Peli Peli - Galleria

4.5
1587 reviews
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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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Spend Easter 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, April 21, 2019

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DJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
30 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
84 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
10 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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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peli Peli is our favorite restaurant in Houston!

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

Calvin was an awesome man who provided great service!

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M
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peli Peli was great. Service & food were outstanding. If you’re in the Houston area give them a try, you won’t be disappointed

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RM
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a business lunch. Introduce three first timers to Peli Peli and all three were very impressed with the variety and quality of the food and the outstanding service.

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

An incredible and delicious experience. The servers are great and the atmosphere is very welcoming.

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Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice surprise good food very professional service

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

By far, this was the best meal I have had in years! The lamb and the brussel sprouts

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RC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We came in with a group of 10 people for the Galleria location. We came an hour early and had some drinks at the bar, and were seated at our table right on time. Our server was attentive at the beginning of the night getting our drinks and appetizers. The drinks were excellent.

We ordered the South African Sampler, Cape Town Calamari, and Bobotie. Amazing! The portions were enormous and easily satisfied the entire table.

The group orders mostly the Cape Town Skillet, as well as Peli Peli Shrimp, Lamb Osso Buco and Espetada. Everyone gave raving reviews of the food. The sauce was very good and spicy. We also orders 3 Dessert Trios for the table. Simply Amazing. We will be back again.

The one draw back was our service was very slow towards the end. And our server seemed to be the only one in the section we were in on a packed night. Several people did not receive another drink and we had to ask to have them removed from the bill. Also the server was not skilled in carrying or placing the food on the table, spilling a drink when placing plates on the table and also spilling shrimp on himself.

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RM
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took two firrst-timers to lunch at Peli Peli in the Galleria. Our server, Chris, did an outstanding job explaining the tastes and options available, suggested an appetizer for the table guided the newcomers to items for their main course. My guests were surprised and delighted by the appetizers and their entrees. All of us were very happy with a delicious lunch at Peli Peli and will certainl,y be back again.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ribeye with chipotle blue cheese sauce was AMAZEBALLS!

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DP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and waiter was amazing! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family 😋

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l
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great time at this restaurant. Food and service is great. Love the combination of sweet and spicy!

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ED
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of THE BEST DINING experiences I ever had. Everything was wonderful and our server was the most helpful since it was our first time. Soooooo Good

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F
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very pleasant experience. Hubby and I needed a night out without the kids and this place met our expectations

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TT
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dined here on a Saturday night. THE GOOD: The South African Sampler (especially the chicken sosaties) appetizer, the beef espetada, the spinach side, and the Brussel Sprouts side (substitute for carrot bredie), and the manager coming over to explain mix-up on the waiter billing wrong table to my credit card; THE MEDIOCRE: the waiter; THE BAD: N/A.

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SM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John was awesome!!!! Food was amazing!!!! Would go here a lot if it was near us!!!!

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C
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A nice, really good and original restaurant in a mall?! That was surprise #1. The other pleasant surprises were very good food, good cocktails, interesting and original decor as well as the originality of South African cuisine. A very good choice even though (did I mention this before?) it's in a mall !!!

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h
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Food was terrific with a great many choices. Fantastic!

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MG
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious. Portions are huge. You can easily share. Large kale salad as out of this world. Easily feeds four!! Sample platter can be shared with 3 others for appetizer or can be shared with one for dinner portion. Sticky toffee dessert is really rich, but scrumptious!!!!

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NC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Fabulous! I wonderful experience. I would recommend

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DT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, interesting decor and style, but the canopy room was waaaaay too loud. Service was just ok and they had issues with final bill and correctly running the charge.

That said, would go back, ask for a quieter table, and be sure they get the bill/charge correct.

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars all around! Amazing food and GREAT service 😊

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