Braai

Braai

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African Restaurant$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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  • Diego A.
    Diego AnellNovember 13, 2016
    As mentioned in previous posts, the truffle mac and cheese is to die for. However, it wasn't even that crowded of a night and the service was slow. The check even took long! My only complaint.
  • Angela Isabel
    Angela IsabelOctober 16, 2016
    Excellent date spot - what a gem. Service can be spotty but everything on the menu is delicious.
  • Robel T.
    Robel TesfaSeptember 18, 2016
    Ostrich sliders, lamb empanada, curry salmon
  • Emma B.
    Emma B-BrownSeptember 10, 2016
    Tasty, tasty, tasty! Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Highly recommended!
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofMarch 4, 2016
    Ostrich fillet
  • Safari647
    Safari647February 17, 2016
    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.
    Tarang AnthwalJanuary 9, 2016
    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 CMay 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 CJanuary 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 :)
  • Johnny C.
    Johnny 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
    Been here 5+ times
    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
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney R.October 15, 2012
    Very very tasty South African food. Get the avocado & lobster salad to start then Chicken Bobotie. Finish with the African pudding. Great ambiance too- good date spot.
  • Armando
    ArmandoSeptember 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hell’s Kitchen: Great South African food and brunch menu. Ostrich anything anyone? Entrees run from $8-15 with $12 AYCD mimosas or $12 two-for-1 Peri Peri Bloodys (South African Bloody marys)
  • Olisa A.
    Olisa AdgerSeptember 2, 2012
    I love this place. Excellent service (thanks Salvador) and amazing food. Brunch is the bomb. Do yourself a favor and eat here.
  • Steven B.
    Steven BirkelandAugust 10, 2012
    Try the Deviled Chicken Livers - Yes please!!!!
  • Steven B.
    Steven BirkelandAugust 10, 2012
    Try the Dinner Platter
  • Steven B.
    Steven BirkelandAugust 10, 2012
    Try the Grilled Lamb Chops - Perhaps a little salty. But I am ok with that.
  • Steven B.
    Steven BirkelandAugust 10, 2012
    Try the Sautéed Spinach - A wonderful side
  • Steven B.
    Steven BirkelandAugust 10, 2012
    Try the Venison Carpaccio - Delicious!!!!
  • Steven B.
    Steven BirkelandAugust 10, 2012
    Make a platter: venison, lamb and chicken livers. With a side of sautéed spinach. Glass of Rose!
  • Penn A.
    Penn AppetitJuly 16, 2012
    Lamb shank empanadas, don't miss them. Great wine selection and way better than most places in the theater district.
  • Vinny C.
    Vinny CrumrineMay 18, 2012
    $12 all you can drink Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's for Brunch.
  • Nicole O.
    Nicole Of Course!March 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The oxtails and robertson white wine.are heaven.
  • Juyeon L.
    Juyeon LeeMarch 21, 2012
    You know this is a good place if they serve unlimited mimosas for $12 during brunch. Omelette is great here!
  • Nicole O.
    Nicole Of Course!February 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Oxtails rule
  • Sandrine C.
    Sandrine C.February 23, 2012
    Go for brunch! They have a unique brunch mimosa, warm environment and a perfect midtown west getaway
  • Kyle Cameron S.
    Kyle Cameron StudstillFebruary 18, 2012
    Safari breakfast sandwich, add ostrich.
  • Maya Z.
    Maya ZJanuary 13, 2012
    No A/C on a night that was about 100 degrees and poor service... too bad b/c the food and ambiance was great.
  • Simmy P.
    Simmy PappachenJanuary 12, 2012
    Service was not good and food was okay. We ended up being there for the entire brunch hours
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 14, 2011
    Winner of Best South African in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue!
  • jenny m.
    jenny mullerNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    AWFUL SERVICE. after being ignored for 15 minutes -despite blatant attempts to flag anyone- we left, only to have the hostess tell us, "Enjoy the rest of your night!" HUH????
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GreenspanOctober 23, 2011
    Amazing brunch! You HAVE to go!
  • Supriya V.
    Supriya VidicOctober 11, 2011
    Try the road runner....it's an African ostrich...don't get it well done... The potatoes that come with it are out of this world !
  • Patricia S.
    Patricia SierraSeptember 18, 2011
    Great mimosas!!
  • Nishant P.
    Nishant PSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't do coke! It equals Elton wrath! And also popo not so goodness...
  • Ramya V.
    Ramya VPSeptember 4, 2011
    One of the best brunches in the city...unlimited mimosas are just icing....the food is AMAZING!!!!
  • Armando
    ArmandoSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bottomless mimosas for brunch!!!!
  • Shash S.
    Shash SAugust 25, 2011
    Chicken biryani
  • Alexandria H.
    Alexandria HallApril 9, 2011
    The apricot sponge cake is amazing! And I dont eat desert so this is def worth a try. Also the atmosphere is so relaxing. The ribs are also tasty. A must try
  • T-Dog N.
    T-Dog N.April 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Sangria Saturdays! $7 glass & $22 a carafe of South African Sangrias and Rum Punch!
  • Juliana T.
    Juliana TMarch 21, 2011
    Beautiful decor, delicious food, nice people! Try the lamb stew in a bread bowl
  • T-Dog N.
    T-Dog N.March 6, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Sangria Saturdays! $7gl red or white South African Fresh Fruit Sangria. Yummmm
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BaumFebruary 20, 2011
    Food here looks and tastes like decent POW camp food. Avoid at all cost.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BarrezuetaFebruary 20, 2011
    Don't bother! service is awful, food is bland, reservations are not honored. Really not worth it. Messed up what could have been an amazing Sunday finest.
  • George S.
    George SmithFebruary 20, 2011
    Bring someone you love to Brunch to celebrate their birthday. I love you, 'lanes!!!
  • Scott K.
    Scott KerrFebruary 19, 2011
    Have to say, as much as I eat out...the Lamb Bunny Chow could be the greatest thing i have ever eaten! Period!!!
  • Angelina
    AngelinaFebruary 12, 2011
    Their website has a list of really interesting cocktails, but the menu in the restaurant is a totally boring list of standards. A total waste on that score.
  • Braai S.
    Unlimited Mimosas for $12 with entree purchase. Great Sunday Brunch...
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJanuary 2, 2011
    They brought Motton Sosatie (Skewer Lamb), Mini Malva Pudding (traditional sponge cake with apricot flavorings), and South African Rum Punch to Choice Eats- the sponge cake was my favorite!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 17, 2010
    A beautiful restaurant serving modern yet authentic South African cuisine. Try the Sosaties, Bobotie, Boerewors or the Road Runner. Great selection of wine and beer.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HernandezNovember 27, 2010
    Overall I wld pass on this place!
  • Scott H.
    Scott HernandezNovember 27, 2010
    Brunch portions small, but the $12 all you can drink mimosas were good. It was freezing there today, not very busy but still poor service at the beginning, bartender was waiter.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HernandezNovember 27, 2010
    Gave us free wine because if wait. One table actual got up and left because they weren't being served.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HernandezNovember 27, 2010
    Been twice. Once for dinner (took 45 min to be acknowledged after being seated) & brunch. Food is good. Service horrible. Bartender doubles as waiter, which is silly.The dinner food was really good.
  • Simon & Schuster
    Simon & SchusterOctober 29, 2010
    Braai, just one of the many restaurants showcased in Charles Kipps' CRYSTAL DEATH. Read more
  • T-Dog N.
    T-Dog N.September 29, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The best happy hour in hell's kitchen! Yummy Rum Punch.
  • T-Dog N.
    T-Dog N.September 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great watermelon white wine Sangria! Awesome happy hours...
  • AP d.
    AP du PlessisJune 13, 2014
    Kak restaurant maar goeie wynlys
  • Foringella
    ForingellaNovember 18, 2013
    О , как тут вкусно!!!
  • Jamy A.
    Jamy AdamsSeptember 23, 2012
    Ostrich burgers DELICIOUS !!!
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