Peli Peli - Katy

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$31 to $50
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Southern African
Featured on the Food Network and CNBC, Peli Peli is an award-winning destination for South African fine dining and upscale private events, specializing in steak, chicken and seafood creations by Chef Ryan Stewart. A 2013 OpenTable Award-Winner for Top 100 Best American-Fare Restaurants in the US, Peli Peli is one of the best-reviewed restaurants in the greater Houston area, with at least 4.5 stars on every major review platform.

Weekend Brunch | 11am - 4pm
Happy Hour | Monday - Friday | 2-7pm
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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I am not a big fan of the Katy location at all, the Galleria location is SO MUCH better! The atmosphere, and even the waiters there. I will not be back at Peli Peli’s Katy location.

OM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very flavorful and creative. Will definitely be back.

WW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Peri Peri in La Centerra was the location I had dinner. Food was above average, service was good and the ambiance was nice. It was Sunday night so not so crowded. Having traveled in South Africa extensively I was hoping for some “spice” I my meal but it was not to be. I even asked the waiter to make sure the scampi were spicy. Very nice place, I’ll definitely return.

TN
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, the manager is excellent, excellent customer service

JH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I have traditionally been a huge fan of Peli peli and visited the Katy location a dozen times. Tonight, simply put, was horrible. We had a reservation and were seated right away so things started off very positive. We had a male waiter bring us drinks and take our appetizer and main course order (party of 3) so simple enough. That’s when the night turned terribly wrong. We never saw that waiter again, waited 45 minutes for the appetizer to arrive, then another 30 minutes for the food to arrive and not once did anyone offer to refill our drinks. Luckily, we were near the water stand, so I filled my kids cups with water. They brought my soup out without a spoon, which took another 10 minutes to get, them I had to ask twice for the check and a to-go container. The bartender finally handed me the bill and a to-go container. Needless to say, it was not the experience I had expected and bragged about to my kids prior to our arrival. Our bill for three was just under $75, so not exactly cheap for a basic dinner. I did something I usually do not do and I left $1.00 tip. I couldn’t tell you who our waiter was, so honestly, I didn’t feel like the random servers who stepped in for our missing waiter did enough of a job to deserve a tip. I know it is 1/2/2020 and the staff might have been on the 3rd round draft picks, but geez!!! At least offer to refill drinks if a mom and two kids spend $75 on a meal. The Brussel sprouts were amazing as usual. That’s what I have to say that is positive. The pumpkin soup was excellent too despite being cold by the time I got a spoon to eat it with.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect menu and perfect atmosphere!!! I had beef tostadas , which was perfectly medium- rare cooked. Will recommend to my friends.

HS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional!!

NR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner. Short staffed so service was slow .. but that not really the issue... issue was the Espetata was very fatty .. waited forever for the Wellington which was too rare for me. Not our best visit. Disappointed for the price. Not sure we would return.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

38th wedding anniversary, staff made us feel at home and were extra attentive. The food was exceptional.

f
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my birthday and had a fabulous lunch. While bacon wrapped scallops were no longer on the menu they did accommodate my request! I was thrilled because I love this dish. The waitress was friendly and attentive! The manager was helpful and really made my birthday extra special. The others with me always get Peli Peli lamb chops! They always enjoyed these superb chops!

M
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Terrific flavor and presentation. There was a group in the "party" room and the server kept leaving the door open. We couldn't hear at our table. Small problem in the big picture. We will return.

M
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Luv this place but was disappointed they have cut their menu down. Not sure if it’s due to the new chef or not. The staff and management are awesome

K
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food quantity has decreased. What have they done with the recent changes. I know they did. Cost cutting - but looks like it was cutting in quantity, no change in pricing

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was excellent. We will be back.

JP
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great. Staff is always super friendly and going out of their way to make your experience out of this world. It’s a wonderful visit everytime.

AD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my 3rd time at Peli Peli and I was very impressed yet again. Fantastic food, attentive service, and lively atmosphere. If you have never been, I highly recommend ordering the South African Sampler as an appetizer and the Espetada as an entree. The sampler allows you to try the different unique South African specialties (which are all delicious). The Espetada is delectable beef filet with three sides (the brussel sprouts are great). Great value! You will not regret it.

SN
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and our waiter was very accommodating and helpful as this was our first time there. at first we found it to be a little too noisy especially as we were seated so close to the bar but it did quieten down a bit later on. We missed happy hour by 1 minute but the waiter did inform us that as it was Tuesday we could do a half price bottle of wine and he brought us several samples to taste before making our decision. We would go back again for special occasions as we thought it was a bit pricey but well worth it!

K
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sent my food back because of the garlic (garlic doesn’t like me) and our waitress and the GM were very gracious and accommodating. Definitely recommend, just let your server know if you don’t care for garlic.

m
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here as an alternative to our normal places for a nice night out. The decor was very nice, and the restaurant was lively. I would have preferred a bit more of an intimate atmosphere, but that is a personal preference. Service was great, and the waitstaff was all very knowledgeable. We ordered the special, which started with the bobotie, followed by beef over fish, shrimp, and scallops, and finished it off with the sticky toffee pudding cake. All of it was fantastic! We had a great time, and will definitely schedule a return visit.

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed with Peli Peli- La Centerra. We had family in town who were Peli Peli newbies and they loved it!!! Thank you for once again exceeding our expectations. Cheers! PB Family

J
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service starts at the top with David and Steve who lead by example. The food quality is fantastic and the customer service is impeccable! #customorforlife

AP
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The ambiance is very relaxed and quiet. Did have a bit of a wait to get a drink (but truth be told, I was a bit late to meet my sister). We had wonderful Happy Hour appetizers and glasses of wine and service the rest of the time was fantastic. Suggestions from the waiter were spot on!

WJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Manager greeted us and was super nice. Food was great. Looking forward to my next visit.

EE
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The steak was a little undercooked. Waiter missed taking one of our party's order. Other than the steak being a little undercooked, the rest of the meal was great. Sea Bass was very good.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

AR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very good, but not great. Service was average, prices were high. The ribeye steak on the menu is $70. Server kept trying to push the wine throughout the whole meal. We had a party of six and they included the gratuity on bill @ 18%. I tip at 20%, but not when they pre-add it to the bill.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially my son’s steak was cooked too much (he asked for medium). The waitress quickly took it back, and the manager brought a complimentary bowl of gumbo and a side of rice for my son to eat while he waited for his steak to be replaced. Within about 10 minutes, the new steak came out. They even offered to replace the sides because they “had been sitting too long”. As usual, the service was impeccable, and the wrong was quickly corrected. This is how one should respond when a mistake is made. Thank you for going above and beyond to rectify the situation.

j
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food and service were very good. We will be back. Thank you for making our anniversary special

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular

AM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend Sharon and I had a wonderful birthday dinner
The service food and attention to detail was amazing
Thank you all

KT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for a celebratory lunch. My son had the Butter Chicken, it was melt in your mouth delicious. I had the filet medallions with the peli peli sauce. The filets were a perfect medium rare and so tender. The sauce was creamy with a touch of chili heat. My daughter’s boyfriend had the Chilean Sea Bass, it was light and fluffy with a touch of citrus in the sauce. We will go again.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany was a great server! Food was delicious and so were drinks!

CB
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Peli Peli at vintage park hands down has better service and food. Also it tells the story about the food. Katy did not

F
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

F
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so good. Espatadas!

MW
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have a waiter named Vaughn. He provides very good service.

AB
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were initially given a table next to a whole bunch of crates and after we asked to be seated elsewhere, we were given a separate table. Our server messed up our order and we had to wait and additional 15 mins for our food to arrive. Disappointed with the service.

CD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as always!! Great staff. My family & I visit frequently. Highly recommended :)

WM
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, it was a good dinning experience! Staff was attentive and friendly and food was up to expectations. A little renovation and adding a sign pointing where the restrooms are would be great.

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