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Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

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Ali Barbours Rd | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
+254 714 456131
18:00 - 00:00
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Hannover, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2015

enjoyed the evening despite starting off in a bad way.....someone forgot about our reservation! The service was top and the food was exellent we will definately come again

Thank Svenlynda
Nairobi, Kenya
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Great ambiance, great service.. we did get a racial waitress who had much attitude, but besides that we were given great service. There is few veg options, but the little that there is, ALL are delicious! the non veg option is great... esp the lemon chicken and the piri piri Jumbo Prawns. A must Go!

1 Thank S0nki
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

Setting is exceptionally romantic and will impress your partner. Service was top shelf, and the ride to and from our accommodation appreciated. Food was underwhelming. Shrimp weren't cleaned and not everything on the seafood platter seemed that day fresh.

Thank Tom M
Olathe, Kansas
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Beautiful setting, and the food was very tasty. Very romantic setting within the cave, go at night for the best atmosphere. Highly recommend!

2 Thank Sarah O
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2015

I visited this wonderful restaurant early in the new Year..and was so impressed from the beautiful setting great service,to the wonderfully presented food...and as a retired chef I am not the easiest person to please.So while you are in Diani Beach set aside one evening for a truly memorable dining experience.

1 Thank terrykl
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

The whole experience is great, 10 out of 10 for ambience, setting, food, presentation and service. A free pick up and drop off service is available so you don't have to worry about how much you drink. The Mojitos cocktails are fab, and the menu caters for all tastes at reasonable prices. Fish, meat, vegetarian dishes. The staff are very... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

The publicity sounded exiting. Being picked up by limo and dropped back. Well I was on vacation and I love good food and good wine. I have sampled many foods in many restaurants in Kenya from Hilton, Intercontinental, aberdares, Tamarind, etc but this time in July after a hot day at the beach, I wanted something different. I had called... More 

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Shumen, Shumen, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

We had really nice time..delicious food. ..romantic atmosphere. .nice service. .Thank you. .. you need to go and to have the experience. ..

Thank Plamen T
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2015

A restaurant you'll never forget & you never seen before! The location is crazy. Well, apart from that, the food is not that amazing comparing to the prices which are above everything you can find in Diani! And please!! Can you change the music!!

Thank Aurélie B
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

Good food, especially the chilli crab. We went early as we have kids and before the Christmas rush. We got picked up and dropped off from our hotel at the appointed time. It was fun, pricey by Kenyan standards but reasonable by European/N American standards

Thank Ingu

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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