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Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

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Seafood, International
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| Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
+254 714 456 131
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: You'd be hard pushed to find a more romantic place to dine than Ali...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant in cool environment

Went here twice for dinner. Really nice food and atjmosphere both times. We never had to book in advance since we visited during low-season but that is probably advisable if you are going during more busy times of the year. The cave in itself is an experience to see!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Rikard H
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went here twice for dinner. Really nice food and atjmosphere both times. We never had to book in advance since we visited during low-season but that is probably advisable if you are going during more busy times of the year. The cave in itself is an experience to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing location, amazing food, but expect normal fine dining prices. Staff are very good and all drinks are served with enthusiasm.

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Rygge Municipality, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were part of a group that visited Ali Barbour's one night in the middle of July. Our first impression was of a picturesque and wonderful restaurant, just as beautiful as you can see in pictures. The food was good, but not exquisite, as you might expect from a restaurant like this. That would easily have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had dinner here with some friends, unbelievable food, very cool interior, nice food display on your plate, great service and decent priced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My nieces wedding reception was held in Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant and what a night it was.. Not surprised that this venue is one of 50 most spectacular restaurants in the world.. Great food, great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Such a wonderful place. The surroundings are really amazing and the food is very delicious. I highly recommend this place!

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow, what an experience! An evening we will remeber. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Worth a visit.

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Reusel, The Netherlands
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went to Ali Barbours to reserve a table for what should have been a lovely evening out. The unfriendly, arrogant lady who helped us, I think it was the manager or the owner, said that they were fully booked for the next days, although I managed to take a look at the agenda and saw otherwise. We managed to reserve... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The entrance is nothing out of the ordinary, but walking down the stairs into the restaurant area is awesome. The decor and lighting is really nice, great for a romantic dinner. My friends and I had the Catch of the Day (King Fish), and I chose the Chili Crab. The food was very good, I just wish I had more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Good food, unique setting, pleasant service. Not your usual restaurant. The red snapper delicious. A fairly good, if not expansive wine list. Highly recommended restaurant close to the beach.

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Additional Information about Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

Address: | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 714 456 131
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 33 - 79
Cuisine: Seafood, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: +254 714 456 131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 79
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?