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Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant

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Diani Beach Road | Almanara Luxury Villas, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 716 863884
12:00 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This restaurant is very like a high-end London restaurant, except it's on a beach and it doesn't cost as much. It's by far the best place we ate in Diani. The food is much better than Ali Baba's cave and similarly priced if not lower. The setting is very relaxed and the service is fantastic. 12 Oysters for £5 with... More 

Thank Tim B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I think the title says enough, but it's the highest quality food in an incredible setting for really reasonable prices

Thank Gordon S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The best restaurant on the coast. Great food and value for money. It's also the most amazing setting. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Thank Giles L
Brackley Beach, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Shared our cab with other lovely people we had met at the Waterlovers hotel. Service and food excellent beautiful surroundings.

Thank jkdean62
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I have to say I ate the best tuna carpaccio ever here!! Staying with friends further along the beach, being able to walk along the moonlit sand to this lovely restaurant is a truly memorable experience. The food, service and atmosphere is wonderful. Thank for a great evening -will return soon.

Thank Karen V
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Some friends had recommended Sails as the food was 'quite good'. Idiots! The food at sails was amazing! It arrived fairly quickly and the taste texture and presentation was truly superb. The surf and turf was a big meal but a colossal step up from the burger and scampi that sometimes gets presented. I will definitely be returning to eat... More 

Thank Rob J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have stayed more then once in a villa at Almanara and it was very convenient to reach at a few steps distance The sails . it is on a beautiful beach , the food very good and selected and the service rather efficient . THe atmosphere of course is more pleasant if you go for dinner .

Thank Andreina B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was my second visit to Diani and I just had to go back to Sails. The ambiance, food and service is exceptional. Diani has a handful of good restaurants and we chose to eat here three out of four days (unfortunately they're closed on Tuesdays). Their menu is concise but each dish is outstanding. Service is fantastic, the staff... More 

Thank Sahiba C
Diani Beach, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I had a lovely dinner with my partner at Sails on the 1st October. Sails offers the best service and the food is outstanding - the ambience in the evening is lovely - I had the best homemade tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms in Kenya - the chef is very attentive and delivers superb food to his guests - thanks for... More 

Thank Nelmarie69
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The food was ok, service from the staff was verry poor, not friendly we want to have a Nice evening relaxing diner And the food must Be come verry Fast so that they can close And go home, that' not we i take vacation. For my opinion the chef was drunk And the Kitchen staff was eating in the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Diani Beach Road | Almanara Luxury Villas, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: +254 716 863884
Located on the beach front within Almanara, this breathtaking piece of architecture is both stunning and unique. The sweeping sails and curving beams create an ambience unparalleled on the east coast of Africa. Executive Chef Luke Doig & his team are on hand for lunch and dinner to bring to you a variety of international flavours perfect for any mood. Fresh seafood is delivered daily by the local fishermen, allowing guests to sample all that the Indian Ocean has to offer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?