Peli Peli - Galleria

4.6
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1671 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern African

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About

Peli Peli, known for its flavors from around the World, is an award-winning South African concept that features steak, chicken and seafood cuisine by Chef Paul Friedman. A 2013 Award Winner for Top 100 Best American-fare Restaurants in the US by OpenTable, Peli Peli is currently top 10 in Houston on both Tripadvisor & Yelp. As seen on the Food Network and CNBC's Restaurant Startup.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern African, International, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Happy hour: Monday - Friday, 2-7pm
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Phone number
(281) 257-9500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Friedman
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Private party facilities
Peli Peli Galleria does not have any fully-enclosed private rooms, but there are two semi-private areas that are perfect for happy hour mixers and celebratory gatherings. The bar lounge seats up to 25 comfortably.
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Private party contact
Dana Reeves: (281) 257-9500
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Catering
As we say at Peli Peli, "WEES VERSKILLEND" which means "BE DIFFERENT"! Make your next office luncheon, dinner party or wedding reception an unforgettable and unique experience by having Peli Peli cater your event!

Catering minimums may apply
Full service catering including food service, bartending and clean-up may be including for additional fees.
Catering menus will be determined by Chef Paul Friedman.
Peli Peli will cater at reception facilities, wedding sites and hotels so please request permission from them prior to contacting us.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Post Oak
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Parking details
Parking is available in the mall parking lot. Express lot and valet are available as well.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about it. Food was wonderful. They were very nice the whole time

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

E
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best south African in food town, love the dishes and the staff is always so friendly.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

The food & service was great. The seating area in the mall entrance hallway is horrible with people constantly passing interrupting the meal. It’s too narrow for tables on both sides. Strollers & walkers can’t get through without a patron having to get up. Maybe stagger them so they aren’t directly across from each other. It is very unpleasant

GI
Houston
141 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of Houston's finest restaurants! Unusual food, with a wonderful taste! Great service!

G
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

1st time we dined at Peli Peli, and we were not impressed. While the portions are quite large and the quality is fairly good, but way over priced for the quality of the food and service. There are way too many other restaurants in Houston that offer much better quality at more fair prices with much better ambiance. Needless to say, we will not be returning to Peli Peli.

SR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Matthew was superb. His knowledge about the food per palette was soothing to the ears and helpful in making a quick decision for a new timer like myself.

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wouldn’t call the noise level energetic. It was noisy.

AH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The decor is really nice, the food is great and the presentation makes the food even better. Large portions and the food is top tier. Service was excellent.

Y
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 3

Serving same food for years. It’s good enough but getting boring. And if you have an issue don’t expect a response from management or for anyone to care.

GR
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Peli. Peli is one of our favorite places. However I had never been to Galleria location before and I would not go back there. Parking was HORRIBLE, the overall ambience of this location was lacking to me. Felt like my table was just too close to other diners and basically in a hallway type area. Food as always excellent but for a nice Anniversary meal it was a let down.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an incredible experience from food to serve! Will be back!

KK
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my team to lunch. Great service, amazing food.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Houston- mother/daughter trip

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was too hot in the restaurant... I’m 175lb (no fat boy) and my chick and I were burning up.. Put it down a few more degrees

NL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Houston. My only complaint was the peli peli wings were dried out.

OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience! Great food!

H
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. The host gave us a tour of the restaurant and our waiter was helpful and informative.

OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience! Food was delicious, and service was great. We had the babotie for starters. I had the peli peli shrimp with mango slaw & Brussel spous and my dinner date had the chicken Estrada with mango slaw & spinach. For dessert we shared a sticky toffee cake... oh so good!

T
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ambiance great for conversation. food was delicious!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, excellent waiter

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and extremely good wait staff.

PD
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 2

I wanted a nice quiet birthday dinner with my hubby but when I got there it was extremely loud and I didn’t like the seating it was too crowded and uncomfortable even when I asked them to bring a cake dish out for my birthday when I reserved the table they didn’t follow through. To top it off, I ended up leaving my goodie bag of left over estepada I think that’s how it’s spelled. 😕food was great 👍🏽

KE
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good atmosphere. I'd recommend this restaurant for both casual and special occasions.

BS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was outstanding. Great experience.

JS
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We are regulars of Peli Peli . The food is always great. Last time we were there was last Saturday. Our waiter Israel was great and very helpful. My only question was why were we taxed for the free gift cards we used. I would understand taxing the paid Gift cards we bought. The free gift cards are like coupons and are not to be taxed. We always purchased this kind of promotion, like buy $100 get $25 free gift cards at Pappas Restaurant. They don't tax the $25 free gift cards if you use it. Only the $100 paid gift cards. thanks

WM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove 4 hours for dinner because it was such a pleasant evening

TL
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, taste and presentation. Our server was very attentive, informative and efficient. We had a farewell luncheon for a coworker. I would highly recommend.

CM
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delightful dinner with many South African flavors. Beautiful decor yo match the food. Roman was our waiter and he was excellent!

n
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have dined at Peli Peli several times. Each time is just ok. This particular night the service was fantastic and the food was even better. Looking forward to returning.

MA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was amazing, but the service was terrible the servers were all rude. The only people who were respectful were the greeters in the front, I would take my money elsewhere

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and great food. Our waiter was Jasmine. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the menu.

F
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went here for dinner with the family. Food was good and a change from the regular all around taste from other restaurants. Service was quick but not perfect. Ceiling lights wasn’t pleasant. Overall, a good experience and a change of taste.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

IM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Went there for Mother’s Day. The noise level of the screaming kids was unbearable. The menu was limited. It would’ve been nice to have complimentary “mom”osas. I did not enjoy myself.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day brunch with the family was great. My reservation was honored and the table was ready. Our waiter Nico was great and everyone truly enjoyed the food. I’ll be back.

M
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was pretty good if it was hot, but they had terrible service. Food came out in multiple stages and some of it was cold. Some people got their food and then the rest were not served for about 10 minutes. Ridiculous. We will not return to this location.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day brunch!!!

JI
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The taste of the food was just nothing. I only took a bite of my food and was just tasteless. Note to people, do not go on special days like mother's day. Everything will be mediocre.

N
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not sure what the hype was so we decided to try it on mother’s day for brunch. It was obviously a busy day. We waited for our food for about an hour. Wait staff was good. Kitchen was not prepared for a busy day. Order brunch food during brunch time. Lesson learned.

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