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Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Seafood, International
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| Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
+254 714 456 131
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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
Magical Evening in the Cave

The ambiance in this restaurant is simply out of this world, I was amazed that I was dining in a natural coral cave. The lighting and noise level were just right, or maybe I was just so taken away by my surroundings that nothing else mattered. The food was good and the service was nice, they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Olga S
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The ambiance in this restaurant is simply out of this world, I was amazed that I was dining in a natural coral cave. The lighting and noise level were just right, or maybe I was just so taken away by my surroundings that nothing else mattered. The food was good and the service was nice, they brought us 2 candles... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

THIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST ROMANTIC SETTINGS EVER.What an experience the setting was idyllic.The food was excellent especially the prawn cocktail I've never had prawns as tasty.the price was good but you could never put a price on the location it was amazing. .

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately found out about this restaurant towards the end of our holiday so only visited it once but if had known about it earlier would certainly have gone again. The location is unique as you are eating underground in a cave but more importantly the food was excellent. Even risked a pina colada cocktail to start which thought would be... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food here was DELICIOUS. I generally don't like sea food but I had a bite of my companion's crab and I was so tempted to order a second meal. Plus the restaurant is in a clean, well-lit cave which the 10-year old in me thought was the coolest thing ever.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Beautiful! We warmly recommend this atypical place. Very romantic! Easy to come and to leave thanks to their taxi service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My Husband and I recently got married on the grounds of the Flamboyant and had our reception in the Cave Restaurant.. I don't know where to start! We had been to the Cave before so we knew how breathtakingly stunning it is but to see it decorated so beautifully with our nearest and dearest around us was just so overwhelming!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

In July, my boyfriend and I went on a dinner at Ali Barbours. It was perfect! Super nice setting, tasty food and a friendly staff. The perfect night out in Diani Beach!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Walking into this cave restaurant is like walking into a fairy tale. The lighting and ambiance is enchanting. The staff and overall service is very good as well. Although there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the food, the menu is somewhat dated and lacks originality and is priced somewhat high. Still, it is definitely worth a visit for a special... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Dinner in a cave under the stars! What more can I say. The food is 5* and the service is outstanding. It can be a bit pricy but if your out in Kenya on a special occasion then it is a must.

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Stockerau, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent Food , Kirchen very fast and friendly staff, the view was amazing and the cave is beautyful

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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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