Peli Peli (also known as Piri Piri or Peri Peri), which means Bird’s-Eye Chili, is a spice that was discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th Century on the plains of Southern Africa. The spice rapidly became popular when used to prepare sauces and marinades for chicken and seafood cuisine.
Now the South African fusion cuisine at Houston’s Peli Peli features delicacies from that region along with American steak, chicken and seafood favorites. The South African style includes marinades, seasonings and spices used in the regional dishes along with Dutch, Portuguese and Asian influences.
Located inside The Galleria, the 175-seat Peli Peli will unfold in a 5,800-square-foot space. The second location of the South African concept will also enable guests to dine beneath the restaurant’s LED ceiling which creates a sunrise-to-sunset effect.
Peli Peli also features live jazz, avant-garde architecture, a spacious dining area, a Sunday brunch, full bar & lounge, a cozy, private dining room and an outdoor patio.
- Rated No. 1 in Houston (out of 7,366) (Tripadvisor.com)
- 2013 Chefs of Chefs Award Winner (Wine & Food Week)
- 2013 Award winner - Top 100 best American-fare restaurants in America (OpenTable)
- Number of Rooms: 2
- Total SqFt.: 2200
- Largest Room: 80
- Banquet Capacity: 80
- Classroom Capacity: 80
- Reception Capacity: 80
- Exhibit space
- Catering Kitchen
- Facility Buy Out For Special Event
- On-Site Catering
- Preferred Caterers
- Preferred Valet Vendor(s)
- Private Room
The Acacia Room @ Vintage Park and the Noah's Ark Private Room inside of Peli Peli are two great options for providing your business function or social event with the most unique dining experience. Peli Peli is currently the #1 rated restaurant in Houston on tripadvisor.com. featuring steak, chicken and seafood cuisine by South African Chef Paul Friedman.