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All 22 Diani Beach Restaurants

Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant

Diani Beach Road | Almanara Luxury Villas, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 (0) 716 863884
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Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Zambia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed in Musambweni for 8 days in a private house and wanted to try some nice restaurants in Diani for lunch. So we tried a couple of places. We read various reviews and decided to leave Sails until the last day as a bit of a treat. We had read that Sails was quite expensive, but worth it. We... More 

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Leandro G, Owner at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. It's always great when customers come on recommendation and are satisfied. And thank you for noting that you feel we are good value for what we offer. This is greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, Luke Doig GM & Executive Chef More 

New Meadows, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Beachfront location is wonderful, as is the service. Dinner was very good, I question the quality & price ! Dining experience was much better in 2012.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I can't fault it at all.Service was wonderful and food was fabulous.If you are brave go for a seafood platter.It's huge and very yummy.We went there for dinner.Amazing.

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Leandro G, Owner at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Your comments make all of our hard work worthwhile. We hope to welcome you back soon. Luke Doig GM & Executive Chef More 

Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Small menu but classic dishes of the best quality. Personal service from the chef and nothing is too much effort. Also the location is second to none. Don't miss out on this experience

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Leandro G, Owner at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Malcolm, Thank you very much for your review and kind words. It's always a pleasure to host you and we're happy to know that you have a great experience each time. See you back very soon i'm sure. Luke Doig GM & Executive Chef More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I could never say enough about the amazing dishes prepared at Sails. The menu is perfection and this is a necessary stop for anyone dining out in South Coast. Every dish is perfect and the most difficult thing is deciding what to order. Everything is great!! But the King prawns were surely King...complimented with a coconut and lime sauce. They... More 

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Leandro G, Owner at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your glowing review and compliments. Your words are really kind and it's so nice to hear that your opinion of Sails is so high. We work hard to maintain and indeed raise the bar for our standards all the time and we hope to be able to provide you with another positive experience soon. Luke Doig GM &... More 

Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

But we don't - in England! We had two very good meals here one lunch, one dinner - both were first class. No hesitation in recommending 'Sails' for the food, service and the setting - please go.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The food is amazing, reasonably priced, with an amazing setting Luke is a great host, great chef and greets all guests personally

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

There are no worths for the atmosphere in this restaurant. The staff is extremely well trained. The menu card is not that big but the cheff manages to prepare each week the food on a different way and each week he keeps surprising us ! This restaurant is absolutely a must for everybody staying at the Southcoast. Just try it... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

After trying most of the restaurants in Diani, Sails remained in my top 2 favorite, and i went as much as my money let me. The service, the place and especially the food, are the one of a 2 or 3 stars on the Michelin guide for the price of a Bistrot in Europe. For 40 euros you get a... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As most Diani residents agree, the Nr.1 restaurant in Diani. Small and cozy, so that the chef always has time to look after all the tables personally. Great food. Brilliant location. Pricey, but worth it. Reservation only.

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

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