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Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria

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1802 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
As the world's spice bazaar, South African food is some of the most vibrant, colourful, and tasty food on the planet, incorporating culinary techniques and traditions from around the world.

We welkom you on this culinary adventure through all the regions of South Africa!

A semi-private event space and catering services are available. Email thomas.nguyen@pelipeli.com

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1802 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kristine
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the second time my husband and I went out to dinner together since the pandemic, and it was so nice to dress up and have dinner without the kids. Steve was so nice to check on us and ask if we were celebrating anything special this evening. We were just on a date night, but when I mentioned I was named employee of the quarter last Friday at work, he brought us a celebratory drink! What a lovely surprise! We chose items from the Houston Restaurant Week menu. Everything was delicious, and we enjoyed our evening out. Peli Peli has both great food and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a date night and it was delicious as always!

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BobbyF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! The espetada hanger steak was incredible with the lobster mac and cheese and carmelized brussel sprouts were so good! Plus all the appetizers we got were amazing and came with huge portions with the Trinchado being the highlight at the table. And then the Chocolate Lekker Tarts were like a churro empanadas filled with hazelnut spread so much better than nutella and then covered in chocolate sauce and served with ice cream...*wishing I knew how to spell that sound Homer makes when he drools*

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KennethH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The wait staff was not knowledgeable of the various wines the restaurant has.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly a really good experience and having knowledge of South African Cuisine, this really feels like home! Definitely a must try if you're in the Houston Area!

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TywinLannister
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. It can get a little loud inside but it doesn't deter from the overall experience.

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AustinC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exciting menu with a staff that were professional, warm and courteous. We came for our anniversary and the meal was outstanding. But it was the warmth of the staff that really hit it out of the park. Can’t wait to return.

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vipSuze
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitresses and service! The food was delicious as well!!

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Jackdom
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our service started out slow, but it picked up and we were given a complimentary champagne toast for the dinner since it was my birthday. I’d only been to the Tomball location, but enjoyed the Galleria.

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ShellyP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean was awesome and made our experience a great one.

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JosephD
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Could br a little quieter.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service the food was excellent! Our server Trey was beyond excellent and was very knowledgeable of the menu and drinks .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Got there at 8:10 wasn’t seated until 9pm.

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vipRuthsChrisFan
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I STARTED TO GIVE THEM 1 STAR, BUT THEY REDEEMED THEMSELVES. Let me explain--It took quite some time to get my Hennesy and coke, but when it came the young man Trey was very cordial and apologetic. I ordered from the Houston Week menu and ordered a steak dish on a skewer (espenada?) and my wife ordered the chicken. The kitchen sent out the chicken for both of us! I was upset. A young manager came out and apologized and said he would give me another drink and would take care of me on the entree the next time I came. I was there on business and don't live in Houston. Eventually another manager came out and said, "we are going to take care of you tonight." He took the dish off my bill. Let me tell you this....with all of this, I would give this restaurant 5 stars because they corrected their mistakes quickly. Also, the FOOOD!! The food was delicious! I love this restaurant and the next time I am in Houston, trust and believe, I will make another reservation. Shouts out to the staff there!

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EsamA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, super friendly and very attentive waitress by the name mykayla, we went there during restaurant week and the menu was great and a plenty to choose from
Food arrived on time, great taste and the right temperature, mykayla suggestions were spot on and we loved every bite of it.

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MiaR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter's first experience at Peli Peli and she loved it! The HRW menu this year is great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great I like the food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We always enjoy Peli Peli. The lamb simosas are sooo good! The spices and crispiness make them delicious. We had the beer braised beef and the cod. Both were great. I wish they used a little more salt, but you can add you own. The lobster mac and cheese and carmelized brussel sprouts are amazing and a must try.

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vipDiane
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had and extremely reasonably priced as part of Houston restaurant week. Would highly recommend. It is kid friendly and the music Was a little loud at times.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!!! Waiter was suprised I ate the entire breadbowl of my Bunny Chow!!! DANG SON!!!! FOOD WAS AMAZING AND THE STAFF WAS SUPERB!!!! I will definitely be coming back the champagne toast for my Girlfreinds birthday was a pretty nice add on thank you!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of my dining experience was nice.

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AATex
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was nice overall, but the carpet needs to be replaced and the walls need new paint.

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BillJ
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Saturday night was busy and a little loud, but not excessively so. Enjoyed the special dinners, the South African specials and the South African wine. Special and different experience. Thanks

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StanleyK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and service. Very unique and tasty food.

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TanieshaA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and the service was on point! They even brought us a bottle of champagne for the table since we were celebrating two birthdays !

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Jefrey, he was great and the food was fantastic

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JenniferC
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Seating took a long time although we had a reservation. There server was not very attentive but not bad . The food was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and stellar service! We will definitely be back and recommend others.

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vipUmame
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for HRW dinner. Everything was wonderful. As we enter the hostess checked our temps before seating us which made us feel extra safe. We had stopped dining in since the cases spiked in early July. But we were impressed with the extra safety precautions they take as all waitstaff are gloves in addition to being masked. And the tables were spaced far apart with several tables marked as spacers. The food was great as always. Cocktails delicious. The HRW entree portion was about the same as regular which makes it a great value. We just love this restaurant and so glad we can support them in this extraordinary time.

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vipIPDaly
Houston
149 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had brunch but the brunch menu is pretty much gone. Covid had led to elimination of 1/2 of overall menu.
We still enjoyed the seafood medley, lobster Mac & Cheese, Brussels Sprouts and mimosas.

Hopefully the waffles and other brunch items will be back within the next few months as our nation recovers and prayer fully votes the current occupant of the White House our and places him in jail.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food was good with some options being more flavorful than others. I enjoyed my meal (seafood platter) but my husband commented that his food was bland (steak). I had expected more unique flavors and spices given it is a South African restaurant. The ambiance wasn’t impressive. I was surprised to see that the restaurant had dingy carpet and unsophisticated wall decor - painted safari animals. I was expecting something more refined

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great I loved the service

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lyndaN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were really good, but the noise level was pretty loud. We heard the entire conversation from the booth next to ours and that’s with social distancing (more than 6 ft). Other than that, I would recommend this place.

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vipEstherD
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with our 3 adult children for Houston Restaurant weeks. We were served by the sweetest young lady named Mac and she walked us through the menu And cocktails. We tried every appetizer - my mussels were the best I’ve had! And we tried 3 of the mains - the meat links and sides were such big portions and so delicious! We tried both available desserts and could t decide if there was a fave cause they were both fantastic! Our server recommended a delicious red South African wine and Amarula post dinner drink which was a huge hit! Overall food service and atmosphere was top notch. I spite of covid I highly recommend this place and the value during restaurant week is great! But we will definitely go back to sample the rest of the menú!

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JustinH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant if you’re In the gallleria it’s a must eat over all the other restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and knowledgeable staff...

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HollyB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Food was delicious service was fantastic! I’ll definitely be returning.

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vipellen
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

sandy bay seafood platter is the bomb - so yummy!!

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KamK
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was delicious
Can’t wait to come back!

FAQs

Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 257-9500 ext. 1.

Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria is rated 4.5 stars by 1802 OpenTable diners.

Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/peli-peli-galleria/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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