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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 - 23:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 23:30
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Having lunch looking out at the amazing Diani beach watching fishing boats go by on the crystal blue waters is a treasure. The food is exquisite and the cocktails go down a treat in the shade.

Thank Big_fat_ben
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Everything is great! The staff know their stuff, the chef comes out to great you, to confirm everything was lovely. We found the place very reasonably priced. Wine was fantastic. The beach was smooth and wide. Try everything in the starters menu, if you have space try the wasabi.

Thank Rsahi
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This restaurant is located on a beautiful beach, you can take your costume to jump in the ocean for swim before or after your meal. We were a big group of friends so we ordered a lot of their menu, their starters included fresh oysters to smoked sail fish, their mains had baked crab, ginger crab, sea food platter and... More 

Thank Shamil P
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We dined twice in the Sails restaurant. It is located a few meters from our hotel, the Kenyaways. Actually the restaurant offers dishes with fresh, well cooked and presented. Good wine list, most of South Africa. The staff is very helpful and professional. The place is decorated with tents, it is very welcoming and friendly. In my experience the best... More 

Thank Felipe H
Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went there for lunch and the food was fantastic. Fresh Oysters, Crab and the Vongole was amazing Right on Galu beach, so you can walk and swim there as well.

Thank Lani1072
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Very good and quick service. Good quality food. Amazing beach. Clean and fabulous deco. Can only describe our experience in superlatives.

Thank Victor M
Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Visited the restaurant at the end of the vacation. The location is very good - you see the ocean and are surrounded with the african trees. All this is in a modern design. The food is good. We tried only the fish menu. The service is very good. Quick and responsive.

Thank PavelKurzaev
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Been here a few time now and this place is simply amazing. The view is very nice, the staff are friendly and very accommodating. But the most important thing of course is the food, without doubt this is the best food around. Can't wait to return again.

Thank joncarson
Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

nice place to eat out when staying in Diani. good selection of wine and excellent fish/ seafood. Very nice location and lounge style set-up.

Thank Neverstpexploring
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Sails is beautiful. The location, the ambience and the food is very delicious. The place is not large so it's best to do a booking to avoid been turned back at the gate in case it's full . The food is worth the price and not as expensive as reading other reviews made us think. The waiters and the chef... More 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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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