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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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nairobi
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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It doesn't get better than having your dining table setup inside a cave ! The lighting, the decor is just surreal. It truly reeks of the legendary Ali baba's secret treasure cave. The wine variety is pretty decent. The food was quite average in preparation .My friends had to re-order the stake 3 times and still wasn't great. Vegetarian food... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As we read a lot before we visit Kenya about Ali Barbour restaurant we could highly reccommend this fine dining restaurant - place i unique as you are in the cave and food was also very good - it definitely met our expectation!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I went here on my birthday and they treated me like royalty. Steak to die for, cocktails out of this world and ambience breathtaking. Situated in a cave exposed to the sky, you can see the stars while you eat, in a cave lit by candlelight. Definitely book.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a place! Great atmosphere in the cave itself and so well decked out - the lighting, etc. The cocktails were great - probably the best Dawa I'd ever tasted, and the food was very tasty. The only thing I'd suggest they change is the music - pretty sure we were subjected to Michael Buble for the entire meal, I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We couldn't get a reservation on valentines night as it was booked up. We got a reservation for the following night no need to worry about getting there and back they come and get you from your hotel and take you back when you are ready .The interior is so romantic and spectacular the restaurant is set inside a cave... More

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