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110 Vintage Park Blvd., suite P, Houston, TX 77070
+1 281-257-9500
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Ranked #2 of 7,226 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Today was my first time dining at Peli Peli and it was the best food I've ever tasted in my life. So authentic and different. Like nothing I have ever tasted. The ambiance was classic but not stuffy. I just can't say enough about this place or how good the food tasted. The staff was top notch!!! My waiter Mike... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I visited Peli Peli with a work colleague and we ordered the Tour of South Africa, which provides a sampling of many of the dishes from the menu. All of the food was creative, delicious and of the highest standard. While the seafood was good, I didn't think it was quite up to the same standard as the "turf" choices... More

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Guelph, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I was in Houston on business and was looking for a restaurant close to my hotel. The Staff at the Marriott recommended Peli Peli. The wairess I had (Ashlee) was very knowledgeable on all the dishes and recommended 2 exquisite appetizers and also the main course I had. it is too bad I had to come all the way from... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We go here for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and recently took a friend for her farewell to Houston dinner. We have had most of the appetizers at one time or another and have never been disappointed. Our server, Kyra, was wonderful and attentive and we will be asking to be seated in her section when we go back... More

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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

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 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

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