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“Fantastic”

Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 45 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $79
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

If you're in Diani this place is a must. My partner and I ate at this restaurant twice in one week and will be returning when we're next in the area. The Cave is romantic and atmospheric, surrounded by candles and starlight from above. The cocktails are well made and the wine selection is good.

For food I would recommend trying the smoked sailfish and seafood tagliatelle. The other dishes, including the seafood platter, aren't mind blowing but it's all very well presented and a special treat when you've been in Africa a while!

Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Words cannot describe this restaurant, it is absolutely breath-taking. If you are ever in Diani, this place is a must! Dinner under the stars is the perfect setting for a romantic meal where the menu provides a choice of everything from steak to lobster, and cooked perfectly. I cannot wait for my next visit!

Thank Chrissy828
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Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Just left there 2 hours ago food was great oysters were small but delicious seafood amazing. An the drink were very good. The venue though was spectacular if your in the area its a must 2 people 80-150 US dollars depending on the amount of drinks

Thank Matthew H
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

First went to the Cave 26 years ago and returning here was once again a pleasure and the unique nature of the restaurant and its surroundings are a definite plus. Had a beef starter and chicken main. The food was very good and well presented and was more than adequate in size and good value considering the surroundings. Service was great and not overly attentive, free pick up form hotel and back. This is still a very special place and a must visit when in Diani.

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Thank TrevorDore96
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

The restaurant has a nice romantic ambience in a coral cave. The service was excellent! The steak i ordered was not ok, but when i told them they took it back right away and serve me a new one which was good. The price level reflects the proximity to the expensive resorts and is far above average for Kenia. For a special occasion it was ok! Free pickup service!

Thank vomkiezumdiewelt
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