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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.
PRICE RANGE
$33 - $79
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Seafood, International, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Would highly recommend. We had the surf and turf. It was excellent. The device was great. The wine was ok. Could use a few french wines to round out the menu. Over all an excellent restaurant with a few places for possible improvement. Lobster was...slightly overcooked. The staff tip box is obnoxiously in your face while you're eating. Otherwise great.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from our table was exactly looking as the picture in TA! Restaurant is a nice place to spend a special evening. Menu is quite french style, service is good and the atmosphere really nice especially when wind is blowing. Don’t miss the crepe...suzette for dessert!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

180,030 years has been enough to create the most magical place to dine, emphasized by gourmet food well prepared, and silver service. 10/10.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed December 1, 2020

The ambiance and architecture is everything. The staff are also very friendly and the location is fantastic.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 30, 2020 via mobile

I have been here 4 or 5 times..... you just have to go to experience the amazing decor they put into a submerged cave. Amazing!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed November 30, 2020

This was a lovely way to spend an evening in Diani! Excellent food, good service, unique ambience and all Covid 19 protocols observed! Highly recommend:)

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 25, 2020 via mobile

The place is nice to see,and the food is wow. Mouth watering dish.the lights around makes the place wonderful and natural.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 19, 2020 via mobile

What I liked most about this restaurant was the ambience, especially with the restaurant being in the cave and and also having an open space in the ceiling where you could see the sky at night was a nice touch! The food was also amazing...and the staff was very attentive and friendly.Thank you for an unforgettable evening.😊More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 16, 2020

It's a great place for couples and family dinner, they were great enough to organize a pick-up, but the cost of the food was expensive and high to cover the picking cost. They also had a challenge in children's menu just limiting choices to fish...fingers and chips, they should work more on a kiddy's diet.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 15, 2020 via mobile

The setting is lovely. The food however left much to be desired! I had the Madagascar steak and specified to have it well done. It was served lukewarm, tasted bland and parts of it were rare. My friends had the chicken which was such a...small portion for the price just the leg, no thigh. The service was rushed and while I understand the curfew, running my card wrongly then saying it was rejected was unnecessary embarrassment. Another staff placed the card properly and bill paid we left, very unsatisfied!!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Quincy K
November 9, 2018|
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VAT is normally added to the bill unless it says at the bottom of the menu taxes not included.
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