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Peli Peli - Vintage Park

4.6
3390 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 3390 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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James (Houston)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was wonderful and service was excellent

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JamaineB 
5.0  Dined 3 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!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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vipRebecca29 (Houston)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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vipMoprophet45 (Nashville)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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Donnadiner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 4 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.

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AustinS 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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Foodster99 (Houston)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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SandiP 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful experience. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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Bmbreb (Houston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vipRENAM (Houston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary

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TonyV 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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ChantaB 
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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Oreo (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 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!

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  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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SoulS 
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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