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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

We loved our dinner at the Cave, food was excellent and service fantastic. The restaurant is inside a natural cave with an open ceiling. The menu is international as we expected, price is on the expensive side but the location is a must see. We...More

Thank Carolinalasvegas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a chicken dish which was quite tasty .. wouldnt say amazing but all my friends and I liked the food. Quite expensive. The desserts were really nice which I enjoyed more than the main! Great setting, food came quite quickly although I was...More

Thank hira r
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our two teenage children here for dinner - the location is fantastic. The choice of food was good although two of our meals were not brilliant - a chicken dish where the chicken breast looked pumped up and wasn't quite cooked enough, and...More

Thank ChristinaSLacey
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went for a meal out here what a fantastic place to visit well worth it the food was very nice was made very welcome the owner greeted you as you went in. would recommend this place for every one to visit

Thank Waveney J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for sister in laws birthday and truly unusual and unique restaurant with great food and great service. More for seafood lovers and limited for vegetarians. Definitely worth a visit if only to have a light dinner/cocktails.

Thank Vipul V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group of Friends with whom we shared different dishes. Overall quite ok but not impressive. The location is really unique, the service ponctual and pleasant.

Thank Mario O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time venturing in at the famous Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant and we were sweetly amazed and spellbound with the great cave ambience as soon we stepped in. You need to go further down to access the restaurant and the ambience inside...More

Thank Chefindro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place. Everything was great - the ambience was amazing, the food was perfect, the service top notch. Our waitress was Esther - she was professional, courteous and knew her stuff. Would definitely recommend it. Also make sure you try the crepe suzette for dessert.

Thank K S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here three times during our stay in Kenya, probably the best restaurant I have ever been to. This cave is amazing and been tastefully reconstructed. I can't say enough about the food, you'll have to try it for yourself, I highly recommend.

Thank lolaslot83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the place is amazing it's very much hidden but I'm telling you you will not be disappointed. The cave is beautiful the dim romantic lighting and the food was to die for... Friendly staff very polite...in short you cannot miss to go to this restaurant...More

Thank fridah a
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November 8, 2016|
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Response from Ashley4406 | Reviewed this property |
No accomodation. Excellent food. Plenty of great hotels nearby. Enjoy.
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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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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
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.
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