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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
+254 42 633421
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (39 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
“crab linguine” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Reviewed 27 April 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 15 April 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 5 April 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
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Large menu, good food and very delicious. A lot of choices for vegetarians. Desserts were very good as well.

Thank adarsh_shah
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

As always this place doesn’t disappoint. Came with a bunch of friends during the 2018 Easter weekend for lunch that dragged to having sundowners. The food, ambience and views are to die for. I’ll definitely recommend this place for a lazy extended lunch whilst in...More

Thank knjenga9
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious!! The portions are great and it’s authentic Swahili foods in here! Prices are a bit high but well worth it! The service is also good with waiters very attentive and give recommendations

Thank parpaichuchu5
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I wish that I could give this place more than 5 stars! We called 4 hours before arrival to book a table to eat dinner. When we arrived we got delicious calamari on the house while we waited to get our table. We ended up...More

Thank atrejseeratleve2
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had some drinks on the terrace after an afternoon at the beach. The beers were ksh. 400 which was pricey and the juice did not taste like it was freshly made as they promised. The view was okay, the servers were helpful. A decent...More

Thank jenviajera
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

You get the vibe and food of lamu. It’s also really pretty. If you’re willing to wait 1hr for your food/drink, try some other places out. Otherwise, just stick with this stalwart sat on the beach. Just don’t expect to be surrounded by locals.

Thank Sam E
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Good choice of Italian wines, excellent menu and sea food. Book early to make sure you can get a table. Lovely ambiance and very friendly staff.

Thank Harrycrac
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Grace Alice N
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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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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