Peli Peli in Houston, TX
Peli Peli is a South African restaurant featuring steak, chicken and seafood cuisine by South African Chef Paul Friedman. Currently the #1 rated restaurant in Houston out of 7,000 according to tripadvisor, Peli Peli has established a reputation for being a special occasion destination.
The menu showcases the food of South Africa and its many influences, from the indigenous tribes to the cuisines of Portugal, Holland, Indo-Asia, Great Britain, France, Italy and Greece. Central to the many exotic spices and ingredients is the liberal use of the South African peli peli pepper. The meals are not blatantly hot, but there is a heat that lingers and adds an exotic depth to the flavor profile. For the less adventurous, there are also tamer New American menu items offered. An extensive list of South African wines are offered to accompany the food.