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Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

Ali Barbours Rd | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
+254 714 456131
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Ali Barbours Rd | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a truly unique restaurant set in caves that are over 100,000 years old. The whole experience is a pleasant one, the service is very good, the menu comprehensive. The only reason I give it four not five is that we found the menu...More

Thank PorkyMartin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wont say much here, because there isn't much to say because the experience is inexplicable. You simply have to go through it, feel it. I leave it there. This is a MUST visit if you are in South coast.

1  Thank Eric N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food will not worth the travel.to the restaurant it the environment will. Amazing experience in a natural cave transformed in a fantasy restaurant.

1  Thank Mohamed S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food in a truly unique setting. As we were being led from the beach to the entrance we wondered where we were being taken - but it is worth it. The food was very good - not exceptional but good in comparison to other...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most amazing dining experience in a very long time. The scenery is amazing and by far the most special I have every seen. The restaurant is housed in a natural cave and decorated exotically. From your table you can see the stars. The...More

Thank MarianneJ894
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our dinner at the Cave, food was excellent and service fantastic. The restaurant is inside a natural cave with an open ceiling. The menu is international as we expected, price is on the expensive side but the location is a must see. We...More

Thank Carolinalasvegas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a chicken dish which was quite tasty .. wouldnt say amazing but all my friends and I liked the food. Quite expensive. The desserts were really nice which I enjoyed more than the main! Great setting, food came quite quickly although I was...More

Thank hira r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our two teenage children here for dinner - the location is fantastic. The choice of food was good although two of our meals were not brilliant - a chicken dish where the chicken breast looked pumped up and wasn't quite cooked enough, and...More

Thank ChristinaSLacey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we went for a meal out here what a fantastic place to visit well worth it the food was very nice was made very welcome the owner greeted you as you went in. would recommend this place for every one to visit

Thank Waveney J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for sister in laws birthday and truly unusual and unique restaurant with great food and great service. More for seafood lovers and limited for vegetarians. Definitely worth a visit if only to have a light dinner/cocktails.

Thank Vipul V
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8 November 2016|
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Response from Ashley4406 | Reviewed this property |
No accomodation. Excellent food. Plenty of great hotels nearby. Enjoy.
7 September 2016|
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Response from Cainha | Reviewed this property |
We did, twice. When you make a reservation they pick you up at your hotel as well.
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27 May 2016|
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Response from Alex R | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is only open for evening dinner. I go for dinner there 1930hrs and it is open late.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$79
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ali Barbours Rd | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: +254 714 456131
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You'd be hard pushed to find a more romantic place to dine than Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant, set inside an ancient coral cove and lit by warm candlelight. The a la carte menu specializes in seafood, international & traditional cuisine and is accompanied by a great wine-list so take your time over dinner.The Restaurant opens every day from 7pm. Reservation Required.Courtesy transfer from Hotels in Diani.Dress Code: Smart casual. No shorts, no hats.We apologize we do not allow children 6 and under.Cigars from our humidor available.
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