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Peli Peli - Vintage Park

4.6
3406 reviews
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$31 to $50
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South African
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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.
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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
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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!
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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

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 3406 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Aside of the 3 very loud women at the bar, the service and of course the food was nothing short of fantastic. We try to have dinner at this location at least once per month.
Happy hour is definitely a must for all if you enjoy cocktails

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Geegimach (Houston)
3.0  Dined 6 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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DonH 
5.0  Dined 6 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.

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KarienSnyman123 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent, please try the South African sampler it was fantastic! The Biltong was delicious, the chicken flavorful and the Farmers sausage was memorable. The wine was perfect. I will definitely visit again

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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LadyHuck (Houston)
5.0  Dined 7 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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 7 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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Magjim (Houston)
5.0  Dined 7 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.

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vipGourmet (Houston)
5.0  Dined 7 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!

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JosephF 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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TrueFoodie (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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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James (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was wonderful and service was excellent

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