Madiba Restaurant

Madiba Restaurant

African Restaurant
195 Dekalb Ave (btwn Carlton Ave. & Adelphi St.), Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Madiba Restaurant is the authentic South African experience in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.


Based on 352 votes

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    Nate F.
    "bobotie and chakalaka for dinner"(7 Tips)
    Amina H.
    "Loved the oxtail soup and chakalaka"(4 Tips)
    Bianca L.
    "Get the Ostrich Carpaccio and wings as your appetizer."(4 Tips)
    "The grilled veggies, lamb curry and jerky were all fantastic."(5 Tips)

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  • bobotie
  • seafood
  • chakalaka
  • african food
  • chicken wings
  • ostrich carpaccio
  • curry
  • lamb
  • lively
  • desserts
  • healthy food
  • samosas
  • good for groups
  • oxtail
  • good for dates
  • casual
  • wine
  • shrimp
  • ribs
  • authentic
  • Cate B.

    Lamb curry bunny chow and boerewoers were fantastic

    Cate Barrett · 1 week ago
  • Lisa

    Everything.The burgers big, the rice delish, the prawns massive & the selection of S.African wine perfection. Very much a neighborhood place with a lively bunch of regulars but everyone feels at home

    Lisa · July 23
  • Isaac S.

    The roti is fantastic and the garlic bread. The vegetable curry too!

    Isaac S · June 14
  • Ryan M.

    Lamb chops and the chicken wings and Obama punch will leave you feeling good and full!

    Ryan Mack · April 19
  • Anna D.

    The wait was sooo long, we did get free drinks on the house but man, 45 minutes really?

    Anna D · April 6
  • Carolyn

    The grilled veggies, lamb curry and jerky were all fantastic.

    Carolyn · April 4
  • Rachel S.

    Loved the fish n chips, they're nice and vinegary. The cocktails are a little too sweet for me.

    Rachel Sheppard · March 9
  • James Z.

    Food was excellent, a must for anyone into international cuisine.

    James Zimenoff · March 8
  • Ifeoluwa

    Skip the oxtail. If you want flavorful oxtail, stick with your neighborhood Caribbean restaurant. The Bobotie was the tastiest thing my party ordered.

    Ifeoluwa · February 16
  • Maru R.

    Kalkys fish parcel with beer and chocolate indulgence for dessert... Love it!!

    Maru Regalzi · February 8
  • Irma Z.

    Sort of like Cheers in ft Greene. A comfy place where everyone knows your name. Recommend the chicken curry.

    Irma Zandl · February 6
  • Aidah Z.

    The grilled Calamari appetizer will make you question why you every liked it fried. Then try the flavorful Beryani with lamb, which makes your tastebuds dance and top it off with the Bread Pudding.

    Aidah Z. M. · January 31
  • Aman M.

    Lamb bunny chow and Mozambique prawns - yummm!!

    Aman Mayson · January 24
  • Toia C.

    Bobotie was so good!

    Toia Capelli · January 24
  • Kimmie O.

    Curried frikkadels & the nana s milk tart

    Kimmie Ohh · January 7
  • Kimmie O.

    Joburg Joller is a killer cocktail

    Kimmie Ohh · January 7
  • Nate F.

    boerewors and pap

    Nate Folkert · December 24, 2014
  • Nate F.

    salmon cake was a tasty starter

    Nate Folkert · December 24, 2014
  • Nate F.

    chicken curry roti style

    Nate Folkert · December 24, 2014
  • Teddy W.

    Bobotie and curries Bunny Chow Style. So good.

    Teddy Weinberg · November 15, 2014
  • Doctore A.

    Aside from the obvious winners, the pumpkin side dish is a perfect sweet component to the meal, and excellent sub for slightly savory dessert.

    Doctore Aguacate · November 13, 2014
  • Lindsey Y.

    Get the Amagwinya: fried sourdough filled with a juicy, flavorful beef mixture & served with a sweet chutney. Food is delicious, but the spotty, slow service keeps this place from becoming a standout.

    Lindsey Yoo · October 8, 2014
  • Latoya B.

    Prawns peri peri

    Latoya Bernard · September 28, 2014
  • Amina H.

    Loved the oxtail soup and chakalaka

    Amina Hussain · August 30, 2014
  • Hermez

    Awesome food, good service. Enjoy some Crabbie's while waiting for your order.

    Hermez · August 28, 2014
  • Sharon F.

    Delicious grub.

    Sharon Frese · August 17, 2014
  • Sujy

    Line fish was great!

    Sujy · August 9, 2014
  • Alexander G.

    The Durban bunny chow is excellent

    Alexander Gregory · August 8, 2014
  • Madiba Restaurant

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    Madiba Restaurant · July 3, 2012
  • Sheila K.

    The Chutney they use with their Samosas is Awesome

    Sheila Khaemba · July 13, 2014
  • Jhokania D.

    Although the host that attended us was great, our waiter(s) was awful. We had a total of 3 diff ppl serving us food, & they never checked on us. I had the lobster tail - not a fan. Ribs were good.

    Jhokania D. · July 6, 2014
  • Max B.

    Order the chicken wings and samossas

    Max Borge · April 30, 2014
  • tre\/

    Brunch was decent. We didn't venture too deep in the menu this time, but there are some great curry items I hope to try in the future. Get the pitcher of Obama Mama. You won't regret it

    tre\/ · April 15, 2014
  • Tarah F.

    Always friendly service, hip scene, delicious food and no better place to chill out on dekalb in the summer.

    Tarah Feinberg · April 13, 2014
  • Jackie C.

    Try the bunny chow & the ribs. You will not be disappointed!

    Jackie Chevallier · February 22, 2014
  • Elsa J.

    Really good. The lamb chops and the prawns are delicious. Food is kinda pricy though!

    Elsa Jenna · January 27, 2014
  • Michelle Wendy

    Rest In Peace Madiba.

    Michelle Wendy · December 5, 2013
  • Tatiana D.

    Good ostrich carpaccio and lamb chops. Cornmeal and cabaggey sides are blah.

    Tatiana Dorochina · October 19, 2013
  • Edward C.

    The wings. Yes!!!!

    Edward C. · October 9, 2013
  • Bret S.

    Get the wings!

    Bret Sorkness · September 30, 2013
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    Come before 20:00 and then get the chicken wings and samosas as appetizers, and then as mains the Bobotie and the Baby Back Ribs with monkey gland sauce are out of this world. Read more

  • Dave D.

    Delicious food in one of my favorite neighborhoods. Grab a table outside and do some people watching while you wait for your Bunny Chow to arrive!

    Dave Dawson · September 12, 2013
  • Ron S.

    Great pap! Roti was nice and hot. Good texture and taste.

    Ron S · September 8, 2013
  • Simone

    I walk by this restaurant often and it seems to always be busy. Now i know why. The vegetable curry served with beryani rice was tasty. The restaurant has many vegetarian options. We will back!

    Simone · September 3, 2013
  • Ez J.

    Just had sides. Good for vegetarians. Amagwinya, yellow rice and raisins and warm pumpkins fritters.

    Ez Jones · September 3, 2013
  • Ryan M.

    The lamb chops are like meat candy!

    Ryan Mack · August 16, 2013
  • Corey T.

    Slowest service ever.

    Corey T · July 21, 2013
  • Rhonda K.

    Great ambiance! Delicious food. Try the Seafood Curry Breyani style!

    Rhonda Khan · July 20, 2013
  • DIAZ

    This used to be my favorite spot in bk, now the service sucks!

    DIAZ · June 20, 2013
  • Freda M.

    It's a bit pricey for the portion size, but I'm partial to the lamb curry roti.

    Freda Moon · June 8, 2013

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