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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

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Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
254 42 633421
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is excellent value and it is a foodies seafood paradise! Great selection and menu, so you can't be disappointed. Lunch or dinner the food is consistently high quality.

Thank McGreevyTeam
Nairobi, Kenya
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered an appetizer and drink. Took a long time. Asked for menu to order lunch, never got it. Still waiting but thinking about giving up. Will just have lunch somewhere else.

Thank Sam W
Port Douglas, Australia
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not stay at peponi but we did end up having the bulk of our meals there. Good food, broad selection and friendly service. Best place to go no matter what side of the channel you're on.

Thank MatsNL
Miami Beach, Florida
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207 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the bridge between Lamu - the port of beauty, UNESCO and decrepit charm where we stayed - and the ultra lux private homes on the coast by sea. I should add that most people seem to opt for one or the other, which is a shame. The area around Peponi is actually kind of regrettablw - you can... More 

Thank Jcraigh
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner on the veranda. The sushi we had as a starter was superb. The lamb shank very good and the grilled calamari verry tasty. Good friendly service rounded off the evening nicely.

Thank Roger S
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Amazing food -- try the crab claws! The owner is also extremely kind and often there check in on patrons. The view is also great for sunrise.

Thank jessicaayana
Nairobi, Kenya
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Stopped by Peponi for lunch and drinks. Price is on the higher side for the flavor, especially considering there are lots of cheaper local restaurants serving fresh seafood with similar or better seasoning. But the vibe of the hotel was very neat and it was nice to grab a beer, because most Lamu resto/supermarkets don't carry alcoholic drinks.

Thank Hayon N
Paris, France
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Food, service, sights, general atmosphere, all great. Prices not that expensive. The overall experience makes you want to linger.

New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

The best restaurant if you are staying in Shella or Lamu Town. The food is a little pricey but worth it. There is nothing else that compares to it on the island. It is flavorful and well-presented. The cocktails are amazing especially the mojito. The only downfall is the service. The service was slow both times we came here; and... More 

Thank Nicole A
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

You can never resist the vibrant atmosphere of this place if you visit Shela. We had such a fantastic stay at Peponi, the meals were superbly done and the portions generously served. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Carol, Andrew and the rest of the team made our stay feel like we were home away from home. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, African, Sushi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
  • Phone Number: 254 42 633421

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