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Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant

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Diani Beach Road | Almanara Luxury Villas, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 716 863884
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Urbana, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Sails restaurant is part of the Almanara Luxury Villas Diani Beach resort in the Diani beach area of Kenya, Africa. We stayed at another resort but heard so many good things about Sails that we called in for reservations and rode a Tuktuk taxi to get there. If you want to go be sure to call in your reservation... More 

Thank Alex R
Nairobi, Kenya
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sails is a must for everyone visiting Diani! The main menu is basically the same for years therefore prepared and cooked to perfection! Never had a negative experience here so you can't go wrong! Absolutely stunning! Delicious and great service!

Thank Stephan M
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came for lunch and had a great meal in beautiful surroundings. Staff is friendly and helpful, food is delicious. I do recommend a visit, and you need to book in advance if you want a table. Well worth a visit.

Thank Eva H
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner for 18 people from Denmark and Kenya - fantastic food, service and wines. We will come back.

Thank JesperJypo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five year old' birthday party of 8 had food and time to remember. Absolutely every meal we ordered was followed by 'this is how fish should taste' or 'this is how crab cake should taste' exclamation and to have 8 guests of such different ages and tastes have the same opinion is a sign of quality. Thank you Sails Beach... More 

Thank Branislav C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food at Sails are fantastic ! But yesterday we couldn't have the chance to try it! Don't go there between 15-18 hours! You will not get any service because kitchen is closed for a break which it's acceptable but restaurant should be open for a drink! But staffs attitudes were not acceptable! We asked for drinks and something with the... More 

Thank Svetlana P
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

This was our first time to Sails and we will definitely eat there again every time we visit Diani. The food and service were impeccable. I had the beef fillet with pepper sauce and it was tender with a perfect amount of spiciness. My husband ordered the seafood grill which was huge. My friend ordered the crab au gratin and... More 

Thank Afine32889
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Easily the best restaurant in Diani. This is fine dining indeed ! Book in advance - we tried to reserve a table in March on Saturday night & the only night available during our stay was Monday but it was worth the wait. No complaints whatsoever (and I am picky!). Located on Galu Beach as part... More 

Thank Laura B
Silver Spring, Maryland
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The best seafood in months, just great. The location is just unique, they really made an effort. This place deserve five stars. Staff is very supportive and helpful, good wines and ones again: the ultimate seafood experience. You will love it. And we certainly will as well again in future.

Thank Christoph2708
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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Thought this was going to be something special, but was so disappointing. Tuna carpaccio was smothered in oil and soy sauce, drowning any flavour. Zanzibar snapper could have been anything, covered in an over complicated crust. Wouldn't go back if someone else was paying.

Thank Frank H

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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, 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: +254 716 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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