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“Amazing Cave Restaurant”

Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 38 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $79
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: You'd be hard pushed to find a more romantic place to dine than Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant, set inside an ancient coral cove and lit by warm candlelight. The a la carte menu specializes in seafood, international & traditional cuisine and is accompanied by a great wine-list so take your time over dinner.The Restaurant opens every day from 7pm. Reservation Required.Courtesy transfer from Hotels in Diani.Dress Code: Smart casual. No shorts, no hats.We apologize we do not allow children 6 and under.Cigars from our humidor available.
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Amazing Cave Restaurant”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We didn't do much research into our trip to Mombasa so had no clue of where to go - we were recommended to visit Ali Barbour's by the hotel reception - we were a bit sick of the repetitive all inclusive buffet by this point! We were picked up by the restaurant in a free shuttle bus and were completely taken aback by the atmosphere - we got a table under the stars - perfect for a romantic dinner for our honeymoon. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone. Saw a few people have the crepe flambé - cooked at your table - we would have definitely ordered them for the experience had we not been too full! 7000 shillings for two people- two courses and a beer each so perhaps a little on the pricey side but we both thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere & ambience.

  • Visited July 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“So special!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

What an amazing place!!!! In a truly stunning cave...a real treat and something different! They will collect you from your hotel!! The food and choice was inspiring!

Visited August 2013
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Kigali, Rwanda
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11 reviews
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“Authentic seafood in a cave”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Excellent abience. Cave setting is unique. Food was good though portions seemed small (I say seem because I ordered garlic prawns, when the plate came i thought it was small but by the time I was done with that and dessert I couldnt move). Cocktails were not good though - could hardly taste the alcohol and fruit juice mixes were sour - had the ali barbour special and a mojito (mojito had too much lime and too much mint). Masai at the door seemed tired - welcome was a bit dry @ 7.30pm! Had the crepe flambet for dessert, waiter prepared it by the table - was lovely preparation and presentation. Chocolate ice cream was not good but strawberry was excellent followed by vanilla . Great dining experience all in all. There were 5 of us at dinner and everyone was happy with their meal.

  • Visited August 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“ali Barour's”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

was collected from our hotel and when we arrived we were escorted by a Masi Warrior into the restaurant, had a few cocktails which were very potent ,the ambience of the restaurant was fantastic ,they even had kindle lights on the menue's so as not to spoil the surroundings ,food was 1st class and the staff pleasant always had a smile and made you feel special very reasonable priced then thye arranged to have you taken back to your hotel

Visited July 2013
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Nanyuki Town, Kenya
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“A must to eat if staying in area”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The restaurant is built within a cave, the seafood is second to none and menu really good. We had young kids although nothing on the menu for them the chef cooked especially for kids. I would definitely visit again.

Visited March 2013
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