Peli Peli

Northwest Harris

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International chef concocts fusion dishes with South African spice inside award-winning eatery with décor called “eye-popping”

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Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Not valid on holidays. Not valid for limited menus, daily specials, or wine dinners. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$20 for $40 Worth of Authentic South African Cuisine

The menu includes herb-crusted lamb chops ($28), madagascar peppercorn steak ($32), and chicken schnitzel ($16).

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Peli Peli

Chef and owner Paul Friedman channels his international roots into the fusion fare at Peli Peli, named for the South African spice that flavors its signature flame-pepper chicken dish. His menu mingles European–style focaccia and Chilean sea bass with South African classics such as homemade boerewors sausage, washing it all down with rivers of South African wine. Chef Paul also mixes the selection of dipping sauces—such as mint mojito, roasted garlic, and spicy ginger—that tag along with each entree, enabling a different burst of flavor or color of cocktail-napkin art with each bite.

The food's not the only thing that expresses Peli Peli's South African influences. The dining room's glowing, 30-foot-tall central pillar recalls the nation's towering acacia trees, anchoring an avant-garde architectural scheme that the Houston Chronicle calls "eye-popping." Voted Houston’s Best Live Music Venue as well as Best Romantic Bar by Citysearch users in 2009, the moodily lit space also hosts live music Tuesday–Sunday evenings and live jazz during Sunday brunch.:m]

Peli Peli

Chef and owner Paul Friedman channels his international roots into the fusion fare at Peli Peli, named for the South African spice that flavors its signature flame-pepper chicken dish. His menu mingles European-style focaccia and Chilean sea bass with South African classics such as homemade boerewors sausage, washing it all down with rivers of South African [wine]. (http://www.pelipeli.com/Menu.aspx?CatID=15). Chef Paul was recently honored with the Chef of Chefs award for his traditional South African bobotie dish at Houston's 2013 Wine & Food Week. He also mixes the selection of dipping sauces—such as mint mojito, roasted garlic, and spicy ginger—that tag along with each entree, enabling a different burst of flavor or color of cocktail-napkin art with each bite. The food's not the only thing that expresses Peli Peli's South African influences. The dining room's glowing, 30-foot-tall central pillar recalls the nation's towering acacia trees, anchoring an avant-garde architectural scheme that the Houston Chronicle calls "eye-popping." Voted Houston’s Best Live Music Venue as well as Best Romantic Bar by Citysearch users in 2009, the moodily lit space also hosts live music Monday–Saturday evenings and live jazz during Sunday brunch.

Customer Reviews

5158 Ratings

This is an experience! The service is perfection, the atmosphere is romantic. The food is a party in your mouth. The owner (or manager, can't remember which) visits your table, visits with the guests, like welcoming family back. I'd give it 10 stars if I could...
Darla C. · September 7, 2016
Pretty steep prices but the five medallion meal was great!
Renita O. · September 27, 2015
Get the award winning bobotie!!!! It is deliciously decadent for an appetizer!!! We had never been and were super impressed not only with the fare (exquisite and unique), but also with the ambiance and the waitstaff. We will definitely go back!!!!!!!!
Virginia F. · August 18, 2015
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    Northwest Harris

    110 Vintage Park Blvd.

    Suite P

    Houston, Texas 77070

    281-257-9500

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