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The Old Man and the Sea

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Kedem Street 85 | Kedem 85, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814333, Israel
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+972 54-539-0554
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As some one who lives in Jaffa - I went for a walk in the old port and I found this magnificent top restaurant. The variety and the amount of food is great. You will find lots of salads to with. After a nice walk in Jaffa and you feel hungry - don't miss that restaurant on 85 kedem st.... More 

Thank Natan L
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93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In good weather - sitting outside and dining is awesome. They serve an incredible amount of salads as a starter (with hot pita bread right out a brick oven) - so be advised and if you are not that hungry i'd recommend eating only that. The main dishes are not that special but you could enjoy it - it's a... More 

Thank Nirunir
Rosario, Argentina
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you come to israel do not miss to visit this culinary experience.you will be surprised by the quality the quantity and the fast and cordial service that you will receive. Everything is rich, everything is fresh!

Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant located on the Beach of the oldest port ( Jaffa ) mentioned in the Bible. The food is very good, fresh & tasty. Very good variety of sea food and fishes. A fantastic variety of salad's being served as soon as you enter the restaurant. Don't miss it.

Thank AMOS G
Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a great night out!! 5 million salads and scrumptious meat, pita, hummus, lemonade. Great atmosphere and staff. Walked in here off the street and were delighted.

Thank deblmans
Basel, Switzerland
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By sitting down they start immediately with bringing all kind of dishes. They run around, give you the menu, bring again some plates, run around, bring you drinks, take your order, run around and all over again... It is a unique adventure and a must to visit this restaurant! Very tasty and the atmosphere is just perfect!

Thank GuestFromCH
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Generous portions, fast and fun service. The food is amazing, you get automatically tiny bowls and plates of starters all over the table, a complete assortment of local delicacies, pita and mini salads, which honestly would be a meal in themselves. Then you order your main course from a menu of freshly prepared fish or sea food. It was a... More 

Thank Fluffy184
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I v'been dining in this place for past 8 years in bought locations(bought in Jaffa). The service is excellent, food is good and fresh. Their "kebab" is amazing. The place is little noisy since its always very crowded but ... No one can bit their prices!!! Draft beer is always fresh too!!!

Thank RolandN
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to eat with a group. I recommend more than 2 as they bring out 25 side dishes to try. I like a lot of them but felt bad when they cleaned the table as there was sooo much food just wasted. I'd say we were only able to eat about 30 percent of the side dishes and the... More 

Thank Bdolamite
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on two recommendations and found the food delicious. The waitstaff was quick and knew exactly how to move the busy restaurant along. We ate outdoors and loved the ambience. The small plates were plentiful with great variety, and two of us shared a main dish of shrimp which worked well. And the surprise dessert of honey balls... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kedem Street 85 | Kedem 85, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6814333, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv  >  Jaffa
  • Phone Number: +972 54-539-0554
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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