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Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

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| Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
+254 714 456131
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18:00 - 00:00
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Ali Barbours several times over the years and this year we took our friends. We had told them how fantastic it is but, oh how disappointed we were. Cocktails great; free pick up from hotel brilliant; atmosphere unbeatable but the food was inedible. 2 steaks were left virtually untouched and 2 stroganoffs only half eaten!! It is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to escape the all inclusive for a night. Pros: * Setting is amazing. * Very unique. * Service was incredible. By far the best ive experienced in Kenya! * Main course was amazing. (surf and turf) * free hotel pick up and drop off! Cons: * it's pricey, especially for Kenya - but you get what you pay... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a different experience. Book early as gets busy due to its reputation. Staff attentive, good selection of dishes. A must to visit when in Diana beach. Most hotels arrange taxi as is very popular place.

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Thank sousour
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to find a decent restaurant outside Nairobi. This place didn't just have good food, the location was amazing! I knew it was going to be expensive from previous reviews but for the experience and more importantly service it was worth it (and they even offer a free shuttle service from your hotel).

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Thank mike216j
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very romantic place for a dinner with a star view. A bit pricey, but worth it to visit at least once a stay in beautiful Diani beach.

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Thank Kristīne Z
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cool little restaurant/bar located slightly underground, part of this cave is open to the sky. Not sure what this would look like if its raining, but on a clear night you can see the stars from your table. The staff was friendly and the menu offered the standard fare for the area. We both had a fish... More 

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Thank Duke757
Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place really is an amazing setting and indeed a very special place for a romantic meal. However, the food was below par for a regular priced restaurant, let alone a premium (for Diani). 4 of us had the Surf and Turf. The Lobster was overcooked and the steak was a terrible cut (agreed by all four of us). Shame,... More 

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Thank ryandb25
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service here never disappoint. The setting is magical and despite being in a cave you are under the stars. It is always worth a visit. Their chilli crab is to die for!!

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Kigali, Rwanda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been twice in a week at the restaurant. The setting is simply stunning: a coral cave with openings through which you see the stars, dining by candle light. We had excellent prawns, crab, lobster (both classic and thermidor) and one of our party had vegetarian dishes. All in all 10 three course meals and every single dish was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beware Not many locals here... And they even got a quiz nite! But you must have membership to participate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 33 - US$ 79
Cuisine
Seafood, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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