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Peli Peli

110 Vintage Park Blvd., suite P, Houston, TX 77070
+1 281-257-9500
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Ranked #2 of 7,223 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everything was amazing! Had the tour of Africa and everything was excellent! Out waiter Augustus was excellent in explaining the history behind the restaurant and food! Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The drinks were great, service was attentive but not hovering, food was amazing as usual. We go about twice a month after work to relax and be pampered. Dine inside for a beautiful unique experience or outside on the patio listening to the large fountain and people watching. A great place for drinks after work or a celebration spot. Go... More

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Massapequa, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The food was descent, the drinks were okay, the service was good, and the atmosphere was nice. I took my younger sister to Peli Peli on our texas vacation for her 27th birthday and we were not that impressed but it turned out to be okay. They gave my sister a birthday cake and everyone sand the birthday song, we... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I took my wife here based 9 the great reviews and what I read about the menu/ dinner experience. It was a great choice and exceeded expectations! The hostess asked if it was a special occasion and had champagne delivered to our table along with a very nice memorable card w/ photo. The food is very delicious and I hope... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

My daughter took me to lunch & told me I was going to love it, she WAS right! The atmosphere, the food, the staff, ALL were superb! South African Fusion, so many scrumptious flavors BURSTING on your taste buds! We had the Bobotie appetizer, FANTASTIC! Then I had shrimp, scallop & sea bass trio w/mango coleslaw & roasted red potatoes,... More

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Houston, tx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I went to Peli Peli with my family to experience all the buzz about this place. The food was decent but by far not great. The ambiance was initially very nice until Chef Paul showed up with his big ego. My 9 year old said he wanted to be a chef son Paul took him to the kitchen; my 6... More

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tn304, General Manager at Peli Peli, responded to this review

Dear ChefJu, I am terribly sorry about your experience. We definitely did not want you to feel that way with your experience with Chef Paul. It sounds like Chef Paul rubbed you the wrong way even though he took your child on a kitchen tour. Perhaps it was our mistake to not have visited with you personally regarding what you... More

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My friend and I were looking for some new restaurant places to visit, and while riding in Vintage Village, we strolled upon Peli Peli...it was still open so we went inside and immediately like the ambiance. I recommend everyone should dine there at least once....although, once wold get you hooked!

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Kingston, Jamaica
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18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Looking for a simple lunch stop and Peli Peli was recommended. When with no expectations - and boy and girls it was amazing!! First off our server outlined clearly what's great on the menu based our personal preferences. The food came and we where blown away, portion sizes were spto on - not too much and not too llittle: it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our server, Cali, was ahhhhhmazing! Joshua, the manager wast fantastic Ever heard of Peli Peli? Neither have we…until Saturday night… J and I headed out for our anniversary date with the plan to have a nice Sushi dinner followed by a drink and a cigar. An unusual logo on a building with blacked out windows piqued our interest. Here is... More

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Houston Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Take advantage of the 1/2 price wine special they run, I think it is on Tuesdays. Nice place to sit outside and enjoy a good meal.

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tn304, General Manager at Peli Peli, responded to this review

Dear SirSmokeyJoe, It is disheartening to hear that we ruined our very good food with slow service. As a manager, it is a nonstop part of our business in encouraging and teaching our servers how to provide proper service. We work very hard to give very special service so if you are ever in the mood to give us another... More

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