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Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

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| Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
+254 714 456131
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The cave never disappoints you. Excellent menu and customer service. Always the highlight of my trip when I visit Diani from the culinary front. Nothing to fault them on.

Thank Chris_NBO
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Their website and brochures do not state it, but they do not accept children at this restaurant, so do not arrive with a very hungry child as we did, and find yourself stranded. The waitress was also unfriendly and not in the slightest apologetic or sympathetic. Snobby!!!

1 Thank LLAK
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with 2 friends at the end of 2 week holiday. They pick you up from the hotel had nice cocktails before going to a lovely table with a fan and the open sky above. The moon was full it was so romantic. The starter was well presented and tasty. The main course was very generous well presented and... More 

Thank Rosie D
Gothenburg, Sweden
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a absolutly wonderful evening with fantastick food at this restaurant. We had carpaccio as a starter, grilled lobster as maincourse and a wonderful pie with mango as a dessert. It was very genorous portions and excellent taste, all three of them.

Thank ElsaAnnika
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a restaurant in a cave, by the beach. For this reason alone it's worth going to. The food is good. I had barracuda which was average but my girlfriend had crab which was really good. In terms of value for the quality of the food it is not as good as Sails down the road. But it's definitely still... More 

Thank Tim B
Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and atmosphere and friendly staff. Shame about the Master card offer, which put a dampen on our evening. If restaurants want to take part in offers, then the terms and conditions should be clearly explained and not doubt genuine customers. We were treated as if we were trying to cheat them. Our group had registered for a Mastercard... More 

Thank kritikós A
Porto, Portugal
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing atmosphere, amazing food and amazing decor... They have actually set the tables inside this unbelievable cave... Service is very slow, but this is Africa...

Thank Jon_France_Portugal
Bologna, Italy
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very romantic and particular restaurant were to go for to have a special night. The food was good and the atmosphere simply magic in that restaurant created inside a round cave opened at the top.

Thank 440Alessandra
Mombasa, Kenya
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Attractive restaurant set in a cave,candle lit dinner,tasty food, nice service.if in diani truly its worth a visit

Thank leona204
Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Striking, attractive place. Candle lit - special. Really good food as well and fine service. We really enjoyed this restaurant which had been recommended by our hotel. Go at night to get the full ambiance of this cool restaurant. Will definitely bring friends on our next visit to Diani.

Thank DaveMom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$79
Seafood, International, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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: | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: +254 714 456131
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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