Peli Peli

Peli Peli

African Restaurant
110 Vintage Park Blvd Ste P (Louetta), Houston, TX 77070, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

South African flavors & southern hospitality! Featuring steak, chicken and seafood by Chef Paul Friedman. Currently ranked #1 in Houston on tripadvisor.


Based on 163 votes

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    Lynda M.
    "I loved how chef Paul came and deshelled my gigantic prawns for me."(5 Tips)
    tisha m.
    "By far the best African mojito"(4 Tips)
    Christi B.
    "We enjoyed the surf and turf and the sticky toffee pudding."(7 Tips)
    Wendi B.
    "Sticky toffee pudding"(6 Tips)

From Peli Peli


Check in and receive a complimentary Pap & Gravy appetizer - one of our popular traditional South African appetizers! Start your South African journey with something you have never had before!

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62 tips. Filter by taste:

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  • south
  • chef paul
  • african mojito
  • surf & turf
  • carrot ginger soup
  • sea bass
  • good for dates
  • lamb chops
  • shrimp
  • chicken curry
  • chicken fried steak
  • desserts
  • cole slaw
  • vegetarian food
  • good for a late night
  • spicy food
  • live music
  • authentic
  • outdoor seating
  • wine
  • Leah W.

    This place is amazing! The food is outstanding and the service is exceptional!

    Leah Worrell · April 4
  • Ashley W.

    Chicken fried steak with pap & gravy and African rice pilaf

    Ashley Wilbourn · March 22
  • Lucas G.

    Chicken livers and chicken with apricots

    Lucas Galego · February 24
  • Christi B.

    We enjoyed the surf and turf and the sticky toffee pudding. Yum!

    Christi Bodin · February 7
  • LaTisha B.

    Been here many times and love everything I have tried. Shrimp scampi peli peli is delish, love the mango coleslaw

    LaTisha Bradley · January 26
  • Lauren E.

    The stuffed mushrooms with Chilean sea bass were incredible. A little spicy and delicious!

    Lauren Elizabeth · December 28, 2014
  • Matthew D.

    Try the "Tour of South Africa". Great way to experience the menu. The Service is excellent as well. The entire staff works as a team to create an awesome dining experience.

    Matthew Doyle · December 24, 2014
  • Prathyush N.

    Real friendly staff. This was the first time I had the experience of a hostess welcoming our entire group with handshakes! Uncanny but i loved it... Haha

    Prathyush Narayanan · December 5, 2014
  • Krysti B.

    Every time I come here I try something new and it never fails to satisfy... A must try is the pap and gravy and for dessert sticky toffee pudding its to die for... I've never tasted anything like it

    Krysti Bush · October 19, 2014
  • Lourdes M.

    the peppers filled with cheese are just marvellous, the espatada (the meat hanging with garlic, not sure that's the name) is delicious and the service is amazing, so comming back!

    Lourdes M · October 10, 2014
  • Luisana P.

    I ate a tender beef with different southafrican flavored sauces... It was amazing!

    Luisana Peraza · September 16, 2014
  • Sana K.

    Had been here for lunch for the first time...amazing food...amazing service...amazing atmosphere...must try shrimp peli peli and lamb chops...and the most yummylicious STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING.loved it!

    Sana Kazi · September 2, 2014
  • tisha m.

    Love this place! The food is amazing. By far the best African mojito

    tisha mesa · August 10, 2014
  • Russell H.

    Amazing food.

    Russell Holliman · June 12, 2014
  • Peli Peli

    Check in and receive a complimentary Pap & Gravy appetizer - one of our popular traditional South African appetizers! Start your South African journey with something you have never had before!

    Peli Peli · May 28, 2014
  • Kell B.

    Delicious and unique dining! I love this place!

    Kell Bell · May 3, 2014
  • Ryan S.

    Really solid place for a special occasion. Good service. Wife loved her Huguenot Filet. I was a big fan of the bobotie appetizer.

    Ryan Stephens · January 23, 2014
  • Angela R.

    EVERYTHING here is good but if you must decide try the lamb chops or the sea bass with the south African mojito!

    Angela Reed · October 28, 2013
  • Carrie G.

    The taste of south africa & prawncakes (off the menu) were AMAZING. Great ambiance. George gave great service. Remember to leave room for dessert because I didnt.. :/

    Carrie Gonzalez · September 29, 2013
  • Amaya C.

    I second the votes for the Chilean sea bass. deliciously flavorful and tender!

    Amaya C. · September 25, 2013
  • Brandon T.

    Tasty desserts and a nice ambiance.

    Brandon Taylor · September 21, 2013
  • Rebecca K.

    The Chilean sea bass literally melted in my mouth. Nom nom nom

    Rebecca Kuo · September 1, 2013
  • Diego C.

    Amazing Toffee Puding! And do not miss the prawns.

    Diego CK · August 23, 2013
  • ANN B.

    I love this restaurant. I love all the dishies i have tried. The appetizer called the "Bobotie" is a must have. I love the chicken curry, chicken fried steak, stuffed prawn, etc

    ANN BAYODE · August 5, 2013
  • Andrea P.

    Filet melts in your mouth! It is to die for!!! The Mango Coleslaw salad is also a must try. I will def go back!

    Andrea Pa · July 22, 2013
  • Bert C.

    I got the South African Calamari , Hugenot filet and Sticky Toffee pudding, Masarap!!!

    Bert Cuevas · June 16, 2013
  • Lisa E.

    Was very good! New York kudu steak, sautéed baby spinach. Cheesecake, sticky toffee pudding. Bloody Mary was off the hook!

    Lisa Elder · June 9, 2013
  • Adolfo G.

    Wow chef paul is the best

    Adolfo Guzman · June 4, 2013
  • Rhonda O.

    Vegetarian Platter, Peli Peli Salad & Sea Bass are my favs. We love Chef Paul!

    Rhonda Ondrey · May 9, 2013
  • John D.

    Chicken curry was great. Think they call it Curried Chicken.

    John Dickinson · April 28, 2013
  • Miki's L.

    Portions are kind of small, and it's pricey- but food quality is great, probably the best restaurant in North Western part of Houston. Great lamb chops!

    Miki's LifestyleBlog · April 28, 2013
  • Earthangel172

    Beautiful restaurant. Attentive waitstaff. The food is tasty and flavorful. Try the shrimp scampi peli peli! So delicious! Love the live music too. See you soon.

    Earthangel172 · April 5, 2013
  • Cameron K.

    stuffed shrimp prawn is the bomb

    Cameron Klein · March 22, 2013
  • Trish W.

    Flavors of South Africa amazing my favorite Madagascar. Chef Paul, staff, and atmosphere incredible 10 stars in my book! ask for Monica she will definetly hook you up. I'll be back!

    Trish Walsh · March 14, 2013
  • Lorna B.

    The flat bread is amazing. Come in and try some :)

    Lorna Brewer · February 21, 2013
  • Miki's L.

    Try the Lamb Chops - Nice set of aromas and spices.

    Miki's LifestyleBlog · February 1, 2013
  • Ruth M.

    Get the PELI-PELI SURF & TURF with the green beans. So good!

    Ruth Milor · January 31, 2013
  • Shannon A.

    It's ALL good! My favorite restaurant!

    Shannon A · January 26, 2013
  • German R.

    Try the Shrimp Scampi Peli-Peli as an appetizer. Also, try the Surf and Turf. Everything on the menu is amazing!

    German Ramos · January 10, 2013
  • Salwa K.

    Great items on the menu: Flat bread, sweet and spicy peli peli chicken, curried chicken, carrot ginger soup, and to top it off the African mud hut cake was amazing!!

    Salwa Khan · January 7, 2013
  • Lynda M.

    The curried chicken was Ah-mazing!! I loved how chef Paul came and deshelled my gigantic prawns for me.

    Lynda Marone · December 3, 2012
  • P. R.

    Try the Salmon, its great. Also deserts are incredible

    P. Romo · November 9, 2012
  • Sarah H.

    Megan the server is wonderful! She is very bright and cheery and very attentive! The food was amazing and the drinks were even better!

    Sarah Hoskinson · October 1, 2012
  • Adam S.

    Hey, come on! This is no American restaurant! They need to update this, right there! Exactly.

    Adam Silvers · September 3, 2012
  • Coach Reeshemah H.

    Sticky toffee pudding is

    Coach Reeshemah Holmes · June 8, 2012
  • Craig C.

    We come here about once a month and it has always been a hit. Great food, atmosphere, and service.

    Craig C · June 6, 2012
  • Natalie H.

    Drizzled in the golden hollandaise built atop slabs of Canadian bacon, and two yolky eggs, is a perfect way to carve a Sunday morning brunch into a memorable indulgence.

    Natalie Henshilwood · March 25, 2012
  • Kathleen G.

    Peli Peli can be pricey, but if you want a special evening, highly recommended. Food is amazing.

    Kathleen Geissler · March 5, 2012
  • Rocky F.

    Stacey - bartender is wonderful, fun and makes great drinks.

    Rocky Femia · February 26, 2012
  • Natalie H.

    Try the Typhoon Punch it has Stoli Vodka, Mailbu Rum, Mango Liquer and Passionfruit Purée. A total yummy knock out!

    Natalie Henshilwood · February 14, 2012

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