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Madafoo's Beach Bar & Bistro

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Galu Beach Diani | Kenyaways Kite Village, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 714 632801
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I frequently visited this French run bar & restaurant during my 3 week stay in 2012-13. I liked the positive atmosphere in this place. Bar and restaurant are good. It offers paid wifi at a reasonable rate. I actually liked this place quite a lot and felt lucky that it was quite close to my apartment.

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Thank Don_Leone1
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

We ate at Lymington's as guests of the Kenyaways B&B. The breakfast included as part of our hotel stay was consistently excellent, with fruit or yogurt, eggs or pancake and toast (as well as other options to buy). The occasional monkey in the trees only adds to the fun. Lunch and dinner are tasty and affordable, and we ate most... More 

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Thank jessachieng
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

When visiting Diani I hung out alot at Madafoo´s and loved it! The locations is right on the beach, the food is excellent and the service is super friendly. I great place to get some sun or shade, a fresh juice, some samosas or a cold beer. Will definetely be coming back and can recommend it to anyone. :)

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uk
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This is since Friday11 Sept now. Lymingtons on the Beach Nice location but for from easy to get to as it is a long way down n Diani beach road Staff are friendly but sadly I think at this point in time I feel renovations are yet to be made as there are some areas in need of attention looking... More 

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Thank beltanefire
Diani Beach, Kenya
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

Backpacker housing right on the beach with a good bar and great restaurant. Ownership and management has changed and will greatly improve over the next few months.

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Thank Henry M
Kilifi, Kenya
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2015

The quality of the food blew my mind!! It just hit the spot! Every single time, and every option I have tried! Truly DE-LI-CIOUS!! I stop there every single time I come through Diani and recommend everyone to do the same! See you very soon! Salivating at the idea! Thanks guys! Keep it up!

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Thank DistantRelatives
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Patricia M
Diani Beach, Kenya
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Payal S
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 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Lin Q
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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank BR_Idaho

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $12
Cuisine
European, Cafe, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galu Beach Diani | Kenyaways Kite Village, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: +254 714 632801
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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