Peli Peli - Vintage Park

4.7
3667 reviews
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$31 to $50
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South African
Peli Peli, known for its flavors from around the world, is an award-winning South African concept that features steak, chicken and seafood cuisine by Chef Paul Friedman. A 2013 Award Winner for Top 100 Best American-fare Restaurants in the US (Opentable). Currently ranked #1 out of 7,298 Houston Restaurants on tripadvisor.com.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
South African, Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 2-7pm
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Phone number
(281) 257-9500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Friedman
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Catering
Peli Peli offers outside catering for weddings and social events as well as 2 private rooms that seat up to 40 and 120, respectively.

For more information please email our event coordinator, Dana Reeves, at danar@pelipeli.com or info@pelipeli.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Louetta
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Entertainment
Take the "Tour of South Africa" our unique culinary dining experience that will take you through our most popular appetizers, entrees and dessert for a one-of-a-kind South African experience!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Peli Peli is the perfect setting for private parties, business meetings and seminars, as well as rehearsal dinners, birthdays and social events. Our intimate private room seats 40 and features a 50” HDTV. Ideal for business presentations and sales & marketing luncheons. Customized menus upon request

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What 3667 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service of management was exceptional, i was celebrating a partners half birthday, yes half birthday. They made the occassion so special. It was great!

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HP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The desserts were amazing. I would go back for them alone!

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MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always wonderful, unique dishes and great service! The Sticky Toffee Pudding is to die for... a must have!

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SP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There were a couple of hiccups with the drinks and the lamb. Overall, the waitstaff and Manager were accommodating. The Chicken Sosaties with Mango chutney as well as the chicken liver were awesome. The drinks were well made. The Great Karoo Lamb Chops and Prawn wasn't something to write home about. However, the Chicken Espetada was delightful and fun!

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KH
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You must try the Bobotie (appetizer), and the Espetada - well; you will be planning your next visit before you leave Peli Peli to bring more friends to try it! So many wonderful dishes to try, you will be back.

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g
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding ¡. I mainly recommend The Scapade.

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TJ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. Every bite was delicious. Love this locations

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DM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite of my family. It is expensive. 3 people with app and shared dessert was $200+ after tip. We come here every couple of months. I enjoy it more than the Katy location which does not have the same ambiance or quality in my opinion.

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PH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely LOVE Peli Peli Vintage Park and go there frequently. We have never been disappointed - the food is amazing and the presentation is a visual treat as well.

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came early on a Sunday evening and the ambient noise level was very acceptable--way below what it normally is. We love the restaurant the food and the service. We've been happy customers since the restaurant first opened.

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. All the servers are kind and very informed on the menu, understanding both what is in the food but also the cultural influences that shape the dishes. Also, the food is fantastic. Definitely coming back here again

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s
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Four stars simply because we had to wait, albeit 10-15 minutes, despite we had a reservation. Also, the waiter was nice, but just a bit "unprofessional" and our wine did not arrive until after our dinner arrived. However, we have had good experiences in the past. I wish the Espetada (beef) was not so much more expensive than the Chicken Espetada. The beef is over $10 more than the Chicken. The chicken is good, but the beef is exceptionally better than the chicken. Nice restaurant. I like that they have a "couples/quiet room."

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CG
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was an outstanding young lady. She really hustled to keep the serving tempo properly.
Truly enjoyed bantering with her.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeremy and the rest of the staff were great!!

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L
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an awesome experience when we gaisit Peli Peli for work or personal

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CD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This cuisine is exquisite. The restaurant is a little noisy for a romantic evening, but you can make it work.

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RD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was awesome. If I had one complaint, there was only one bathroom stall. The second one was missing the door. Not good for such a classy place.

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LF
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are outstanding at Peli Peli. We always have a wonderful experience and it is one of our favorites.

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r
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress! She was very efficient and handled our group old guys very well,

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M
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Very poor service. I have been to Peli peli before and it's been good but this time was a very disappointed experience. My wife, daughter and I were there this time to celebrate my wife birthday. I was expecting better

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MV
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kalven was awesome! Made us laugh and gave excellent service!

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HM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was perfect! Manager was nice and waitress was very knowledgeable! Drink special was delicious! Food was good and came out quickly.

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MD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Something different from a casual date night, so decided to come here. Food was amazing once again! Tucker was a great server for the evening. Explained the menu very well and answering any questions we had, and awesome drink recommendations. Been wanting to try the Espetada and it did not dissapoint! A must try place!

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and the waiter Jamal I think was a very good host.

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KM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was amazing! From the food to the service was impeccable!!!

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AB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peli Peli never disappoints. No matter which location, I can always expect the best service and consistent, flavorful food.

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o
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!

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JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday. The service was amazing! Our waitress was wonderful and the food was exceptional. They didn’t charge us a fee for bringing our own cake either.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Every time I have had lunch at Peli Peli the service starts our great and the food is always good. However once the meal is complete trying to get the payment process started always takes too much time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for my husband's birthday with our 3 kids. We all loved it!!! The staff was very welcoming and attentive. Since it was our first visit, Adonis, our waiter, explained the story behind the chef's inspiration for the restaurant including the decor. He gave us amazing recommendations on the food. Everything we tried was delicious. The adults were also brought a glass of champagne and the kids a glass of cider to toast my husband's birthday while Adonis took our picture. He then presented us with our picture at the end of the night. It was a very memorable evening. We will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fabulous! Delicious meal and great atmosphere!

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RE
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was first time at Peli Peli and I was not disappointed! The food was absolutely terrific as well as the service. Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert was AWESOME! I'll be back!

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A
Houston
322 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Hard to find but worth the trip. From not having signs to find to restaurant to not having signs for the door, it was sure hard to get there. We had the lunch special and it was a great value. Food and service was great.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I don't know if they have a different kitchen staff on Sunday but our meals were mediocre at best. My appetizer was overcooked, a bit burned on the bottom and my steak was luke warm. We have loved Peli Peli in the past and always recommend it to friends. We will not be going back. :(

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KW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Used to be much better. The flavors of South Africa dish used to come with different sauces to actually sample different flavors. Now it is one sauce because “it is too hard for the kitchen to do multiple.” Quality and portion of meats much lower than before too. Things have changed since this brand became a franchise. Now very ocerpriced for the quality.

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EH
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love Peli Peli! The food and ambiance is always spectacular. Our waiter was just not up to par on this visit, which is a first. They also seemed short-staffed. I would still recommend the restaurant highly!

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CG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! We had such a great time here from start to finish. The staff was friendly, our waiter was so knowledgeable and gave such great recommendations, the food was amazing. Everything we tried was so great.

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KP
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to have a wonderful meal and service!

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined there 4 times. Exceptional food and service each time.

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J
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always fresh and great. Unfortunately, they did not serve the Lunch menu, but rather the Brunch menu, on a Saturday afternoon during Houston Restaurant Week.

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