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African, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 16 January 2021

Unlike most of the polished and luxurious restaurants on the Diani coast, Colobus Shade remains a true African restaurant, serving some of the best and freshest fish on the entire coast, lovingly prepared by the owner and his wife. During our stay on the Diani...coast we kept returning to the Colobus because of its genuine, unpretentious atmosphere, the amazing fish and the friendly owner who always greeted us with a smile. Great place, we'll be there again.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 9 January 2021

This place is absolutely solid for seafood and the prices are unbeatable. Altho it appears to be a v simple place as compared to most other on Diani beach, don’t be fooled. The food is DELICIOUS and the servings are amazing. We ate here twice...in our four-day trip. Keep in mind we also tried 3-4 other restaurants and none of them came close in terms of seafood taste, serving size, and prices. The service is slightly slow so keep that factor in mind.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 July 2020

This is definitely my favorite fish restaurant in Diani. Food never disappointed me. Highly recommended to fish lovers!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

The place is solo great and with great view of the beach..The sea food is just amazing and fresh I just had problem with staff.Never seen such rude ladies..I dont know what happened but we had an issue with the orders they brought us an...extra plate of food we did not order..we tried to explain to her but she walked away insulting me and my friend..and went in a corner with other stuff which was a lady and talked bad about us we could hear..I lost my appetite.. I think if u are not white ,you won't get great service u deserve there Overall really good place ..just a shame to be ruined by such staffMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

Prices in menu are chip, but in fact there are no chip dishes there, no ocean view, small portions. Small Seafood platter for 1800 which is worth 1000 in other places. The place is just over advertised. There are many other restaurants on the beach,...and Nomad and Sails with really delicious food finally becomes chiper than Colobus. I would not recommend this place, better find another place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere right on the beach.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is located at the local fish market and serves daily fresh seafood. We have chosen a huge seafood platter (2 portions à 1.690 KES each) with prawns, fish fillets, lobster) and included side dishes (coleslaw salad, coconut rice, potatoes). It was delicious and...worth the price. The atmosphere is relaxed, with a sand floor and candle light. The street is far away, so no noise and smell from there. We would definitely recommend this restaurant if you want to enjoy seafood.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 13 December 2019

The food is fresh and delicious served by attentive staff. Fresh fresh fish right off the grill. We loved it! However if you want luxury, go somewhere else. This place is the real deal.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

The food was so so good, every fresh and great service. We are so happy to have gone there. Ok, it isn’t on the beach, but who cares, the seafood was the best I had in Diani Beach

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 26 September 2019 via mobile

We stayed in Diani Beach for 3 days and ate here twice!!! The grilled seafood platter was the best we’ve had, especially the grilled squid/ calamari. The prices were unbeatable elsewhere, 1500KES for a lobster, some prawns and some calamaris. The potatoes were very crispy....Service was excellent both times we were there. Be prepared to have to fan off some flies tho! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Me and my husband were in our honeymoon and a friend of us suggested this place for having some fresh fish the first day after we came back from the safari. Well, we have been there 6 times during our stay in Diani! The place...itself is very simple but don’t be misguided by it, cause the food is really DELICIOUS!! We had super freash and perfectly cooked crab, shrimps, octopus, lobster, calamari, all served with coconut rice, potatoes and crunchy salad! The staff as well, Isaac, Elisabeth and the young chef, are super nice and friendly! They will treat you like part of the family! It’s quite an hidden gem but just pass by even for a quick lunch cause it really worth it!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Colobus Shade is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5