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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
+254 42 633421
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 17 min
All hours
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For years, when visiting Lamu The Peponi is on our daily program.. For its pub, morning coffee, lunch, lounging, meeting friend, dinner it is one big social "club" a definite must when on Shella/lamu. Its beautiful location, view architecture, decoration...best to keep it secret...

Thank worldtravellerfrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a special occasion (especially a romantic one) or really want to enjoy your stay in Lamu with amazing but a bit more pricey food, definitely visit Peponi House. The setting and decor is beautiful and it is right on the beach. I...More

Thank Nadiah1993
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful setting with a swimming pool table side. The lunch was varied and exciting. It was on a level with any fine restaurant anywhere in the world. When you consider its remote location it gets a double WOW!

Thank Icchok
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmoshere and fabulous food. Perfect place for a sundowner prior to dinner or simply pop in for a beer and some samosas for lunch. Highly recommended !

Thank Vikingsven
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

You will not be disappointed. Especially if you like sea food! There are other items on the menu for those with a red meat appetite but we did not try them. The cocktails are also very good and aside from wine, the prices are reasonable.

Thank TravelandKids2010
Reviewed 5 September 2017

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 5 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
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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, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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