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Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro

) #4 of 35 Restaurants in Diani Beach $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 712 294873
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (20 reviews)
“forty thieves” (81 reviews)
“beach bar” (56 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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191 - 200 of 793 reviews

Reviewed 29 May 2016

Good bar for an afternoon beer, especially during sunset. Not very clean, sand plates and glasses, friendly service, reasonable prices.

Thank Marek M
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Great place. Ambience. Good prices and great meals for all. Beach activities for kids as well. A must visit.

Thank amu838
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Really lovely place to just lay down and relax on the beach for an afternoon. The beach out front is pretty perfect and there are lovely lounge chairs and delicious iced coffee. We didn't eat here, just has a few virgin drinks so I can't...More

Thank EllieRoseM
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The place was average if you ask me. Very chilly and actually nothing to be dazzled about apart from the sea view. Remember to keep warm.

Thank Crystal O
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Did not eat here, as it was a bit pricey, but the food looks good. The Restaurant is right on the beach, nice setting, beautiful beach. They have different activities close by, Camel rides, para-sailing. They allow you to use the facilities - restroom and...More

Thank Dylan B
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

They have limited food options, place is very dull. Crowd is okay. We did not have many options to choose from. They were not serving pizza or most of the dishes, was disappointing.

Thank Amit_B33
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Relaxing vibe, ideal for cheap drinks right by the beach. Good music and pool tables too - will definitely go back!

Thank _sabinabrimson
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

What a joke. I've been in Diani beach for nearly a week and I have frequented Forty Thieves a couple of times. Today I went to enter and was searched (for the first time) and was told I was not allowed to bring my bottle...More

Thank Alex c
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

It was my first trip to Africa and I started from Kenya. I thought only can enjoy pure nature in Kenya but you can enjoy drinking a nice cocktail in a very well designed and luxury bar during the night as well.this is how find...More

Thank Nassrean A
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The food is not the best, but service is fasta and the location really nice, very relaxing and easy on the beach

Thank veronica m
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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, Bar Scene, Kids, View, 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
  • 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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