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“Off the beaten path, geographically and in cuisine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Peli Peli

Peli Peli
110 Vintage Park Blvd., suite P, Houston, TX 77070
+1 281-257-9500
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Ranked #1 of 7,287 Restaurants in Houston
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: 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
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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105 reviews 105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path, geographically and in cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Peli Peli is a South African in the Vintage Park area, so a good 30 minute drive from our hotel near the Galleria. It was well worth the drive. They have a wide variety of meat and seafood dishes with distinctive spicing from South Africa. The restaurant is nicely decorated, and the noise level is pretty moderate. Service was great, friendly without being intrusive.

Visited March 2013
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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“One of our new favorites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Just staying the night in Houston before taking an international flight out of IAH, we decided to find a place to eat on our way to our hotel. Glad we made reservations, this place was PACKED even on a Tuesday night. Our server was great, very patient and really helped us with our choices. I had the Espetada which was awesome, and enjoyed all of the sides that came with it. The wife had Huguenot steak which she equally enjoyed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“One of my favorites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Went here on recommendation with friends and wow. Nice live music (not overwhelmingly loud). It is a South African theme restaurant with nice ambiance. It is very reasonably priced especially for the amount of food you get. Well presented, well prepared. Had the Espenada(not sure of the spelling on that) and it was excellent. And the flatbread appetizer was wonderful. Definitely a place to give a try.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Channelview, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent food, service and live music!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Our daughter bought us a Groupon for Peli Peli. We used it today and what a treat it was! I couldn't decide which steak so we had the Flavors of South Africa. We liked all of the steaks and sauces but the Huguenot Filet with BleuCheese, dried cherries, raspberry and bacon was our favorite. We also had chicken fried steak on the brunch menu, it was excellent! We finished with Key Lime Pie, it was the best we've ever had! We will be back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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161 reviews 161 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Moderately Impressed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Being an inner looper, I was not expecting much from a restaurant in a suburban strip mall. But I was moderately impressed. Ambiance is nice, dark lights, not too loud, minimalist decor. Food is good. Cape Town skillet was an ample portion of yummy seafood. South African grill was ok. While they tout this as being spicy, was not spicy at all. Overall a good place but tastes nothing like food in South Africa.....

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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