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Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant

Diani Beach Road | Almanara Luxury Villas, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 717 073953
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
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“seafood” (23 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Diani Beach Road | Almanara Luxury Villas, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sails is by far the best restaurant in Diani Beach. Great ambience and amazing food. The owner is a great host. Every time we are in Diani we go to Sails and also recommend it to our guests at Villa Mashariki. Note: make a reservation...More

Thank JorisUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent - well cooked and presented. The waiters were friendly, helpful and courteous

Thank pmstevens2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great spot for lunch or dinner. Outdoor dining under tent-like sails. Food and service was excellent. My only minor complaint is that they don't serve African tea - only tea fro tea bags - which is ridiculous because everyone in Kenya knows how to...More

Thank GOfifer
Reviewed 8 July 2018

You must visit sails, even if it's just for coffee. Wonderful location and great menu with the best service.

Thank 423amanda
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Seafood is great, venue is very nice. Service is very slow - expect about 1 hour between the order and the moment food arrives on the table.

Thank traveladvise85
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A long over due review! I took my family here (grandparents through to children) in December for an incredible lunch. The atmosphere was lovely with beautiful views over the white sandy beach, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. The seafood platter was...More

Thank Lara H
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Great food. Service a bit slow and the ambience is a bit pretentious - like a private members’ club. The restaurant gets a bit hot in the heat of the day - they should open up the tent at the back to let the breeze...More

Thank Clairerbw
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Hands down the best food we had in Diani Beach. I don't think you will find food of this standard this cheap anywhere else in the world. In Diani Beach, generally the restaurants are all around the same price but the standards differ so much...More

Thank seza05
Reviewed 31 March 2018

The menu has not changed much even though the executive Chef has changed. It remains my favourite in Diani with consistently good food and service. The only point is the wine list which is light and then many of the choices i would have made...More

Thank CossyWombat
Reviewed 28 March 2018

The restaurant is set in a quiet part of the most beautiful beach in the world. Service is excellent and the food is cooked to perfection. The crispy calamari starter being a class on its own. The seafood is fresh and delicately prepared to achieve...More

Thank Andrew G
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Zoë E
12 August 2017|
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Response from Sarah K | Reviewed this property |
I think the best thing would be to get in touch with the restaurant direct as you book for a reservation
Lydia J
7 March 2017|
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Response from Nelmarie69 | Reviewed this property |
shorts is fine as long as you dress neatly :)
Lydia J
7 March 2017|
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Response from Sarah K | Reviewed this property |
We were there 2 weeks ago and people were dressed very casually and in shorts
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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: +254 717 073953
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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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