Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria

4.5
1893 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
As the world's spice bazaar, South African food is some of the most vibrant, colourful, and tasty food on the planet, incorporating culinary techniques and traditions from around the world.

We welkom you on this culinary adventure through all the regions of South Africa!

A semi-private event space and catering services are available. Email events.galleria@pelipeli.com

Facebook | www.facebook.com/pelipelihouston
Instagram | pelipelisouthafricankitchen

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1893 people are saying
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vipCatMayB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always!

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KT34
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time. The food was delicious.

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ThomasM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly waiting staff. Interesting tasty food.

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NYCTransplant
Houston
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must eat place in the Galleria. Food is hot and tasty. The Lamb Samosas, Joburger and the Rissoles are amazing. Bobootie was a flavor I had never had before and the depth of flavor was fantastic with its layers. Excellent dining experience.

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Patrice
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was pretty decent but it the room was so cold. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was pretty good, service was nice but it was extremely cold inside and even our main course which was steak cooled off very quickly.

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DominiqueD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit started off really rocky due to being there over 15 minutes and not getting greeted. But the manager came and change the full visit. He took responsibility for the issue and took care of us. Made the visit a full 5star and also the food . Will definitely go back just because of him I believe his name was Steve. He was the real reason to give a great review.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Freezing cold, food got cold as soon as I received it.

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Serra
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

So I LOVE the Espetada! Soooo good! Make sure you get the chicken one because the steak is not one I’d recommended!

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Customer
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waiter was the worst. He did not offer drinks before the meal. When you ask for something. You have to wait ten minutes. The place was not crowded. Reservation only. When the food arrived it was not cooked and the server had a accident with one of the meals. One of the water had something inside the glass. I asked the waiter for another water. The meal arrived without any utensils. Again you have to ask for one. It was cold outside and inside the restauaruant it was freezing. Worst experience. Even trying to get the check.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food as always and the staff was super attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I only gave 4stars due to the fact the menu had changed & we were expecting our favorite dishes. New chef= New menu.
Great atmosphere, great food & exceptional service! ♥️

JD
JasminD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time at Peli Peli and it was great. Our server Kurt D was so sweet and helpful when we asked about certain dishes. He was very attentive and patient with us. We truly appreciate him and the rest of the staff at Peli Peli! Food was great, thank you for making my 28th birthday dinner party awesome ❤️

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vipjapa
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed dinner. Jason was really kind about the menu, and made our experience nice. Unfortunately, the takeout leaked and had to be thrown away.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We celebrated our fifth anniversary here. The ambience was OK the service was excellent and the food was four-star

JJ
JayJaY
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. I will be back in the future

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Donna
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Best food in Houston! Looking forward to eating at Peli Peli again because of the quality of the food!

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Tomikio
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was date night for my bf and I. I’ve been to peli peli several times it this was his first visit. He loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food and experience not the same.

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PhillipH
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very nice experience. Tina and Preaches took great care of us, made great suggestions and had the answers to our questions regarding a new cuisine!!! Very good experience!!! You should really give them a visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Christina R was fabulous! Would like for the ribs to be added back in the menu. Our food and drinks were awesome.

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kiacredible
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you get Misty as your server you won't be disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good food. Well prepared. Well served. I would definitely be back again enjoy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treating us with care and servers/management were very friendly and generous!

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aakshitaj
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was under average and slow. For the price we pay, would expect something more than taking orders.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fantastic and made our evening really special. The food was extremely delicious and they have generous portions so we left very satisfied.

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GurdeepJ
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food cook temperature was all
Mixed up. What was to be medium was well done and medium well was medium.

While booking the table we were asked about what was the occasion, it was a birthday treat. Was expecting something from the restaurant, why ask if it will be silence.

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vipAnjyal
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My friends could not stop raving about the chicken curry. Superb food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Peli Peli for special occasions and haven’t had anything on the menu so far which was not satisfactory. My favorite is the Espetada, must try! The wings, peppadew slaw, and caramelized Brussel sprouts are amazing as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for New Years Eve and definitely want to return for the full menu! They had a limited NYE menu but the food and options were AMAZING. I love that they had a mix of seafood, meat and veggie options. Their plates were big and filling. All the food tasted amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

They ran out of tables for us so we sat near the bar.

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SanseriaM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jordan was a knowledgeable and friendly server. He really walked us through South Africa as we explored the menu. He had great suggestions and really made our experience wonderful. From the bunny chow to the black bean and lentil soup to the main course-everything was flavorful! We enjoyed our meal and next time we’re in Houston, we will stop in again. Ask for Jordan.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, everything was seasoned to perfection. Great menu items.

MM
MiguelM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meals! My family and I ordered the sampler, ribeye espatadas and Peli Peli chicken. It had the right amount of heat, flavor and acidity to the food. Will definitely come back again!

IA
IyiorA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very professional staff, food was nicely spiced especially the curry. Definitely give it a try next time you out shopping at the Galleria

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vipSantiago
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

This use to be a nice place to taste African specialties , but now is a sad place lacking maintenance and offering deceiving food. I ordered a soup which was served cold, and them a chicken which was serve RAW. Raw chicken is a red flag in any restaurant...... this is my last time on this place. I recognize the manager did the right thing taking care of our bill (we paid nothing after all the chain of wrong things), she looked concerned and appalled but doing her best....

CP
CarmenP
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food was not as good as Woodlands location. Limited menu due to the holiday

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Mikado
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The dish on a skewer which my son had was fantastic. The bobotie was disappointing and not like the main dish I have had there previously.

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KrystleA
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and always is EVERYtime we go to Peli Peli in the galleria. The food is consistently superb and even though it was extremely busy, our server did his best and communicated well ,and our drinks that took very long were comped.

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You can order delivery directly from Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria using the Order Online button. Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 257-9500 ext. 1.

Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria is rated 4.5 stars by 1893 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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