peli peli deal

In honor of Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of service to the world, a local South African restaurant is treating first responders and veterans to a tasty meal deal. Through the end of  July, Peli Peli South African Kitchen is offering every first responder, active duty military member, and veteran any one food item on their menu for only 67 cents! And if you’ve ever had the opportunity to taste the food at Peli Peli, you know how amazing this offer is.

Since 2009, Peli Peli has gained rave reviews from critics and diners alike for its legendary cuisine, highlighted by steak, chicken, and seafood prepared in Chef Ryan Stewart’s South African style with delicious marinades and spices. The desserts and cocktails are equally as intoxicating as the entrees.

Over the years, Peli Peli has expanded to 4 locations across Houston — Galleria, Woodlands, Vintage Park (temporarily closed), and La Centerra (temporarily closed).

For this author, Peli Peli has always been a restaurant to visit on a special occasion or for a nice date with the wife. While there are certainly more expensive restaurants across the city, Peli Peli wasn’t exactly cheap either. And while I’ve always felt I’ve gotten more than my money’s worth, the reality is it’s probably not somewhere a budget-conscious person would dine at on a weekly basis.

However, with the coronavirus pandemic causing so many people to struggle financially, the folks at Peli Peli decided to pivot their menu a bit to make it more affordable while still delivering the amazing flavors they’ve become known for over the years.

The new Peli Peli menu is a bit more casual and has lower price points. The restaurant has even partnered with Kroger to provide boxed meals at affordable prices.

Which brings us back to their current promotion that lets all first responders and active-duty military and veterans get any one food item off their new menu for only 67 cents!

Here are the terms of the promotion, per a Facebook post on their page:

  • Offer valid from July 21 until Friday, July 31, 2020
  • Badges and/or ID required for verification
  • Available only at our Galleria and Woodlands locations
  • To redeem, guest must make a reservation (through or by calling 281-257-9500) and include “MANDELABIRTHDAY” in the reservation notes.
  • One (1) redemption per qualified guest for dine-in, One (1) redemption per online order, takeout, or curbside pickup (delivery is excluded from this campaign)
  • Campaign available for dine in, takeout, curbside pickup (delivery, liquor, beer and wine are excluded from this campaign)

Want to take advantage of this amazing promotion? Head to to explore the menu and to place your order.