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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
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Trip advisor reviewers have ranked Sails as the number one restaurant in the Diani Beach region, but it would finish right at the top or very near in just about a list of restaurants anywhere in the world. Located right on the beach along one of the world's most spectacular coastlines, it is hard to imagine a more ideal setting... More 

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Thank Marc S
Shrewsbury, UK
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I cannot fault anything with this restaurant. The staff are excellent and friendly, the food is gorgeous, good wine selection (and the house wine is very nice), the views are amazing out onto the beach and sea. My only regret is that we only found this place the day before we had to fly home!

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Thank tan_gerine77
Barcelona, Spain
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sails reputation for excellent sea food lived up to the hype. A beautiful setting, great chef, friendly staff and delicious crab starter and main course and chocolate brownie and ice cream were all memorably enjoyed on a hot Sunday afternoon. A place worth visiting especially for seafood.

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Thank kim r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amaizing..for anyone who enjoys good food, relaxing atmosphere, great view. I highly recommend Sails. By far this has been the best sea food I've had and I have travelled almost the whole swahili coast line, from lamu to Zanzibar. Keep it up.

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Thank SNMY014
Brecon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to dine in the evening. My husband had a problem with his meal but this was rectified right away. My meal was lovely. Luke and the staff are friendly and helpful. Very professional.

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Thank cydsue
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sails was recommended to us and so we booked lunch today. It had been fully booked for the previous two days. It is in a wonderful location on the beach with stunning sea views. Excellent attentive service, nicely laid tables with white table cloths and fresh flowers. I started with a dozen oysters cooked with garlic and butter which were... More 

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Thank drjudymwhite
West Lothian
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 of us came here for lunch. Highly recommended with very good service. I had the lemon pasta to start which was excellent. My friends had chilled soup. The grilled snapper with a light curry sauce and vegetables was perfection. My friends had lobster and another seafood dish. All cooked to perfection and fresh, fresh, fresh. I'm sorry I can't... More 

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Thank FionaJLinlithgow
Nairobi, Kenya
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here several times during our visit to Diani, as well as cocktails. Everything tasted fantastic, and they were very accommodating for our three year old in making her special food as well. My husband will be talking about the bacon wrapped chicken breast for a very long time...! The beach view is lovely! And of course, as... More 

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Thank WhitneyKoonce
Germany
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great seafood, albeit not cheap. But on the Kenyan Coast this is standard. However, the service was outstanding, the waiters very friendly and jovial. The fish was fresh and the grill awesome. Wine fine, beer cold, so what else do you need

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Thank GermanPedro
Nairobi, Kenya
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129 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service. Great food. Need I say more? Well, yes. The location is right on the beach with ambiance and decor to match. Be sure to make a reservation as it is very popular.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?