Pio Pio - Hell's Kitchen
Pio Pio - Hell's Kitchen

Pio Pio - Hell's Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.piopio.com/
  • Phone: 2124592929
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX
  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We look forward to helping you plan your special event. Please call us for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 43 and 44 Streets
  • Public Transit: A, E, C trains to 42nd Street & 8th Avenue, N, R, Q, F, B, D trains to 42nd Street at Broadway, and M42 Bus to 10th Avenue and 42nd Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Pio Pio - Hell's Kitchen
Opened in 2009, Pio Pio Hell’s Kitchen is the latest addition to the Pio Pio family of restaurants.

Pio Pio Hell’s Kitchen is a departure from the original Pio Pio concept, with the same high standards of food quality and service that New Yorkers have come to know.

The beautifully designed, and architectural award-winning space, offers a modern but relaxed atmosphere and deliciously food.

From inventive fusion ceviches, to traditional Peruvian fare, the Pio Pio Hell’s Kitchen menu aims to please everyone.

We have a full bar tended by professional mixologists, that will make your pit stop at our bar, another incredible experience at Pio Pio Hell’s Kitchen.
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Pio Pio - Hell's Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (75)fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (37)hot spot (29)special occasion (28)great for lunch (23)romantic (12)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (8)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Delicious!
    Cesar
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Mainstream Peruvian cuisine is typically associated with two dishes: "Pollo a la Brasa" (Rotisserie Chicken) and Ceviche. Pio Pio in HELLS KITCHEN make good on delivering on both. The chicken is seasoned well, and is nice and juicy. The ceviche is great as well, although I personally like it with a spicy kick. In order to balance this review out, I do want to point out that the "Papita Huancaina" was missing something (the right cheese, I think) as did the "Causita." That being said, I will gladly come back. The servers were pleasant (they sang Happy Birthday to my mom) and the ambiance is great. I would recommend this to friends and others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love love love
    Angie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    everytime i am in NY, i make sure to come to this restaurant. i will move things around just so i can come here. the bartender is hilarious..kept me entertained as i waited for my table. service at the front staff could be better. i arrived 30 min before my actual reservation, hoping to see if they could already fit me in, but knew that if they couldn't, i'd wait 30 min..which was fine.. except, i waited an additional 30 min after my reservation time.. the lack of service from the front was at least made up by the attentive bartender and the restaurant staff.. food is always exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but too pushy
    TrotsVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and service were excellent but they aggressively pushed us to order quickly and leave quickly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, service, don't cheapen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food here is great. The service is very attentive. Negatives are that they tried to make us keep our silverware between courses and the wait staff kept singing happy birthday to other customers. Don't cheapen a classy place with low class moves like that
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pio Pio is a must!
    Vidal
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Pio Pio and its delicious food now ranks at the top of my culinary experiences. I began with Pio Pio's amazing "Piscorinha" cocktail; their take on the famous Caipirinha from Brazil. This was my first taste of Pisco and thus Brazilian/Peruvian marriage goes down unbelievably smooth with flavors that satisfy with every taste! My meal was the real highlight! I had the Camarones Cuzco. This dish is a combination of perfect plump shrimp, a bed of amazingly well seasoned rice and the star: the unbelievable aji amarillo sauce. Folks, if I could have an endless supply of this sauce, I would eat it with every meal!!! You really owe it to yourself to experience Pio Pio! I will return everytime I'm in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, lackluster service.
    MontanaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Came for the ceviche and was not disappointed. The paella and chicken were also fabulous. Hard to get any waiter's attention and we were taken care of by multiple people. Tres leches cake for dessert as it was my friend's birthday. They wrote on the plate in caramel and sang too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, poor ambiance
    Suzanne
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food is very good. Service was excellent. Much too noisy for a real conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Find in Hell's Kitchen
    BkbkVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great inside setting in Hell's Kitchen with much above average unique Peruvian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food terrible service
    SRopentableVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It took close to 20 minutes after sitting down to be served water. Then another 10 minutes to be for our order to be taken. I put it in open table reservation that it was my wife's birthday in addition to telling our waiter and they did not song or give us candles. They did it for about 5 other tables but not ours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deliciosa
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Two of the combo dishes( paella and the mama's chicken) and a side vegetable were plenty for the 6 of us. We had initially planned to order another entrée. Great for pre-theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre theater place
    nerpretheaterdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We arrived about 20 minutes early for our 6pm reservation but were seated immediately downstairs at a great table for 2. Food was excellently prepared and presented. Service was superb. Waitstaff was friendly and very attentive. Manager all over the room checking with all the tables to make sure all was well. Definately a place to return to.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Mvega
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I loved this place. The food was fantastic and the service was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Mvega
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had never had Peruvian food before, and this was a great entry into the cuisine. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappointment
    KCBluesAndFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were looking forward to dinner at Pio Pio. The barkeeps were good and made good Pisco Sours. While the food was very good, the overall experience was fair. We shared the beef heart appetizer which was very tasty. I had the chef's choice ceviche as my main course. All four were delicious. My wife had the empanadas and tamale appetizers as her entree. The tamale was okay while the empanada was excellent. Our server was condescending verging on arrogant. We questioned him regarding the constantly flickering lights. His reply was a no reply. The lighting issue was very annoying. Other diners commented on the lighting issue. if the barkeeps were only average the service would have received a poor rating. Pio Pio is a no no.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • raymondo8
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Pio Pio didn't look like anything special from the exterior, however once inside it was a amazing how cavernous this restaurant was! The food was great, the service was prompt despite being v. busy. I'd definitely recommend Pio Pio anytime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Chicken in the city
    FoodluvRVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything is amazing. The Chicken, Fried Rice, Avocado salad.. you cannot go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is delicious!
    FOODROCKS
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Noise is a big much. My ears were ringing when I left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delia
    DeeViews
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Best Peruvian food around! My husband and I love going to Pio Pio's. The ambiance is great, the food is great, and you must have a Pisco Sour!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good times.
    Jokway
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Had a good time. Bartenders and wait staff were friendly and accomodating. They could use just a little more refining in terms of resetting table and utensils. For example, they cleared our table numerous times, and they kept forgetting to give us back eating utensils for next courses. Again though, the mistake is made up for with their friendliness. Food was great; large portions! If you're a petite group, you can get away with ordering a couple dishes, family style. It's LOUD here. If you're an extreme introvert, this will be a tough place for you unless you eat upstairs or outside.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in the theatre district
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My daughter and I enjoyed our pre theater dinner at Pio Pio. It is a Peruvian restaurant on !0 th Ave near 44th st . The restaurant features rotisserie chicken and ceviche. The prices are reasonable, especially for Manhattan ! Service was excellent! We went home with leftovers of the juicy chicken .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Seafood. Bad Service.
    Nugget
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Pio Pio is known for their chicken but at this sit down spot in Hell's Kitchen, which is less divey, I love ordering the seafood. The ceviche and anything and everything from their entree menu is delicious. We dd not order any appetizers, but we did order a few pitchers of sangria. Not THE BEST, but definitely worth trying. We were a table of ten and it took a while for them to get tables ready even with reservations made ahead of time (about 40 min wait). I do not recommend it for big groups as it seemed like they had difficulty catering to them. Waiter spilled water on one of our guests' dish, but the restaurant served another plate of it immediately. It seemed more appropriate for a romantic dinner for two or a fun girls night (of four).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistantly good
    BarbieDoll
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Web have been to Pio PIo several times and the outcome is the same: good food, good service, good prices!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    MSSS
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This place was a find . I followed the recommendations of fellow reviewers and I confirm their positive reviews. From the outside, the restaurant doesn't look like much, there being a few tables outside, a bar and some more tables inside on the main floor. But then, there is a wide open staircase that takes you down to a large open room with many tables, a clever use of basement space. The service is very attentive, and the food is excellent. The portions are ample. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was delicious! We went to celebrate a birthday and the service was friendly, food was great and ambiance is nice. This is my third time eating at Pio Pio in Hell's Kitchen. I would recommend it to anyone looking for good food at a reasonable price in the city :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peruvian at its best.
    DinnerinNYC
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food is amazing. The infused piscos are awesome. Loud, but food is perfecto! Best peruviAn in the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love those pisco sours
    Gringuita
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Typically Peruvian. Delicious ceviches. All round nice experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Drinks... Great Price!
    MissHall
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Pio Pio is our family's "go to spot" for good food - everyone leaves happy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Had a great dinner with friends and everyone loved it!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food with poor service.
    Mink
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This was my second time at Pio Pio in HK. The food and the ambiance was great as usual. We have the same waiter as last time, very inattentive and very slow among others we observed. Also, the hostess in the front was yelling at each other in front of 20people while we were waiting to be seated. Such a beautiful place and location, only thing is customer service need serious work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great chicken
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The chicken is yummy. Very noisy and the service fair. We will return though
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautiful, surprising interior!
    Dspad
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We loved the vibe of the place & the food was OUTSTANDING...took a while to come out of the kitchen, being that it was early (11:30am), but it was worth the wait!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • close2Signature
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The restaurant itself has very delicious food and festive attractive atmosphere. noise level kept us from interacting with our friends AND the wait staff! Some sides seemed overpriced for what they were--but overall value for the meal was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with large portions
    Hiromi
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food is great with large portions. You can order one appetizer and one entree to share between two and go home with huge leftovers. The chicken is very tender, meat comes right off the bones. The appetizer (stuffed pepper with meat and cheese inside) was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hell's Kitchen Delight
    NigeVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Don't think I ever had Peruvian food before, but it did not disappoint. Situated in a vibrant Hell's Kicthen area, you walk through past the bar and down into the main area. It was a little dark which was a shame on such a lovely Summer's evening, but there was nothing else to complain about. The food was excellent as was the service and we were out in plenty of time to get to our Broadway show. By the time we left, the place was packed. Recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get there for reservation time
    Lemniscat
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This place is great. But asks your guests to arrive 15-20 min before the actual reservation time because they do not seat you at table until all guests have arrived. We sat upstairs so it wasn't as noisy but the banquet was hot. The food is delish and fresh. Make sure you ask what part of animal some of the meat is from or stick with the fish all great even the rice and beans very flavorful and lite. Paella delish, and shrimp amazing sangria wonderful. We asked if we could get round table but were told it was reserved for more people than our group of 7. When they finally seated that table there were only 4-5... But overall the wait service was very good and timely to handle each course. A very fun place for birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chicken for Two...
    Doncampreview
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I must first say that we visited during "World Cup" time. The servers are from soccer countries so the TV level and cheering was very energetic and loud. Perhaps I should say authentic. This is the 2nd time I've eaten there and I don't return to bad places. The food is good and affordable and being so close to New York's theater district, that's very good!! I don't want to have a "foodie" dinner there but it's the best and most affordable lunch and dinner that I've had when going to the theater in New York. BTW, the chicken is a whole chicken so think about sharing it with your dining partner and getting a few of the delicious sided that's on the menu. Deserts good too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken for 4
    CyradVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Good place for a friends to share the abundant food. The family chicken style is must have.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING FIND!
    shidagirl
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Beautiful space - as many comment it is much bigger than you might expect. The decor is stunning! And the food - delish! The Matador is my favorite! Great food and good drinks as well. I have been twice and loved it each time! Will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I visited here once before and loved the food so much I brought 4 of my co workers that were visiting the NYC area and they also loved. I think this place is on my top 10 list when I come into work near here. They are reasonably priced and love the food. This was a great find and I will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Restaurant in Midtown
    TrinibabeVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food is amazing and the quality is consistent and well priced. This location is very big but still feel intimate. The service is excellent and waitstaff very knowledgable and friendly. Can easily accommodate large groups!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.