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Four Twenty South (Diani Beach Road) | Mwaepe Fish Landing Site, Diani Beach, Ukunda Box 827-80400 Ukunda , Kenya, Kenya
0724634839
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Beach vibes at their best

An easy, laid-back atmosphere right on the beach. I would choose this over many of the more touristy and pricier options in Diani, especially for the freshest seafood that is cooked well and reasonably priced. It is also worth mentioning that the restaurant directly supports the local fishermen. As... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

An easy, laid-back atmosphere right on the beach. I would choose this over many of the more touristy and pricier options in Diani, especially for the freshest seafood that is cooked well and reasonably priced. It is also worth mentioning that the restaurant directly supports the local fishermen. As a Diani regular, this is always a go to place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This small restaurant is a must visit place when in Diani Beach. The sea food can't get fresher and the price is more than reasonable. Ate lobster, prawns and calamari like a king! Wonderful.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Colobus shade is full of local charm. Thatched roof and simple design set right at the beach with great views. The seafood is lovely and quite possibly the most reasonably priced in Diani. If you wish to try local produce, caught and prepared by locals then it's well worth a visit. Try the seafood platter!

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is one of the best fish restaurants I have ever eaten in. Directly on the beach, and with fish caught that morning from the local fishermen, it is atmospheric, so reasonable and a wonderful night out. Owned and run by locals, this is coastal cooking at it's absolute best. Get a gang together and order everything on the menu!Warning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Three times out of four the platter is sublime. If only it was slightly cheaper it would get five stars.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This the best place to get sea food - without question. The location is simple and traditional. BUT, don't let that put you off. A must if your staying in diani

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Fantastic local seafood by the beach! Order what you would like one day in advance. Everything is fresh from the sea and barbequed when you sit down to eat. Good service, everyone with a smile! Strongly recommend this restaurant but be prepared, the kitchen facilities is not in a high standard at all, neither the toilets. It is a local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is my favourite fish restaurant!!! Wonderful fresh fish & seafood, at great prices!!! When in Kenya its a must!!

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If looking for a local experience this is a great spot! Good seafood and views of the ocean is what you can expect! The money also promotes the local fishing community.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Me and my husband went to this restaurant 3 times and would come back again. You choose your seafood in the shop nearby and then take it to the restaurant to be cooked fresh. Seafood is always fresh and cheap, so you actually eat a lot for the cheap price (compare to other restaurants) Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Four Twenty South (Diani Beach Road) | Mwaepe Fish Landing Site, Diani Beach, Ukunda Box 827-80400 Ukunda , Kenya, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: 0724634839

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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