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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
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are superstars, nothing too much to handle, food fab, ambiance fab, bill/check - not at all bad!

Thank Upepo71
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location overlooking the beach. Looks great and new although it has been open for a few years. Elegant and functional. We counted 9 tables and a lot of space for more. So it was great that they prefer quality to quantity. Fabulous food and great service; attentive staff who knew what they were doing. Clearly enough staff and good... More 

Thank raquelcoelho
Mombasa, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is excellent. The ambience is to die for and the splashing of the waves under the moonlight just makes everything so romantic. And my bae also proposed here... WIN :-)

Thank blackgold2016
Hoogmade, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sails beach bar last night and we had one of the best fish platters ever! Delicious crab and lobster and some perfectly grilled fish! Great location, nice atmosphere and great service!

Thank KjvdM
Amesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great facilities, great service. The layout of the restaurant was lovely and cooling on a hot day.

Thank Mazzer1989
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The food at Sails Al Manara is always excellent! Having returned there most recently with my family, the service levels remain noteworthy, the food remains delicious and the overall experience remains unforgettable. It is very comforting to return to a restaurant and get what you expect from previous visits...and that is Sails!! Delicious sea food with excellent variety cooked to... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We had a very nice lunch at Sails. The menu is not very long but they do have all the items (which is not that common!), the food is fresh and everything we ordered was really good. The cocktails are also very nice and the service good, which makes for a very pleasant overall experience. The prices are a bit... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We had lunch at this restaurant. It's better to book in advance as it has a few tables. The food was truly mouthwatering. As it's a beach restaurant, you can enjoy the stunning view of the sea while eating. I had the seafood plater, and it was delicious. The food is a bit pricey compared to the other restaurants, but... More 

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Huye, Rwanda
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

One of the best birthday dinners ever! Came here for my 40th birthday. Everything about this place is awesome: the ambience, the location, the sound of the waves. The staff was great. I had the Swahili Red Fish: top 3 fish dishes I have ever had! Met the chef, who arranged for chocolate cake and ice cream with a Birthday... More 

Thank craigconard
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Everything from the chef, waiters, ambience, food is simply amazing! I cant forget the freshly squeezed orange juice, its the best I have taken in a long time!

Thank M0mzie

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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, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
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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