Braai

Braai

African Restaurant$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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  • Chuck R.
    Ostrich fillet
  • Safari647
    Safari647February 17
    If I knew how authentic South African food was I would start my review there, but I don't. Therefore it was delicious, but not an amazing introduction to a breakout culinary destination.
  • Tarang A.
    The food was good, loved the spices and flavors! I had king prawns and took a bite of the salmon from my friend's plate :P will be coming back for more!
  • Larry L.
    Larry LaBurrNovember 3, 2015
    OHHHHHHH my god. This food. THIS FOOD. The curry salmon with buttered roti is out of this world, as is the truffle Mac and cheese. share the seafood 1/2lb plate with your date. No regrets. Coming back
  • Maxime B.
    Maxime BuryMarch 16, 2015
    Great European/Asian fusion food, the curry in a bread bowl is great!
  • Caroline
    CarolineJanuary 23, 2015
    South African
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyJanuary 1, 2015
    A great alternative for dinner when Ippudo and other nearby favourites are full. Simple meals but good food.
  • Gert K.
    Gert KylaotsNovember 25, 2014
    Went there with my friend for brunch. Had some awesome mini ostrich burgers. Tasted so good. We each got bottomless mimosas also which turned out to be deadly LOL
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥October 31, 2014
    Try the malva pudding for dessert
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroSeptember 12, 2014
    Recommendation for two: Peri Peri wings, lamb empanadas and the African road runner (duh). And try the South African wine. This place is awesome!!
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WagnerAugust 17, 2014
    The Lamb Bunny Chow is sooooooooooo good.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    The malva pudding, a sponge cake in a puddle of pastry cream with vanilla ice cream, is not to be skipped for dessert. Read more
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanAugust 13, 2014
    Brunch is yummy here!
  • Kenyan J.
    Kenyan JewelsJune 4, 2014
    South African restaurant
  • Margaret-Ellen J.
    Friend's bday brunch--awful brunch, bad service, extremely overpriced. Good luck getting "unlimited" mimosas when one person serves the whole restaurant! Yikes.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChangMay 24, 2014
    Try everything
  • Harsh M.
    Harsh MallMay 12, 2014
    Terrible service. Entire staff played cards at the bar while we sat hungry at our table. Avoid.
  • Julia S.
    Julia San JuanMay 9, 2014
    I hate this place so damn much. Terrible service and dry, overcooked, tasteless food.
  • Ipsita
    IpsitaJanuary 21, 2014
    The venison carpaccio is awesome!
  • Suzan K.
    Suzan KereereJanuary 13, 2014
    Best South African food. Must haves: ostrich and the prawns
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChangJanuary 11, 2014
    The venison tapas is a must try
  • Clifford S.
    Clifford SosinNovember 23, 2013
    We had a bad experience. Cold food. Expensive. Loud. This place lost its luster.
  • Shawndra R.
    Shawndra RussellNovember 10, 2013
    One of only two places you can get Malva pudding in NYC. Sunday brunch was reasonably priced with delicious roasted potatoes/veggies on the side and they fill your unlimited mimosas FAST on Sundays :)
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan C.November 6, 2013
    The food here is great! Highly recommend the octopus appetizer, ox tail, and south African lamb!
  • Gee S.
    Gee StinkmeanerNovember 3, 2013
    All the entrees are seasoned well and taste great. Had a group of 7 and not a single bad meal was had.
  • Mandar M.
    Mandar MOctober 23, 2013
    They have a 12.50 lunch special that includes soup, entree and dessert
  • Fergal C.
    Fergal CarrOctober 19, 2013
    Ostrich sliders. ...jackpot!
  • Neha J.
    Neha JambhekarSeptember 29, 2013
    Ostrich sliders and lamb empanadas are a must try. Great little gem if you don't mind the midtown location.
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingSeptember 28, 2013
    Peri Peri Prawns and Barbecue Balsamic Chicken are solid. Not my first thought of South African food; South Africa is of many influences, immigration patterns, and colonization. So theres that.
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingSeptember 28, 2013
    Food is a mediocre representation of South African cuisine. The more traditional dishes such as the Chicken Bobotie, are dry and preoccupied with presentation.
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingSeptember 28, 2013
    Romantic. The wine selection is okay, but is presented and showcased as if better.
  • Helen H.
    Helen HuangSeptember 18, 2013
    Try their grilled octopus dish!!! Picture says it all.
  • Christian A.
    Christian AmatoSeptember 13, 2013
    Also. Jac is the best server. No one should serve you but him.
  • Christian A.
    Christian AmatoSeptember 13, 2013
    So good! Get the portobelloo mushroom with goat cheese
  • Shani A.
    Shani AdiaSeptember 8, 2013
    Ostrich sliders are amazing! And they have a great wine selection
  • Mina C.
    Mina CongSeptember 2, 2013
    Large lamb serving with tender asparagus and crispy potatoes! Yum
  • Marlee G.
    Marlee GermainAugust 31, 2013
    1 of the best south African restaurant in NYC... Love the bread pudding
  • Will C.
    Will CrockerAugust 11, 2013
    Mimosa #9? 12 dollars? I'll be back.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelJuly 12, 2013
    Get the lamb shank empanadas. OMG.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MullaneJuly 7, 2013
    Really great South African fare. The octopus was the most tender ever, and the lamb shank empanadas were amazing!!!
  • Bridget C.
    Bridget CooneyJuly 6, 2013
    Every time I try to use the special I get a reason that I can't. As mayor I was told the special only applies on Mondays. Boo.
  • Dani S.
    Dani SamJuly 5, 2013
    Malva pudding was delicious.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MunozJune 16, 2013
    Great place for brunch. $12 unlimited mimosas. Try the ostrich
  • Kelly Ann G.
    Kelly Ann GonzalesJune 2, 2013
    Ostrich Benedict is delicious! They give mini corn muffins with jam and butter before the main meal. They have a weekend brunch menu.
  • AP d.
    AP du PlessisJune 2, 2013
    Not worth it, Suid-Afrikaners. Terrible and inauthentic koeksisters. Malva pudding is bleh. Ask ma to Fedex you the real stuff - it will cost less.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah McClutchyMay 31, 2013
    Friendly service. Mango goat cheese salad and ostrich sliders are both relish.
  • Anastasia V.
    Anastasia V.April 2, 2013
    Definitely get the octopus and deviled chicken livers!
  • Soni M.
    Soni Maze LaddMarch 16, 2013
    The exotic fruit mimosas are delish and bottomless for $12 during brunch!
  • Zahrah E.
    Zahrah EktefaeiFebruary 15, 2013
    Delicious food (must eat the lamb empanadas), don't come here on a busy night...its too chaotic and the service isn't quite as good as it usually is. Make a reservation ahead of time.
  • Seiphemo M.
    Seiphemo MDecember 15, 2012
    You can't go wrong with cocktails.
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