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All 18 Lamu Island Restaurants

Peponi Hotel Restaurant

Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
254 42 633421
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Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Lamu Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Boston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Peponi Hotel is all I expected and more. I ate there three times while in Shela and the food was remarkable - the tuna sashimi is really top notch and for a change of pace I had one of the best burgers I ever had. Had dinner on the balcony with a friend of mine from Boulder who was also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We didn't stay at the hotel but ate there many times during our stay. Wow perfect food and perfect star. Don't listen to the news, lamu island is paradise very quiet and very friendly. I urge anyone who wants to visit Africa to stay at the peponi...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Exceptionally friendly place attracting a very wide variety of local people and travellers. Excellent place to meet and greet from mid morning till late at night. Very well stocked bar and succulent restaurant. Want something different? Try the ginger tea!

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My partner and I have just returned from the most amazing 2 weeks on Lamu Island. Whilst we didn't stay at the Peponi, many a daytime and evening were spent at the Peponi - enjoying the house cocktails and delicious food. The staff are incredibly attentive and the facilities immaculately clean. Lamu Island is suffering at the moment as a... More

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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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