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Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant

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Diani Beach Road | Almanara Luxury Villas, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 (0) 716 863884
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located on the beach front within Almanara, this breathtaking piece of...
Located on the beach front within Almanara, this breathtaking piece of architecture is both stunning and unique. The sweeping sails and curving beams create an ambience unparalleled on the east coast of Africa. Executive Chef Luke Doig & his team are on hand for lunch and dinner to bring to you a variety of international flavours perfect for any mood. Fresh seafood is delivered daily by the local fishermen, allowing guests to sample all that the Indian Ocean has to offer.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful restaurant, superb fine food, ambience, setting & service, ap LOVE!

I spent 3wks in Diani and this was by far our favorite, indeed it has surpassed Ali Barbour which in itself is an institution with its incredible restaurant, however, they have definitely dropped the ball. From start with the divine crispy seaweed plus variety of nibble of choice to enjoy with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I spent 3wks in Diani and this was by far our favorite, indeed it has surpassed Ali Barbour which in itself is an institution with its incredible restaurant, however, they have definitely dropped the ball. From start with the divine crispy seaweed plus variety of nibble of choice to enjoy with a cocktail, the wonderful wine selection to accompany the... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The atmosphere was just amazing with the sea view from the table and the moonlite was just perfect. The starters was a surprise of seaweed with the sauce was pretty good. The Jamaican chicken was something i would recommend.. perfectly cooked with the sauce which had pineapples... can still taste it !!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Amazing restaurant in an incredible place. This is the top of the pile in Diani beach. It was expensive by local standards but it delivered. My Prawn curry was the best ever. My family also enjoyed their dinner. It was a little stormy that evening but still great to be eating outside.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Myself and my family have made a few trips to Diani and have stayed and eaten in a few different Hotels and restaurants. Having dined at Sails before and knowing how good it was on a prior visit we were keen to make a return trip. Thankfully Sails was still head and shoulders above any other restaurant in Diani. The... More 

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Let me first say that I ordered the Grilled Red Snapper which was average at best. However, the starters were amazing enough for me to be swayed about the restaurant. The view and the aesthetic are top notch and the pricing is not bad for what you are getting (serving size).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went here as a family group of nearly 20 with young kids and had a super meal. I had a seafood platter and the food was fresh really great. The house red was also very nice. A very good experience.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went there for good pizzas and a stunning view. Very nice, I'd come back. Interesting architecture....

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food in Kenya was excellent but the food here was easily the best we had during our stay. The wine too was excellent! A must.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Amazing restaurant with fabulous food located right on the beach. We returned a second time for a great dining experiance.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Excellent venue. The food here was so good. Try the baked crap and the Zanzibar snapper. Definitely one of my favourite places in Diani.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Diani Beach Road | Almanara Luxury Villas, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: +254 (0) 716 863884

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Located on the beach front within Almanara, this breathtaking piece of architecture is both stunning and unique. The sweeping sails and curving beams create an ambience unparalleled on the east coast of Africa. Executive Chef Luke Doig & his team are on hand for lunch and dinner to bring to you a variety of international flavours perfect for any mood. Fresh seafood is delivered daily by the local fishermen, allowing guests to sample all that the Indian Ocean has to offer.

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