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Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant

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Diani Beach Road | Almanara Luxury Villas, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 (0) 716 863884
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yet again, a stunning meal at a really great retaurant. Well done again Chef ! Setting, staff, service and meal must rate right up there with the best.

Thank SpikeRumsey
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of beachfront restaurants along Diani Beach attached to various resorts and hotels, and many of them provide reasonable fare. However the food and service at Sails was a cut above everywhere else I visited and very reasonably priced. Decent sized portions, tasty (complementary) appetizers and a bit of finesse with the food make this a must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very tasty. I'm not a seafood eater and of course staying onthe coast for vacation it's hard to find good alternatives. It was myself, 2 close single girlfriends and my husband. My husband is the only one from Kenya, so he was our personl tour guide and translator! Lol

Thank Queen_Sheena83
Province of Granada, Spain
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best place ever. We all really love everything about this. Just on the beautiful white beach. The food is top class. Not too many people the value is excellent. We have spent many an afternoon here after long lunch.

Thank Ashley4406
Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary in Diani Beach and decided to have dinner at Sails one evening. The food was absolutely divine. Nothing was lacking and everything was immaculately prepared. Definitely something to experience when in Diani. The only thing that would have made the restaurant better is if they opened slightly earlier for dinner - in... More 

Thank Gal_C
Diani Beach, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is very vibrant and by the ocean and with very nice fresh food, friendly staff. we enjoyed our night there to the full.

Thank 726joseph
Bradford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having lunch looking out at the amazing Diani beach watching fishing boats go by on the crystal blue waters is a treasure. The food is exquisite and the cocktails go down a treat in the shade.

Thank Big_fat_ben
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is great! The staff know their stuff, the chef comes out to great you, to confirm everything was lovely. We found the place very reasonably priced. Wine was fantastic. The beach was smooth and wide. Try everything in the starters menu, if you have space try the wasabi.

Thank Rsahi
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is located on a beautiful beach, you can take your costume to jump in the ocean for swim before or after your meal. We were a big group of friends so we ordered a lot of their menu, their starters included fresh oysters to smoked sail fish, their mains had baked crab, ginger crab, sea food platter and... More 

Thank Shamil P
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined twice in the Sails restaurant. It is located a few meters from our hotel, the Kenyaways. Actually the restaurant offers dishes with fresh, well cooked and presented. Good wine list, most of South Africa. The staff is very helpful and professional. The place is decorated with tents, it is very welcoming and friendly. In my experience the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Diani Beach Road | Almanara Luxury Villas, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: +254 (0) 716 863884
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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