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“Fabuloso” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peli Peli

Peli Peli
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Ranked #6 of 7,902 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $80
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Louetta
Description: Peli Peli is the only South African fusion restaurant in Texas and the 2010 Click2Houston winner for Best Romantic Restaurant in Houston. Peli Peli is located at Vintage Park, a 100,000 square foot upscale lifestyle center that serves the communities in Northwest Houston (Hwy 249 & Louetta). Guests are invited to dine under Peli Peli's 30-foot tall, one-of-a-kind Acacia Tree and illuminated sky which creates an atmosphere perfect for romantic dinners and special occasions. Peli Peli also features avant-garde architecture, a spacious dining area, a Sunday brunch, full bar & lounge, a cozy, private dining room and an outdoor patio facing the Piazza. In addition to its awards for atmosphere (2009 Houston Press - Reader's Choice) and ambience (Best Romantic Bar and Music Venue - Citysearch 2009), Peli Peli is one of only a handful of restaurants in Houston that have been rated at least 4-stars on every online food and drink website.
Dallas, Texas
1 review
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“Fabuloso”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

An early Friday night dinner with seats available. At 6:30 all tables were taken. We both had the 8oz filet cooked perfectly to our different tastes. The sautéed spinach was excellent. I wanted more. The coleslaw with mango and raisins was so good I saved mine for dessert. Don't miss the chicken wing appetizer. My wife and I agree, best we've ever had, anywhere. Sorry Hooters.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Katy, Texas
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12 reviews
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“Love this place! Always good for date night.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I've been to Peli Peli 4 times and each visit has been consistently excellent. My spouse and I have gone for both lunch and dinner. The place has a great atmosphere and decor. The live music is a nice touch that gives it a romantic feel. I've enjoyed trying different menu items each time that I've gone and have not had anything that I have disliked yet. The service has been great as well and the servers do a good job of explaining the concept behind the various South African menu items and go way above to make the experience a positive one. Chef Paul also comes out at times to work the room and speak to guests which is another nice touch. The food is a bit expensive for dinner but they offer Groupons at times that can be used to offset some of this. I can't say enough positives things about this restaurant. It's definitely one of my faves in Houston.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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142 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful Ladies Night Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Peli Peli is a restaurant 6 women agreed would be great for a Ladies Night Out. We've all been there independently and thought it would be perfect. We arrived about 5 PM on a recent Thursday evening. It was warm enough to sit outside which was wonderful after being in an office all day. They have heaters in case the evening gets cools, but that wasn't an issue this evening. There was a guitar player and singer out in the plaza and that was very nice. Our waiter was Josh and he was great, never rushing us and having the patience to wait until all the members of our party were there. The food was delicious as usual! We all ate everything on our plates, along with three shared appetizers and two orders of sticky toffee pudding. The appetizers we enjoyed were the South African Flatbread, Sosaties - very yummy and the stuffed south african prawn. The stuffed prawn was great. Looks like a humongus shrimp, but taste like lobster. I had the Peli Peli Chicken which was so delicious! The marinade and sauce that comes with it is sweet, but a little spicy hot - yum! I usually only like white meat, but the dark meat was so good that I ate the whole thing. The sides of coucous and mango coleslaw were perfect with it. And we all agreed that no matter how full we were a trip to Peli Peli is not complete without Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. It is a moist, moist date cake with a carmel sauce and vanilla ice cream. If you haven't tried it - you must! It is so addicting and good! We had a wonderful time and will all come again.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank sdatex
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2 reviews
“"Great place to Dine"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The fresh salads, tiger shrimp, scallops and steak was excellent. Was not rushed during our meal by the waitresses. Great atmosphere. If I had to really complain about one thing it was the noise. Had to talk a little loud to carry on a conversation, but all in all excellent.

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Thank JSFDDF
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Spring, Tx
2 reviews
“Birthday Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Went here to celebrate my Birthday. There were 11 of us. Reservations were on time. Our waiter was great-the food excellent. I was impressed by the decor - An Arcadia Tree as the centerpiece and the 12 tribes or Israel as windows around the interior of the restaurant. The food is a little expensive - use the Groupon when you can. The noise level is higher that average.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank rdemar
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