was certainly no...More

Thank MikeGraham100
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is all about turn-around. The service is almost too fast but food is also good. The 22 plate anti-pasti is legendary. Shrimp and calamari was also delicious.

Thank Ernokki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We keep coming back to this restaurant where all salads & food are super fresh. Great grilled fish. Many thanks to the Team!!!

Thank Didier A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a great location and all small 22 dishes that are included are yummy. We ordered very nice fish too. Juice and tea afterwards was included. Overall a good deal.

Thank Titti T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The calamari and shrimp in garlic butter sauce... yum. We ate here twice during our trip. Reasonably price wine. The 22 salads are a bit of overkill, you can't eat all them. But 5-6 were very good on pita bread.

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a terrific, happening location at the port. Lots of outside & inside seating. Place was packed so I had high expectations for a good meal. You are served 22 different small plated salads along with pita bread which was a great variety &...More

Thank jingi13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful hoummous and fish. They give you so many salads it is impossible to finish but i try every time because they are so good. Wonderful seafood with garlic butter. A must place to eat in Jaffa

Thank Jodie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's easy to relax here, with Jaffa, one of the most ancient ports surrounding you. Fishing and other small boats bob on the waters of the Mediterranean Sea half a stone's throw away. The Old Man and The Sea's formula works, however, I get the...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I happened upon the Old Man and the Sea on our trip to the middle east. The restaurant starts you off by placing 22 different salads on th table along with pita bread and lemonade. Each dish was simple yet loaded with...More

Thank tvl4life
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Questions & Answers
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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