Restaurants in the area. Tripadvisor reviews are not always so true...here is some local advice on dining in Diani!
SAILS AT ALMANARA $$$
Just a 2 minutes walk from Kenyaways, this small restaurant is right on the beach and has a very chic yet intimate atmosphere. Has excellent cuisine prepared by Kenyan chef Antony and is a favourite among many in the area. It is necessary to make a booking and it is closed on Tuesdays.
Just a 3 minute walk from Kenyaways, this is an African-owned and managed restaurant and has been here for years and years. Tasty food but can take awhile and they sometimes are missing lots of items on the menu. You cannot beat the price though!
BLUE MARLIN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT $$
This does not come highly recommended and the feedback is usually not great from our guests who have been there, however they have good reviews on Tripadvisor so is worth a try since it is right next door to Kenyaways.
This is 3 minutes by taxi or 20 mins walking and is a beachfront restaurant with a pool. Nice for breakfast, brunch or Lunch or just a coffee and a swim in the pool.
NOMADS BEACH BAR RESTAURANT $$$$
Also on the beach, this is only 3km away and is 5 minutes taxi ride. It has a big menu and excellent pizza and coffees. Bit on the pricey side but pizzas and servings are large.
New on the stretch is Havana Cuba style bar and restaurant with good cocktails, sassy vibe and great burgers especially pulled pork. Is a good night time drinks venue. It is located at Chandarana Supermarket Baharini complex so it doesn't have much of a view except a car park. Only a 9 minute taxi ride and is 6 kilometre from Kenyaways.
KOKKOS CAFE BISTRO $$
Across the road from HAVANA at Baharini Plaza, is a small cafe serving amazing coffees and cakes. Also a new place and is opened in December. Also serves lunch and dinner.
AFRICAN POT $
Only 12 minutes by taxi, this is a quiet place with excellent roasted goat, a local delicacy and has other tasty Kenyan traditional dishes. Good if you are not in a hurry as can take awhile.
SHAN E PUNJAB $$
If you like Indian Cuisine, you must try this place. The ambience and location are certainly nothing special but the food makes up for it! Delicious and lots of choice and very quick service compared with other local restaurants.
ANIELLOS ITALIAN $$
You can take the Italian out of Sicily but you cannot take the Sicily out of the Italian! True, for this authentic Italian (Aniello) owned place which has the typical atmosphere of an average Italian joint. Serves great Italian food with great service and is very good value. An 11 minute taxi ride away.
ALI BARBOURS CAVE RESTAURANT $$$$
This is only 7 minutes away by road and reservation is necessary. However they will come and pick you up on request. A stunning setting inside an actual natural cave designed in an amazing way with romantic lighting and a serene and unique atmosphere.
This is located at Diani Beach Shopping Centre and usually has lots of events and lined up for the week including car park hockey. Hockey sticks are provided and its very casual and fun. Drinks and Dinner are excellent. They also have a fabulous playground for the kids, so while you do your grocery shopping in the supermarket next door they are well entertained.