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Madafoo's Beach Bar & Bistro

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Galu Beach Diani | Kenyaways Kite Village, Diani Beach, Ukunda P.O.Box 5417-80401 Diani, Kenya
+(254)714632801
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Chill out Beach Bar and Restaurant located on the white sands of Galu...
Chill out Beach Bar and Restaurant located on the white sands of Galu Beach Diani. Laze on our beach beds or hammocks whilst enjoying our free WiFi, fresh seafood and smoothies, cold beers, shisha pipes, desserts and coffees, plus daily happy hours from 5 - 7 pm, or try your hand at our kite and surf center before enjoying our cocktail of the dayWe also have weekly Friday night seafood and meat BBQs + HH extended until 8 pm, Tuesday Tapas and all you can eat curry buffets on Sunday
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Spot

The view of the beach, the quirky design and decor of the place and the fantastic staff make it a great spot to come chill out during the day... I recommend the feta and coriander samosas!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Patricia M
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The view of the beach, the quirky design and decor of the place and the fantastic staff make it a great spot to come chill out during the day... I recommend the feta and coriander samosas!

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Kennaways have created a Bohemian spot on probably one of the most beautiful stretches of beach. The kitesurfers love it and so do us locals! Madafoos has that land back feel and is the ideal chill out zone. The meals are great too!!!

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Ed B, Manager at Madafoo's Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank your lovely review, We are happy that you enjoy the atmosphere we have created here! Karibu sana! Ed. More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

毁掉一个本来美好的夜晚。说好评的人都疯了吗? After reading very good comments on TripAdvisor, I had a very high expectation about this restaurant, which turned out to be not true for the following reasons; Speed and choices This restaurant will let you wait for 2 hours for a salad. Yes, it says "if you are in rush, you are in a wrong place," but there should... More 

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Ed B, Manager at Madafoo's Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Lin! I would like apoologise for your unfortunate experience with us. The day you came over had been extremeley busy for us which ment our stocks had been depleted and due to the fact our head chef was not at work due to maleria, the kitchen was under staffed. We took over the management just before the christmass rush... More 

New Meadows, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Excellent breakfast, great service and staff. Limited lunch and dinner menu, all very good. Best cold "Tusker" on the coast !

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Such fresh food, cooked with love and dedication! Simple yet delicious dishes right on the beachfront. Try their roast or the red snapper curry! to die for..

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Kilindoni, Pwani, Tanzania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I had the pleasure of eating here with friends a while ago (September 2012). The menu was really creative and fresh and the food was really good. The location is immense, the sand is pure, white and powdery, the beach goes on for miles and the water is warm and wonderful for a post meal paddle! Staff are great and... More 

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Nairobi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food is extremely innovative and fresh. The salad - crab, prawn are so fresh and so tasty. The nachos grande are new on the menu and were amazing. Hassan and Said are also pretty good with their cocktails. The food takes a while to get ready so order in advance.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Amazing location, friendly staff and affordable drinks and food. You can just go there and relax on one of the sunbeds for a while in the shade of palm trees without any hassle. This is probably the most beautiful part of Diani Beach, and if you feel like being active try one of the Kenyaways kite surfing lessons! It is... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you like kite surfing or watching it, if you like cool music, atmosphere and some good food to get you back and riding again, this is the place ! The place is really chill and laid back, the sign even say it, enjoy your time and don't be in a hurry, even if the food takes a bit of... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Typical Diani establishment! You will only get good service if you go with your white friends. I am an indigenous Kenyan, I went there last Saturday (6 Sep 2014) with another indigenous Kenyan for breakfast. Sat for 15 minutes watching all the white guests enjoying their breakfast. We left pretty pissed off. Never going back here. Eric

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Bruce C, Owner at Madafoo's Beach Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Eric I am sorry you feel this way, we are not against any race and as I am Kenyan I do not understand why you feel this way.Most of our clients are indeed European and this is due to the restaurant being located in a hotel which being on Diani beach is mainly frequented by European tourist and not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Galu Beach Diani | Kenyaways Kite Village, Diani Beach, Ukunda P.O.Box 5417-80401 Diani, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: +(254)714632801

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: Café, Seafood, Dessert, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Chill out Beach Bar and Restaurant located on the white sands of Galu Beach Diani. Laze on our beach beds or hammocks whilst enjoying our free WiFi, fresh seafood and smoothies, cold beers, shisha pipes, desserts and coffees, plus daily happy hours from 5 - 7 pm, or try your hand at our kite and surf center before enjoying our cocktail of the dayWe also have weekly Friday night seafood and meat BBQs + HH extended until 8 pm, Tuesday Tapas and all you can eat curry buffets on Sunday

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?