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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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Diani Beach, Kenya
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

I returned after a couple of months with a group of pretty critical friends (all big food lovers and all working in the hospitality industry) on a Sunday in October. I have to say we had an amazing time! Ambience as beautiful as always! Very good service! The food was just out of this world! We were all enjoying it... More 

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

I visited here in 2009 and still think about it! The food was incredible. The staff were great but the setting was just out of this world... One of the best meals I have ever had. We all went for the seafood platter which was incredible. The restaurant itself is stunning and an experience in itself! Highly recommended.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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196 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

What can I say about Ali Babour's cave restaurant! Other than it was a delightful experience. The setting is unique and wonderful. I loved the layout of the restaurant the talk candelabras which add to the drama of it all. The food and service were very good too. A really special and worthwhile experience.

1 Thank Amrita J
Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Went south coast for our 8th wedding anniversary and booked a dinner at Ali Barbours Cave Restaurant. We did not have anything to regret about our dinner date. Very sumptuous delicacies with a five course meal. I particularly loved the Pan Grilled Barracuda Fish and the Banana / Mango Flambees. Nothing beats the candle lit - romantic ambiance under the... More 

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Nice food and location. We went as a a group of 20 with ordering from the menu. They managed well. Approx. 50USD a person for an evening.

1 Thank SteinRoversafari
Lewes, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

We were taken here by relatives as part of my birthday celebrations and had a magical evening. The venue is just unique and they could be forgiven if they capitalised on this aspect and did not produce top quality fare but the opposite is true and the wines, service and food all stand up alongside the cave to make this... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is a must if you're in the area, it's an unbelievable place and the atmosphere is great. The service was terrific, and the food was fantastic. We had the Seafood platter, and it must be one of the most delightful meals I've ever had in a restaurant. The kids had steaks, and they loved it.

1 Thank meredr911
Freshwater East, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Probably one of the most wonderful places where you can have great food and atmosphere. If you get the opportunity to visit the area then please make time try the cave - and have the crab claws (which are probably the best I have ever eaten).

1 Thank Nawrbyddwchyneiweld
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

It's a must visit when on the South Coast. Impeccable service, extensive wine list . Unfortunately the food was too salty but well presented. The atmosphere is worth experiencing.

1 Thank rosegrand
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

A wonderful setting at night as long as it's a clear night and the roof is open. The food is great too proving some places don't just rely on settings. Will be back again without a doubt.

1 Thank David H

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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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: | 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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