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Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro

Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 712 294873
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A lively place, even at the end of the season. We had a couple of good nights here, playing pool, darts and cards. A good selection of drinks and great bar staff made for a lot of fun. We didn’t try the food, but that...More

Thank chefiain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar is right on the beach and the view is splendid. Staff is great and the bar very clean. Food could be better. We just tried the fried chicken and the burger.

Thank ancaperiet
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, all comments help us to improve. Your comment on food is noted and hope in future to improve in this field.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for lunch, drinks and social company! Food has greatly improved the past 18 months and gives you good value for money!

Thank Håvard Å
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for that, please continue to enjoy our NO1 Beach Bar.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a fun beachwear with quite ok food. Nothing spectacular in the day, but a typical tropical beach hangout. Can recommend it for a simple good time.

Thank JacobHasle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ambience, but high pricing. should add more lounges by the beach instead of benches. It's one of the few open bars by Diani beach that is great. I would go back.

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place, nice people, good staff, simple food, good drinks. Great Pimm's cocktail. ;-) We went there for the rugby match and it was great. We had a nice time.

Thank Virginie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was staying next door and had only paid for bed and breakfast there, so it was great to have the option of having lunch and dinner here. On day one, I had the calamari!...I have tried Calamari elsewhere and nothing comes close or compares to...More

Thank jToweett
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A very complimentary review. It is appreciated by all of us here at Forty Thieves, when customers leave fully satisfied with food and drinks. we do try to limit the vendors from hassling our guests, my apologies for this. I trust you will pass your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been one of Diani beach favorite chill spot over the years but somewhere along the way it is slowly fading.Visited a week ago and the magic feeling is somehow gone.The service is quite good though.The food and drinks menu also has good variety....More

Thank blacktraveler1
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and I the owner agree with what you say, I have taken back the management and have started to renew the tired look of the place. We will have it back to where it belongs very shortly, so I hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Funny local restaurant, good atmosphere. Food was nice, not so good as we expected after we had read it from here TripAdvisor. Worth for a visit, but you can find many other places to visit as well.

Thank Taina T
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Reviews are always welcome good or indifferent, we learn from them all., I am sorry the food was not up to your expectations, I hope that on your next visit you will be completely satisfied with the food as well as atmosphere.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to stop for a drink, to relax and to enjoy the view....also to shelter from the immense heat

Thank Davbob54
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for positive review, the view is spectacular and drinks always cold. A cold drink in the shade of Forty Thieves will give you strength to continue your walk on the best beach in Africa.

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Response from DonaldMurdo | Reviewed this property |
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5 September 2017|
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
Bobby - I wish it was my bar but I fear I would eat and drink all the profits! The web site is to be found under Forty Thieves Beach Bar sadly TripAdvisor do not allow web site links. Good luck. We have been a few times over... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: +254 712 294873
  • E-mail
Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro: relax and savour the sensation of waves lapping your toes while having a refreshing cocktail, listen to live music, play bar games, watch water sports and have a delicious lunch with your friends and family.Disco into the early hours of the morning every night.All these can be done at this unique bar, the only one situated actually on the beach on the east African coastline. It is a vibrant atmosphere not to be missed.
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