We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Seafood, International
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
P.O. Box 53, Ali Barbour | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
+254 714 456 131
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 567 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 351
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable unique experience

We had the chance to eat here while staying in Diani. Of course, the biggest attraction is that you get to eat in a (very cool) cave. The decor is great, its a fun experience. I would recommend it. The service was fine, though as times very slow (it took 25 mins for us to receive the drinks we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
KTrigs
,
Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

567 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had the chance to eat here while staying in Diani. Of course, the biggest attraction is that you get to eat in a (very cool) cave. The decor is great, its a fun experience. I would recommend it. The service was fine, though as times very slow (it took 25 mins for us to receive the drinks we ordered... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walsall
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As part of our trip to kenya we tried out this restaurant and i must say it was amazing, set in an underground CAVE!!! it was brilliant, beautifully made up and perfect temperature which is good considering your surrounded by rock. The food was to die for, i had carpaccio to start and a whole garlic buttered lobster for my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kenya
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ali Barbours is a restaurant not to be missed when visiting Diani. We were a large group , however the service was impeccable from start to finish. The food was delicious- they do a great version of the chilli crab ( nothing like the one you get in Singapore's Jumbo but still super tasty) The dessert was also quite good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A must visit destination in Diani! Very unique, great pains must have been taken to make it workable. Very romantic and great food. It is an experience to be in a cave and enjoy a comfortable meal!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A beautiful restaurant serving fantastic food at reasonable prices. The setting is unbelievable ! Makes you feel as though you're actually underground, yet the sky is visible at point throughout the place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Havant
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The restaurant had been recommended by a friend for the amazing experience of dining in a cave with an open roof to the stars. They organise a car to pick you up from your hotel. The cave experience was unique! We went as a family group as a treat during our holiday and were pleasantly surprised how good value it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

April 2015. Food is absolutely lovely. Prawns in garlic butter and the seafood platter is amazing. A minus for forgetting my food order (we were eleven people), and serving it after the others had finished eating. No compensation! A second minus for neglecting to pick us with the pre arranged restaurant taxi, leaving us distressed without transport only 15 minutes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicestershire
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had our engagement meal at this wonderful restaurant. The setting is truly magical, star gazing whilst eating in this beautiful well renovated cave made our special day that bit more special. The food was lovely and the staff attentive with a live pianist throughout. We couldn't have asked for more. Amazing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Super setting with full moon above opening of the cave! Nice menu and very fresh. Fans keep the cave cool. History is fascinating.

Was this review helpful? Yes
shropshire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fascinating restaurant. Try and make sure you eat in the main central part of the dining area....it can be very hot elsewhere!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Romantic, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?