Bite, dip, and enjoy live jazz with today’s multisensory Groupon: for $20, you’ll get $40 worth of South African steak, chicken, and seafood cuisine at Peli Peli, where dishes are sided with signature dipping sauces and an earful of jazzy beats. Houston Citysearchers voted Peli Peli as Houston’s Best Romantic Bar and Best Live Music Venue in 2009. This Groupon is not valid toward alcohol purchases, per state law.
Saunter through the spacious dining room and take a seat under the illuminated branches of Peli Peli’s 30-foot Acacia tree, the luminous tree species that is smart and mobile enough to play tennis on the teen circuit. Flexing his international culinary cred, chef Paul Friedman has developed a personal blend of exotic fruit-infused spices to create a collection of dipping sauces and marinades. Start with the bacon-wrapped chicken peli-peli ($8), served with coconut dipping sauce, or red-wine-lacquered finger ribs ($9) made by, but not with, fingers. Entrees include spice-kicked proteins from both land and sea, such as filet mignon ($28), peli-peli prawns ($28), and herb-crusted lamb chops ($28). Top off the meal with a tropical treat, such as the sticky toffee pudding ($9), a rich pudding cake smothered in homemade sticky toffee.
Peli Peli also serves lunch and a Sunday brunch. Enjoy live jazz music on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 6 p.m. and during Sunday brunch at 10:30 a.m. Treat your taste buds to international flavors with a meal at Peli Peli.
Valid for dine-in only. Not valid for alcohol.
- The service/ambiance of the restaurant matched the food perfectly. Everyone should try Peli Peli and explore their menu like I will be doing for the next few months! – thomas, Urbanspoon
- Peli Peli's food is spectacular in both taste and in presentation. It is simply art on a plate. – latreca07, Citysearch
- Good management, professional staff, music nights provide good vibes, good place to bring birthday parties and celebrations. – manonguyen, Citysearch
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.
110 Vintage Park Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77070Get Directions