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Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

P.O. Box 53, Ali Barbour | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
+254 714 456 131
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Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $79
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 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.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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.

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Freshwater East, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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).

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Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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128 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

i have never been to a cave well lit and decorated as the forty thieves . it was quite a good evening with my clients from Diana sea resort we had fun as we drank at the bar we had cool music and well entertained we were picked from the resort to the caves when you stay in the Diana... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Delicious food, amazing place, fantastic service. Will recommend it to everyone if you are in the area, you will love it as much as we did. Thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The cave has a fantastic atmosphere, you really have to see it to fully appreciate it though. The food was great, but the Madagascan steak was incredible. I've been here a few times now and always order this steak. Not once has the quality of food or service dropped below "very good". The desserts are lovely, and I always find... More

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