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Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro

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Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 712 294873
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this bar on a Thursday, so it was really quiet. The tables and couches were in the sand. The beach were right outside. It was nice to just sit there, enjoy the breeze and the performance outside.

Thank ikkii93
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch with family. The scampi baba was awesome for my son but grilled red snapper not the same level. Anyway ambience was great to watch the ocean and people together with the food. Recommended to be here atleast once :)

Thank Sidshres
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, very pleased to hear you and your family had an enjoyable day at Forty Thieves, next time I hope the Red Snapper will be up to the same standard as the Scampi Baba. I look forward to welcoming you back. More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach front restaurant is awesome! Good spot to have a meal and a couple of drinks. You can also jump in the beautiful Indian ocean!!

1 Thank Joe S
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37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's very nice place for lunch ! Very safe . Friendly staff good food ! I had fish and chip just like UK !! You need to asked for password for WiFi ... Did some shopping good prices ! Walk around is very safe but not beach boy !

1 Thank Hewolivia
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146 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is just better than average but the location (view of Diani beach) and the other (!) customers are what makes it special. Try and come on a Sunday for lunch and do book if you can or come early as it fills up. Meals other than snacks don't seem to start until 1:30 pm but a few samosas... More 

Thank George B
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing location just at the beach front. Perfect during sunset. Really good food. Friendly When full you can wait long before being served. The grilled chicken its boring. Really nice atmosphere.

1 Thank Alessandro D
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stopped in for lunch one day. We were hassled by the lady at the gate who wouldn't allow us to bring water in. We understand it's a bar, but it's also crazy hot, so that seemed unreasonable. The place is actually on the beach, meaning when you go in you are walking on sand. It has a nice view... More 

1 Thank BilaShaka70
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The hub of Diani Beach - hangout, have a beer, watch the sea & shoot the breeze. The place was full when we arrived for a late lunch but we persuaded the waiter to put a spare table directly on the beach and ordered ice cold Tusker Malts and a plate of fish. It was heaven - toes in sand,... More 

1 Thank Laura B
George B, Owner at Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on our Beach Bar, I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, we have recently employed a new chef who I hope will raise the standard of food to your satisfaction. I look forward to meeting you on your next visit. George Barbour Owner More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Fun beach bar that has a prime location on Diani Beach. You will find reasonable priced, tasty food and drinks, This is where the local expats go for a drink on the beach. For entertainment there are 2 snooker tables and several dart boards and if your timing is good you can watch the kite surfing and/or the skydivers landing.

Thank Duke757
United Kingdom
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Good location right on the beach and nice seated areas. My friends and I visited one night to watch the football, play pool and have a few drinks. The drinks menu was big and fairly priced however the cocktails were very average. We tried a few then ended up just ordering drinks with mixers as the cocktails were not great.... More 

Thank oliviaw843

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?