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Peli Peli's features South African steak and seafood from Chef Ryan Stewart. Currently one of the best-reviewed restaurants in Houston on Tripadvisor and Yelp, Peli Peli has been featured on CNBC's Restaurant Startup and the Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen. A $6 happy hour runs Monday - Friday, 2-7pm, and features half-off select cocktails and glasses of wine. The award-nominated brunch runs Saturday and Sunday from 11-4pm.
$6 - $44
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Live Music, Jazz Bar, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Outstanding and excellent south African food. Very tasty meals. Outstanding customer services. Convinice location. PELI PELI IS GOOD FOR Breakfast lunch and Dinner. Don't forget the brunch on sunday. $$

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 25, 2020

My girlfriend and I went to the Vintage Park location on Valentine Day’s weekend (Feb 15th to be exact). When the waiter asked me for my drink, I ordered a margarita on the rocks, and asked him to make it a strong one. My girlfriend...got the same. After 10 minutes, our waiter mentioned that he had gotten some middle of the road tequila. I didn’t think much about it. Our drinks came shortly thereafter which took a total of 15 minutes. They filled a glass about 8 inches tall. They were good but nothing special. When the bill arrived, I was speechless; we were charged $50 for these 2 margaritas. Obviously, with a more upscale restaurant, I knew it would be expensive, maybe $20 each, but this was outrageous. At the same time, I asked the waiter if I could substitute a side item for my coleslaw which came with my shrimp scampi. He said that they could not do it because the kitchen was busy and a substitution would confuse them. I would have been fine with “no” as an answer, but not a lame excuse like this one. The food was good, the atmosphere average, and the service was fine, but the pricing was outrageous and a rip-off. They lost a customer.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

We come to this area often for business but had never tried this restaurant. Never having tried South African food we decided to give it a shot. We were all amazed. We tried the sampler as well as several different dishes to get an array...of meals to see what they offered. The staff was helpful and explained everything. The food was out of this world amazing. We loved every dish. We will be back on every trip going forward!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

It’s a good place visited after many reviews. We’ve not been back and I’m not sure we will but it’s not bad at all.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed December 29, 2019

This is a great restaurant with excellent food and service. It was as if I was dining in South Africa. Perfect for a lovely dinner

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Houston. You can't go wrong with any menu selection. Try brunch if you are not sure about the food. You can sample a lot for less money. The service is always superb. Make a reservation for Friday and Saturday...nights. Excellent selection of wine.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 24, 2019 via mobile

Don’t procrastinate if you’re thinking of going on Christmas. The Wellington was well worth the hype! Flavorful, tender and perfectly cooked. I hope they keep that on the menu!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 20, 2019

A must visit if you are a foodie like we are. A new taste is here, learn to experience the flavors of South Africa with a great atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 20, 2019

Had dinner here on a business trip in an effort to escape the mundane. The server recommended the signature chicken dish (basted chicken skewer), which was very good albeit enough food for nearly two with its rich, but tasty, sides. Many items on the menu...looked intriguing; I would come back to sample more. Service was spotty. My server "disappeared" towards the end so I had an extended wait for a box and my check. The interior lets you escape the mall.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 17, 2019

I just finished the most wonderful birthday dinner with my dad. It was my first time at Peli-Peli, and my parents definitely did NOT over-hype the place. What a treat! The cocktails are wonderful, the food is to die for, the ambiance is the perfect...balance of upscale without being uptight, and the service is impeccable. Julie, our server, was energetic, attentive, and never once made us feel rushed. It felt like we were her only table despite the fact that the restaurant was full. I will definitely be back to Peli-Peli and I recommend it for any occasion, from date night to a rehearsal dinner to a Tuesday evening “just because” happy hour and dinner. And definitely ask for Julie!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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