20 Of Diani's Top Restaurants & Cafes

Best Resturants to try in Ukunda Diani, Kenya

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  04 October 2019       Tripindigo       5 min read

Ukunda is a small coastal town in the Kwale County of Kenya and paves the way for Diani Beach, which has been voted as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination consistently since 2015. Diani Beach is famous for snorkelling in the blue waters, sunbathing on the white sands and kitesurfing.

But if you get hungry on your beach bumming adventures, here's the best places to grab a bite to eat at any time of the day. 

Al-rounder restaurants for all meals of the day:

1. Leonardo’s Restaurant

Leonardo’s Restaurant is one of the best in Diani! It specializes in Italian and Vegetarian dishes. You should try English breakfast along with their delicious and healthy salads!

⦁	Leonardo’s Restaurant

Leonardo’s Restaurant Bar, Image Source: Diani.Com

2. Kokkos Café Bistro

Kokko’s café has a relaxing and calm ambience. The breakfast menu includes omelettes, pancakes, eggs, toast and freshly ground and brewed coffee! Apart from breakfast, Kokkos Café Bistro is also a great place to stop for a few snacks and sandwiches!

This place also serves a unique dinner menu on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays!

Kokkos Café Bistro

Kokkos Café Bistro Restaurant, Image Source: FaceBook.Com

Restaurants that are known for their Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the following restaurants will make sure you get plenty:

3. Rongai Eating House

Rongai Eating House provides you with affordable dining options. The outdoor dining area gives the best view to start off your morning with!

4. Diani Restaurant

Diani Restaurant is located on the main Ukunda-Ramisi Road, and is known for its coastal dishes.

5. The Edge Beach Restaurant

The Edge Restaurant is located inside the Diani Blue beach resort. The restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean so the view from the restaurant is pretty amazing! It’s a great view to wake up to!

The Edge has an extensive breakfast menu, with fruits and English breakfast being the most popular items on the menu!

The Edge Beach Restaurant

Delicious Food, Image Source: FaceBook.Com

The Best Restaurants for Lunch

An action-packed early day at Diani beach is going to leave your stomach gurgling. Tame your rumbling stomach with meals from these restaurants:

6. Shashin-ka Japanese Restaurant

Shashin-ka is the most famous Japanese Restaurant in Diani! Their meals are served in a unique and beautiful way that will leave you stunned! Don’t forget to try their sushi, tempura, and Udon noodles!

Japanese Restaurant

They enjoy Sushi Food, Image Source: Instagram.Com

7. Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant

Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant gives a stunning view of the Indian Ocean, making it an ideal date spot! Their menu includes options like seafood, pizza, steaks and an extensive wine collection.

Nomad Beach

A plate of delicious food, Image Source: NomadBeachBar.Com

8. Aniello’s Ristorante Pizzeria

If you’re craving for pizzas in Diani, then head over to this Pizzeria!

9. Bidi Badu Restaurant

Bidi Badu Restaurant provides a nice ambience and a variety of dishes out of which you need to try Chicken Curry and Chicken Pilau!

10. Panorama Restaurant

Panorama restaurant is also located on the main Ukunda-Ramisi road, and offers a wide range of lunch options at an affordable price.

Best Restaurants to Grab a Quick Bite From:

11. Forty Thieves Beach Bar and Restaurant

Try their Samosas or sip on their refreshing drinks while enjoying a great view of the Indian Ocean!

12. Ushago Sports Bar and Restaurant

Head over to the Ushago Sports Bar and Restaurant if you want to drink fresh juices while playing billiard in a warm and cozy environment.

Ushago Sport Bar and Restaurant

Ushago Bar, Image Source: FaceBook.Com

13. Havana Bar

Havana Bar lets you choose from Kenyan, American, and Mexican food items!

Havana Bar

Havana Restaurant, Image Source: FaceBook.Com

14. Tandoori Bar

Tandoori Bar has a good ambience to it, with a variety of drinks to choose from.

Tandori Bar

The food, Image Source: FaceBook.Com

15. Spice Lounge

Spice Lounge is a relatively new food place and you should visit them for their spice-filled menu!

Best Restaurants for Dinner

Dinner calls for a serene yet lively environment. These places provide you just that:

16. Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant

Literally located in a cave, this place will provide you with a unique environment for your dinner! The interior is pretty impressive with dim lights and a great ambience! It’s the best place for date night!

Ali Barbour Cave Restaurant

Ali's Restaurant', Image Source: FaceBook.Com

17. Sizzler’s Steak House

Try their delicious beef steak, which will leave your taste buds asking for more!

Beef Steak

Delicious Beef Steak, Image Source: FaceBook.Com

18. Coast Dishes Restaurant

Coast Dishes Restaurant provides you with a wide range of Swahili Cuisine at an affordable price. Don’t forget to try their biryani!

19. African Pot Restaurant

Another restaurant famous for its African dishes – don’t forget to try their Coconut Chicken Curry!

20. Jolly Bar Pizzeria

Known for its exemplary customer service, Jolly Bar Pizzeria has the most delicious Italian dishes waiting for you!

Jolly Bar Pizzeria

Delicious Food, Image Source: FaceBook.Com



Take Your Tastebuds On A Culinary Adventure

Satisfy your hunger pains at one of these yummy restaurants and enjoy the authentic taste of Kenyan dishes. 

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