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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch at the hotel

I stopped by the hotel to have lunch. The portions were pretty big, a seafood platter for one was enough for two. The staff was very friendly and accommodating ...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DidiTubs
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White Plains, New York
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White Plains, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by the hotel to have lunch. The portions were pretty big, a seafood platter for one was enough for two. The staff was very friendly and accommodating ...

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Thank DidiTubs
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was staying in Lamu Old Town. Went to Peponi a couple of times - once for dinner, an then again for drinks in the afternoon. Great service, beautiful location. Located right on the beautiful beach. Food was a little overpriced for what you got, but still very good.

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Thank nyctraveler11111
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate and drank at this once glorious institution several times in the last two weeks. Sadly, although every single meal was delicious, the staff - both bar, kitchen and restaurant - don't appear to talk to each other which means the orders were either incorrectly served, served at different times or took hours. A one-course lunch in a seemingly empty... More 

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Thank LalageSnow
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

When ever you feel like you are homesick or suffer culture shock, escape the 500 year old island feel with a lunch at Peponi. Sushi, oysters, good coffee, amazing salads and wifi all make you feel like you are back home. As its a very popular spot, if you wish a table with a splendid view of the ocean, attempt... More 

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Thank pauloseshetu
Nairobi
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The finest dining on the beach in Kenya. From fresh homemade Sushi to detoxing Moringa Smoothies and Swahili specialities. The owner overseas every table personally. Go to Lamu so that you can see Mother Nature at its best before Father Time takes it away

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Thank PankajMoyo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Lunch at Peponi is always a treat. It took us over 45 minutes to order, because literally everything on the menu sounded delicious, and it was! Particular highlights were the crab claws, salt & pepper calamari and sashimi! Combined with the mojitios, Pims, fruit sorbets followed by a nap at the poolside, there aren't many better ways to spend a... More 

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Thank Alisa B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Lunch at Peponi is always a highlight of a visit to Lamu. Carol and her hardworking team do such a great job. It took us about 45 minutes to decide what to order, because literally everything sounds incredible! The crab claws, sushi, and calamari were serious hits at our table! And the cocktails are the perfect combination to the delicious... More 

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Thank Alisa B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I dropped by Peponi a few times. Carol is a wonderful host and font of knowledge. Staff were pleasant and attentive. Menu was vast and generous. A real piece of Lamu heritage and worth a visit or a stay.

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Thank Crawhall
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Stayed 12 nights and every day the food was fantastic, whether it was the fresh seafood ( fantastic mangrove crab) or meat dishes. There was flexibility in choosing alternative accompanying dishes. Lunch on the roof has a wide selection of dishes with one of the best views imaginable. Service is always excellent with friendly smiley staff who are very much... More 

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Thank Nikki B
Mombasa, Kenya
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

The place is nice and cool. A good place next to the beach to rewind after a day of work. Nice very clean beach there. Swimming a must. Security is ok. Just around 500 meters from a Navy tower. Cool breeze in the evening. Affordable food and drinks.

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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, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?