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Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro

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Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 712 294873
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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We went to Forty Thieves in the afternoon and we were there till 10 pm;the view of sunset was amazing,the music was great then we had a movie night. The service was great and everyone was having fun;one can swim in the ocean but with caution because of the waves.It was a bit cold in the evening. The service was... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Having visited Forty Thieves many times in the past five years, I noticed that the quality of food and service no longer is what it used to be. Although the bar's location still made me come back several days in a row, I never really enjoyed any of the meals this time. Moreover, service was extremely slow which was quite... More 

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Thank Vincent B
Nairobi, Kenya
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is a good place to chill on Diani beach and have a drink or a bite to eat. The only negative thing was the cigarette smoke blowing towards our table from a group seated at the bar; since there were no other free tables we couldn't move away.

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Thank Helen A
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Really great beach,food and drinks even in busy season- well done girls and guys.We have spend a good couple of days here in December 2015 with a large group of friends.

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Thank JacoWagenaar
West Virginia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Went to 40 thieves on Christmas eve, just to enjoy some drinks and have a swim. I feel it is one of the safer places on the beach. No pressure to buy a certain amount... just relax and enjoy at your own pace. They had a couple of choir groups singing for Christmas Eve. It was actually really amazing. Best... More 

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Thank Isaac W
Nairobi, Kenya
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115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

This is a fun spot to check out to grab a drink. Service was quick and friendly, music was playing, and the crowd was having a good time. It's a very relaxed atmosphere and you can feel the sand between your toes since you are on the beach. Fun venue!

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Thank Sarah I
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

This place has become a must visit at least once whenever we are in Diani. The magic about 40 thieves is its simplicity in achieving what anyone wants from a laid back beach bar. Great beach, great drinks, great comfort, great service. Prices are good and there is a choice of seating areas whether you are a couple or large... More 

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Thank teddy m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Just popped in for a drink! A real East African Cocktail right on the beach at Diani - perfect location. The beach is wonderful. Great service, and a great DAWA COCKTAIL ! Highly recommended.

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Thank Debbie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Lovely low chairs great for a drink also good for snacks and evening meals we love fish and chips. The bar has fantastic views of the White diani beach it's not very good for disabled but the owner is very helpful and let's you park near the entrance the gate is manned by Masai who sell their wares . Nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Went there with family and friends and it was a great time to be on the other side of the coastal area. A brilliant atmosphere with everyone over from a lot of different places with the numerous music lounges out in the beautiful starry nights of Kenya. Probably has to be the best New Year's I've had - one with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?