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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 21 restaurants in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
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.
Restaurant details
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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English first
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

First time here, went with two friends, quiet, private, excellent menu & beautiful food, will definitely go back

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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Lead by a british chef who made this one of the main culinary attractions in Diani Beach. Had lunch twice over here. Calamaris and fresh pasta Vongole were near perfect. Fried seaweed and somosas were very nice as free appetizers. A couple of beer and coffee afterwards with one of the nicest sea views imaginable made this a great lunch... More

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Vinax
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I took a group of friends here for an evening meal as a "thank you" It had been recommended because it is the best restaurant in Diani so "you must go there". Our initial drinks order took forever to arrive because a larger party which arrived after us, was served before us. The menu was rather disappointing, considering the accolades... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

A simple but well thought out menu, mostly seafood. The food is delicious, the service first class and the venue beautiful. Definitely worth a visit (we usually go at least twice)!

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Heidelberg, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stunning views, excellent cuisine and elegant setting. We ate here several times during our stay in Kenya and enjoyed ourselves each time. Service could not be better from the very accomodating wait staff. The food is perfectly and beautifully presented by the kitchen staff under the watchful of topknotch Chef Luke. Reservations are needed as this is one of the... More

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Nakuru, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is our favourite place to eat on the coast. We went for our wedding anniversary in December and loved every minute. Such beautiful, elegant surroundings and wonderfully accommodating staff. The food is excellently prepared and presented and is very reasonable in price. We love the atmosphere and look forward to our next visit!

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Mombasa, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

High end restaurant, creative cuisine, very good quality food. The atmosphere and the location are amazing

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fremantle Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Came here for our last night in Diani, but ended up wishing we'd eaten at our hotel....The food was of decent quality, but nothing special...service was excellent, table cloth, glasses and cuttlery great quality.....would have to like it more

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Having been to Sails in the distant past, I was looking forward to the experience as my memories of the seafood and wine were making my mouth water! I wasn't disappointed! You are welcomed by friendly and capable staff (not something every Diani hotel can boast) and the views of the beach are spectacular, thankfully without the interference of the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had a very nice meal for 4 on our last night in Diani last Friday. Great food and nice ambiance. Book ahead or you won't get a table. Probably the best food in Diani. Slightly too salty battered fish drops it from an excellent.

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