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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

Our expectations were high and they were right. The service and the quality of the seafood was topnotch. They have free pickup to the hotels nearby. There's a great atmosphere. Please don't miss it while in Diani.

Thank PateLisbon
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Diani region in general is not that modern but this restaurant is one of a kind for the area. It offers fine dining cuisine in the backdrop of a surreal natural cave with lighting that adds a mystical magical touch to the entire setting....More

Thank AnikaAli
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly unique dining experience. I really enjoyed dining under the stars in the open top cave which is a truly natural cave. The menu is diverse and the meal I had, Garlic Grilled Prawns, was delicious and of good quality. The restaurant...More

Thank Laura V
Reviewed 1 week ago

It may be expensive, especially considering it's in Kenya, but totally worth it. It is a very nice place, cave creates romantic atmosphere and it's perfect for the first/last day or any special occasions. Still, it's food that makes it special - both our dishes...More

Thank kamilcis
Reviewed 1 week ago

A long walk down, and a bit dark inside. However, a very unique experience, with great service and food. Definitely recommend a visit

Thank cherre2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really nice restaurant, a great Wow when you enter. So beautiful! Staff is very friendly and professional. We also really enjoyed the food, especially the desert that was made at the table. At the end the owner visited all tables, which gave...More

Thank Anique M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant over the weekend. It was full, however the service was excellent, it's kind of gives you a fine dining feeling. The food was great, a really unique experience. Tip: book a day in advance, we tried same day booking and...More

Thank Moussakz17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife was on a short trip to Diani and wanted to celebrate something and we chose to go to Ali Barbours Cave. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to this magnificent place. We enjoyed a wonderful meal with the...More

Thank HansChristensen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in an old limestone cave with soft lighting and gilted knick knacks in every nook and cranny, this is possibly one of Kenya's most stunning restaurants. However, that was about it for me. The service was tardy and lethargic and the food was a...More

1  Thank Samdave69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All i can say is AMAZING, both food and venue. Words can't discribe the venue, yiu have to see it to believe it. The food is out of this world and reasonably priced for the quality that you get. The owner is extremely helpful, paying...More

Thank Heminpatel12
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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.
6 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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