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Madafoo's Beach Bar & Bistro

Galu Beach Diani | Kenyaways Kite Village, Diani Beach, Ukunda P.O.Box 5417-80401 Diani, Kenya
+(254)714632801
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Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Barbecue, Dessert, Seafood, Café
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Bordeaux, France
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Atlanta, Georgia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Madafoo's was recommended to me by a safari guide when I was asking about a place with shisha. The place was a little hard to find; tucked back behind a guesthouse. My boda boda driver had to ask several people for directions before we found it. Unfortunately when I arrived they were out of tobacco for shisha which was disappointing.... More

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

Dear Jessica Thank you for your review. Sorry you had problems finding the place, not sure when you came but their was a time our road sign fell down, and maybe this was the problem:) As for the shisha the government put some new law in place that you coulkd not sell Shisha so we where not able to buy... More

Ukunda, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Madafoos is one of the cool & funky spot in Diani, it's colorful and chilled out. I have to say its suitable to any occasion, from a romantic dinner with your better half, to a drinks session with friends, to a family afternoon. And being located right on the beach and into a kitesurfing village only helps. The staff is... More

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Warsaw, Poland
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great food, great atmosphere, fantastic always smiling staff. And Bruce - don't you dare remove the mango gazpacho from the menu!!!

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Diani Beach, Kenya
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The setting is good as you are almost on the beach. Service is VERY SLOW and sometimes just plain CRAP. Take head of the notice at the bar: "If you are in a hurry, you are in the wrong place." You WILL wait for your drinks (and they will arrive without ice) and you WILL wait for your food -... More

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

Dear Esme Thank you for your review, as knowing you have had a bad time here, helps us to improve. We are sorry you have had a bad experience with us and hopefully we can keep improving so this does not happen again. One of the problems we are faced with is that we are only almost 2 years old... More

nairobi kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Laid back, great service, delicious food and situated on the best beach in Kenya! And the owner... what a guy!

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

Hey Thor Thanks for your review:) Cheers Bruce More

Cornwall, England
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This beach bar/restaurant serves amazing food! We weren't quite sure what to expect when we arrived but the food was great! I had the samosas then fish cakes, the quality was second to none and the portions were huge! Would definitely recommend a visit.

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

Hi, thanks for the review and we are very glad you had a good time and nice meal, we look forward to seeing you again soon and happy travels All the best Bruce More

Diani Beach, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Loved Madafoos, such friendly staff, really good food and fair prices all round. The beach is amazing, such a great spot to chill during the day and the night. Great mix of food with some of the best sea food on the coast. Highly recommend BBQ friday's.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Loved the place, the location is hard to beat situated right on the beach your view combines white sands and palm trees with the sound of crystal clear blue ocean. The beach bar itself combines a range of local dishes and popular favourites, very tasty. The prices where very reasonable particularly the Friday night BBQ stacked with local meat and... More

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

Dear Happy Travels Thank you for your review We are happy you had a good experience with us and enjoyed our way of life on the beach They will be a new menu for you next time, with a few more local snacks Take care Bruce More

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Additional Information about Madafoo's Beach Bar & Bistro

Address: Galu Beach Diani | Kenyaways Kite Village, Diani Beach, Ukunda P.O.Box 5417-80401 Diani, Kenya
Phone Number: +(254)714632801
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
Cuisine: Barbecue, Dessert, Seafood, Café

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