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Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

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Seafood, International
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P.O. Box 53, Ali Barbour | 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, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 336
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good food

Food good and service very good. Free taxi to pick up and return you to your hotel. Only thing is not a lot of space when all the tables are occupied.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Alex R
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Food good and service very good. Free taxi to pick up and return you to your hotel. Only thing is not a lot of space when all the tables are occupied.

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Hannover, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

enjoyed the evening despite starting off in a bad way.....someone forgot about our reservation! The service was top and the food was exellent we will definately come again

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Bujumbura, Burundi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Their food is good, the restaurant set up is magnificent and service was impeccable. We will recommend!

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great ambiance, great service.. we did get a racial waitress who had much attitude, but besides that we were given great service. There is few veg options, but the little that there is, ALL are delicious! the non veg option is great... esp the lemon chicken and the piri piri Jumbo Prawns. A must Go!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Setting is exceptionally romantic and will impress your partner. Service was top shelf, and the ride to and from our accommodation appreciated. Food was underwhelming. Shrimp weren't cleaned and not everything on the seafood platter seemed that day fresh.

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Kansas City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Beautiful setting, and the food was very tasty. Very romantic setting within the cave, go at night for the best atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I visited this wonderful restaurant early in the new Year..and was so impressed from the beautiful setting great service,to the wonderfully presented food...and as a retired chef I am not the easiest person to please.So while you are in Diani Beach set aside one evening for a truly memorable dining experience.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The whole experience is great, 10 out of 10 for ambience, setting, food, presentation and service. A free pick up and drop off service is available so you don't have to worry about how much you drink. The Mojitos cocktails are fab, and the menu caters for all tastes at reasonable prices. Fish, meat, vegetarian dishes. The staff are very... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The publicity sounded exiting. Being picked up by limo and dropped back. Well I was on vacation and I love good food and good wine. I have sampled many foods in many restaurants in Kenya from Hilton, Intercontinental, aberdares, Tamarind, etc but this time in July after a hot day at the beach, I wanted something different. I had called... More 

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Shumen, Shumen, Bulgaria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had really nice time..delicious food. ..romantic atmosphere. .nice service. .Thank you. .. you need to go and to have the experience. ..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P.O. Box 53, Ali Barbour | 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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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