We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 22 Diani Beach Restaurants

Madafoo's Beach Bar & Bistro

Galu Beach Diani | Kenyaways Kite Village, Diani Beach, Ukunda P.O.Box 5417-80401 Diani, Kenya
+(254)714632801
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 22 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Barbecue, Dessert, Seafood, Café
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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
Write a Review

33 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    6
    0
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
New Meadows, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
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 !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kilindoni, Pwani, Tanzania
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bordeaux, France
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warsaw, Poland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Madafoo's Beach Bar & Bistro also viewed

 

Been to Madafoo's Beach Bar & Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Madafoo's Beach Bar & Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?