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Colobus Shade

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Four Twenty South | Diani Beach Road), Mwaepe Fish Landing Site, Diani Beach, Ukunda Box 827-80400 Ukunda , Kenya, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

nice people and friendly.Ask and learn about diffrent types of drinks and food and places to dance later.

Thank Aston L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Conveniently located en route from the backpackers to the beach, Colobus Shade has very friendly not-pushy staff and a menu consisting of mostly fish and seafood. But for the vegetarians like myself there's a vegetable curry that's worth ordering, as well as chips with salad. The portions in general are huge: you get potatoes/chips and rice with everything as well... More 

Thank Frans1980
Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed just down the street from this restaurant and ate here a few times. The staff is super friendly and welcoming, and the food can't be beat. The fishermen have like a fish market place just next door, so whatever seafood you like will be taken from the market area and cooked fresh right when you order. There is... More 

Thank Emellee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Waiting time was 1hr 30 and then served undercooked fish..no wine had to buy it from next restaurant..not sure how it got its place on tripadvisor

Thank 2015joanekeeley
Udine, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

It is very typical and simple restaurant near the fish market on the beach. You are sure that the fishes is always fresh. It is possible eat only fish and drink Tusker Beer or soft drinks. There is always an happy atmosphere. Of course the restaurant is unformally but confortable. The tables and chairs are in the sand without roof... More 

Thank GDG1959
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We had a farewell dinner for 20 kitesurfers there and the event went smooth and everyone enjoyed the food served. You can be surprised with the WC location but it turnes out to be OK after few glasses.

Thank Egor Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The best restaurants on Diane beach Serves fish and same stuff But please call before you come to reserve place and food

Thank Advokat78
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Charcoal grilled, fresh prawn, lobster, crab and calamari - calamari also fried. Very local, very good value, and delicious. Tusker, and red/white S African wine. Friendly helpful staff. Pretty clean and hygienic preparation, though the toilets really bad: be prepared.

Thank AJP-Tokyo
Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Wish I found it earlier - had the seafood platter, lobster - calamari - and prawns - too much food for 1 person! I was truly a happy camper, and all for 2,000/ksh. Only complaint was the competing restaurant's crappy and loud music choices with plentiful expletives ruining the lovely view and otherwise serene environment. Service was amazing - have... More 

Thank GlobalVagrant7
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Good simple grilled food with friendly service, they were out of some of the food but gave us the phone number to call back when we planned on coming again. Make sure your not in a hurry long wait, but we didn't mind great ocean view!!

Thank Michael L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Soups, African
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Four Twenty South | Diani Beach Road), Mwaepe Fish Landing Site, Diani Beach, Ukunda Box 827-80400 Ukunda , Kenya, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: 0724634839

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?