Peli Peli - Vintage Park

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$31 to $50
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Southern African
Featured on the Food Network and CNBC, Peli Peli is an award-winning destination for South African fine dining and upscale private events, specializing in steak, chicken and seafood creations by Chef Ryan Stewart. A 2013 OpenTable Award-Winner for Top 100 Best American-Fare Restaurants in the US, Peli Peli is one of the best-reviewed restaurants in the greater Houston area, with at least 4.5 stars on every major review platform.

Weekend Brunch | 11am - 4pm
Happy Hour | Monday - Friday | 2-7pm
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Valentine's Day should be spent at one of the most romantic restaurants in Houston! Our unique, award-winning steak, chicken and seafood cuisine from Chef Ryan Stewart is the perfect way to share a memorable dining experience on a day filled with love. Top-rated on Tripadvisor & Yelp.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Towards the end there was confusion about the tip.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great brunch, as always. The service is always on the mark. I've never had a bad meal. It always arrives at our table quickly and hot.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Liked the food, great taste of South Africa. A small touch reminds us of close to home!
Foods that you can't get in stores, done right!

b
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday celebration and we were treated exceptionally by all the staff. The food was delicious, the ambiance was great and the staff went above and beyond.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish and service was great which is rare these days! At the end of the day I was to patron places with the best service and peli peli did it right.

BB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, and overall experience! I've been waiting to go, and it was well worth the wait.

EE
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Superior service, great experience with great, out-of-the-ordinary food

d
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Hadn't been here in 10 years. Decided to give them another try for our anniversary.

The food was tasty, though not huge portions. The problem we had was really with the service. Waited ten minutes for a waiter in an empty dining room; had to get up and find someone to fetch him. When he arrived, he was the sort of waiter who has set speeches, and every time we opened our mouths to ask a question, or just simply order, he cut us off with another speech. He noted--loudly--that we were drinking water. He announced it just as loudly every time he refilled us. Got my husband's order wrong. Tried to joke in an oddly off-key manner.

While the restaurant decided to give us dessert to compensate for the errors (which was nice of management), we were so put off that all we really wanted was the check, not another suggestion that a glass of wine would go well with that free dessert, as opposed to, yes, water.

Guess it'll be another ten years before we try again?

BM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their Brunch!!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Everyone but our waitress provided great service. She missed a couple drink orders and an appetizer. Fine dining experience but a bit pricey.

TR
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was our first visit to Peli Peli for several years. Service was slow. Dinner sides were not hot. We split the meal and the waiter brought out two tiny plates for each of us to use. An extra side was in a large bowl with no spoon to serve it with. Four small lamb chops were nicely prepared but the whole dinner was overpriced at $48. Free dessert in recognition of my birthday was excellent.

PA
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was excellent. The waiter was very knowledgeable of knowing the food. Would definitely recommend anyone to go here and I will be returning.

CG
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was our first time to be somewhat disappointed with Peli Peli. Food was fine as usual, but service was very off. Our waitress appeared to be flustered/rushed most of the evening and seemed standoffish throughout service. Had to ask for my drink four times before I got it. No apology at that time. Just "yes I'll get it" or similar. Finally at the end of the meal when we got the check did she say she appreciated our patience. I feel like they didn't expect a big crowd, which is surprising seeing that it was New Year's Eve. We felt rushed, unappreciated, and didn't get the experience we have come to expect from Peli Peli. Perhaps New Year's Eve isn't a good time to visit this restaurant.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve. We had reservations that were not, IMHO, managed well since we waited ~30 minutes past our reservation time to be seated and we were ~15 minutes early. The did offer a free glass of champagne and the rest of the night was wonderful. Food, service, etc.

G
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

59th wedding anniversary.

GR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family celebration for my daughter’s birthday at the Vintage Park location. We enjoyed a great meal and beverages. This is one of our favorite places. The service was very good, from the receptionist to the waiter. We will be going back in the future.

A
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was thrilled to find out Peli Peli was open on Christmas. This is one of my favorite places and it was a great experience again. I had the Shrimp scampi and my son had the Chicken Curry and both were delicious. We both started with the carrot ginger soup and it is so good. At the Holidays the sticky toffee pudding is the go to desert and it was fresh and mouth watering good.
The service was prompt and courteous and we were well taken care of.
Love this place.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was the only good thing. Went here for Christmas Eve and were sadly disappointed. Restaurant was dirty, especially the bathrooms. Had to ask for paper towels as none were available. In addition, we had to flag down a waiter to start service. Once we ordered drinks, I was informed that each beer I selected was out of stock only after the waiter went to the bar to collect my drink. Finally by the third choice, they were able to confirm with the bar that they it in stock. Our section was as if it was a ghost land. Even the table next to us had to ask repeatedly for service. Meanwhile, waitstaff was seen busy cleaning their sections.

SG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We dined for Christmas Eve dinner. Food was good and the manager came by at end to check on things but overall service was slow and inconsistent. Food arrived at all different times, some appetizers were with meal and meals late. It was a holiday so I understand but was a bit disappointed.

Food was delicious and we will be back!

DF
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peli Peli is my favorite place to eat. Been going there since they opened in the Vintage and never have I been disappointed.

RK
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 49th anniversary. When we told our server the day was special, he went all out to help us celebrate with complimentary champagne, a meal discount and even one free dessert because I couldn't decide. The steak was incredible; the lamb chops were generous and fairly standard. Trust me when I say the Sticky Toffee Pudding is the way to go! Looking forward to our return to this fabulous restaurant.

KM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I recommended Peli Peli for a lunch outing with my work team, and a bunch of them had never tried it before. They all loved the food and the ambiance of the restaurant. Afterwards, they complimented me on the great choice. I've been going to Peli Peli for a long time. The food is always fantastic, and the service is great. Every time I bring a friend or family member, they're immediately hooked. The only thing I was disappointed in was the chicken livers side dish wasn't on the menu. I loved that side dish! But I guess it wasn't very popular. But I'd love it if they could bring it back seasonally or something.

MT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food.....but service was just okay. Several people at our table of eight thought the sever was at time abrupt and rude. Server next to us explained dishes but when folks Fe in m our table asked a question the server for our table seemed almost put out.

KM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sierra the manger was amazing! Friendly, outgoing, and made it such a personal experience. Great food!

RG
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Slow service, food was boring, toffee pudding was good

c
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! Our server, Juliet was amazing! We had a wonderful time!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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DH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a unique cuisine and fun experience. My brother came in from Cleveland and had never had South African food despite being a world traveler. We all enjoyed it.

EL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love Peli Peli but the new menu is a little short on South African flair for my taste. They say they are experimenting right now so hopefully they will come up with some new exciting South African dishes and keep this place the unique respite from the same old same old that you can find anywhere in Houston

Z
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food and dessert was fabulous
Restaurant was clean and seating was well spaced out
Waitstaff was friendly and very attentive

Only con I have about the Vintage Park location is that it is extremely loud due to the high ceilings. Perhaps you can hangs something to help dampen the noise because its difficult to hear the waitstaff and people sitting across the table.

CV
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Brandon did an excellent job as our waiter. Giving us a sample of his favorite wine was a nice touch at the end of the meal. The tables are starting to show some wear and the men’s restroom needs more cosmetic attention.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything as it should be. It was worth getting familiar with South African cuisine.

EP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating at Peli Peli.. we love taking out of town friends their . Great food and wine!!!

b
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peli Peli was great! Our server, Chase, was very accommodating to our 1 year old and made our anniversary dinner a great experience.

TC
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was thrilled to bring my family to Peli Peli to try as this was their first time. I was disappointed to know that this location did not have the seafood Espetada. I recently had this at the Galleria location and I came to the Vintage with the intent on my family experiencing the same delight. When you have a taste for something in particular, and it is not available, it ruins the whole night.

t
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the food and we have never been disappointed
Always a great night.

JS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Normal menu ditched for ‘special’ Father’s Day menu...no good.

DG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! Service was great and a overall perfect atmosphere! Great experience will definitely be back.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Service is always great. Outdoor seating is available for those comfortable days. This place gets busy for dinner, make a reservation. Valet parking is available.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service!

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