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Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro

€€ - €€€
Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 712 294873
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

For the 4th year in a row we have based ourselves out of Forty Thieves by staying at Diani Marine next door. The staff are welcoming and a super bunch of people who cannot help you enough when required. Service is excellent and the food is generally good across the board and good value. The swimming, snorkeling and water sports... More 

Thank Michael R
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

This was a bar that we came across whilst walking along the beach. We also went there one evening for a change of scenery. The staff were really welcoming and friendly and the food was good.

Thank Gill G
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

What a neat bar and cool spot to meet other visitors to the area. We talked to several regulars and workers who said business has been slow because tourism in Kenya is down but we still had fun and enjoyed meeting people.

Thank C. D
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We had heard a lot about this place both good and bad and decided to visit and see for ourselves. Located at Diani Beach, it is appears to be a place where the British expats hang out - from the croquet match on the beach to the Pimms being chugged down by the jug - u could close your eyes... More 

Thank DeeanaIreland
Shanghai, China
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Fantastic position. Very good for aperitivo and dinner. Food is good, service also and the place is superb.

Thank Lucia B
Sunbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

A great location, the staff brilliant, we had seats on the beach wonderful watching the sun go down with a sundowner in hand, I did however have one eye on the sand where we where sitting as the local little crabs runabout. There was a local entertainer he set up his act on the beach just off the hotel limits,... More 

Thank Nicoleoctopussy007
Scotland, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Nice place to chill out at 4pm with few drinks. Have been to 40s many times and nothing changes very much but its still a good place to visit while in Diani.

Thank Nina49
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

A great lively place to meet friends old and new. good music, super beach location. recommended for an afternoon or evening out.

Thank AndreDThomas
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Unfortunately, Ali Barbour has dropped the ball.... In my 15/20 years of going there, I was extremely disappointed for the first time! I even went twice, in case they were having a bad day, in fact it was much nicer on our Easter trip.

Thank Saz Y
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is a fantastic place to relax after a swim in the ocean or a walk on the beach. You can't ask for a better view. Good smoothies and juices, decent mixed drinks and tasty bar snacks (wings, pizza, prawns). The service was prompt and friendly.

Thank AMCsTheatre

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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
US$5 - US$20
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?