About Peli Peli - Vintage Park

Peli Peli, known for its South African flavors & Southern hospitality, 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.

110 Vintage Park Blvd.
Suite P
Houston, TX 77070
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
South African, Contemporary American, Global, International

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

Cross Street:
Louetta

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(281) 257-9500

Website:
http://www.pelipeli.com/

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!

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.

Executive Chef:
Paul Friedman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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

Peli Peli - Vintage Park Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (62)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Special Occasion (48)
Romantic (42)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Authentic (39)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Worth the Drive (34)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Business Meals (28)
Great for Lunch (26)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Cozy (22)
Casual (21)
Fun (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Great for Brunch (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Spicy (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
People Watching (10)
Seasonal (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vegan (4)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Poor service and Chilean Sea Bass under par. This had been my favorite restaurant until Sunday, when they missed the mark. The cut of fish was small and broken into little pieces with a lot of parsley on top. Our server spent most of her time at other tables, instead of at our table. She forgot several items, and needed to be reminded a few times. I don’t know if it’s under new management, or short staffed. Just wasn’t the Peli Peli I’d known in the past.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great staff but not a cheap place to eat we save it for special occassions. Very nice place for cooked by a chef and very unique. You wont find their menu anyplace else in Houston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

One of my favorite places to have exciting seafood and great service! The food is always fresh and cooked to perfection, the staff friendly and professional!

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Tried to seat us in a narrow addition before we asked to be moved.

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

The food at Peli Peli is delicious. If you like your food impeccably seasoned without over reliance on salt and pepper, you will be pleased. The ambiance is excellent for friendly gatherings, but not desirable for quiet intimate discussions. You are seated quite close to your neighbors and the atmosphere is lively.

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful experience - one of our favorite date night/special occasion restaurants. We were seated in a corner booth and insulated from some of the noise. Appetizer (bacon wrapped chicken) was delicious but unfortunately luke warm. Entrees (steak espetada and filet hugenot) were perfect. I enjoy that they are efficient but do not rush you. Reservations are a must. Try the dessert sampler - or just go for the sticky toffee pudding.

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Dinner at Peli Peli was, as always, great. Our waitperson, Sean, did a fine job. Friendly and fun without being too obvious. The food was delish.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

This Gourmet restaurant is one of Houston's best. Unusual entries and unusual flavors. Try the Sticky Toffee Pudding, which is a miraculous desert!

Your won't be disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

I've been in the Houston for a little over 6 years. This is still some of the best food I've had since I moved to Texas. Excellent, authentic food that is coupled with hands down service. Wasn't my first visit and definitely won't be my last.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious flavor combinations and hand crafted cocktails paired with great service. I recommend the filet with Huguenot and the brussel sprouts as a side.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as usual. Very good food, very flavorful and unique - from appetizers to dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Two words: brussel sprouts! I've eaten here many times, but last night was the fist time I had the brussel sprouts. They were so good!! Our server, Sebastian, was passionate about the food (as am I), and he was great. I got the Huguenot filet (med rare- perfection!), brussel sprouts, and roasted potatoes. Plus- sticky toffee pudding for dessert always makes a great night greater! Everything was wonderful!

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was wonderful and service was excellent

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

This was a great place if you want some awesome food, drinks, service, and you want to spend a little more. I don't rate 5 stars often, but this place gets 5 stars!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is always delicious and their Belini's are the best I've ever had!

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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentines dinner. I had the 8 oz filet, didn’t plan on eating it all but it was just too good. Chose the Diane sauce because I like mushrooms- it was perfect. My Valentine had the sea bass which he enjoyed. The brussel sprouts are as good as they say. We ordered the chocolate mousse cake to go-delish! The ambience was very nice and our waiter attentive and professional. The prices make this a special occasion restaurant for us and we would go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Made reservation online and did not know they only had a valentine day menu. Not much to chose from but it was good. Had I known about the menu I would not had made reservations.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine's Day. We had made a reservation and, when we arrived, we were immediately seated. However, instead of seating us in the restaurant they walked us outside, around the corner, and down the block to some other space.

It was clear they had tried to make it look nice, but it had an overflow tent kind of feel and was very loud. We asked to be re-seated. At first, the waiter we spoke to was very rude about it, but we explained that part of why we picked this restaurant for V-Day was the ambiance and this room was nothing like the actual restaurant we had expected when we booked our reservation weeks in advance. He went to get a manager and the manager was very gracious about it and immediately re-seated us in the main restaurant.

The rest of the evening was great. Our new waiter was very attentive. The food was wonderful, and the main restaurant is beautiful and much quieter than the overflow room.

I definitely do recommend Peli Peli for special occasions (order the brussel sprouts) because the food is amazing, but I will probably note in the future that I would like to be seated in the main restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent!
Used open table reservation on Valentines Day - no wait - seated immediately.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Food is always good and tasty but service could be improved.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We are frequent customers and usually enjoy our dining experience at Peli Peli very much. However, we did not like the special room we were seated in. Going outside to get to it was a little strange. Also the band/singer noise level was way too loud for such a small room. We will ask to be seated in the main dining room from now on.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2018

One of my most favorite restaurants in town!! You have got to try every appetizer. The Espetada is everything you’ve ever wanted.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot, People Watching, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Peli Peli made my Valentine's dinner special. Service was superb!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful experience. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been to Peli Peli at the Vintage several times and we are never disappointed in the quality of food, ambiance, and service. A wonderful time to tell my wife of 45 years of marriage that she is special, and I am a blessed mine to have her as my soul mate.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 13, 2018

As always we had a fantastic dining experience! Our filets and sides were perfect. Davin was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I had a lovely dinner at Peli Peli. The restaurant staff was very attentive and were able to recommend some wonderful dishes. It was a bit loud initially, but this was mainly during HH.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Waiter Jamale was awesome great experience! He made us feel welcome

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everyone was so delightful! Plenty of smiles to go with great service and food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We visit Peli Peli once or twice a year. This time we were able to bring new people to experience the incredible food, and they were not disappointed.

Eat at this restaurant. It is fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I'd heard good things about this place for years. Decided to try it out as opposed to going to a nice steakhouse. Bad idea. The first table they showed us to was the last table in the corner of a closed off room which was completely empty. We asked for a different table and were led to a place on their main floor. There were plenty of open tables, so I'm not sure why they tried to put Baby in the corner. The service was mediocre; I've had way better service at far less spendy restaurants. The menus we were presented were not the same menus posted online; the entree selection was limited to 9 items. I ordered the espetada, dish that is supposed to be their specialty, and requested my steak medium rare. The beef I was served was cooked way under that My companion ordered chicken curry; his dish was not only sorely lacking in the presence of curry flavor; it was also cold. Our dishes came from the kitchen in record time; I'm guessing that was because the chicken had already been sitting and the beef wasn't cooked long enough. Just not impressed with anything about this place... definitely will not return or recommend.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was ridiculously slow, we had to ask for our waitress twice. Food was excellent, when it finally arrived.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent birthday out. Food was super tasty.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our favorite Anniversary date night dinner spot! Food never fails to impress!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was great, food was great, this place is always great. There isn’t a bad item on the menu and the service is always amazing!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was fabulous as always! Little issue with the computer splitting the bill, but came out OK.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We visited Peli Peli (which is one of our favorite restaurants) for a friend's birthday. Although I let the restaurant know ahead of time it was our friend's birthday and asked if they did anything special, they didn't acknowledge this at any time during our visit. I'm sure our friend is happy they didn't but I was hoping. Also - if you haven't been there in a while, the happy hour extends throughout the restaurant but the selection is more limited and all prices have increased. Still worth it in the end. This is a great restaurant for a special night, occasion, or just a nice date night. I do highly recommend this restaurant! We'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Cant wait to go back!! I love going here for various occasions. Anytime you want a date night, or just a night to relax and eat very delicious food...go to Peli Peli. You wont be disappointed!!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food as usual was excellent. I've never had a bad meal here. I wanted to try something different, so I got the Appetizer Sampler and everything on it was delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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