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Peli Peli - Vintage Park

3393 reviews
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$31 to $50
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South African
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  • Good for a Date (60)
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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
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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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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 or
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Cross street
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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 3393 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

TrueFoodie (Houston)
5.0  Dined 3 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!

James (Houston)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was wonderful and service was excellent

5.0  Dined 4 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!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined 5 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.

vipRebecca29 (Houston)
4.0  Dined 5 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.

vipMoprophet45 (Nashville)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 5 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.

Donnadiner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 5 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.

5.0  Dined 5 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.

Foodster99 (Houston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful experience. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 5 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.