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“Our favorite place!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peli Peli

Peli Peli
110 Vintage Park Boulevard, Suite P, Houston, TX 77070
281-257-9500
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Ranked #1 of 7,333 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
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: How do we describe Peli Peli? In one word, FLAVOR! Peli Peli (also known as Piri Piri or Peri Peri), which means Bird's-Eye Chili, is a spice that was discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th Century on the plains of Southern Africa. The spice rapidly became popular when used to prepare sauces and marinades for chicken and seafood cuisine. Peli Peli's cuisine, known as South African Fusion, features authentic South African delicacies along with American steak, chicken and seafood favorites that are prepared in Chef Paul Friedman's South African style. This style includes marinades, seasonings and spices used in South African cuisine with Dutch, Portuguese and Asian influences. In addition to this amazing blend of innovative cuisine, guests entering Peli Peli will embark on a journey that will capture their heart, soul and belly and enjoy a culinary experience that they have never had before.
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Our favorite place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

This place is amazing!! A little different bit the flavors are just so good! Chief Paul is one of a kind and always trying new dishes so it never gets old. The atmosphere is to die for and the service is outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone, you will be very surprised! Love it!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A bit different but oh, so good.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Had dinner with family members on a recent Saturday evening. Made reservations and there was a slight wait, but nothing to complain about. Live music was nice to listen to while waiting. Only problem was that it was rather dark at our table and a bit difficult to read the menu. Service was top notch and the food delicious. Loved the carrot ginger soup. My filet was wonderful - blue cheese topping, but not overwhelming. Roasted potatoes as a side were quite tasty. Dessert - sticky toffee pudding, was great and a perfect ending to the meal. I'm already looking forward to my next meal at Peli Peli. This is an excellent place for a meal - don't pass it up if you are in the area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Unique restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Well worth a visit. Food is delicious and service is friendly. Good lunch menu. Would eat here again

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Gem is understated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is not just a neighborhood gem, it is a beacon for miles around! The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Magnolia - there is nothing like this anywhere. You can take any picky eater to this restaurant and please everyone at the table. Staples for our group - carrot ginger soup, flatbread, sticky toffee pudding, espetata! The decor makes this an extra surprise - night time looks the best. But lunch is very reasonable w/ smaller portions and smaller $$$. The South African flare of Chef Paul cinches it. Have him tell you the one about the...no never mind.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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“A Groupon try...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

A friend and I gave this one a try after I bought a deal on Groupon. Definitely worth it! The place is beautiful and romantic, although I did see some tables with 6+ people so it can go either way. The small two person music band was playing kind of jazzy, fun music which kept the atmosphere just right. I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass w/ Carrot Braedie and Mango Coleslaw. Absolutely delish! Usually this type of place gives you a "dot" of food, which in Texas is a no-no. Well, it was not Texas sized but well above average. I was stuffed when I left. My buddy ordered the Sweet and Spicy Peli Peli and raved on it as well. The stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer were good, but along the lines of some other places. The waiter was very attentive, friendly and very knowledgable of the menu items. Without the Groupon I probably would only eat here on a special occasion as it was a little pricey for my budget. But we did have a great time!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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