Peli Peli Kitchen

Eater Houston's Winner for Best Fast Casual Restaurant 2017! As seen on CNBC's Restaurant Startup!
Opening at 11:00 AM
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Posted on Apr 16, 2019

For those interested in healthy eating (keto, vegan, vegetarian) full of flavor but don't like eating salads everyday, check out the new vitality menu at Peli Peli Kitchen!

Thomas P. Nguyen will be eating at Peli Peli Kitchen 30 days straight (lunch/dinner) soon and while he will be eating every...

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Posted on Apr 15, 2019

Looking for keto-friendly food thats still full of flavor?

Try our Peri Peri chicken with a side of cauliflower rice and sautéed mushrooms. The peri peri sauce is keto-friendly as well!

The best part about this dish is it is well balanced and flavorful. You don't skimp on flavor but you get a b...

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Posted on Apr 12, 2019

What makes this one of the best burgers in Houston?

The patty is a South African meatball recipe called frikadelle! Packed with flavor!

See why its our current #1 seller!

Posted on Apr 9, 2019

Thank you Great Day Houston and Deborah Duncan for having us on this morning to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and our new health-focused menu at Peli Peli Kitchen !

This week only, wish us happy birthday and get free dessert!

To watch the full segment click on the link below:

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Posted on Apr 8, 2019

Chef Rhyno will be handing out free samples of our new chicken, beef and shrimp risoles (South African empanadas) today during lunch! Come by and try out his latest creation!

Posted on Apr 5, 2019

Looking for the perfect side to fit your keto diet? Try our cauliflower rice which has been a huge hit since we introduced it this week! Pair it with our peri peri chicken for a keto-friendly, but FLAVORFUL, meal!

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Posted on Apr 1, 2019

Thank you Swoon Memorial Magazine for including Ryan Stewart aka "Chef Rhyno" in your Chef Spotlight feature this month!

Posted on Mar 29, 2019

We always get asked: What exactly is South African cuisine? To us, what makes South African cuisine so special is that it is made up of so many different cultures, people and flavors - pretty much how Houston is! The diversity of this city is what makes it the best city in America, and we want...

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a month ago
Can't believe I have past by this place so frequently on the way home from work, that I have never stopped by until now! Service was great and I was helped my multiple people. A gentleman who checked me out, sold me on a side of cucumber salad with my curry chicken taco, and their almond chocolate chip cookies. That guy I tell you... great salesman skills lol. Food was great and I loved it all. Very filling that I was having food coma driving home. I even snacked on the cookies and I am so impressed at how good they were. They really reminded me of the Famous Amos cookies from the little tan bags you find in the vending machine, but they were even better. They were semi soft, had great texture, and had a mild nutty flavor. I loved it! Don't forget to redeem you free cupcake when you check in with yelp! I got mine and devoured it as soon as I got home. Flavor was missing something though...Felt like it needed a spice of some sort to bring out the butterscotch flavor. It was hard t...
- Jessica T
2 weeks ago
Had an awesome experience. I first ordered the wings dish but immediately noticed they tasted old. The staff could tell I was dissatisfied and asked me what was wrong with the food. I told them they didn’t taste fresh to me. The owner/chef immediately went and made me a fresh plate of chicken and vegetables. What he served tasted just amazing. I highly recommend this place because the people here care about what you think about the food. Awesome South African taste and extremely satisfying!
- rabbit b
3 days ago
Great Food and Atmosphere. Can be crowded during rush hour so best to get there early. But delicious South African cuisine.
- Sean H

South African-inspired casual fare

South African-inspired tacos, entrees, sandwiches and peri peri chicken from Chef Paul Friedman and the Peli Peli family!  Houston Press Reader's Choice Award Winner for Best Family Restaurant and the 2017 Eater Houston Winner for Best Fast Casual Restaurant.  As seen on CNBC's Restaurant Startup.  

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9090 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024
United States

Business Hours

Mon:11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tue:11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wed:11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thu:11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri:11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat:11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sun:11:00 AM – 9:00 PM