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Pikayo

999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-6194
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“foie gras” (64 reviews)
“souffle” (38 reviews)
“gouda cheese” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Granted, this review is probably a bit more particular based on expectations and price. I am fortunate to partake in many higher end meals and I would consider this restaurant in that category, but with that comes expectations. Service - 5 Food - 4 (based...More

Thank Liam W
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2015

Liam, It's great that you've been able to partake in a lot of higher end meals, and I'm happy to see that we were able to measure up. That said -- I'm never satisfied with being anything but an excellent alternative. We are always looking...More

Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Everything was better than promised! The staff was fantastic and amazing food concepts and taste. Highly recommended.

Thank Jarrod M
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2015

Jarrod, I can't thank you enough for the recommendation -- I'm ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed yourself, and I certainly hope to have you back here again soon. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed February 13, 2015

We made our second trip to Pikayo last week. The hotel location works well for taxi service.The atmosphere is a bit funky / contemporary - but perfectly comfortable. Our table service was great. I especially appreciate the little touches; a platform brought to the table...More

Thank Sheila F
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2015

Sheila, your compliments mean the world to me. There's nothing like hearing that the food and service came together so perfectly during your visit. I am especially flattered that the tuna and sea bass were to your liking -- you sound like a big seafood...More

Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had the best meal in my life. Service was spectacular. I was I lived in San Juan so I could eat here every week.

Thank evansmme
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2015

Evan, I can't express just how flattered I am to hear that you had the best meal of your life with us. We will certainly be working hard to top ourselves the next time you're here. Take care, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed February 12, 2015

First off, it's a beautiful place and some of the staff were great. The food generally was top notch. This is not a cheap place so be prepared as it's fine dining here. My only hesitation for giving it a "5" was the attitude the...More

Thank sjg415
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2015

It's a pity to hear that the wine was the flaw in an otherwise great dinner. I will certainly be consulting with the wine director to make sure that our current stock has a vintage that suits the myriad of palates that grace the dining...More

Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were a little undressed Father and Son visiting Pikayo. It is in a rather unusual Hilton with strange decor. Pikayo is on the second floor, facing the casino. I was a little worried as the lounge singer sang at the top of his lungs....More

Thank VirginiaFreeze
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2015

Thank you so much for bringing your son to visit us during your trip! I'm certainly glad to hear that we were able to accommodate his request for a key lime pie. Other than that, I'm also delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Octopus...More

Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were staying at the Condado Plaza Hilton, so was the quick choice to try this place. Looked at the menu online and looked expensive but it was vacation and we were ready to try something expensive and exclusive. We had the reservations, so didn't...More

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2015

It's definitely odd for me to hear that the food was mediocre. My team and I use nothing but the freshest ingredients and the highest possible standards of cooking, that said there is a very small percentage of guests which are not satisfied, we understand...More

Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

The service, presentation, atmosphere & food are all superb. The mushroom risotto is delectable & the dessert soufflé is a must. Be certain to order it at the beginning of your meal.

Thank SarahFisher57
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2015

Sarah, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this. I'm so delighted to see that your loved the risotto, and you paired it perfectly with a souffle for dessert. I certainly hope to see you back here again. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed February 5, 2015

Excellent service, great ambience and marvelous food! Nothing has ever been wrong. Must try the guava and cheese souffle!More

Thank surplus68
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2015

We try hard every day! Excellent call on the guava and cheese souffle! I'm very flattered to hear that you enjoyed yourself while you were here at Pikayo and that you us to be consistent and a reliable high end dining option that has not...More

Reviewed February 3, 2015

Where do I even start?! One of the best meals I have ever had, and I have eaten in some pretty high end restaurants. Was here for dinner with my husband and another couple on a random Thursday night. It was pretty easy to make...More

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2015

Irina! I believe I saw your review on Yelp. Once again, I'm completely flattered by your praise -- it's such a privilege to have been able to cook for you. I certainly hope to see you here again. I'll have your favorites waiting! Cheers, Chef...More

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Response from Tamara M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, They do seem to have a risotto dish as well as a fusilli pasta entree. They also have a few salad options and a cheese empanadilla for appetizers. For dessert, they have a chocolate or cheese soufflé. The service is... More
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Response from Maribel e | Reviewed this property |
I think they are open.
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Response from Charles043 | Reviewed this property |
It's the kind of place where, if you take pride in your appearance, you'll want to dress nicely in evening attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $100
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-721-6194
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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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