Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria

4.4
2077 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

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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
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

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Finish the year on a positive note with a meal at Peli Peli South African Kitchen. Open 12pm - 9pm on NYE and 4pm - 10pm on New Years Day!

What 2077 people are saying
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freddierocky
Houston
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.

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milo
Houston
5 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently fantastic

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NickyM
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
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

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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KathrynB
Houston
2 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First visit. Great food and great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great. Server Angela was great and funny

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ElizabethW
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.

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TuyetD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipHindyD
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it is too noisy everybody have to raise their voice to talk!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and great hostess. Food was awesome.

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jlm106
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Slow service, subpar drinks

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CamiceW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipMaithyV
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ribeye Estapada was kinda cold and fatty.

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Giovanni
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Michele
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Houston Restaurant Weeks menu was stellar!

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SamanthaS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on August 20, 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.

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DougH
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food like I remembered

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 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.

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ArthurW
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food and great service.

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AndreaL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

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

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vipSarc
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

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

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PeterW
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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vipfmgl
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on August 13, 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.

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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

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CollinS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 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.

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TaylorH
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 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.

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LoriS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 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!

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thestr8doll
Houston
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!

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FredP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 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.

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Adaeze
1 review
Dined on August 6, 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.

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 2077 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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