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Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro

Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 712 294873
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (69 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Based on other reviews we were excited to visit but we were less than impressed- drinks were poor quality and we got absolutely pestered by the beach sellers. Far from enjoyable experience.

Thank LCTrafford
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place by the beach. I would have given it 5 stars, but the music wasn't my thing. But we had a good night out anyway.

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place. Right on a glorious beach. Live jazz band , good food. Great atmosphere. Also show live sports. Must visit

Thank dalinder
Reviewed 6 days ago

40 Thieves is the go to place for clubbing/dancing. The crowd doesn't really arrive until 11pm or later. Populated by tourist, but also local Kenya cowboys and expats. Bar service can be slow at times, but supposedly a new menu has elevated its reputation for...More

Thank Nate D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is not that great, it's not a deal breaker either, I remember they once served my friend her wine in a measuring cup and not an actual wine glass 🍸. the night time vibe is nice, I also like the setup of the...More

Thank Boitumelo L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by Fourty Theives and the place has great ambience. There's a clear view of the beach and the waitstaff are friendly. We did not have any food at the restaurant, just drinks but it was a place I'd like to visit again.

Thank Eleen N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is beautiful and serene. Dinner was on point, the staff was friendly and the manager was very hospitable. I will definitely come back here on my next visit to Diani.

Thank Lauralyn-Kat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has good music and plays a mix of pop, african and house. It is located right at the beach so you can dance as the waves hit your feet. Great fun!

Thank rmulinde
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I visited Diani for a weekend in December and went to our favorite beach bar and we had a few problems and the manager was so pleasant and ready to help. He was warm, kind and very attentive, we will definitely be...More

Thank leyla w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location was good near the beach..You can relax,but the food was bad..Cold bread,cold food,wrong orders..Anyway,if you want to have a beer is ok..

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Response from DonaldMurdo | Reviewed this property |
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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
US$5 - US$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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Bar Scene, 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
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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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