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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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Diani Beach, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The hands on chef Luke Doig churns out excellent meals for the guests! The contemporary elegance of the place adds to the experience.

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Kisumu, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nice to discover a new place to go out and eat. Excellent food and service. Nice ambiance. Affordable and still classic.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A very good table in Diani, different from any other places we tries. The menu is not huge, but all we tried was very good ! Reasonable price for the quality. Chef is always around, caring about guests, staff is well trained. Must try !

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went for a romantic dinner and were not disappointed, service and attention to detail was impeccable. I could have eaten the smoked sailfish starter over and over again. Three courses all generous portion size and the cost was very reasonable given the quality and comparing to other places locally. Perfect location for a romantic couples meal however when friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Really beautiful meal, best seafood platter I have ever had in Kenya to date! Service was fantastic and such a lovely location. Prices were also incredibly good. An all round winner for us and our new favourite restraunt in Diani

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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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 

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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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