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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
“pizza” (58 reviews)
“samosas” (12 reviews)
“forty thieves” (82 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 794 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank heatherberry1985
Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you thinking of Diani beach, Alibaba and Forty thieves is the place to be .. simply awesome. it is now my favorite south coast vacation chill spot

Thank The Dan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, I was a little disappointed when ordering samosas that I could not mix my choice, I would have liked one meat, one Veg and one Cheese. was told this was not possible as they were portioned in a way that this option...More

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

I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at "Forty Thieves" and sorry to hear of your disappointment, believe me next time you visit you will be able to have samosas mixed as you wish. My apologies for this.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forty's is fantastic!If you want to enjoy drinks,good music and some great food in Diani,forty's is your go to place!

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

Thanks for that, we are trying to improve on all fronts, this report makes the efforts well worth while and encouraging to all.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We generally call in here on most trips, probably the place where most congregate for a beer and a pizza..relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. Kid friendly menu too. Prices very sensible.

Thank Cen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You certainly have to visit this place. You can eat some nice food over here, take a dive in the Indian Ocean and enjoy your view.

Thank Sebasr8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anybody who is anybody has at least one drink at Forty Thieves during their stay at Diani. The location is prime - in the middle of the main drag literally on the beach. The drinks are well made and reasonably priced. We enjoyed the pizzas...More

Thank BVincent30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved having a drink next to the shore at night. It was a dream come true to me. I loved the music and we had fun dancing with friends I made since I got to diani. I will come back with my friends...More

Thank lynn k
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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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