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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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Porto, Portugal
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

When you are welcomed by name upon arrival by the staff, you know you are in for a treat! The service was super fast, the food was delicious and the space was classy! Price is not cheap but this is one of the best places to eat in Diani so it is expected! Would do it again given the chance.

Thank Jon_France_Portugal
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

chef luc and his team.....bravo !! each time we eat there it is a delight....great food,superb service and absolute value for money .

Thank dougkj2000
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

We went there for lunch (because they are fully booked for all the nights we were there :-@). It's the most upmarket restaurant we've eaten in Diani yet with good value. The baked grab au gratin was perfect! Very moist with crispy cheesy top. They also do a good seafood platter and it's in good portion. It's a good place... More 

1 Thank bbbrendac
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Recently had a chance to sample this restaurant and I must say I was impressed. The food was skillfully prepared and reasonably priced. The ocean breeze complemented the dinner. The service was polite. I highly recommend this place. Kevin

Thank kevin o
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Sails is an exclusive place on the compound of a private beach community so you'll need a reservation to get through the gate. The bar and restaurant are basically on wooden platforms covered in a steel frame which is fitted with a variety of canvas sails. Lovely, but the place was a bit windy and it makes me wonder about... More 

Thank Jim L
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

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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Shrewsbury, UK
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

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!

Thank tan_gerine77
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

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.

Thank kim r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 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.

Thank SNMY014
Brecon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

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.

Thank cydsue

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