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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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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time to Sails and we will definitely eat there again every time we visit Diani. The food and service were impeccable. I had the beef fillet with pepper sauce and it was tender with a perfect amount of spiciness. My husband ordered the seafood grill which was huge. My friend ordered the crab au gratin and... More 

Thank Afine32889
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding food and service. Easily the best restaurant in Diani. This is fine dining indeed ! Book in advance - we tried to reserve a table in March on Saturday night & the only night available during our stay was Monday but it was worth the wait. No complaints whatsoever (and I am picky!). Located on Galu Beach as part... More 

Thank Laura B
Silver Spring, Maryland
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best seafood in months, just great. The location is just unique, they really made an effort. This place deserve five stars. Staff is very supportive and helpful, good wines and ones again: the ultimate seafood experience. You will love it. And we certainly will as well again in future.

Thank Christoph2708
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought this was going to be something special, but was so disappointing. Tuna carpaccio was smothered in oil and soy sauce, drowning any flavour. Zanzibar snapper could have been anything, covered in an over complicated crust. Wouldn't go back if someone else was paying.

Thank Frank H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All good things to say about this restaurant. Attentive staff will take good care of you. The chef will give you his best effort and the quality of the food is excellent. The location is on a podwer white beach. A ping pong table and foosball table nearby in case you need a little entertainment after your meal. We went... More 

Thank Duke757
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful evening in a very nice restaurant with attentive service staff and tasty food! It did not disappoint.

Thank Chéri M
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived around 20:00 on a Saturday. I was eating on my own. The restaurant was about 90 % full. If you want a nice view of the beach and the sea I would recommend eating earlier. I've tried a few good restaurants in Kenya over the past week including Talisman and Habesha in Nairobi. This was hands down the... More 

Thank Christian S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the good luck to get a last minute booking at the sails restaurant. Great ambiance, great food and excellent stuff. The prices are quite reasonable for the quality of the food ,we paid the same for a very mediocre buffet at our hotel. Book early, take a Tuk Tuk from your hotel and prepare to be wowed.

Thank Sarah K
Zug, Switzerland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to go here and went with a group of friends - it did not disappoint. A surprisingly small and intimate restaurant, the quality of food was unsurpassed. Beautiful presentation, decent portions and most of all perfectly cooked, delicious dishes. Excellent service and attention to detail, yet unpretentious. Fair prices, especially if you compare to a similar meal... More 

Thank Anna B
Juba, South Sudan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Absolutely mouth watering. Try the ginger crab! Beautiful setting and very tastefully decorated. Wonderful service as well.

Thank Debbie M

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?