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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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Brackley Beach, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shared our cab with other lovely people we had met at the Waterlovers hotel. Service and food excellent beautiful surroundings.

Thank jkdean62
Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say I ate the best tuna carpaccio ever here!! Staying with friends further along the beach, being able to walk along the moonlit sand to this lovely restaurant is a truly memorable experience. The food, service and atmosphere is wonderful. Thank for a great evening -will return soon.

Thank Karen V
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Some friends had recommended Sails as the food was 'quite good'. Idiots! The food at sails was amazing! It arrived fairly quickly and the taste texture and presentation was truly superb. The surf and turf was a big meal but a colossal step up from the burger and scampi that sometimes gets presented. I will definitely be returning to eat... More 

Thank Rob J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed more then once in a villa at Almanara and it was very convenient to reach at a few steps distance The sails . it is on a beautiful beach , the food very good and selected and the service rather efficient . THe atmosphere of course is more pleasant if you go for dinner .

Thank Andreina B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Diani and I just had to go back to Sails. The ambiance, food and service is exceptional. Diani has a handful of good restaurants and we chose to eat here three out of four days (unfortunately they're closed on Tuesdays). Their menu is concise but each dish is outstanding. Service is fantastic, the staff... More 

Thank Sahiba C
Diani Beach, Kenya
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a lovely dinner with my partner at Sails on the 1st October. Sails offers the best service and the food is outstanding - the ambience in the evening is lovely - I had the best homemade tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms in Kenya - the chef is very attentive and delivers superb food to his guests - thanks for... More 

Thank Nelmarie69
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok, service from the staff was verry poor, not friendly we want to have a Nice evening relaxing diner And the food must Be come verry Fast so that they can close And go home, that' not we i take vacation. For my opinion the chef was drunk And the Kitchen staff was eating in the restaurant... More 

2 Thank Dimitri V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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 

Thank Steve C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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