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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
+254 42 633421
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (34 reviews)
“sushi” (11 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:30All hours
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can you not go to Peponi if you are in Shela? I had dinner once (will have to go back again) and go regularly there for just a drink. My choice is either a Tangawizi (ginger non-alcoholic soda) or the famous Old Pal (not...More

Thank Stefania P
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The Peponi restaurant was a quiet little haven to relax on the island and enjoy a great meal. The food was outstanding and their adaptation of fish tacos was amazing. The kingfish was perfectly cooked and the portion sizes were very good. Overall the Peponi...More

Thank jpolayes
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a few drinks on the way back from a long walk from Lamu to Shela beach. This place is fabulous. Sat on their terrace for a couple of hours and had some beers. The menu looked incredible but a bit above our...More

Thank bikesrule
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Well located restaurant in fron tof the beach. Good service, good food. Worth going to if you are in Lamu/Shella.

Thank Cams123
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I stayed at the Majlis, Manda Island during my visit. We however made a boat trip to Shella and enjoyed the mouthwatering seafood platter at Peponi. It was great and would definitely recommend it, for the food and ambience! Oh, the shella is so gorgeous...More

Thank mbula2016
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Go for the seafood. We had the crab in tomato for lunch with some humus and samosas and it was great. For dinner we had the seafood platter and a dressed crab. More than enough for two people and everything was so delicious. Morning coffee...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Make a reservation in order not to be disappointed by missing out. Fresh food, great service and wonderful view. Take a walk behind the restaurant to explore more lovely Lamu streets and go splash in the ocean in between courses!

Thank Tuiya
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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

Thank Ali671162
Reviewed 15 April 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 13 April 2017

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

Thank Kim E
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Grace Alice N
28 November 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
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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