Diani is a seafood haven with the ocean only steps away from some of the town’s best kitchens, it is easy to see why the only way to eat in Diani is to adopt the seafood diet.
Aside from the white sandy beaches and welcoming smiles of the community, Diani has some of the most diverse coral on the East African coast. Highly regarded for its well-kept beaches, and varied sea life, the abundance of the deep blue ocean presents a colorful, and tasty plate for visitors and locals to enjoy.
Here are 3 top spots to visit in delicious Diani for some satisfying grub:
1. The Nomad Beach Bar, Diani Beach
Experience sophistication and class, all while revealing in the views of the endless blue.
You could sip on a signature Nomad gin cooler cocktail and watch the fishermen go spearfishing in low tide, or jump into the water for an hour before sitting down for some well-made creamy pasta with crab or cool down with some freshly made icecream.
If you are a foodie, do not shy away from the detailed menu that offers a variety of items.
The kitchen is focused on a farm-to-table model, sustainably sourcing various ingredients from its off-site organic farm where they grow a variety of foods including radish, lettuce as well as bird’s eye chilies. As the sun descends, there’s no better place to be than beachside winding down with a satiating cocktail prepared by the Nomad’s seasoned mixologists.
The Nomad also offers exclusive dining experiences including a full moon dinner, as well as food and wine pairings with the accomplished sommelier Moses. Ensure you make your reservations in advance.
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2. The Salty Squid Beach Bar, Diani Beach Road
Cambridge transplants Oli Prevett and Hal McRitchie Pratt came together with the sole purpose of offering a unique beach bar experience on the Diani coast.
The long-time friends turned their love for food, sun, and sand into the now insta-famous Salty Squid Beach Bar and Restaurant. Started in December 2019, the restaurant run by Chef Shem offers an elevated beach bar experience with a strong menu that offers a pleasurable dining experience.
For those hoping to fight the hunger, they also offer simple quick, and easy finger foods including a mezze board and scrumptious veg antipasti.
If you are in search of a great view as you sip on a cocktail, treat yourself kindly and visit the Salty Squid.
3.Coast Dishes, Diani town
For those who are used to all the fanfare of fine dining and the ambiance of reservation-only restaurants, this restaurant is not for you. This spot is simple, and very unassuming but delivers when it comes to flavor, presenting a large selection of delightful coastal eats.
From kuku biryani, mbaazi, maharagwe wa mnazi and pillowy soft mahamri the restaurant is well versed in what an authentic coastal dish tastes like. So if you are looking for the finest coastal cuisine at a great price make sure you pay them a visit.
Diani has delicious eats no matter your budget, or your palate.
Discover and eat your way through this beach town, Diani.
This article was written by Ivy Mang’eli, Editor for The Sauce. You can also check out her personal blog www.acquiredtaste.co.ke where she offers her take on millennial living and all that pertains to it.