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Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Peli Peli Wings
Savoury chicken wings slathered with spicy peli peli-orange glaze. Served with ranch
Gulf shrimp sauted in garlic butter peli peli sauce, served on fragrant South African rice and two sides
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Warm spiced date cake drizzled with sticky toffee sauce served a la mode with vanilla bean ice cream
Service super slow
Ambiance was lacking
Food was outstanding
Peli Peli was AMAZING when we there for Saturday night. At the beginning of covid, we had a bad experience because the kitchen was backed up with to-go orders, but the manager was SO nice to have us back in for another chance and they really redeemed our experience!
The food was amazing, service was impeccable, and the vibe was awesome (full and vibrant). The cuisine here is so unique, we can't wait to come back!
We came in to celebrate our daughter's birthday. When we were greeted, she was wished a Happy Birthday but that was the last of it as she was not even offered a dessert for her birthday at the end of the dinner. Our server was Tre and he has a lot to learn about being a waiter. He rushed us trying to get our order but when it came to asking him to get silverware, water, iced tea and sweet & low, he was in no hurry or had to be asked twice or three times. The food was delicious. We ordered chicken rissoles, crispy cauliflower wings and savory flatbread to start. The wings and rissoles were our favorite! For our main courses we ordered 2 different versions of the espetadas, the filet and chicken. Both of them were out of this world. The brussel sprouts were a side that was \awesome but be prepared for a $2 up charge because they are considered premium sides, although I am not sure why. The mac and cheese was good, the carrot bredie was ok and the roasties were disappointing. We tried to order the Peli Peli chicken but Tre informed us they had just run out and we would have to wait 25 minutes for them to prep it. We declined. The other dish that was ordered was Porto Shrimp. It was tasty. For dessert we ordered 2 desserts and both of them were delicious. Sticky Toffee Pudding and the Chocolate Tekker Tarts are worth ordering!
All in all dinner was good except the service was very spotty.
The food was good, but the chicken was very cold when we received it. We hate complaining so we just ate it. Still good.
My Server Mac was wonderful. Just knew what I wanted before I wanted it. She kindly made suggestions to enhance my experience. I didnt even have to bother choosing my sauces. She did it for me and they were on point. Mac was very attentive, cute, and obvious took pride in her menu knowledge. From presentation- start to finish was worthy of me returning. Plus, the staff was very mindful of being covid safe. .that was assuring.
Make no mistake I cant wait to return..
This was my husband and I’s first time at Peli Peli. I want to say our waitress Mac was AMAZING! She acknowledged us as first timers and guided us through the entire dining experience. She recommended our drinks, appetizers, and entree’s that were all very delicious ! I did encounter a hair unfortunately in my Mac and cheese :( That was a disappointment because I was looking forward to finishing it. The manager did come out apologized and offered a new one. At that point I was pretty disgusted and declined, however he did give me a 50% off my entree. Also it was our anniversary so we got a complimentary dessert.
Very sociable server, was helpful on meal choice. Overall great experience!
The food was excellent and was great for a date night. There was plenty of separation between tables to keep it safe during COVID.
Amazing the waitress was amazing I forgot the ladies name
Food was great. Service was great. We expected a little more upscale dining and atmosphere based on location but it was more casual.
My partner and I ordinarily patronize dimly lit steakhouses with professional servers. We wanted to be a bit adventurous and give Peli Peli a try. It wasn’t as romantic (of course), and the service wasn’t perfect, but the food was incredible and we’ll definitely be back. Love love love the Brussels sprouts, Shrimp Mozambique, Trinchado, and Sticky Toffee Cheesecake.
We were celebrating a Birthday for my boyfriend. It was each of our first time dining there. We all enjoyed the food. We preferred to sit outside due to COVID, luckily the night was nice and the patio wasn’t too full. We will definitely be back. Our server Rashad was Great and very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu and bar.
Excellent service and delicious food. The chef accidentally made an extra dish so our server gave it to us for free.
Horrid service but the food was great.
Our server was very knowledgeable of menu items and very pleasant.
All food items were great except the Peli Peli chicken which was not flavorful. It tasted a bit like the wings from Pizza Hut which was quite disappointing.
The main dining room was relatively quiet due to the decreased seating secondary to COVID. That said, it made for a nice evening - service was great, the manager Steven came over the check on us. The food and service were excellent - I would definitely eat here again. They also have a nice selection of South African wines to enjoy with your meal.
My 3rd time at Peli Peli and my experience was not up to par as the others...ambience, service and entire dinner had changed ...
Enjoyed my visit during HRW immensely! Cannot wait to return!
I came for hrw, and we were seated near the front. Our waitress was super nice, but the food just wasn’t good. My food came out cold for the espetada and trinchado, and the bread for the trinchado was burnt. Everything was super heavy and oily. Also the dessert was too sweet and tastes like it was store bought.
Perfect perhaps the best I had in a very long time. Thank you for your services
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.
We went here for a date night and it was delicious as always!
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*
The wait staff was not knowledgeable of the various wines the restaurant has.
Very nice and friendly environment. The food was awesome! Great mimosas!
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!
Excellent food and service. It can get a little loud inside but it doesn't deter from the overall experience.
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.
Amazing waitresses and service! The food was delicious as well!!
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.
Sean was awesome and made our experience a great one.
Great food and service. Could br a little quieter.
Superb service the food was excellent! Our server Trey was beyond excellent and was very knowledgeable of the menu and drinks .
Got there at 8:10 wasn’t seated until 9pm.
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!
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.
My daughter's first experience at Peli Peli and she loved it! The HRW menu this year is great!
It was great I like the food and service
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.
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.
Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria 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 1823 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.