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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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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an amazing meal, we got the seafood platter for 2 and it was enough food for 4 or 5, with all the salads and dips. The calamari was cooked to perfection not rubber and chewy, it was all delicious.

Thank Love2pioneer
Tel Aviv, Israel
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a non kosher restaurant so its not suitable for jewish religious people BUT it has delicious and special dishes for everyone else . including gluten free vegan and vegetarian..

Thank Ella C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't care about the food but you are looking at a good place where to seat and eat fast food without taste then choose this restaurant. I took the eggplant with tahini, and the only thing that i will remember was the fluorescent color of the oil!

Thank Zaino82
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

To start, and as part of the meal, you get salads and a range of dips and spices. Mind blowing. All fresh and delicious. If you're still hungry, you can eat the main course you ordered - fish, shrimp, meat and other delicacies. The fish platter for 2 is a substantial meal - particularly after the amazing starters. And there's... More 

Thank jjj733
Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, France
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting outside overlooking the boats in the Yaffa port is nice in itself, being seated and getting around 20 small salads and side dishes as well as refreshing lemonade served within a minute is another thing. Really great experience, service very efficient but a bit grumbly, therefore not 5 stars for me. The fish, though, a grilled Labrak was also... More 

Thank Peter O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to sample Middle East starters then here you will get 21 together with pitta and that's a lot for two people especially when it is all included with the cost of your main course. You will not leave there hungry. The service is rapid and efficient but this is a restaurant with a largely tourist clientele.

Thank ricky39
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

its a fabulous setting overlooking the boats in Jaffa port... and the chance to watch the sun set in the evening too. We sat outside. They come with 20 small dishes of sides... from salads to dips, as well as bread and a jug of lemonade. This is all included in the menu price. We chose the calamaris... and I... More 

Thank Suzanne A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friend of ours lives in Tel Aviv and took us out tonight to what he calls "the best fish resturaunt around". Being huge fish eaters (sounds weird) and from new york we didn't go in with any big expectations. Now that I gave you some background , I will tell you. Absolutely INCREDIBLE , everything , from the salads that... More 

Thank M J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After walking along the shore of Tel Aviv for a while we arrived in Old Jaffa Port. We were thirsty and hungry and stumbeld upon this nice restaurant. We saw some tables full of dishes with different salads and dips and decided to sit down for lunch. Without really ordering anything we were served with lemonade (delish!) and 20 bowls... More 

Thank RahelRich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Fun , Food and value If you want casual surroundings in the port of Jaffa with great food and excellent value then this is the place for you I visited most of the so called sophisticated and trendy restaurants in Tel Aviv and I can honestly say what this restaurants lacks in style certainly makes up in the quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 03-6818699
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?