Peponi Hotel Restaurant

Peponi Hotel Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wed
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Food and ambience
Local cuisine, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
Seafood, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles434 reviews
Excellent
304
Very good
83
Average
26
Poor
8
Terrible
13
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Adam h
Mullins74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Surrounded by outstanding service by Carol ,Elke and the devoted team throughout the hotel , we enjoyed a wonderful 5 day holiday. One can be left alone to relax , swim and walk along the beaches or visit Lamu - a World Heritage Site , take a 'sundowner' on a dhow , a trip to mangrove trees or to Manda . Carol and Elke will quietly and efficiently check on you at breakfast and dinner to ensure you are 100% happy. Food is delicious with plenty of choice . The people in Shela village and Lamu are delightful and humorous . We flew from Nairobi , which took 1 1/4 hours followed by a 15 minute boat ride from Lamu airport/airfield .
Written 28 January 2020
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PeponiHotel
Dear Guest, Thank you for your brilliant and informative review of your stay at Peponi Hotel. I am pleased that you found us to be in the perfect location. Our Chef and indeed the Kitchen staff are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our DELICIOUS FOOD WITH PLENTY OF CHOICE. We take pride in the quality of ingredients and the range of dishes that we provide for our guests and the ever dedicated Kitchen staff. Thank you for your compliments about the outstanding service offered by all our team, we really do appreciate when guests notice our dedication and I will be sure to thank them all on your behalf. Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 30 January 2020
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Sam Bissett
Melbourne363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We'd heard this place was a little bit overpriced, but we were pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn't too bad. Similar prices to Moonrise at Lamu House in Lamu Town. Mains were around 15 USD. As a vegetarian, it was great to have a separate vegan menu, as I was a bit sick of the limited choices on the holiday. The tofu stirfry was amazing. Truly one of the best tofu dishes I've had. Our other meals were great too! Big wine list and friendly service. If you're staying in Lamu Town, then it's just a 15 minute boat ride town here for dinner.
Written 31 January 2020
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PeponiHotel
Dear Sambissett, We are delighted that you enjoyed your meals from our dedicated VEGAN menu choices. We thank you for sharing your pleasant experience which will serve as a further source of inspiration for us to achieve higher standards of hospitality excellence. Your generous comments have been conveyed to the Peponi team and has greatly motivated us all. We greatly value your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again at. Karibu Tena Mustafa Lekishon
Written 31 January 2020
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Getaway742055
Santa Fe3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
There can be no Hotel anywhere in the world with so much magic as Peponis. Besides being completely spectacular in its location, and featuring gracious, sexy, and dramatic rooms, the food is just over the top,and the service "on point" in every way. Everyone feels like an esteemed family member after just one meal! Carol is a loving, caring, fierce, force of nature, with an experienced and caring team following her lead, ensuring that everyone feels soooo taken care of from the moment they arrive, to the moment Cariol is on the dock waving goodbye to the guests that have already booked their next holiday at Peopnis. Truthfully, the only way to understand this unique and extraordinary property, is to stay there and experience the magic of Lamu and Peopni, Every moment spent at Peponi, is beyond your wildest expectations. When you return to your home, it feels like you have awoken from the most amazing dream..... Deborah and Benjamin
Written 25 March 2021
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PeponiHotel
Dear Valued Deborah and Benjamin, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to leave us such a beautiful review. We are glad you had an incredible stay with us and truly glad to read this; ''There can be no Hotel anywhere in the world with so much magic as Peponis. Besides being completely spectacular in its location, and featuring gracious, sexy, and dramatic rooms, the food is just over the top,and the service "on point" in every way. Everyone feels like an esteemed family member after just one meal! '' We have conveyed your comments to the hotel team and would like to thank you once more for the valuable feedback that you have provided. Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Karibu Tena Mustafa Lekishon
Written 5 April 2021
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Shreya S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
We recently visited Peponi in October with family and had an amazing time. From the food, service, hospitality and thoughtfulness, it was outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I have a little one and Carol was always two steps ahead with thinking about meals for my little one and making sure they were served on time. She also carefully planned our itinerary so that we could make the most of our trip during our 4 days. Peponi caters really well for vegetarians and their vegan menu has some amazing choices, including their normal menu. I haven't had a better Thai curry in Nairobi and the chocolate marquise is divine. Looking forward to visiting again in the near future.
Written 2 November 2020
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PeponiHotel
Dear Guest, '' We recently visited Peponi in October with family and had an amazing time. From the food, service, hospitality and thoughtfulness, it was outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves'' We are completely blown away by your kind and amazing words of praise and are so happy that we met all your expectations. Really thrilled that you liked our services and our vegetarian and vegan menu choices. Very glad you are looking forward to visit again. Thank you so much. It was such a pleasure to host you and look forward to welcoming you back again. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 2 November 2020
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Erin Abroadinafrica
Kilifi4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
If you are lucky enough to come to Lamu Island, you must immediately go to Peponi for a drink and a meal. This magical, family run hotel and restaurant will make you feel special from the first big smile at Jambo to walking down the steps to the beach. Ask for a table on the rooftop g lunch and watch the dhow, donkey and beachcomber traffic. Order seafood or if you are lucky to be there on a Sunday the classic curry. Everything is delicious. the service is friendly. The vibe unforgettable. Enjoy. I am jealous of you already Abroad in africa
Written 23 March 2021
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PeponiHotel
Dear Valued guest, Gorgeous feedback from a Fabulous guest. Thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Karibu Tena Mustafa Lekishon
Written 5 April 2021
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AsheAK
Nairobi Region12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Had a wonderful stay at Peponi last week. Service, food, hospitality and rooms were 5 star. The highlight of our stay was the snorkeling and beach bbq day . Epic location under a remarkable shade , on Manda Toto island, sipping chilled Rose while being served grilled whole fish and prawns. It could not get much better than this!
Written 17 January 2022
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PeponiHotel
Dear AsheAK, This review too ticks all the boxes. Thank you very much for this wonderful review and glad you enjoyed our services, food hospitality and rooms and indeed the excursions. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 4 July 2022
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Carol J
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Having enjoyed breakfast and dinner for a whole week at Peponi hotel restaurant, I can say that the quality of food and service was consistently good. There is a wide choice of local and international dishes. So much to choose from but I kept choosing crab!! The waiters are friendly and welcoming and the location is very special, looking out over the sea and sand.
Written 16 January 2022
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PeponiHotel
Dear Carol J, We were honored to have hosted you and happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking your time to let the world know and indeed give us the extra fuel to consistently continue to deliver the best services to you, our guests. Much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 4 July 2022
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LawrenceMartin55
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
Peponi is a small, family run hotel offering warm hospitality and serving delicious food. It's waterfront bar is a favorite gathering spot for locals and visitors. The hotel provides easy access to Shela village and to the long, sandy Shela beach. With a view of the entrance channel to Lamu it is hard to imagine a more perfectly location on Kenya's north coast.
Written 20 January 2022
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PeponiHotel
Dear LawrenceMartin55, Thank you for your warm review on your stay with us and glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 4 July 2022
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CharleyDav
London32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
We were so excited to visit Peponi’s after hearing so many amazing things - sadly we were very disappointed. We were not staying at the hotel and felt that if you are not a guest you are treated with no respect. We came for two meals (we only returned because the second meal was already booked with a deposit paid for a larger group). For both meals the service was painfully slow but the food is great (hence the higher star rating). There is one English blonde lady working there who walks around giving guests of the hotel big hugs and then completely ignoring or being rude to people who are only there for food. All in all, food is good but the service and the price doesn’t make it worth it.
Written 8 January 2023
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Peponi Hotel
Dear CharleyDawidk, Thank you very much for taking time to feedback on this platform. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and you rate is as GREAT! Notwithstanding the Festive season walk-in guests numbers from all over the Island, we have addressed the service speed and I am happy to welcome you back and experience us again. All the staff in Peponi are very kind and courteous as you might have noticed from all the other reviews. We value your support and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 9 January 2023
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NKhor
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
This is my second time staying at Peponi Hotel and I ate daily at the restaurant. The crab dishes are a particular delight. The locally procured crabs are fresh and prepared in different styles. There are also lovely locally-inspired dishes that will complement the variety of seafood delights. The staff are always helpful, very attentive and they know the dishes well.
Written 3 September 2021
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PeponiHotel
Dear Nkhor, Thank you for this delightful feedback you have shared with the world on your recent stay with us. ''This is my second time staying at Peponi Hotel and I ate daily at the restaurant. The crab dishes are a particular delight. The locally procured crabs are fresh and prepared in different styles. There are also lovely locally-inspired dishes that will complement the variety of seafood delights. The staff are always helpful, very attentive and they know the dishes well.'' We are totally thrilled to read this and assure you of our always, utmost service to you, our valued guests. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 4 September 2021
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Nick K
Nairobi1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
While in Lamu I’ll always choose peponi over anyother hotel. I’m particularly saying this because I also visited the majilis. The peponi feels more like home. I stayed for a week & the reception was amazing. Then they have Excellent choice of food,interactive service where a person checks upon you every time to ensure you are satisfied and if there is something you need they sort it out immediately. The hotel also has beautiful organized rooms fitted with high speed internet. Where else will you go in that island called Lamu
Written 13 January 2022
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PeponiHotel
Dear NicolasKailah, ''Where else will you go in the Island of Lamu'' Thank you for coming to stay with us again and it gives us pleasure to hear you once again enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 4 July 2022
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WambuiNjuguna
Nairobi1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
The rooms are great, very well laid out. The staff is friendly but some staff serving breakfast were a bit at a loss on how things are done. You give an order and some things are forgotten and the order on what is served first at breakfast seemed too complicated for them. Everything mixed up..
Written 6 December 2021
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PeponiHotel
Dear Wambui, Thank you very much for patronizing Peponi Hotel and taking time out to share this review with us. All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. We have addressed the service issue. Thank you once again for your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Peponi Hotel. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 2 January 2022
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Ian S
Gilgil27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
A real special treat. We'd heard that Peponi served the best food on Lamu Island, but to be quite honest some of the dishes we had (3 lunches, 3 dinners) were up there with the best we've eaten anywhere on the Kenya Coast. We stuck to the seafood and fish dishes and every meal was a treat. From simple line fish/reef fish dishes through to more complex dishes we were wowed! Standout dishes were the crab linguine and a dish of the day called Thai rice soup - such an understated name for a dish bursting with flavour and full of crab, prawns, calamari and line fish. Both dishes were memorable.Not to be missed are the tuna carpaccio and the tuna tartare. This is a food lover's paradise. Add to that really switched on table service by very pleasant staff. Speed of food from the kitchen is bang on - no waiting around. The location and views are stunning, and we always chose to have our after dinner coffees in the bar area - where there is a great atmosphere (on the Saturday night live music with an excellent chilled band). Would we go back? Try and stop us.....
Written 22 November 2021
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PeponiHotel
Dear Ian, Thank you so much for this amazing review! I am happy to hear you have found us and you are never letting us go. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable and memorable stay with us. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 2 January 2022
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AlpaGlobetrotter
London1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
From the moment we stepped onto our wooden sailing boat at Lamu airport to take us over to Shella I felt the warmth and serenity of this stunning place. The staff at Peponi met us at the jetty with their welcoming smiles. Carol the owner is so friendly as are her two daughters - this is a unique hotel where you will feel at home. The decor is typically Lamu in style and the food is outstanding! I have travelled all around the world and this is definitely on my top 5! You will not be disappointed - cannot wait to return very soon. Thank you to Mustafa the GM for looking after us so well.
Written 23 February 2020
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PeponiHotel
Dear Alpa, WOW just WOW!!! Thank you very much for sharing this amazing feedback with us. We are truly thrilled and hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 23 February 2020
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Tourist
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
Great food in the most beautiful and romantic setting. The Pokoe Bowl was definitely my husband's favourite, while the fresh crab and mango salad was perfect for me for lunch with a delicious glass of rose. The evening meal of fresh ginger crab was to die for, whether under the baobab by the pool or on the terrace of the main building.
Written 20 December 2021
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PeponiHotel
Dear Guest, We are thrilled your time with us was amazing. We endeavor to go above and beyond to make sure our guests have a memorable experience. Truly happy to hear you enjoyed our Ginger Crab, Poke Bowl, Fresh Crab and Mango salad was perfect for you. Looking forward to hosting you again for another fantastic experience! In the meantime, all the best from the Peponis. Karibu Tena. Mustafa Lekishon
Written 2 January 2022
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