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Peli Peli South African Kitchen - The Woodlands, The Woodlands, TX

Peli Peli South African Kitchen - The Woodlands

4.4
4.4
434 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 private event space and catering services are available.  Email events@pelipeli.com

Full Menu | Sun : 12pm - 5pm | Tues - Thurs : 12pm - 9pm | Fri - Sat : 12pm - 10pm
Facebook | www.facebook.com/pelipelihouston
Instagram | pelipelisouthafricankitchen

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (281) 257-9500 ext. 4
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ryan Stewart
  • Catering
    Elevate any business luncheon or social event with award-winning flavors from Peli Peli! Peli Peli is on the preferred vendor list for many popular wedding venues around town and the catering choice for many Fortune 500 companies. Please email us at events.woodlands@pelipeli.com for inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Our newest private dining venue, the Stellenbosch Room at The Woodlands accommodates up to 50 guests. Boasts a private entrance, valet parking, and custom menus available by request. Please email us at events.woodlands@pelipeli.com for inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    Thomas Nguyen: (832) 259-2448
  • Neighbourhood
    The Woodlands
  • Cross Street
    Mall Ring Road, infront of the Valet. By the waterway.
  • Parking Details
    Free Public Parking on both sides of Peli Peli Woodlands, or Valet available in front of the restaurant. Open lot near Dicks Sporting Goods, or park in the public garage behind Barnes and Noble.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 434 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

434 Reviews
  1. Marek

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The place was crowded as it was the last night before the management and concept change, but it was really nice experience of birthday dinner

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  2. JayT

    Houston

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Last night of Peli Peli.

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  3. ShannaJ

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were so excited to have one last meal before the change of ownership took over. Excitement quickly turned into disgust. The service was terrible, the food was worse, and then the manager made us feel like it was all our fault.

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  4. ArielB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I truly love this restaurant! I am obsessed with their carrot bredie and curry crabs! I could eat here once a week if my pockets allowed!!!

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  5. LaShuidaJ

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it and plan to come again..I live how your staff interacted with me. And provided recommendations that will make my experience better.

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  6. Disapointed

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Took over 10 minutes before a waitress even came over to take or drink water. Or appetizer come out and one was wrong had to be sent back to the kitchen. Took over 50 minutes to get our main course while other people receive their’s and some were even leaving. Desserts are not worth the money one with a very very small scoop of icecteam. The manager gave us $20 off our ticket.

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  7. AbbyE

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing. I'm so sad to see it go away. I loved the food 😋

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  8. ConnieD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The steaks and the dressings were cold. We we’re done with the appetizers but the main courses came out and there was no place to put the food on the table. One of the staff put the plate on top of the napkin. I had to ask them to comeback and take the empty plates. I specified in the reservation that we were celebrating my birthday. It would have been nice to be acknowledged on this occasion. We’re not coming back.

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  9. StacyA

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Ambiance was nice....not too loud

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  10. DonnaJ

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here during Houston Restaurant Week. Hands down, Peli Peli had the best menu and the best tasting food out of all the restaurants we visited during HRW. In fact, it was so good we opted to come back another night with friends in tow, because we couldn’t rave enough about the food. Would highly recommend.

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  11. born2receive

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was flavorful depending on selection and personal taste. Steak on skewer needed a hot plate and further cooking of green vegetables ,otherwise flavorful with sauces, Cocktails were unique. and appetizers were flavorful. Desserts were unique.

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  12. MMJr

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delightful time. Our server, Annika was superb and very informative and attentive. The food was delicious and we were not rushed. All in all, very enjoyable.

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  13. MichasfmOC

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful menu and quality of food was amazing. It is always a great experience when we eat at peli Peli.

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  14. Luna

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience from the time me and my family walked in till we left. Our server Ariel was absolutely phenomenal. She was super attentive, helpful and informative about the food and beverages. Can’t to come back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! Highly recommend the ribeye espetada

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  16. GeoffA

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff are friendly but efficient. The food was tasty and portions are just right

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always have a wonderful meal at Peli Peli! And our server was excellent. Thank you!

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  18. BJBJ

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A big change from the old Vintage location. A little sparse and utilitarian. HRW dinner - food was good.

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  19. Francesca

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and very attentive servers! The HRW menu was available and we took advantage of the 3 course for $35!

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  20. RJLes

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Peli Peli s number of times and every time the food was delicious. My only comment would be that they brought the food out too quickly We had not quite finished our appetizer and they delivered our main course. Same thing happened with dessert. We had not quite finished dinner and they delivered dessert. We were handing the servers our dinner plates as they were setting down our dessert plates. That is my only negative comment, but it did put a little dent in our dinner. Otherwise it was delicious!

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  21. crystalp

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wasn’t sure, but my friend want to go for restaurant month. I am not a fan of curry. It’s worth a try. It was a experience. I wouldn’t go back. But my friend loved it!

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  22. Kathy

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    old return customer. the HRW is a great way to help save the hunger and your wallet.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. RaquelR

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our initial server seem distracted and took our drink order but only one drink came out. We had to get her attention to take our food order. We had a change in serves bc I guess her shift was over. Our food took 1 hr to come out or more. It was 3 course meal, right after we got our cold starter our second dish came out 1 min after. By the time we where done with the first our second was cold and cold beef is not that great. Our second server was very apologetic because she knows everything was horrible and how long we had been waiting. I wonder if our initial order was never out by waiter number one or how long or food had been sitting there. 3 hours later we finally left, it was my boyfriend’s birthday and he was pretty disappointed and hungry.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Decadent filet mignon dripping from the skewers, a sampler of choice meats and appetizers, coupled with the best of wine from South Africa

    1 person found this helpful

  25. TriciaJ

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was so nice and food was excellent

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  26. Texanjane

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! We went there on a Saturday at lunch and it was not too busy.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Although it was very loud where we were sitting, we did see a section as we were leaving that appeared it might be less noisy. Food was great. Our server was darling and attentive.

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  28. alicat77

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good! Can’t wait to go back to try different things on the menu.

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  29. WilliamM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wife and I had a very enjoyable dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary. Sophia did a great job explaining the menu items to us. Food was excellent.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is SO flavourful!!! Great prices & meal options with the Houston Restaurant Week pricing guide, but we come here for the food on an everyday occasion. Always a fan of the bunny chow, wish I could bottle up that curry flavour.

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  31. DouglasN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was just fantastic! I mean it! Very personable and friendly!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Gonna miss this place. Really enjoyed the food.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went during restaurant week and felt like it was a great value. The food was absolutely AMAAAZING. I didn't know what to expect and don't get too adventurous with my food, but everything we had in our group of five was top notch. My only complaint is it took an unreasonablely long time to get our drinks (timing for food was normal). And we even had a few of the incorrect drinks delivered. Overall I would recommend!

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  34. FiaJ

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    More casual setting than the other Peli Peli. Service was ok. They’re too busy for the servers to be attentive.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Someone was coughing Ana blowing their nose while we were eating

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  36. TexasCajun

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. Chef and entire team work very hard to bring authentic world flavors to The Woodlands.

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  37. PeterC

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all about meal. Service was spot on. Recommendations were perfect. Had a vegan with us and they modified her.

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  38. MARKP

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and the service was great. Will definitely go again.

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  39. LinkA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Our server was excellent but it took a long time to get somebody to wait on us.

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  40. KelleyW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience. We will go back. The food was great!

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Peli Peli South African Kitchen - The Woodlands offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 257-9500 ext. 4.

Peli Peli South African Kitchen - The Woodlands is rated 4.4 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Peli Peli South African Kitchen - The Woodlands

1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Suite 304, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Mall Ring Road, infront of the Valet. By the waterway.
  • Neighbourhood
    The Woodlands
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free Public Parking on both sides of Peli Peli Woodlands, or Valet available in front of the restaurant. Open lot near Dicks Sporting Goods, or park in the public garage behind Barnes and Noble.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ryan Stewart
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (281) 257-9500 ext. 4
  • Catering
    Elevate any business luncheon or social event with award-winning flavors from Peli Peli! Peli Peli is on the preferred vendor list for many popular wedding venues around town and the catering choice for many Fortune 500 companies. Please email us at events.woodlands@pelipeli.com for inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Our newest private dining venue, the Stellenbosch Room at The Woodlands accommodates up to 50 guests. Boasts a private entrance, valet parking, and custom menus available by request. Please email us at events.woodlands@pelipeli.com for inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    Thomas Nguyen: (832) 259-2448
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