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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 7,221 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Houston, tx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 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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Katy, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My sister was visiting, so I searched through tripadvisor for some things to do. Peli peli was listed as number 1 restaurant so after a day at The Woodlands, we decided to try it for dinner. It was just kind of OK. Maybe it's me, but I just didn't love it. Wine was good. I had the scallops, sis had... More

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Houston, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Peli Peli is a terrific restaurant. The ambiance and the food rank #1 in my book. They offer so many great dishes that are delightful and different than most restaurants. Chef Paul adds his wonderful touch to the South African cuisine that is delicious. The Bobotie is superb and a must have on every visit. We were blessed to have... More

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Hempstead, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

As usual we were made welcome from the moment we arrived until our departure. Both food and service here continues to oblige every time we go. If you want to experience a wonderful atmosphere and some very different and distinguishing flavors then this is the place to go. We went this evening and my pallat is still very happy :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have been dining at Peli Peli for quite some time now, and each time had been wonderful! The food is unlike any other dinner I have ever tasted. The meats are cooked to perfection, and each side order is properly seasoned. AND The Sticky Toffee desserts are incredible. I have walked into the restaurant just to order the desserts... More

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