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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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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Nicole A
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Lucky L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peponi's not only has some of the best food on the island, but in my opinion, some of the best food in Kenya overall. And the view overlooking the water and Manda Beach is spectacular. I take all of my friends, family, and clients to Peponi's for meals and, of course, for sundowners. It is a great place to mingle,... More 

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Thank KellsAbroad
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peponi is a social hub in Shela Beach. It's the place where most people meet up for events or just to hang out and have some Tusker. It's clean, has good food (expect to pay western prices) and the services is really terrific. Went almost every day during my stay in Shela Beach.

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Thank Jennifer H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Great spot for a sundowner. Amazing views and full of real characters. Like being transported back in time. Haven't stayed at the hotel but gather that's excellent (we stayed at Waridi house which was wonderful)

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Thank Gabriel A
Ross on Wye, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful places I have stayed at, it is so Bohemian with an array of ecclectic people. The accomodation was fab and attention to detail. The food is the most wonderful food I have ever tasted in my life, you will just have to go there and try it. Breakfast was a mean feat in... More 

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Thank Sue T
Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I've been going to Peponis since I was a child & it was a tiny 5 roomed hotel. Today it's grown to include a beautiful pool, honey moon room on the roof top and good restaurant. The lunchtime tuna dishes- sushi or a salad are nyummy. Peoponi's Old Pal is their signature cocktail, its making a closely guarded secret. Enjoy... More 

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Thank Shulimingi
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Went here in -04 and our whole family absolutely loved Lamu and Peponi. We rented a house nereby but came here a few times for food and drinks. Hope it's still as good!

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Thank annalinnhellen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

They serve excellent food on the terrace. A wonderful place from which to watch the dhows passing up and down the coast.

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Thank Tom H
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Great food and cocktails in a gorgeous setting, steps away from the colourful Shela market and the sparkling bay!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, European, African, Sushi
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
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
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?