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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
254 42 633421
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Ranked #3 of 18 restaurants in Lamu Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We didn't stay here but spent at least some part of everyday here having a drink or eating from their delicious menu. The bar service can be a little slow, but hey, your on holidays - there's no rush!

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Ballito, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The seafood dishes are fresh and delectably spiced, while the oysters are always a firm favorite. The tiny cups of coffee and delicate sweet meat (Haluwa) are a clear indication of the Arab influence of Lamu Island.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We ate here 3 times over our weekend in Lamu, all three times the staff were friendly and never missed a beat. The food was excellent also, certainly the best seafood I've had in East Africa. Try the ceviche or may be the king fish tortillas. Plus some beautiful views and relaxed atmosphere

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barcelona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Beautiful location but the Terrace-Restaurant service is deplorable and the food as well. Bad management !

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stopped here for lunch one day and I must tell you I am a food critic, but this lunch was so good I almost want to plan a vacation around staying at Peponi's. Everything on the menu was wonderful. I had the Mangrove crab in ginger sauce, which was to die for! Another had clams, some samosas, some pasta,... More

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Weston, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I was staying at the hotel for 7 nights, and ate here 6 of the nights (my one venture to another restaurant was disappointing.) Everyone on the island seems to gather on the veranda for a drink at sunset. It is low-key, and swank at the same time. You could be conversing with a charming movie star, a diplomat, or... More

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Istanbul
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food is excellent and the bar is fun and friendly. Do try the oysters - small and succulent. Also, the bartender makes a mean "Dawa" (local medicine for whatever ails you).

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A terrific variety of seafood and it was all good. Be warned, the seafood platter is not for the faint of heart - everything was good, but it is an enormous amount of food. Perfect for an avid seafood fan.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

An excellent position with excellent food. Right on the beach with wonderful views and a breeze to cool you.

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Moscow
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Peponi combines outstanding service, delicious food, in very pleasant surroundings. The consistency of the Peponi has made it a perennial favourite for over 40 years.

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