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Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

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Seafood, International
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| 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, 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.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Fantastic really quite different Steak was just Devine and so was the veggie option Highly recommended Walk to fort thieves after for drink

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic really quite different Steak was just Devine and so was the veggie option Highly recommended Walk to fort thieves after for drink

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We love Kenya and love to get out of the hotel to meet people and see what life is really all about. We also like nice food and this is one place you will get it with a difference. Its in a cave, but from our table you could look straight up through a hole in the ground to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Business brought me to Kenya for a second time. Although working near Mombasa I was fortunate to be lodged in the Diani Beach area. It was there that I was told of a beautiful unique dining experience worth visiting. Upon arrival I realized the pictures I had previously viewed online fell short of the visual reality of this hidden gem.... More 

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Dubai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Magnificent is the first word that comes to mind! Splendid place (make sure to reserve, it's rather small) splendid food, ambience. Honestly, don't know how else to say. Food takes a little longer than expected but it doesn't matter, you spend time contemplating the place. It's a tiny cave, literally, with candles placed in the nature holes on the walls.... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We visited Ali Barbours Restaurant to celebrate a family birthday. The fantastic location, in a cave with a view of the heavens, made it a special and memorable family event. The complimentary collection and return service from our hotel was very welcome. The staff were very courteous and very helpful, offering extra bread and being on hand to top up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a very nice dinner in this nicely arranged coral cave with candle lights and full moon above our heads. The food was very good and nicely presented, the atmosphere was quiet and unique. A perfect place to enjoy good food, company and wine!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

What can one say about this place that has not been said before and will no doubt be said in the future many times over -- FANTASIC goes only a little way

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant over many years. The ambiance, quality of food and service has been maintained. An excellent meal, in unique surroundings at very reasonable prices. I will of course return again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

I hosted a hen night at this restaurant and had many requirements to personalize the party. Tracy and Kathy were very efficient and competent in executing all details to a tee! Extremely accommodating. The venue is unique and beautiful and all guests thoroughly enjoyed the food; service very attentive. A truly perfect experience for all hen night ladies! And as... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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 

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Additional Information about Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

Address: | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 714 456 131
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 33 - 79
Cuisine: Seafood, International

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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, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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