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Pikayo

999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
7877216194
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Ranked #6 of 607 Restaurants in San Juan
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Pikayo is the flagship restaurant for Chef Wilo Benet. The restaurant has set standards and raised the level of luxury in fine dining in Puerto Rico. Pikayo combines exquisite taste with exclusive ambiance and unique creativity in its cuisine.Avant-garde and intrepid are two words that can be used to describe Chef Wilo Benet’s cuisine. Benet has redefined Puerto Rican cuisine and in the process has put the Island’s enchanting flavors on display for the whole world to admire.Pikayo uses the best ingredients from both sea and land. Enjoy favorites such as Maine Diver Scallops and Petit Duck Magaret.Chef Wilo and Pikayo have been featured on television and in many publications. Recently, Chef Wilo appeared as a guest judge on Bravo’s popular show, Top Chef. He followed up that experience by competing alongside other well-known chefs on Top Chef: Masters. Pikayo has also hosted Andrew Zimmern and his television show from the Travel Channel.
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Philadelphia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Went to Pikayo on a recent trip to San Juan with my husband. We were celebrating our Anniversary. We ordered the tasting menu. The food was absolutely divine and the service was exceptional. Some standout items: the fois gras, tuna tar tar, and the escargot. I would recommend anyone who is a fan of fine dining to experience Pikayo. We... More

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San Juan, PR
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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Pikayo is an elegant restaurant in the Condado Plaza hotel in the Condado area of San Juan. It is a great choice for a romantic dinner or special occasion. Food and service were both excellent; hope to return soon.

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sanjuan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

One of the best culinary experiences in Puerto Rico, but be ready to pay the Price. Unique combinations, not for all budgets. Would recommend to visit at least once, save your $$$ you will need it

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all these compliments! There's nothing I want more than to deliver a unique culinary experience for everyone who walks through our doors, so I'm happy you loved your time here so much. I can't wait to welcome you back again. Sincerely, Chef Wilo, Owner More

Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I am not sure if this is the one that used to be in the museum, but it was located off the lobby of the Candado Hilton Plaza. A Top end place with outstanding food. Definitely on the pricey side, but impeccable service. Presentation of classic Puerto Rican food is a real treat. Definitely worth the visit.

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

That's us, we use to be located at the Museum of Art of PR from 2001-2009. I love hearing what a treat your meal with us was, Charles. Thank you for taking time to leave us this wonderful review. I hope to see you back again soon. All the best, Chef Wilo, Owner More

Connecticut
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

From the moment you enter Pikayo you realize that the service will be amazing. So many staff just waiting to service all your needs in the most polite and friendly way. Decor has an Asian feel and is quite delightful. This is not a cheap place to eat but the food is very good and there is a wide choice... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I walk by this restaurant every month never ate there because it looked pricey, and thought it was a hotel trap. A friend told me that it was a top restaurant in Puerto rico. I hate when you go in expecting awesome and wow. I ordered all the hot apps except for octupus,(which tuscany in ct has which I enjoy).... More

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

I'm so happy you finally stopped in to give us a try and really enjoyed your time here! Our dishes are a bit smaller since we value quality over quantity, but ordering lots of appetizers to really explore the menu is the best way to go about things. Thanks so much for all the compliments -- we can't wait to... More

Huntersville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Sophisticated dishes with exquisite flavor beautifully presented. We love a great meal and this restaurant certainly delivered.

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

It's so wonderful to hear that we met your expectations, Sherry! I really appreciate all your compliments and will make sure to pass them along to the rest of the team. Can't wait to welcome you back again soon. All the best, Chef Wilo, Owner More

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Loved everything about our meal at Pikayo. The pegau with salmon to die for. If you are looking for a place to impress and great food this is the place to go. Worth Every Penny! Thank you Cristina, Wilo, Luis and Carlos. You made our night an unforgettable one.

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

I'm so happy we could be part of such a special evening for you. It sounds like you loved that pegau, so I'll make sure everyone hears the compliments. Thank you for taking time to leave a review -- I can't wait to welcome you back. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More

boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very nice restaurant and the food was just amazing. I am not a fan of seafood, but the yellow tuna melted in your mouth. Met the owner who was engaging and friendly. You must try this restaurant if your in San Juan.

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

That recommendation means the world to me, so thank you for taking time to write this review. I'm glad we could turn you on to the deliciousness of yellow tuna when you stopped in. I can't wait to welcome you back next time you're in the area. Best, Chef Wilo, Owner More

Haddonfield, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had dinner here with my family. Convenient since it is in the base of the Hilton Condado Plaza. Staff service was good, ambience nice as well. The food itself was terrific, all of it was very good. No question there is high quality ingredients and the chef/kitchen know what they are doing. It would rank up there with any number... More

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

I'm very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meal here, Kevin. Your compliments about the ambiance and service mean so much to me and the rest of the staff. Regarding the portion size, our menu is meant to be enjoyed this way. Our expert team has years of experience combining the flavors of high-quality ingredients to... More

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