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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Beautiful setting, great food, attentive staff

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
ladyswashbuckler
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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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 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

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Lamu Island, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

the setting , the presentation and the flavors,,omg, the chef and the kitchen staff are innovative and all the sea food is fresh coming straight from the hotels' fishing boat,

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

High standards of fine dining, but also really down to earth and lovely. A gem of a place. I understand that the owner sold the Talisman, which conveys how yummy the food is.

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Trinidad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

What a delightful setting on the seafront. Peponi sparkles with chic, beautiful people and wonderful food. It can get quite busy but we always felt looked after, as everyone checked in to ensure that we had everything we needed. This is a wide variety of choice on the menu from sushi to tapas. A standout for me was the hummus... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The woman who runs this hotel is arrogant and pretentious - and so are their loud regular customers who permanently dominate the bar, bully other patrons and abuse Africans. A generally hostile environment towards black people.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had a delicious lunch here with friends. The rooms looked amazing and I would love to come back and stay!

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Additional Information about Peponi Hotel Restaurant

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

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