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Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

Ali Barbours Rd | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
+254 714 456131
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Ali Barbours Rd | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived in Kenya for 10 years & every time we took our guests to the coast, Ali Barbours was on the itinerary. Taking folks into this mystical restaurant without any prior description was always a treat. What's more the food & service has always...More

Thank Janette G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is the ambiance out of this world, its decor is another thing. My jaw was on the ground from the moment i entered. The food was delicious and the staff was so helpful and kind. I was surprised when they came out with...More

Thank TariRagnar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is spectacular and is the food served there. The staff and their service is second to none. Many thanks to Trudi and her staff for making our dining experience a delight. Many thanks to Eileen Clarkson for joining us for this wonderful evening.

Thank xteendillon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit every time I'm in Diani. Excellent food, unmatched ambience and easily accessible (they will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel). Prices are above average (as you'd expect) but worth it. This time was served by Daniel - he was...More

Thank Philip N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea a cave could be a restaurant until I came to Ali Barbour's! Excellent place to dine. A lot of creativity has gone into converting the cave to a restaurant. The food is amazing- had madagascar steak - which was very filling....More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastically tasty vegetarian food - the menu descriptions don't do the flavours justice! Good wine selection, simply outstanding ambience and atmosphere and friendly staff. The pick-up/drop-off service caps off a perfect dining experience that we shall never forget.

Thank 950devt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always, a great pleasure to visit the Cave - service-oriented staff and management, and excellent Food.

Thank bjorntore2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner surprised me to this restaurant for my birthday. I had no idea where I was going so when the restaurant driver dropped us off, I was a little bit on edge to go inside the cave.. (all I had in mind was my...More

Thank Carley M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is located underground inside a natural cave made of coral reefs....the lighting and arrangement makes the ambiance extremely romantic.

Thank rmungairm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of course the setting is nice but pay attention to the other reviews- food was almost inedible- blander than you could believe possible. Staff were nice, wine was good, manager asked could she change anything but it was beyond rescue...we did not want anything else...More

Thank Nicola G
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Does it have accommodation, and if how much for 2 per night
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Ashley4406 | Reviewed this property |
No accomodation. Excellent food. Plenty of great hotels nearby. Enjoy.
Does one need to make reservations?
September 6, 2016|
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Response from Cainha | Reviewed this property |
We did, twice. When you make a reservation they pick you up at your hotel as well.
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Hi What are opening times
May 27, 2016|
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Response from Alex R | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is only open for evening dinner. I go for dinner there 1930hrs and it is open late.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$33 - $79
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ali Barbours Rd | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: +254 714 456131
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You'd be hard pushed to find a more romantic place to dine than Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant, set inside an ancient coral cove and lit by warm candlelight. The a la carte menu specializes in seafood, international & traditional cuisine and is accompanied by a great wine-list so take your time over dinner.The Restaurant opens every day from 7pm. Reservation Required.Courtesy transfer from Hotels in Diani.Dress Code: Smart casual. No shorts, no hats.We apologize we do not allow children 6 and under.Cigars from our humidor available.