Peli Peli - Galleria

4.5
1609 reviews
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$31 to $50
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South African
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.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom with an award-winning brunch featuring flavors from around the world! Brunch favorites with a South African twist! As seen on the Food Network and CNBC and rated top 10 on Tripadvisor & Yelp!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate Father's Day with an award-winning brunch featuring flavors from around the world! Brunch & steak favorites with a South African twist! As seen on the Food Network and CNBC and rated top 10 on Tripadvisor & Yelp!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Seattle
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary dinner was fabulous. The food was flavorful, yet not too spicy. We had the appetizer sampler, the chicken espetada (keba) and the lamb osso buco. They were sweet to bring us glasses of champagne. We really loved the South African Sampler - An Assortment of South African Appetizers: Boerewors • Biltong Chicken Sosaties • Bobotie • Stuffed Peppadews.

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K
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I lunch date with my husband. The food is fantastic! We both ran in the Vintage Park half marathon relay and Peli Peli was a sponsor, so we both got complimentary desserts! Yummy!

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KT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service. Matthew has been fortunate to be our waiter twice and definitely loves what he does.

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HB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for brunch! Had the vegetarian Bobotie, amazing per usual! I wanted something breakfast so I tried the sticky toffee pancakes. Very good, on the sweet side but not too much. Large shareable portion. My girlfriend had the French toast I thought it was just ok. Matthew was a really good server!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday

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GE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Exotic!

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M
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a large party with separate checks. The food was excellent, ambiance was great, waiter was knowledgeable but took a while to get our checks (44 minutes)

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s
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 4th time to visit this restaurant. As always to food, service, and ambiance were outstanding. I had the sirloin steak which comes with sauteed spinach and roasted potatoes. It was delicious, especially when paired with the garlic herb butter. My wife enjoyed the chicken brochette I think its called. It is a mildly spicy grilled chicken pieces served on a vertically hanging skewer. She really enjoyed it as well. Our friend had one of the vegetarian dishes, I don't remember which one, but he definitely was very pleased with the flavor and preparation. We started out with the flatbread appetizer which was paired with delightful mild pepper relish. We don't go there often but when we do we are always pleased that we did.

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RH
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Little hard to hear server, kept looking away. Otherwise great restaurant

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NM
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation here to come try the 20oz Ribeye as it was rated the top steakhouse in Houston. We arrived and were seated right away and the place was rather empty. Sat down, got our waters and ordered an appetizer to then be told by the waiter when ordering our meal that they had NO STEAKS! Yep no steaks on a Saturday night. Ended up leaving and going to Taste of Texas and it was the best decision I made and I will leave it at that.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very expensive. Sampler for appetizer was excellent. Dessert (sticky toffee pudding was also great. Drinks were good. But entrees were mediocre. Service was outstanding. If it were cheaper I might go back but not for mediocre entrees.

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Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food and great service. A very clever blend of mainstream and South African influences. The biltong and melkcat are must tries and so delicious!

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MO
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and outstanding service. Restaurnat is also beautiful.

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j
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. We were partially served by the manger who was great and very attentive.
We had the wings the bobotie and an entrée each to celebrate my husbands birthday. Would recommend! their "location" specific cocktails were tasty as well.

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JR
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I realize this is all a matter of taste but this is a chain restaurant in a mall. We had a cucumber martini that tasted more like a very sweet margarita. Strange right? It's always a bad sign when a server's first line is "I'm Mike and I'm gonna take good care of you.", because they never do. The food was OK. I was hoping for an experience of some really different food and it wasn't. It seemed like a restaurant one would find at Disneyland. A cartoon of an experience of ethnic cuisine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Overall a poor experience. While the server was very good the quality of food was average at best. Having visited South Africa many times, Peli Peli does not reflect many of the tastes or flavors. Will be very unlikely to return.

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This food is so delicious! The service was pretty good.

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VP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent waitstaff and manager; particularly Calvin, our waiter was very informative and attentive. Michelle, the manager was most helpful and accommodating with a special request we had. THE FOOD! OMG! Fantastic!! Prepared with such care and detail- amazing.

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U
Houston
77 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our daughter and friend for quick late lunch after shopping. It was a wonderful treat! Friend was super impressed.

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed having lunch on a Friday, not a busy day. We appreciated that the meat in the Espetada was not cook as desired and they quickly redid the entire dish. Thank you!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch at Galleria location. Lunch menu seems a really good deal. Quantities are not that big that you have to carry back left overs. Prices are reasonable. We tried kababs. They were juicy and nicely marinated. Lamb champs were well seasoned. The sides were healthy and well prepared. The popular bread pudding dessert is heavenly. Service was attentive and pretty quick. We enjoyed the lunch and will be back

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DJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always amazing regardless of the location I visit... I love consistency. I have feel in love with the brunch menu and spend most of my weekends there. I appreciate the birthday card and dessert also given to make me feel special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here! It was amazing! We ordered a few items from the brunch menu to share because we couldn’t decide. Everything was great! Service from beginning to end was awesome, the restaurant is a great design especially for a date. Can’t wait to go back to try their regular menu!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I had a reservation at 9pm but arrived early at 8:15pm. They told me that I can either go to the bar or wait for my 9pm reservation. It is no big deal cause I arrived early but I was unhappy given half the tables were empty when I arrived and more than half were empty when I left. The fact they didn’t give me the option to choose between bar and table is just a sign they do not want to “waste” a two person table for someone who will eat by himself.

Also they sent a message to open table that I didn’t show to my reservation which is the cherry on top of the cake.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and location. Gave us a great opportunity to share a good evening with our ex-pat South African friends. Only minor critique was that noise was a little too high. (maybe I’m getting old and hearing is getting worse)

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Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a great experience!

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P
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my daughter
First time but definitely not the last
Aymee was an amazing waitress, so good ensuring my dietary restrictions we met!
Food was suburb!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went for the brunch. Food was really good. But the service was even better. Franklin and Ashton were amazing. We had two 9 months old with us. They were very accommodating and nice. Will go back without a doubt.

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CE
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you, Th food was wonderful. The waitress was nice and punctual.

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TL
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love everything about Peli Peli, the food, the service, the atmosphere! I had the kingklip, scallops, and shrimp, with couscous and South African rice. This was honestly the best food I’ve ever eaten in my life! I also had a mai tai that was equally exceptional! Definitely worth the 2 hour drive from Beaumont!

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FC
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Calvin, our server was terrific and very helpful and attentive. The food was delicious and portions very large.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every since they’ve opened the wings have been my favorite! Very flavorful and filling. Also the stuffed mushrooms are very good as well.

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SM
Houston
88 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Calvin was a wonderful server. We went for happy hour and had a wonderful time with superb service and amazing food. I highly recommend for any meal.

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OB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good selection of varied food, prepared really well. Service was good and informative never kept waiting. So overall would definitely return.

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Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with Family, our first visit but not the last. Staff was great and very attentive.

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Naples
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciously seasoned food!

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MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks! The service was great and the space very nice.

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NP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can be pricey but the food portion, quality and ambiance reflect the price point. Great for date night or double dates. Delicious, good portion food, can be shared between group, great cocktails. Their Bellini is my favorite!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was a little skeptical when I realized it was in the Galleria, but we were blow away with the great service, food, and atmosphere. We will be coming back for sure. One of the best meals we’ve eaten.

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