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Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro

Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 712 294873
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (65 reviews)
“samosas” (12 reviews)
“clams” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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181 - 190 of 675 reviews

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Situated by the beach but the service and the surroundings will definitely put you off.needs to be under new management for sure

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I've been here before and was disappointed with the service. My friends pushed me to return, i agreed hoping that they would have improved but NO! Waiters taking too long to take and serve orders and generally poor customer service. Not sure i will visit...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beer was cold and the view was amazing. Ordered the pizza that came with "king prawns" but when i got the pizza the shrimp were miniature in size so take there seafood menu with a grain of sault. There burgers looked good but i didnt...More

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice place to sit and have a beer, but I would not order the food again especially the seafood. The calamari did not taste fresh and the portions were very small for how expensive it was. The shrimp were labeled king prawns but were incredibly...More

Thank Tara T
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Been here a number of times, always fun for sundowners, good service and the beers and dawa's are cold, the view is spectacular, particularly when the high tide comes in when the water can come very close.

Thank JaapVL2
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We went there for dinner, food is average, service is horrible, and it becomes a horrible disco at some point... we weren't aware... although I hear its nice during the day...

Thank Enci V
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We came here for the nightlife - it had a great atmosphere. People were friendly, drink service was quick, and the music was fun. You could easily party early into the morning here!

Thank Yesdnyl
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Was a kind of strange experience. Live music was ok. Orderung takes some time. Chips were great. But....the mixture of guests gave us the "taste of many lost chances and not fullfilled dreams". Old men "playing" with young african women or elder white women with...More

Thank KlausM_Vienna
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Good place for a cold drink and a sandwich. You have a view of the beach and the salesmen don't bother you :) Ok, milkshakes;)

Thank MalinMD
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Food was good, service was very good and the view was superb! My daughter-in-law is English and appreciated all the British condiments offered. Menu choices were good for youngsters and a veggie burger was offered too.

Thank bmccann07
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Bobby P
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
USD 5 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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