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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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good dinner in a very special atmosphere. We were there as a couple and enjoyed great seafood. Make sure you make a reservation a few days in advance as it is a very popular place. As for shuttle service (free service) if you are in a hotel nearby and they will come and pick you up.

Thank MarcDude
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most unusual places to eat. It's worth a visit. Try to avoid sitting in the corners as was abut hot. Order the chilli crab - its to die for!

Thank Aisha R
Hamburg, Germany
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

one-in-a-lifetime experience - having great food in a magnificent cave. when we were there the moon alighted the cave through the opening. service was great, good wine list [also by the glass] and food devine.

Thank Ulf130
Nairobi, Kenya
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Once more we had an amazing time at The Cave. We went as a group of 6 and the service and food was absolutely fantastic. Of course the ambience can't be topped! Keep it up!!!

Thank Stephan M
Cape Town, South Africa
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 15 people, enjoyed the food an experience of the cave .. The food was tasty an beers were cold! A must for the bucket list if you are in Diani Beach

Thank Janel F
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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533 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to visit to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, having been here before. The menu is befitting in that many dishes harp back to our wedding date, crepe suzette, turf and surf, stroganoff to name but a few. We were provided with a centre table adorned with confetti hearts, a little different from what we had anticipated. Service was... More 

Thank Escape-overseas
Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our third visit since 2008. The site is still incredible and the service A1. But the food, my god the food. Our friends had the lobsters: as it did not need any transformation, it was fine. We had the lemon chicken and the stroganoff beef: it was disgusting. There was no lemme whatsoever in the (dry) chicken, and... More 

Thank Marc_Andre_MTL
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food We decided to try here after reading good reviews in Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed! The food was fantastic: we ordered the seafood platter and the jumbo king prawns to start and the portions were good. The food is fresh and presented beautifully. The jumbo king prawns lived up to their name and wee by far the... More 

1 Thank FringeFace
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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 

1 Thank sue792015
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 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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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?