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Pili Pili

Carre 342 quartier Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
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Ranked #7 of 43 restaurants in Cotonou
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Pili Pili has excellent fish and the sauces are to die for. But beyond that the owner and staff are incredible! They are an incredibly helpful and generous group of people.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Pili pili is great for grilled meats and local dishes. The legume sauce is nice, and the grilled fresh fish is nice too. You probably burn as many calories trying to pry the meat from the Poulet Bicyclette, but that's a general comment rather than anything about Pili Pili in particular. It can get rather hot under the thatched roof,... More

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is the restaurant local middle class is visiting, so it is not a tourist trap at all. We read about this restaurant in our guide book and never realized this place was first on tripadvisor!!! And this is very well deserved first place I must admit: friendly stuff, marvelous food (which is very authentic!). The only problem is they... More

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Cotonou, Benin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

the chicken taste nice! the fitment is characteristic! the price is not expensive! i will come again!

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Lagos Nigeria
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I heard so much about this place from friends. I couldnt wait to try it out. Good food and value for money.

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London
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117 reviews 117 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We were taken to other, posher restaurants but far preferred the atmosphere of Pili Pili and would have loved to go back. Very generous servings and staff were more than happy to pack 'doggy bags' for us.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I go quite ofen to Cotonou having married a beninese girl. we live in london but here real west african food is not easy to find. we would have to travel to paris and therefore...we travel to benin! benin people and france are not a great match. scars are still too fresh. pili pili is one of the first place... More

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Delmas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

The food is great, and the service fast. The restaurant is very busy but one can understand why. They serve big portions and the food quality is good

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Washington DC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The food at Pili Pili is really good. Fresh fish. The chicken was not tough and full of flavor. The service was a little slow. Maybe because we had a big party, but it was still slow. It took 10 minutes to bring all their plates to eat. Two colleagues, however, never got their orders; but that was not a... More

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Cotonou, Benin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

Excellent fish at all times; staff is friendly and concerned and the restaurant clean. Service time reasonable, but you can always call and order when "en route" 20 minutes prior to arrival - to do this you jave to have been there before however.

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