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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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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The setting of the restaurant is amazing. Sea front and truly "Sails". The welcome is warm and the service excellent. The sea food platter is great .

Thank Sanjeet S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of seven friends on a special final meal of the holiday. We were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived...early, so that we could appreciate the wonderful sea views and enjoy our cocktails overlooking the Indian Ocean, to the moment we left, the service and attention, friendliness of staff and quality of food was superb. Lovely... More 

Thank Veronica J
Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a party of 7 to celebrate the end of our stay at Diani. Definitely the best meal we have had during our stay. Wonderful welcome from the staff followed by complimentary crispy seaweed and samosas with our beers and cocktails (the Dawas were particularly good ) on the terrace whilst leisurely perusing the menu. I chose raw... More 

Thank Chris S
Wierden, Nederland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been celebrating the birthday of a friend at Sails Beach bar & Restaurant and I must say, this has been the best diner we had on all our trips to various African Countries. Not only the food but also the staff and ambience are excellent probably don't even match many restaurants at home. Also the sorbet ice cream we... More 

Thank Hanskramer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is very like a high-end London restaurant, except it's on a beach and it doesn't cost as much. It's by far the best place we ate in Diani. The food is much better than Ali Baba's cave and similarly priced if not lower. The setting is very relaxed and the service is fantastic. 12 Oysters for £5 with... More 

Thank Tim B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think the title says enough, but it's the highest quality food in an incredible setting for really reasonable prices

Thank Gordon S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best restaurant on the coast. Great food and value for money. It's also the most amazing setting. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Thank Giles L
Brackley Beach, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

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 October 22, 2016 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 October 20, 2016

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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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
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
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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