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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 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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barcelona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 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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Istanbul
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

right on Shela beach...its a must-place to visit.. sip an espresso or grab some bites while you watch the sunset across the ocean...visited it while waiting for our boat ride back to Lamu town ( 100kshs) takes u across. quite a deal. be sure to agree on the price beforehand. speed boats cost 150kshs.

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Holland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Great atmosphere in this restaurant. Peponi hotel and restaurant has a social function in Shela. All come together at the end of the day to have a drink here! Very nice terrace with nice view to Manda Island. We had 2 times lunch and 1 time diner at Peponi's. And enjoyed every time. Wonderfull place to go for a drink... More

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Juba, South Sudan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had a fantastic lunch at Peponi's and would highly recommend anybody to do the same...the menu has great variety, service is fast and friendly and the location is perfect! If you feel like it there is a pool towards the back...overlooking the sea and with shade under the big Baobab trees...have your lunch there while diving into the uniquely... More

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