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Carre 342 quartier Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
21 31 29 32
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 10
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  • 17
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  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious chicken and fish

We came here in October and ordered some grilled fish and chicken. I must say the grilled chicken was well prepared and delicious, I also loved the sauce ( very hot ) and various side dishes, fried banana, sweet potatoes, rice etc..The ambiance was friendly rather hot though, and one thing to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
Pitpilai V
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Bangkok, Thailand
via mobile
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We came here in October and ordered some grilled fish and chicken. I must say the grilled chicken was well prepared and delicious, I also loved the sauce ( very hot ) and various side dishes, fried banana, sweet potatoes, rice etc..The ambiance was friendly rather hot though, and one thing to take into consideration, since this is an open... More 

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Cotonou, Benin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is one of the best grilled chicken i had . Portions of food are enough and I should say for the price it is a good choice. The wait is a bit long, but hey this is freshly cooked not pre-cooked the day before and just microwaved so it is quite understandable to wait 20 to 30 minutes to... More 

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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Carre 342 quartier Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou
  • Phone Number: 21 31 29 32

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