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“Epitome of a classic beach bar and restaurant”

Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro
Ranked #5 of 41 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro: relax and savour the sensation of waves lapping your toes while having a refreshing cocktail, listen to live music, play bar games, watch water sports and have a delicious lunch with your friends and family.Disco into the early hours of the morning every night.All these can be done at this unique bar, the only one situated actually on the beach on the east African coastline. It is a vibrant atmosphere not to be missed.
Reviewed January 4, 2014

If you close your eyes and imagine white sand, water that is a rainbow of blues/greens and teals, a cold tropical drink in your hand and social travelers from all over the world...then this forty thieves. It is what a beach bar should be. Feel free to leave your shoes at the door because all the tables are in the sand and shoes are optional. It has a very casual, relaxed atmosphere with a kooky variety of people from all walks of life...locals, volunteers, post safari relaxers, europeans, vagabonds, etc. Compared to European and American standards this place is a bargain (slightly more expensive compared to local standards). Drinks are cheap and delicious and the food is amazing with an African/Indian flare. You can get anything from steak to chicken to fish to sandwiches to even pizza! I had the local curry fish with samosas for an appetizer and was very pleased. I wish I could close my eyes and be back here now drinking a Tusker!

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Good location for some people watching whilst sipping an ice cold G&T. Often has live music playing and is right on the beach at Diani. Lovely stretch of beach, albeit quite busy. Suggest you do as we did, several cold drinks here in the afternoon followed by dinner at Ali Barbours next door.

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Very nice location and excellent food and service. We had a small problem when a party of 30 plus arrived and made the heat unbearable, finished our meal in record time and moved on.

Thank Complog
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Not booked in an all-in hotel on the Diani beach cost. Probably very smart of you. Want to hang out to a cool, clean and interesting place, go to the Forty Thieves. Food is good, drinks are varied, prices are low, toilets are European style and clean, literally on the beach, and every now and then some fun action organised or a band playing live, security controlled, parking (but no much) for your car, what more do you want in this paradise like surrounding , me nothing...

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Thank Jules D
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place is a fantastic spot for drinks and late night fun. I found it to be a very popular haunt seemingly for tourists and locals alike. The atmosphere is very lively, and having visited on a few occasions, I have to say it is a very worthwhile place to visit. The music is great, the staff are very efficient, and entry is free in the evening if you happened to have dined in the neighbouring restaurant. It has a real party vibe and I would say is suitable for all ages as it has something for everyone. Ideal for those looking for an evening cocktail, or a full on night out.

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Thank LaurenH117
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