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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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“sushi” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 17 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
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The food and the service were amazing. A little bit on the expensive side, but we were happy to pay a little bit extra for the great european food and seafood served here after long weeks of eating only kenyan food. The waiters are super...More

Thank Ramblenaut
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The restaurant is quite pricy in comparison to other local restaurants around but the seafood is of awesome quality. The atmosphere is nice, the waiters superfriendly and attentive - I really enjoy eating at this place.

Thank April_fille
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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