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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 good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Ali Barbours Rd | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
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Reviewed May 13, 2015

A beautiful restaurant serving fantastic food at reasonable prices. The setting is unbelievable ! Makes you feel as though you're actually underground, yet the sky is visible at point throughout the place.

Thank Funki65
Reviewed April 29, 2015

The restaurant had been recommended by a friend for the amazing experience of dining in a cave with an open roof to the stars. They organise a car to pick you up from your hotel. The cave experience was unique! We went as a family...More

1  Thank Goldpilatesbabe
Reviewed April 24, 2015

April 2015. Food is absolutely lovely. Prawns in garlic butter and the seafood platter is amazing. A minus for forgetting my food order (we were eleven people), and serving it after the others had finished eating. No compensation! A second minus for neglecting to pick...More

Thank Anna-Maria S
Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We had our engagement meal at this wonderful restaurant. The setting is truly magical, star gazing whilst eating in this beautiful well renovated cave made our special day that bit more special. The food was lovely and the staff attentive with a live pianist throughout....More

Thank amdsj
Reviewed April 19, 2015

Super setting with full moon above opening of the cave! Nice menu and very fresh. Fans keep the cave cool. History is fascinating.

Thank Nina D
Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fascinating restaurant. Try and make sure you eat in the main central part of the dining area....it can be very hot elsewhere!

Thank jshiloh
Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went with my partner over Easter. Have been many times as a kid with vivid and fond memories and am very happy to say this place did not disappoint. Great ambience, and relatively unique in that you are eating in a cave! Quick and amicable...More

1  Thank rickyshah1
Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is an exceptional restaurant with exceptional service! From the time we made our reservation to the time we left the restaurant we were made to feel like we were at home! Florence, Jane and their team understand the concept of customer service which they...More

3  Thank Rahim A
Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Last time was here had a very good experience, however this time round it was the complete opposite. The food was bland and the service not good at all . The mango sorbet was the biggest disappointment of all and for the hefty prices not...More

7  Thank KenyangirlInthecity
Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great food and drinks, a bit pricey compared to everywhere else, but the flip-side is that you get to dine inside of a cave. Eat here if you want a dining experience that's completely unique and special.

3  Thank Katrina M
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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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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, Scenic view, Families with children, 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.
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