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Peli Peli - Vintage Park

4.6
3347 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.
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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(281) 257-9500
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What 3347 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viptexshell (Houston)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

One of our very favorite go to restaurants. The food is not your average food, it is definitely a step above. You can see the beautiful presentation when delivered. We have never been disappointed there.

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JJOK (Tulsa)
4.0
Dined 7 days ago

The food and service here are absolutely excellent but this location compared to the Galleria location are quite different. The Noah's Ark room for couples on a date doesn't have the ambiance that the Galleria has. The tables are positioned weird and the room is brightly lit and it's extremely quiet, the tables and chairs were wobbly and run down. The tables and booths in the main dining room are also a bit rundown as well in comparison to the Galleria location. The staff and the food are absolutely fantastic at both locations though! Asked to sit in the main dining room and they made it happen and it was much better although it needs a bit of updating compared to the newer location in the Galleria.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0
Dined 7 days ago

Formerly a romantic atmosphere with tablecloths and lights on the tables, now it is similar to a tavern. No tablecloths, no cute little lights, very loud. The newbie waiter forgot to bring my husband's salad before his entrée. They offered the free dessert, but seemed quite uncaring about amateur service. The approx. 8 pages menu is now on 2 sides of a plastic card, most sides are set instead of being able to pick, vegetarian plate gone. Very expensive, the food was good, but you can't hear the person across the booth. No more live music in the restaurant.This was our favorite restaurant, but I don't think we will be back. What was supposed to be a special relaxing night out was stressful and disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0
Dined 7 days ago

Totally underwhelmed. Got there, waited about 10 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. Service was okay. The food was good. Seemed very disorganized. We both ordered drinks from the menu and were told that they were out of them. They were out of every bourbon on the menu. I tried to order a few different wines all were out. The waitstaff was dismissive and laughed it off. They were hesitant to apologize and offered no explanation.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

The chicken curry and the prime steak special was outstanding, along with the dessert that had chocolate cake and ice cream. Every visit to Peli Peli has been great and unique. Enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

We loved our waiter, Jeremy. He is a gem. The Noise level was not ideal for a business meal but we all had a nice time anyway. Food was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants, usually have a great experience. Went last night for an awards dinner for my wife. 2 of her co workers ordered the espentada. When it was brought out the server asked us to check the cook of the meat. It was over. He told them that the bottom piece is always cooked a little more. The rest would be perfect. The rest was medium well, supposed to be medium rare. When we told the manager about it he apologized. Didn’t offer to bring out another one, didn’t offer to take it off the check. Instead he said he was going to give us a dessert on the house. 1 dessert for 6 people. $80 in over cooked meat, and 1 $12 dessert for 6. Hmmm. So then when we get the bill it had the dessert that he was supposed to comp. so they charged us for the dessert that we didn’t order. Once again they apologized. Instead of taking it off, they gave us a card for a free appetizer for next visit. Not the typical Peli Peli experience were used to.

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Simi (Houston)
3.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

They are going through some type of transition. Many bar choices were not available and our server was not friendly. She seemed to not want to be at work that evening and even taking our order was scattered and awkward.
The entrees were very inconsistent and some seafood was over cooked and dry. Not a top restaurant any longer.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Peli Peli is one of my favorite places to eat. Everything is so flavorful!!!

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SalRivera (New England)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

First Time visiting this Restaurant after looking on reviews..
I totally agree: Great Food -from appetizer to dessert- and plus Good Service.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Louetta
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(281) 257-9500
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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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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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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

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