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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

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Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
+254 42 633421
06:30 - 21:30
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never had better food than what is served at Peponi Hotel in Kenya and for seafood, it ranks consistently as the best seafood I've had in my life! Many herbs are locally grown in Peponi's beautiful gardens adding incredible diverse taste to the seafood which could not be fresher! The variety to the menu and the care taken... More 

1 Thank Mary S
Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has a beautiful and eccentric atmosphere and comes alive in the evening after both locals and tourist shave put a lock on their activities and are out to hunt for a good time by sharing drinks,interacting and sharing stories. These service is good and one can literally talk to anybody due to the welcoming culture of the locals

1 Thank NSaruni
Shanghai, China
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enchanting place and good food. We had sandwiches and they were very well done and fresh with freshly prepared food. The service is good and the place is very relaxing and enchanting.

1 Thank Lucia B
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The view just goes well with the Food. The service is excellent. Best Place to unwind after awesome time at the beach.

Thank wambamaryann
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A must for everyone on holidays in Lamu town!! Lunch or diner... you choose because you'll never be disappointed, that's why we kept coming during the whole week!!! The spot by the Indian Ocean... just awesome and the food always right!!! The service can be faster but once you reach paradise (peponis in swahili) pole pole and akuna matata"!!

1 Thank Cristina-VL
Lyon, France
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

we were with my wife in Lamu...amazing island, amazing restaurant...fresh food, good wine. good choice.

Thank GAG7169
Nairobi, Kenya
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Peponi House came highly recommended by some friends and so after a jaunt around Lamu Island, we stopped by for some lunch and to cool off. We did get a seat on the verandah overlooking the sea, even though it does say that this is for residents only. But, the restaurant wasn’t that busy, which is probably why we got... More 

Thank HarpreetsWanderlust
Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

After manaymany trips to Africa this is one (actually i had three...) dinners/evenings I will truly remember. Every dish exceded our expectations so thats the reason we did not take the chance to eat anywhere else at our 3 nights at Peponi, why take a chance. Very cool ambience that makes you relax totally. Dress causal but proper I suggest.... More 

Thank Lars M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Loved loved my stay there. Caroline is very friendly and so is all the staff. The food is really good too. Would def go back. Thanks

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent value and it is a foodies seafood paradise! Great selection and menu, so you can't be disappointed. Lunch or dinner the food is consistently high quality.

Thank McGreevyTeam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?