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Pili Pili

Carre 342 quartier Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
+229 21 31 29 32
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good63%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
4 days ago
“Excellent fish - go there early”
Feb 27, 2018
“The famous local bicycle chicken ”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Carre 342 quartier Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our group went there after looking at several reviews and was expecting a long wait for the meal, yet if you go there early - between 19:00 and 20:00 hours on a weekday (not Friday) the food is on the table within very reasonable time....More

Thank shauser2018
Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

African specialty restaurant, had chicken several times in our travels. Theirs was so so, a bit tough, but flavourful.

Thank lightening996327
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

The setting is fairly pleasant. We are not that familiar with Benin cuisine and can't read French so mainly guessed with our order! The dish I had had both lamb and crab in it, which I found a bit strange. The taste was okay and...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

A rustical place, you sit in a covered area outside, so beware of lots of mosquitoes at night. The food was ok, although the variety doesn't seem to be all that big...

Thank Patrick E
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I have been a regular at Pili Pili since 2011. Back in 2011 I had found the food quite good in particular grilled fish. I was driven by the various positive reviews at that time and wasn't disappointed then. Unfortunately this place seems to be...More

Reviewed July 2, 2016

I had a sumptuous meal of grilled fish, rice, and vegetables prepared the Cotonou style. I enjoyed it though not cheap. The rest of the family enjoyed theirs as well. Located within the center of the city with a local ambience, it is good for...More

Thank Favored4real
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Quiet ambience. The service was good and the food was fresh. Friendly staff... I would definitely go back.

Thank HopeNairobi
Reviewed April 26, 2016

If you go alone and not have anyone to chat with, you could be frustrated with the long wait. I visited with my husband and we kept ourselves busy with a game of cards. That being said, food was very good and fresh, so no...More

Thank Hojijones
Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Quite autenthic (although I could not find things like the aguti) rich in variety, taste and spicy! Strongly recommended the visit.

Thank Anna Maria P
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Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food!! Don't go hungry as you will have to wait an hour! We ordered the pili pili chicken, lamb in spinach stew and their version of red gari. Lots of spice, lots of flavour !! Highly recommend for authentic local cuisine. Seriously though waiting...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carre 342 quartier Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou
  • Phone Number: +229 21 31 29 32
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