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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
+254 42 633421
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The view just goes well with the Food. The service is excellent. Best Place to unwind after awesome time at the beach.

Thank wambamaryann
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must for everyone on holidays in Lamu town!! Lunch or diner... you choose because you'll never be disappointed, that's why we kept coming during the whole week!!! The spot by the Indian Ocean... just awesome and the food always right!!! The service can be faster but once you reach paradise (peponis in swahili) pole pole and akuna matata"!!

Thank Cristina-VL
Lyon, France
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were with my wife in Lamu...amazing island, amazing restaurant...fresh food, good wine. good choice.

Thank GAG7169
Nairobi, Kenya
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Peponi House came highly recommended by some friends and so after a jaunt around Lamu Island, we stopped by for some lunch and to cool off. We did get a seat on the verandah overlooking the sea, even though it does say that this is for residents only. But, the restaurant wasn’t that busy, which is probably why we got... More 

Thank HarpreetsWanderlust
Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

After manaymany trips to Africa this is one (actually i had three...) dinners/evenings I will truly remember. Every dish exceded our expectations so thats the reason we did not take the chance to eat anywhere else at our 3 nights at Peponi, why take a chance. Very cool ambience that makes you relax totally. Dress causal but proper I suggest.... More 

Thank Lars M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Loved loved my stay there. Caroline is very friendly and so is all the staff. The food is really good too. Would def go back. Thanks

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 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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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 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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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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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215 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?