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Peli Peli

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Sat, 2/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Peli Peli's South African flavors, Southern Hospitality features steak, chicken and seafood from Chef Paul Friedman. Currently rated top 10 on Tripadvisor and Yelp in Houston, 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 cocktails, beer and glasses of wine. The award-nominated brunch runs Saturday and Sunday from 11-4pm.
$7 - $44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, International, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was expecting more from this expanding restaurant. The food is different but not impressive. There are different items but none stood out. I have tried twice and still not found the charm.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank K862QZaaronm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Probably my favorite restaurant. The carrot soup is amazing. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable of the menu.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SusanW0720
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started with the South African Sampler, Stuffed Mushrooms and Gumbo. Kalven was our server and he’s was friendly professional and extremely knowledgeable about the menu! He definitely enhanced our dining experience. He made great recommendations and for our main course we had the Taste...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NRenee313
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for Valentine’s Day, they had a special menu, everything was great! Loved the atmosphere and service. For us, it will definitely be a special occasion restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank CLombard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has reservations 6 weeks in advance - requested a booth - arrived 10 minutes early. Table is ready - lead outside along the wall in the wind, hair blowing around the back - in a side door to a room with 4 walls on tile...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expecting a larger than normal crowd for Valentine's Day, we arrived a little early for our 8:00 reservation. We watched as the line of folks waiting to check in stayed consistently long (outside the door). . . pretty sure the right hand did not know...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank lorietch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for Valentine’s Day and we’re really glad we did! The food was great - different from what we were used to in the best sense and worth the price, I felt. We appreciated the fun and casual atmosphere and excellent service from...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Robin J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried this place with friends. We had different types of food to try. This is not the type of food I like. It was loud too. I would not go again but if you are a foodie you should try it.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank michellecP5090SN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What is not to like about this place? On this visit I tried the NY strip steak. WOW! The best steak I have had in years! Grilled to medium rare perfection. The service, as always, is superb. The side dishes, excellent. The deserts, well leave...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Q1815VOjeffreyl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Food, great atmosphere, and even better service by waitress Ciara who was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dj34dj34
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Asha H
August 4, 2018|
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Response from todd b | Reviewed this property |
I have been and this is definitely Americanized and toned down for us. I find it mediocre at best. used to be much better.
August 7, 2017|
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Response from spiderelliot | Reviewed this property |
They do. The Bobotie is outstanding and it's Curried Boca, Carrots, pastry top, and mango chutney. Also, the staff will remove meat from any fish and add extra veggies if you ask.
October 6, 2016|
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Response from 388manolom | Reviewed this property |
No. Casual dress is fine but I would not goblin flip flops and shorts
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