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Pili Pili

Carre 342 quartier Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
+229 21 31 29 32
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good63%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Jul 14, 2017
“Ok, but not great”
Dec 29, 2016
“A restaurant that was good years ago but keeps deteriorating”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Carre 342 quartier Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
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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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

I can't help it. How can I visit Cotonou without lunch or dinner at Pili Pili. When worn begin... The fresh pineapple juice chilled to perfection or the native chicken or fish grilled with all kinds of herbs. Eating in Cotonou isn't like going to...More

Thank ArynAjalaTravel
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Nice basic place with outdoor seating and friendly service. Good fresh grilled fish--- huge portion! Recommended!

Thank jenabaintheworld
Reviewed November 1, 2015

When I asked the waiter for pima (a common preparation of grounded green chilis-in the region) he protested in response, saying no we don't do pima here! We do Pili Pili. Off he went and returned with a preparation of their own and proudly announced...More

Thank Kim K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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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