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Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria, Houston, TX

Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria

4.4
4.4
2079 Reviews
$30 and under
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 events.galleria@pelipeli.com

Facebook | www.facebook.com/pelipelihouston
Instagram | pelipelisouthafricankitchen

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (281) 257-9500 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Stewart

  • Catering

    Elevate any business luncheon or social event with award-winning flavors from Peli Peli South African Kitchen! Peli Peli South African Kitchen is on the preferred vendor list for many popular wedding venues around town and the catering choice for many Fortune 500 companies. Please email us at events.galleria@pelipeli.com for inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Peli Peli at The Galleria has two semi-private event rooms perfect for happy hour mixers and celebratory gatherings. The Capetown Room accommodates up to 70 guests, with custom menus available by request. For all inquiries, please email events.galleria@pelipeli.com for inquiries.

  • Private party contact

    Thomas Nguyen: (832) 259-2448

  • Neighborhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Cross street

    Post Oak & Westheimer

  • Parking details

    Public Parking in the The Galleria parking garage. Express lot and Valet service also available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,079 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. f

    freddierocky

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    We had reservation for 4 at 12:45pm on Sunday Sept 5. We tried HRW lunch and dinner menu. The food was delicious and very tasty. But the service was horrible, we waited for 1h 15m for our food. The cloth napkins and the area was dirty, the dining table are too dirty and table setting were too close for comfort. I'm glad we tried the place but would not come back or recommend to anyone.
  2. m

    milo

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    fun place to dine, the food was good and if you like to explore different flavors and cooking styles its definitely worth a visit. nice selection of south African wines on the menu.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    consistently fantastic
  4. NM

    NickyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    appetizers were the best part, otherwise don’t waste money here. other food was under seasoned and not as exciting or traditional as you would expect.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there and I must say the food was great. Our bartender was also very helpful. Highly recommended
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Won’t go back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a good evening, drinks were good. Food was good as well.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First visit. Great food and great experience!
  9. KB

    KathrynB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the Houston Restaurant Week menu. Had a 5:45 reservation and dining room was about 1/4 full. But the dining rooms were completely full and tables turning quickly when we left. Because of that the noise level was very high. Also, two of the featured items as part of the HEW menu was not available. The bobotie was available al a cart. The chocolate Lekker tarts were out at 5:45 on Sunday. Also, the sides on the Espetadas were different from description. But food was excellent snd service was great. Server indicated that they were just swamped. Enjoyed it all.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We fully enjoyed Peli Peli today. The food was great. Chris was an awesome server. We’re excited for the changes that are coming!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great. Server Angela was great and funny
  12. EW

    ElizabethW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was amazing on our first visit! I took and friend and brought left overs to my husband. Now he wants to go! I can’t wait until I go back again.
  13. TD

    TuyetD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. One of the best HRW menus. Highly recommended!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  15. HD

    HindyD

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it is too noisy everybody have to raise their voice to talk!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter and great hostess. Food was awesome.
  17. j

    jlm106

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Slow service, subpar drinks
  18. CW

    CamiceW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dante, our server made it an enjoyable experience. The food was seasoned well. The dessert options were so-so.
  19. MV

    MaithyV

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Ribeye Estapada was kinda cold and fatty.
  20. G

    Giovanni

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mussels were beyond this world...OMG and that sauce!!!
  21. M

    Michele

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Houston Restaurant Weeks menu was stellar!
  22. SS

    SamanthaS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Peli Peli never disappoints. We went for restaurant week and they had a great deal.
  23. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Marinade and seasoning on all the food. Might’ve been due to HRW but the entre came out cold. Maybe would try again when it’s not HRW.
  24. DH

    DougH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our visit with friends. We miss the location that closed in Katy.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food like I remembered
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for Houston Resturant Week and Peli Peli did not disappoint. Honestly all the food was amazing! They gave you so much food for $35, it was fantastic. I even took some leftovers home.
  27. AW

    ArthurW

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great food and great service.
  28. AL

    AndreaL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a very nice experience if you had never taste this type of food, I totally recommend!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very pretty interior and decent drinks. But food wasn’t good and I really tried to like it.
  30. S

    Sarc

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Restaurant has a weird layout. We were seated in what seemed to be a waiting area.
  31. PW

    PeterW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Delicious and fresh, ribeye steak bunnies fish are good. Dessert is okay
  32. f

    fmgl

    Houston

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Disappointed in the patrons. Kudos to the manager for quick action when a shirtless man entered with pants so low his whole butt was exposed. Thankfully there were 4 police officers dining so they quickly talked to the man and he left peacefully. Perhaps full time security is needed at each entrance. Service slow, food good.
  33. WB

    WendyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was EXCELLENT! However, the restaurant is very noisy.
  34. CS

    CollinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely incredible. Did the HRW deal and every course was top notch. The dining room has a half fine dining/ half modern aesthetic that we loved. Service was quick and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend for a date spot or a dinner with the family.
  35. TH

    TaylorH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Customer service was terrible. They did not attend to our needs. The food was tasteless. The noise in the restaurant was too loud for me to have my business meeting. Waste of money.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Horrible. Food was over cooked, poorly seasoned. This place has turned into nothing more than a glorified Applebee’s. The only bright spot was our server, Dante.
  37. LS

    LoriS

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I sampled a variety of things from the HRW menu and every one was delicious. We'll definitely be back!
  38. t

    thestr8doll

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about it. The hostesses were personable, the server was passionate about the food and was very helpful in helping me navigate the menu. The runner that delivered my food to the table was also very friendly and was glad to address my questions. The food absolutely delivered on flavor. Every single item ordered was a delight to savor. Will I come back? Will I recommend? Yup-Yup!
  39. FP

    FredP

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was terrific and food was great. We had to send back the steak to get more done-but it came back just right. The Pinotage was special as well.
  40. A

    Adaeze

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    I have visited peli Peli well over 10 times and this is the worst service I have gotten. I arrived 10 minutes early and was told it would take 10-15 minutes to seat us. After almost 20 minutes I went to check with the host and she said she forgot I was waiting and gave out the reservation and was giggling about it, and just stared at me after that. I kept asking so what would happen and she just started doing something else, so I asked for the manager and she still ignored me so I went ahead and went to look for the manager myself and I met a lady who said unfortunately they were out of tables so we wouldn’t be able get a table but she wasn’t the manager and I insisted on seeing the manager who finally got us seated. Anyways the food was really cold, even the sticky toffee pudding which is main the reason I go here & I couldn’t even eat it. Was such a disappointing experience especially cause I brought a friend from out of the country here.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria using the Order Online button. 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 4.4 stars by 2079 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Post Oak & Westheimer

  • Neighborhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Parking in the The Galleria parking garage. Express lot and Valet service also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Stewart

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (281) 257-9500 ext. 1

  • Catering

    Elevate any business luncheon or social event with award-winning flavors from Peli Peli South African Kitchen! Peli Peli South African Kitchen is on the preferred vendor list for many popular wedding venues around town and the catering choice for many Fortune 500 companies. Please email us at events.galleria@pelipeli.com for inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Peli Peli at The Galleria has two semi-private event rooms perfect for happy hour mixers and celebratory gatherings. The Capetown Room accommodates up to 70 guests, with custom menus available by request. For all inquiries, please email events.galleria@pelipeli.com for inquiries.

  • Private party contact

    Thomas Nguyen: (832) 259-2448

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