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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
My first visit but it wont be my last!

I visit Diani 3 times a year but have never been to Sails, we travelled by our usual tuk tuk and although no sign for Sails it is situated along the beach road towards Galu and the sign is for Almanara. We took a chance and hadn't booked, it was not a problem as it is unfortunately very quiet in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Yvonne M
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I visit Diani 3 times a year but have never been to Sails, we travelled by our usual tuk tuk and although no sign for Sails it is situated along the beach road towards Galu and the sign is for Almanara. We took a chance and hadn't booked, it was not a problem as it is unfortunately very quiet in... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Every time we go to sails we have an excellent meal! I have yet to have an average / bad experience there. Sails is one of the more chic restaurants in Diani and even though they do not have a huge menu, there is a great selection of meals at reasonable prices. I have yet to go there without the... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We always go to Sails, and when we can more than once during short trips. Excellent food, attention to detail, knowledgeable service. All in a little corner of paradise for very democratic prices. Closed on tuesdays!

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Was a great evening at Sails. With a nice comfortable/casual bar lounge area for cocktails and canapés while your main meals are being cooked. relaxed and friendly service make the whole experience very enjoyable. Chef is great and comes over to have a general chit chat with all the guests and they can take special requests too on the menu... More 

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Monaco
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited four times during our stay as it was a short walk from the villa where we were staying. The service was always excellent, the cocktails were great and the ambience was very casual chic. We only ate there on one evening and the food was pretty average apart from the smoked sailfish which was delicious

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Being a Diani resident, this was one place we somehow did not visit so far.......and it was worth the wait. We went on a Sunday afternoon and the place was quite full. Service staffs were pleasant and service was prompt. we ordered for a soup and main courses---- chicken breast with cous cous and feta; and a platter of mixed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Beautiful special setting, fresh delicious food, great service and good value for money. Outstanding not just for Diani but comparable to any good restaurant I've eaten in anywhere.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Went there for lunch when staying at Diani beach. The food and service were both excellent and the chef was happy to customize dishes to suit our palate. Reservations mandatory, they don't take walk ins.

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Mombasa, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Based on the very good recommendations on trip advisor we opted to try this restaurant . The location was second to none. Reservations have to be made. Food was okay, we tried a bit of everything as it was our first time. Would probably visit again.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stunning setting, delicious food at reasonable prices. The seafood is excellent. We went in a big group and everyone ordered different things. Highly recommend the oysters - both the fresh and baked oysters are amazing. Seafood pasta is delicious but huge! Wonderful homemade ice-cream too. The setting is so romantic too, I would say a must for anyone visiting Diani.... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • 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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