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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
+254 42 633421
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (34 reviews)
“sushi” (11 reviews)
“crab linguine” (3 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
6:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
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11 - 20 of 168 reviews

Reviewed April 16, 2017

This is a lovely friendly hotel which we visited for lunch. The food was excellent and was the service.

Thank Ali671162
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

I don't mind paying a bit more for great quality or delicious food, but the Peponi had neither. The poached snapper was pretty bland, the kingfish tortilla was dry with an unexciting and undressed salad and both were very small portions. I don't expect to...More

Thank Jalikah
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Too good ...loads of amazing seafood cooked in different ways among other like pastas soups and salads.. great cocktails too!

Thank Kim E
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The food and the service were amazing. A little bit on the expensive side, but we were happy to pay a little bit extra for the great european food and seafood served here after long weeks of eating only kenyan food. The waiters are super...More

Thank Ramblenaut
Reviewed March 25, 2017

The restaurant is quite pricy in comparison to other local restaurants around but the seafood is of awesome quality. The atmosphere is nice, the waiters superfriendly and attentive - I really enjoy eating at this place.

Thank April_fille
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Being the only restaurant / bar serving alcohol in Shela (and having wifi) we frequented Peponi's several times and were never disappointed. The meals were delightful, tasty and well presented. Eating in the restaurant or the outdoor bar area was a relaxing experience with lovely...More

Thank Allan W
Reviewed March 25, 2017

This restaurant lives up fully to the hotel's high standards. You may find a table inside or on either of two verandahs - best of all there are tables on the rooftop!

Thank John M
Reviewed March 21, 2017

BIG thank you to Gira and Rimba for taking such good care of me! Asante sana and see you again in November :)

Thank FawziaMunshi
Reviewed March 14, 2017

For the upwardly mobile. Not for the budget traveler. It was luxurious like any costly hotel. Direct to the beach and seemed to have great food. The coffee I ordered was served quite well.

Thank Aalynnah
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Decided to go away for our anniversary and my wife's birthday, Lamu has always been on our agenda, so this time we decided to go. Booked Peponi hotel based on trip advisor review. Not disappointed, the Hotel has been in the family for the past...More

Thank JaapVL2
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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
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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