Peli Peli - Vintage Park

4.6
3798 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were awesome! We had a reservation, but they couldn’t put us at a table until 45 minutes later. So that was the downside.

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Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

The “private dimming room” was a total joke.

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Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday and Valentines Day.

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JR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Server was awesome and food delicious
We enjoyed our anniversary at Peli Peli

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CV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall i'd say this place is one everyone must try. Loved it

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BC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit at this location and it exceeded my expectations. The food was very savory and delicious. It is definitely worth the cost.

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

My husband’s birthday. Food was amazing, service exceptional, drinks to die for. We’re looking forward to the next visit

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E
Houston
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Was A business lunch. Some of our guests were there for the first time. They loved it.

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s
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly waitstaff and delicious food. My favorite place

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DW
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peli Peli is my and my wife's favorite "special night out" dining establishment! The incredible and unique menu, the unfailingly friendly and efficient service, the wonderful ambiance and setting make this a "must" for that special evening out with your special someone, a group of friends!

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JT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this restaurant! The food is incredible but the people that work there are even better. Dane, the manager was very helpful with some problems I was having with their membership program. He stayed with us until everything was up and working. Our server Ciera was incredible. You would have thought we had been friends for years. She was personable and attentive as well as being extremely knowledgeable about both the food and wine choices. If you have never been there, it is well worth the visit.

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DM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is a great place for a cozy date night. I love the history and all the symbolism they use. The food is exquisite and affordable. Flavors that will delight your taste buds.

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MG
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was phenomenal! Nai Lani I believe was her name and I hope I didn't screw that up? She was incredible! She was smart, funny, and very witty, kept us entertained all evening while giving us great service. She was Blessing to be around. We were celebrating a birth of a great friend and she just made it special. He's originally from Hawaii and she was either born there I believe or live there for a short time. At any rate the banter between the two was hilarious. When we return we're certainly going to ask for her as our waitress.

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GR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We really love the food and ambiance at Peli Peli. The only reason I did not give them 5 stars was because we had reservations for 7:00pm and we waited 15 minutes to be seated. We were also charged for a glass of wine that I did not order. Definitely would recommend to friends the food is excellent.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Held a company anniversary dinner at Peli Peli this last weekend. Had a WONDERFUL time! Food was amazing, as always; service was also great! Thank you!!

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RE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, loved the bacon wrapped scallops as an appetizer and the gumbo. Also would highly recommend the Lamb Chops. I will be back again soon.

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CH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, the waiter was amazing (johnathan?), just bring your pocketbook, pricey.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Peli Peli Vintage Park. Delicious sea bass, chicken espetada, Brussels sprouts and stuffed mushrooms. Wonderful wine selection as well. Adonis went above and beyond to provide excellent service! Thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haley did a great job!

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were not impressed with the food at all. Steaks were bland and over cooked. Brussel sprouts were the best thing on the plate. For the prices, I expected a more professional style waiter experience like we experience at other fine dining establishments. All in all, we will not be back. For us, the price did not match the place.

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual best service great food. Service is 10 out of 10.

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AG
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding like always. I brought a couple that had not been before and they loved it.

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

Noise is not energetic! Can’t even have a conversation I checked in at the front desk when I arrived and told them my friend’s name who would be arriving shortly. 20 minutes after the scheduled time to arrive, the waitress came over and asked my name. My friend had been waiting up front for 20 minutes, likely arrived right after I did! She checked in also, told them my name and her name. They said I was not there!!! So on top of all that, no apology, no comping anything. This place used to be one of my favorites but has steadily been going downhill. This is what happens when a restaurant expands. Food isn’t as good as it used to be either.

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KH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service, ambience and great food add up to a perfect restaurant experience. Everyone must try Bobotie! It is AMAZING! Brunch is a must try. This place is a 100% must try!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food is fabulous and the service is good, but the location is very loud. We were seated on the covered patio, which is quite a bit quieter but the ambiance is lacking out there. Excited for another location that hopefully is more in line with atmosphere I’d prefer at that price point.

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B
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere for my b-day! Other than not getting my free appetizer, everything was great!

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Try as much as you can. The appetizer sampler and Espanada are excellent.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love it here! My husband and I had our rehearsal dinner here so we always love going back. We celebrated my sisters birthday and it was great!! Food was amazing as always! I am sad they don’t have paps and gravy anymore!

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EH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always count on Peli Peli for amazing cuisine and consistency! I especially like their Espetada!

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E
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner. We brought friends who had not been there before. They thoroughly enjoyed it as well! We sat on the patio which was quiet and comfortable. Our waiter was personable and efficient.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Peli Peli Vintage.

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BC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pete was our waiter and made wonderful recommendations for us. Great food!

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S
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been some time since I've been here and I'm not sure why as this is an exceptional place to dine. Jamal, our waiter, was terrific -- friendly and made great menu suggestions. We had the beef medallions with squash and brussels sprouts, followed by the dessert trio. All were excellent. Loved the peppercorn steak sauce. It's a little pricey, but worth it for the quality of the service and food. Oh, and lets not forget the African mojito. YUM!

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were truly fantastic! The food is very pricey; however, you get your money's worth in the sense that the majority of your meal is protein instead of starches, & it's truly a complete meal, balanced & sauce(s). And the portion is big. The environment is really nice, not to loud or crowded, or too light or dark. It doesn't really tell me what I'm about to enjoy, but that is a minor thing. Apparently they have great lunch, brunch and happy hour, but I had just missed the brunch unfortunately. I can't really complain, though, cuz everything was so good. The staff is really phenomenal, from conversation to presentation to accomodation, & that is truly valuable and certainly part of the experience, adding to the value you get for your money.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. 10 oz. NY strip steak grilled to perfection. I have eaten steaks in the best steakhouses and was the best. Thanks to owner/executive chef Paul Friedman for his great hospitality.

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Houston
54 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food! Will be back.

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TM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Low light is annoying. Food overpriced. However, excellent service.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great attention to our reservation for Anniversary! Thanks to all management and waitress!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and impeccable service!! I highly recommend this South African restaurant!! We will definitely be back!

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AH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the most amazing restaurant experience I've ever had! Our waiter (Kalvin) was fantastic! Food was delicious! I'm definitely going back soon

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