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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%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (63 reviews)
“samosas” (12 reviews)
“forty thieves” (86 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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11 - 20 of 657 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was with a pretty large group at Forty Thieves just after lunch hour. Were able to get a couple tables out in the sand but still with some shaded covering so we had an escape from too much sun. It was pleasant to be able...More

Thank Elisabeth T
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am once again ashamed that our waiters are so slow and forgetful. In house training has been ongoing but I am afraid I have an uphill struggle. please accept my apologies, next time you visit, service should have improved.

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Went for drinks only during late afternoon with 3 friends and a young baby. This restaurant is right on the beach! There are tables both "inside" (open air concept though) or right down in the sand! There were ladies ordering drinks at the bar in...More

Thank Shannon L
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comment, very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We welcome all comments, with these we can grow. Please return.

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Very busy especially weekends & when there's events. By the beach therefore nice views. Food was ok but nothing to write home about especially the portion

Thank Kirimi
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

We are working to improve our kitchen, I am not yet satisfied with the standards but we intend to improve as quickly as possible to acceptable standards by all. Thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Relaxing place on the beach for having a break. Pizza, etc, and lot of drinks. In a big group it will take time to get served.

Thank SteinRoversafari
George B, Manager at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

We are working at improving our waiter service and shortly will be installing a separate service bar which I hope will shorten our service time to clients. Thank you for visiting us.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Visited for the Diani Beach 5 a side beach rugby tournament. What a host the 40 Thieves was! Watched the Lions Game between our matches and they kept the White Caps and Tuskers coming

Thank Peter M
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Very Pleased to hear of your satisfaction with "Forty Thieves" I trust you will continue to support us. Many Thanks

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

It took a long time before we got the food. Pizza was cold, burger bread was hard and the waiter had got our orders wrong. Not coming back.

Thank Jan Olav P
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I have been going to Forty Thieves for some years now and i will always come back it's as good as always. The ambiance, the food and drinks is always good, however on low season the staff are really reluctant and you have to find...More

Thank Eunice K
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This bar is so fun great music and amazing white sand views. The cocktails are plentiful and reasonably priced.

Thank heatherberry1985
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Fun at a reasonable price on the most beautiful beach in Africa is how I would like you to remember "Forty Thieves" on Diani Beach. It is very satisfying to hear that we are meeting our goal. Thank you.

Reviewed 22 June 2017

This place is on the beach, good basic food like pizza and burgers, average price, good for daytime and evening, if you go in the evening check there is something going on as you could end up on your own in the restaurant.

Thank SmileyTunbridgeWells
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

I thank you for your comments, unfortunately this is our quiet time of the year, having said that we closed the bar last night or should I say this morning at 04.30.am so not so quiet later at night.

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Nice, traditional style large bar on a popular beach. Only complaint is not much seating. Good priced drinks, excellent service. Live music during the day, can be too loud, but I love jazz, so I didn't mind it.

Thank 337Paula
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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