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110 Vintage Park Blvd., suite P, Houston, TX 77070
+1 281-257-9500
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Ranked #1 of 7,288 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, International, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Louetta
Description: Peli Peli, Houston's only South African restaurant, features steak, chicken & seafood cuisine with a "twist" by Chef Paul Friedman - 2013 Wine & Food Week Chef Of Chefs Award Winner & The September 2013 Cadillac Culinary Master. OpenTable Top 100 American Restaurants in the US Award Winner Best Atmosphere & Service - Houston Press Readers' Choice Winner (2009, 2012) 2010 Click2Houston winner - Best Romantic Restaurant
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English first
Cypress, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Our visit tonight was a small family gathering of 5 made special by our server, D.J. who recommended the "Tour of South Africa". Being unfamiliar with South African food, we took up his suggestion. This consisted of a sampling of appetizers, entree's and desserts, affording our group a taste of the many popular and distinct dishes that they offer. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. I had family in town and wanted everyone to enjoy a special evening together. I definitely accomplished this purpose. This is a great restaurant if you're looking for a menu with special dishes to impress your guests. Besides the entrees, the appetizers were amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We are glad we choose Peli Peli to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary. The service was excellent as expected; our server Patrick really took care of us and explained every detail about the food and its south african flavors, really unique!. We started with the bobotie, it was a delicious appetizer with many different flavors. I recommend you try this... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A great 'find' in the Houston area! Mallory June's personality and attention made our first meal (of this trip) exceptional; thanks Ms M! Bobotie (the pastry alone is worth the drive and my suggestion is to serve this as an entree - double-yum!!), Kingklip and the flavors of South Africa helped us relive our visit to Africa earlier this year...... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Love, love , love this restaurant and service was second to none!! Our server Matt went above and beyond to accommodate our group and we were all given a complimentary glass of champagne. Appetizers and entrees are so flavorful and the desserts are to decadent++ Highly recommended!

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I don't remember ever saying "Wow!" over the flavor of my food as many times as I did in my latest visit to Peli Peli for dinner. It began with the stuffed mushrooms, continued with the flavors of South Africa (filet medallions with various sauces) and ended with the sticky toffee pudding. My friend & I said "wow" with the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The food was wonderful and our server was very helpful and attentive. Our only complaint was with our hostess, Maribele. She was rude to us and seemed more interested in flirting with a male server. While we were waiting for our table she spent her time on her cell phone. We felt that she was very unprofessional

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tn304, Owner at Peli Peli, responded to this review

SHAME ON YOU! This is the second review that you have posted in an attempt to get us to terminate our hostess as a result of her break up with your son. I am sorry about the relationship between your son and our hostess but you are an adult and its time that you act like it. It is highly... More 

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182 reviews 182 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Matt was our waiter and he did an awesome job of making recommendations, and accommodating our needs. The meals were awesome, I have never seen prawns so big! They had some items I did not expect, and a very diverse menu. Too bad there is not one in Atlanta, my Wife would love it.

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Houston, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We loved this restaurant. The ambience (we were on porch) was fabulous, the staff amazing, the food delicious. I especially liked the unique menu items. Not "just like any other nice restaurant."

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had dinner few times in peli peli , nice ambience , delicious food and soup :-). Very friendly staff and good services.

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Additional Information about Peli Peli

Address: 110 Vintage Park Blvd., suite P, Houston, TX 77070
Phone Number: +1 281-257-9500
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, International, Fusion

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