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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
+254 42 633421
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (38 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Peponi for dinner and drinks during our stay in Shela. The outside seating offered a fantastic view of the channel and Manda Island. The atmosphere was relaxed and we had the sense that Peponi was the tourist hub of Shela....More

Thank GRSCU11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant could have been one in any part of the developed world. It must be one of the best restaurants in Kenya. Right on the water s edge on a full moon night was just magic. We had cocktails on the patio. The setting...More

Thank Umnada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have a drink or too at the bar with some bitings. The place is very busy, so the waiters are sometimes slower to respond. So take your time and relax. The restaurant has good ambience and the food is delicious. The homemade ice cream is...More

Thank Expectmoretoday
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with the family. Service was great. the view was spectacular. the restaurant is famous and very clean.

Thank anila911
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Stunningly good food, the Swahili fish curry is the best version I've ever had, and the grilled seafood is equally fantastic.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Ate there twice each time the food and service was excellent. Heartily advise you to have the samaki na mchuzi with coconut rice and the sambusas. We will be back.

Thank alandebarra
Reviewed June 21, 2018

The finest food on LAMU. The chef is great the menu is large and wonderful. I loved the seafood. I think I ordered crab and shrimp every time. I could not wait to get there in my little boat.

Thank Magictravelnow
Reviewed April 27, 2018

Strolled over from next door for some evening drinks. There's a a small area for non residents to dine/have drinks. Depending on where you sit there could be lots of vendors approaching you.

Thank Sherrie04
Reviewed April 15, 2018

I had dinner in Peponi's restaurant and the food was amazing. The ginger crab is a must try! Such delicate flavours! The seasonal desert was also amazing. Friendly staff. It is expensive but worth every shilling.

Thank Elise P
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is easily the top place to eat and chill put in Lamu. The location is perfect, right by the ocean, with terrace sitting overlooking the evening beach activities as well as a lovely view of the setting sun. I loved how the Dawa...More

Thank grace_den_dulk
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November 28, 2016|
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Response from Sue T | Reviewed this property |
Expensive but well worth it, the food is absolutely delicious.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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