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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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13. Havana Bar
Havana Bar lets you choose from Kenyan, American, and Mexican food items!
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14. Tandoori Bar
Tandoori Bar has a good ambience to it, with a variety of drinks to choose from.
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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!
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17. Sizzler’s Steak House
Try their delicious beef steak, which will leave your taste buds asking for more!
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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!
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