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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

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Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
254 42 633421
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6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Best food on island

Peponi restaurant is excellent. Fresh fish daily plus plenty of other items on menu if one does not feel like fish. Locals come to the restaurant which says a lot for the place. Staff is excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Peponi restaurant is excellent. Fresh fish daily plus plenty of other items on menu if one does not feel like fish. Locals come to the restaurant which says a lot for the place. Staff is excellent.

Thank africanbush
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the sea food very much. It was excellent. The sea front lounge made it more enjoyable and relaxing. The waiter was also very pkeasant, and served us with a big smile.

Thank Noorali A
Nairobi, Kenya
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Excellent food, so many good things to choose from. And an atmosphere to match. Peponi's is excellent!

Thank Nick S
Nairobi, Kenya
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205 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were pleasantly surpirised at all the development that has taken place at Peponi since our last visit years back. The rooms are exceptionally divine and huge, most with their own private patio. The small touches are what make Peponi a place of sheer luxury and pampering....flowers adorn the soap dishes, towels and other places in the bathrooms, bath robes,... More 

Thank smatlock10
Kampala, Uganda
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I haven't stayed in Peponi, but I have thoroughly enjoyed many meals and drinks there. The views are fabulous, the staff are attentive and the food cannot be beat. I literally dream of there ginger crab. Pretty much anything the do with crab is heaven and everything else is tasty, too.

Thank Angela I
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We absolutely loved the Peponi Hotel. The fresh seafood is amazing, the menu has a wonderful diverse selection from fresh sushi to the classic swahili preparations and everything we had from snacks to lunch to dinner to dessert was lovely. We particularly loved the simple grilled reef fish for dinner and the lobster salad and prawns and avocado for lunch.... More 

Thank ladyswashbuckler
Bristol, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We ate here severally during our stay in Lamu. The menu was nice and extensive and we always really liked our food. However, It appeared to be the place to be at night. It would go from having 5 people to a night buzz at the lounge-bar-area at sunset. The dining area opens to the ocean and I can think... More 

Thank Emily C
Saint Augustine, Florida
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Considering the relative remoteness of Shella, south of Lamu, this restaurant does a great job! The hotel is great...sitting on the veranda overlooking the Indian Ocean at sunset with a cocktail as the bats fly overhead on their nightly foraging for insects...is a unique experience!

Thank Pat K
Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a really tasty soup as a starter and the seafood platter for a main course. The fresh lime juice is also very good. Unfortunately when we went for pre-dinner cocktails on our first evening the hotel didn't have the ingredients for all the drinks that were listed on the menu and they also didn't have any snacks apart... More 

Thank Helen A
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I went on my last day to just reflect on my trip. A bit of a treat yo'self day. I had the seafood platter,a wonderful cocktail,their mango gelato and homemade chocolate. It was the best way to end my trip and I will probably stay here for my next trip.

Thank Clara O

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
  • Phone Number: 254 42 633421

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view


Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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