This will be your new favorite!This place just vaulted to my FAVORITE place to eat! Very romantic as well. A little on the pricey side but so very well worth it.The executive chef takes the time to meet and greet the customers and the service was outstanding! I have ate at quite a few high end resteraunts both domestically and international. Finding this gem within 20 miles of home is wonderful!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMany Times a CharmHave eaten here many times. Used Open Table to secure a Mother's Day reservation at the last minute, within the hour. Walked in and was seatedf immediately. Menu selections are always superb. Chef Paul wil come out of kitchen for a few moments, moving around tables interacting with his patrons, nice touch!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's day BrunchWe've dined at Peli Peli before and loved it. Decided to go for Brunch this time. Although the list of brunch menu items is somewhat short and dear, the quality is very good. Ambiance is great! Not typical brunch - but refreshing. Large portions. Enjoyed it. Bring your wallet!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBon appétit!We attended on Mother's Day, 2013. Chef Paul is a culinary artist, food was amazing, wait staff was knowledgeable, and overall pleasant experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Resturant in HoustonPeli Peli has a tasty menu selection that is fairly unique in Houston - I recommend it. Its suitable for romantic dates as well as casual dining with friends and family. They have a Sunday Brunch as well that has good recipes and dishes from with their cooking and seasoning style.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty!!!great food, great service, very busy make your reservation now.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMnever disappointsWe visited Peli Peli on 10-May for our 17th wedding anniversary. As with past visits, it has never been a disappointment. Peli Peli is a very unique food experience that should not be missed.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat patio for enjoying theGreat patio for enjoying the awesome Friday night weather and listening to the live music in the courtyard!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!Everything about the restaurant is outstanding...very flavorful and delicious food across the board. My wife and I celebrated our 25th and 26th wedding anniversary there...and looking forward to next year. Hopefully we will visit again before then too!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Twelve Tribes and Chef PaulChef Paul has succeeded in letting all of us sit under the tree on the Savannah, surrounded by the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Everything seem like contradictions that don't work together, but Chef Paul has made it work. Outstanding food - the seafood skillet is our favorite - but everything is great. Great presentations, very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Spring, TX is fortunate to have a restaurant like Peli Peli.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTreat our taste budsAre you a foodie at heart, then you can't miss this unique experience to try all the classic staples (meat, poultry, seafood, veggies, and rice) each with their own unique twist. It'll sting the pocketbook for sure, but believe me when I say "worth every penny".
Bon Appétit!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BrunchOne of our favorite places for brunch. The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. They recently covered the patio and installed ceiling fans so we look forward to dining outside in the coming months.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter and better each visitWe try a different dish each time and who knows, we may eventually work our way through the menu. But every time we go we MUST have the South African Mojito. Highly recommend.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ExperienceA round of applause for the staff service, a drumroll please for the cuisine and a huge thank you to the manager for making our brunch anniversary celebration a special time to recall. The entire party of 4 would recommend Peli Peli as a "must visit" to everyone.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThis was one of the first major restaurants at the Vintage Square when it first opened. My wife and I tried it and have been elated ever since. Nice comfortable atmosphere to relax and enjoy complimentary food at its finest. When it's time to get away from the kids and really have an ADULT atmosphere this is the place! Thank God for heaven on earth!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA taste of South Africa in TexasMy husband is from South Africa, so, I searched high and low for a South African restaurant to take him to for his birthday. Surprisingly, one of only a few in the United States was located about and hour and a half from us. The ambience is great, the service is exceptional and the food is delicious. My husband says that everything he has gotten, has been spot on as far as authenticity. I wouldn't know, because I was born and raised in Texas, but all I know is that everything has been so tasty! We will definitely go back, again and again!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT PEOPLE, GREAT FOOD, GREAT!!!Was wonderful place. Loved it!
Food was awesome
Service was the best I have had5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a great eveningMy fiance and i have always enjoyed our evenings at Peli Peli. We always take someone new to experience the whole place usually as a celebration. We have six children between the both of us and have taken them there for a birthday, after a big surgery, to tell them how much we love them, we enjoy them bragging about that time. We love the memory out creates in our world. My fiance proposed to me there, it was amazing and very intimate. Just my style.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful time!!This is a wonderful restaurant, relax atmosphere, friendly service, the food is very testy and mouth watery, we have an excellent time with my friends.
Thank you!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA+Don't let the description of the food as "South African" scare you off! The food, especially the steak, was cooked perfectly and the mango cole slaw is to die for! I usually hate cole slaw, but I was eating other people's servings as well as my own because I just couldn't get enough! The service was amazing and the manager and owner even came to our table to ask us how our experience was going. Over all, the place was definitely worth the money, but don't go if you are looking for a quiet date. The atmospher is cool, but noisy. Can't wait to go back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great choiceAs always, we enjoyed our trip to PeliPeli. The food is fantastic. It was a lovely date nght. Thanks again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOff NightThis is the second time I have dined at this restaurant. The first time was for lunch and I had the Sea Bass, it was delish. The second time I had the Curry Chicken it was not delish. The service was great, and the ambiance of course was nice. Probably will not dine again.
The Live Music was nice.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCozyMy husband is hard of hearing and this was the perfect place for a nice, peaceful, romantic dinner with close friends. It's actually easy to hold a conversation without raising our voices. The food was delicious, the service was great, and we loved sitting outside on the patio although we like sitting inside too.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in our area.Excellent restaurant. The food is amazing.
We just keep coming back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time atThis was my first time at PELI PELI and WOW!! it was a great experience. I have no complaint what so ever. I would recommend .. go check it out!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPeli Peli made my brotherPeli Peli made my brother surprise engagment awesome. I am very glad we picked Peli Peli as the special spot for this occasion. We will are truly appreciative of the owner, management, and staff for all the behind the scene help.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPeli Peli's food and servicePeli Peli's food and service are consistently very good. We are always pleased after dining at this restaurant. The food is unique and special.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful place for a specialA wonderful place for a special occasion. The food & service is great although the prices are expensive.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food!!!It's fabulous food as always. We brought a couple of friends with us who had never been to Peli Peli before. They were amazed by the delicious food. Amazing!! Don't miss this place! Best appetizer: stuffed prawn. Best entree: steak hugenot Best dessert: sticky toffee pudding or cheesecake4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI had never been to a SouthI had never been to a South Africian restaurant and the food was incredable , like nothing I've ever tried bfore . No wonder its so highly regarded.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn interesting South AfricanAn interesting South African based menu with several unusual dishes based on a South African spice, peli peli. Very good food and large portions so consider splitting. Very popular and rather noisy but good service and a knowledgable server.
Two negatives. A reservation actually means you are placed on a priority wait list. We were seated 25 minutes after our "reservation" Also out of pinotage wine; a South African specialty.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are neverdisappointed.We are neverdisappointed. great for special nite for 2 or we love to bring friends. wine list nicely priced featuring wonderful south african wines as well as others. music is wonderful. we have enjoyed brunch as well as dinner.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed the evening.We really enjoyed the evening. However the only issue we experienced (consistent with our first visit ) was the noise level. My mother-in-law needed to turn off her hearing aid as the bass beat from the music was overpowering her. As a result, it was difficult for her to engage much the rest of the evening. The food was tremendous and worth the premium.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, Pricey, NoiseyWe thought the food was great, but would not be good for picky eaters. The service was outstanding! The mixed drinks we had were pricey but delicious and strong so I only needed one :). The restaurant is very, very noisey. Because of pricing, this will be one of our special occasion restaurants.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMALMOST another great night!Everything was great as usual EXCEPT the herb crusted lamb chops had far too much seasoning to the extent that they came over as incredibly salty.
However, they were cooked to perfection and I will have them again but instruct to go easy on the herbs.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my 2nd visit but willThis is my 2nd visit but will NOT be my last. I LOVE Peli Peli, it is truly a hidden gem in the Houston area4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is great! They haveThe food is great! They have a Jazz duo that plays on the weekends that add a nice soothing touch. You can't go wrong with this restaurant.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone time we dine at Peli-PeliEveryone time we dine at Peli-Peli we enjoy our event. The food is superb quality and it is different than the ordinary flair at most restaurants around the area which is a plus. I highly recommend for flavor, spice, and quality!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice.Our group of 6 enjoyed our dinner very much. All of the food was very good. We had 2 appetizers that we would definitely get again (chicken sosaties & boerewors sausage). I hear they make a sandwich out of the boerewors sausage and I will be coming back to have that for sure. Good stuff. The Espetada steak was great. A few others had the sea bass and said it was amazing. Topped it off with the mud hut which was very good as well.
Since we were a group of 6 we weren't looking for a romantic evening, which is good - the small room we were put in had a couple large groups that seemed to be trying to see who could shout the loudest. If I had been on a date night then that might have been an issue, but it couldn't ruin the dinner.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBring your wallet!Very good food, nice place, a little too pricey to be a regular stop. $14.00 for a Bobotie (shepherd's pie). Could've done Truluck's or Vic and Anthony's for the same price. May go once a year but not more than that.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLet me be the first to sayLet me be the first to say I'm not easily impressed. Peli peli is outstandingthe food was excellent the atmosphere was to die for. The jazz topped everything I have recommended peli peli to all my co-workers4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was amazingThe food and service was amazing and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys flavorful food. Sit outside is a must with the ambiance.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe eat several times a yearWe eat several times a year and have enjoyed it every time. It is a great place to bring friends and out of town guests since it really is different from other restaurants in the area. The martini's are all wonderful and the wine list is also very diverse to appeal to everyone's palate.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great place! EverythingWhat a great place! Everything about our experience was great. Will dine again soon4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMYou Won't Be DisappointedThis is a great addition to NW Houston/Tomball area. It is centrally located in Vintage Park. The interior is incredible! Our most recent visit was for our manager's birthday, and the food and service were fabulous. Even at lunch, Peli Peli has live music which add a uniqueness compared to restaurants in the area.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways consisently delicious!We have dined here many times and each time we find our food delicious! My favorite, the chilean sea bass, is always cooked to perfection. Of course, you need to top off the evening with the sticky toffee pudding. This is a version of the malva pudding served in South Africa which I could eat after every meal. Cudos to Chef Paul for his menu and also for hiring knowledgeable wait staff. They are always willing to please.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter reading countless reviewsAfter reading countless reviews online of Houston restaurants, my boyfriend and I decided to visit Peli Peli. We were seated in a large room with other diners, and greeted by a very knowledgeable and friendy waitress. My boyfriend ordered the Filet with Shrimp Scampi, and I ordered the Huguenot Filet (with cheese and bacon on top). The filets were cooked perfectly, and the topping on my filet was so good I didn't want it to end. We decided not to get dessert, even though Peli Peli's specialty is sticky toffee pudding. Everything was fabulous and we will definitely return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Night..From the minute we arrived it was great. Sat outside because it was still early and people watched. We took our time over dinner and it was amazing. Have to recommend the chicken liver appetizer, the Peli Peli Shrimp and the chicken curry.... All great. Had such a great night we're thinking of doing the same again next weekend... :)4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been twice and both timesI've been twice and both times were magnificent. The steak Hugenot is to die for! It's topped with blue cheese and raspberry sauce... Delicious! Also, the prawns are huge and very good! The wine finner is also terrific.. you grt an appetize, salad, entree, desert each accompanied by a glass of wine.. only $85. The place isn't real big on the inside so be sure and make reservations ahead if time. Megan is an excellent waitress so be sure and ask for her!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Peli Peli for aWe went to Peli Peli for a date night with a Groupon I had purchased. My husband lived in South Africa for 5 years, so I thought he would enjoy the restaurant. When we arrived the waitress asked if we had been there before. We told her we had not, and she began explaining the story of the place & answered our questions about the menu. My husband was thrilled with the authentic SA food! We enjoyed the stuffed prawn appetizer, biltong appetizer (resembles beef jerky, but not cooked to death), and some type of sausage appetizer. All of them were explosions of flavor! I would highly recommend this place! It's pricey, but worth every penny.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM