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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

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Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
+254 42 633421
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Today
06:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:30
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Nairobi, Kenya
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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.

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Thank McGreevyTeam
Nairobi, Kenya
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered an appetizer and drink. Took a long time. Asked for menu to order lunch, never got it. Still waiting but thinking about giving up. Will just have lunch somewhere else.

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Thank Sam W
Port Douglas, Australia
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We did not stay at peponi but we did end up having the bulk of our meals there. Good food, broad selection and friendly service. Best place to go no matter what side of the channel you're on.

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Thank MatsNL
Miami Beach, Florida
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208 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was the bridge between Lamu - the port of beauty, UNESCO and decrepit charm where we stayed - and the ultra lux private homes on the coast by sea. I should add that most people seem to opt for one or the other, which is a shame. The area around Peponi is actually kind of regrettablw - you can... More 

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Thank Jcraigh
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner on the veranda. The sushi we had as a starter was superb. The lamb shank very good and the grilled calamari verry tasty. Good friendly service rounded off the evening nicely.

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Thank Roger S
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Amazing food -- try the crab claws! The owner is also extremely kind and often there check in on patrons. The view is also great for sunrise.

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Thank jessicaayana
Nairobi, Kenya
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Stopped by Peponi for lunch and drinks. Price is on the higher side for the flavor, especially considering there are lots of cheaper local restaurants serving fresh seafood with similar or better seasoning. But the vibe of the hotel was very neat and it was nice to grab a beer, because most Lamu resto/supermarkets don't carry alcoholic drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:30
Monday
06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:30
Thursday
06:30 - 21:30
Friday
06:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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?