Peli Peli - Vintage Park

4.6
3879 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom with an award-winning brunch featuring flavors from around the world! Brunch favorites with a South African twist! As seen on the Food Network and CNBC and rated top 10 on Tripadvisor & Yelp!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate Father's Day with an award-winning brunch featuring flavors from around the world! Brunch & steak favorites with a South African twist! As seen on the Food Network and CNBC and rated top 10 on Tripadvisor & Yelp!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Spend Easter with an award-winning brunch featuring flavors from around the world! Brunch favorites with a South African twist! As seen on the Food Network and CNBC and rated top 10 on Tripadvisor & Yelp!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 3879 People Are Saying
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Houston
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought a cousin from NY for her birthday. She loved it.

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JL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was exceptional. The restaurant exceeded my expectations.

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R
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome restaurant. The food is great, the vegetarian plate is fantastic. Good selection of wines.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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SF
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it the environment is the best thing! So different I swear I was talking to my bf the whole time about the different pictures. Food was good but not stellar I felt like the temperatures weren’t right? It didn’t come out hot and got cold really fast but maybe it’s just the sauces they use that cool it down fast. Samosas are BOMB. I’ll be back the flavors on the food were amazing maybe it’s just bc we went on a weekday, will try on weekend loved it still :)

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SJ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Our waiter described all the foods, which helped us make our choice on our selection of food.

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TD
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

This was not my first visit to Peli Peli. Typically, I do not order salads. I ordered the Peli Peli salad with filet medallions. The meat was tough. The salad bland. Considering the complexity and high level of food quality one receives from the Chef's Choice meals, I expected something elevated...even though it was a salad. I was disappointed. Would suggest sticking to the restaurant's strengths...steaks, seafood, bobotie, sticky toffee puddling. So many things to rave about at Peli Peli. Alas, I cannot recommend the salads. The service was on point. Our seating selection was exactly where we wanted to be located. Great place. Avoid the salads if you have high expections.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my husband and another couple for my birthday. The food was awesome and so was the service. I think our server name was Collin, he was pleasant, funny and knowledgeable. We sat on the patio and enjoyed music from the live band in the courtyard. As always, Peli didn't disappoint!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was behind amazing, but the service was equally outstanding. The waiter and manager were probably the best we’ve ever had. We will most definitely return soon. Thank you!!

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A
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely amazing! The food, the staff, the atmosphere are all incredible. Cant wait to go back!

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, truly beautiful/romantic ambiance, and fantastic service!

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H
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was breath taking and the food to die for. Can’t wait to go back.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and superb food, expect to spend some money though

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EK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and unique. We were delighted with the flavors and presentation. This is definitely an experience for your must-do list.

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d
Houston
108 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We fell in love with Peli Peli the first time we dined there. We've since hosted many birthday parties, large business meetings and date nights. This was the first time I couldn't give all stars to the food. I LOVE the carrot breedie, so much so that I order it for BOTH of my sides but this time they were both cold (it was served in 2 dollops on either side of my steak. It seemed like they put the 2 dollops on either side of the plate then cooked the steak. They should have at least kept it in a warmer while the steak cooked. Otherwise everything was delicious and great service.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent experience. This was our first visit to Peli Peli and everything was perfect from the start. We showed up 30 minutes early and they were very accommodating to get us seated before our reservation. That were very friendly, accommodating and informative about the food, the chef, the layout and history. We tried every recommendation and the food was amazing. If you are looking for something you have never tried before and financially flexible, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! Excellent and unique food, great wine that was not the same old same old, and excellent service. Cannot wait to return!

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was excellent when it was received. The service was poor, sometimes 45 minutes passed before seeing our waitress. When dinner was complete we asked for coffee, it arrived cold. When we brought this to the waitresses attention she stated, yes she knew it was cold and had fresh coffee brewing....why would knowingly bring us cold coffee? This was a business dinner with our Distributors visiting from other countries, we were embarrassed.

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T
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outside seating was marginal-table legs uneven and rocky, no salt and pepper, no table decor(flowers, etc)

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MM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We NEVER tire of visiting this restaurant. Food, service, etc never fail us. Consistent. The best!

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ET
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place, food presentation, service and ambience.

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MH
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peli Peli was AMAZING!! We hadn't been here in quite a while, because my husband was not impressed the first time we visited. We decided to give it another try, on the recommendation from a friend. It did not disappoint! The drinks, the food, the staff.....all AMAZING! We will definitely be back sooner rather than later.

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E
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great diner and excellent service. We sat outside and listened to music. Very enjoyable!!

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JG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience. Waiter was very helpful and provided excellent service. The hamburgers are great - big, tender, and flavorful. Only negative was that the booth we were seated in was covered with some type cloth that kept slipping.

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AF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience and great ambiance. Wait staff are attentive and knowledgeable.

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v
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our birthday celebration meal at Peli Peli Vintage Park. The service was great. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was nice...a little on the noisy side during lunch, but otherwise a great experience. I would definitely go back again.

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MH
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s an awesome dining experience. The flavors are unbelievable! Definitely try the large appetizer which has everything on it to experience all the flavors. Ambience , what can I say. Our first date was there 5 years ago and I proposed there Saturday night! They even gave us free champagne to celebrate. Nice touch. Thanks again PELI PELI !

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SU
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We used to visit this place years ago and enjoyed it every time however I visited last year for 2 different events last year and was not pleased with the quality we felt like the quality had been compromised. We were given a gift card for Christmas and decided to give them another try. We were won over again !! Great service and great food !! We will be back

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AB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone at our table really enjoyed the ambiance, the service and the delicious, "I want to lick my plate" food! We can't wait for their Woodlands location to open and will definitely be back!

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything great except the wait time between our appetizers and entree. Service was great and our waitress was awesome.

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with the South African Sampler and although it was all delicious we liked the Chicken Sosatie best with the jerky coming in a close second. Three of us had the Espetada Almoco and it was so good it would be hard to order anything other than that. The lamb Chops were delicious as there were only clean bones left. The Kingklip with Scallops and Shrimp was a hit as was some kind of exotic burger. Our waiter Bobby went out of his way to help us with gluten free items. There are not enough accolades for Peli Peli!
Carol Harrington

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LS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I hadn’t been there in a while so I was very surprised how much the prices went up! $70 for a rib eye! The food was good but not great! It was my husbands 65th Birthday. I told the restaurant when I made the reservation and again when they called to confirm. They didn’t do anything. The table across from us got a dessert with candles. I was going to say something to the waiter but we couldn’t get his attention and my husband said to just forget it. He was already mad because the waiter picked up his drink when he wasn’t looking and my husband wasn’t with it. He only had a few sips left, but it was a$14 drink so every sip is about a buck! I was disappointed because it was NOT the special occasion we hoped for!

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F
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent in terms of favor and presentation. However, it was served a little less than as hot as one might expect. Unsure if this was a result of server delay. I did rate my service experience a little lower because of this fact and because I took my wife here for her birthday which I noted on the reservation but no one acknowledged her birthday during the meal.

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DF
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Made reservation but had to change the time. Called to say we’d be late. Girls at desk acted like they couldn’t find my name/ reservation . Seated us quickly but in a small side room that was noisy. Not fun for a date. Been here several times before. Always happier previously with nicer seating & dining area. This time was a let down in a small, off -to -the -side room I hadn’t even noticed before! Overall a let down and disappointing. It will be difficult to ever return here.

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SB
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Food is always good.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for my mother’s birthday. Brunch was exceptional and will definitely be back again soon!

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JB
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The food presentation, was not good, the portions very small, wine price for a glass of Malbec not a great wine $19.00, over priced menu . Over rated restaurant.

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BN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner and wine as always. Bobby did an excellent job taking care of us as well.

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o
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend and I went for a birthday lunch and had the sea bass special. The fish was delicious, the shrimp was good, but the sea scallops were gritty. Brussels sprouts can't be beat. Service was excellent and birthday meal included a free dessert (sticky toffee cake) which was yummy. Ambiance was nice but a group table was very close to our booth and made for a tight feel and close conversation.

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