Madiba Restaurant

Madiba Restaurant

195 Dekalb Ave (btwn Carlton Ave. & Adelphi St.), Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

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

8.4/10

Based on 255 votes

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  • Village Voice

    They brought Bobotie to Choice Eats- traditional Cape May curried mince bake (meatloaf) with an egg custard tuppine & shaved almonds. Served with yellow rice and raisins, complimented with sambas. It

    Village Voice · December 22, 2010
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    Madiba Restaurant · July 3, 2012
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  • Antoine (IHMDJ!)

    We always get the Curry Durban or Roti, its <insert expletive> amazing! Havent been terribly impressed with anything else on the menu, but still go back again and again just for the curry.

    Antoine (IHMDJ!) · January 11, 2010
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  • Vee G.

    The service needs improvement.

    Vee George · July 1, 2011
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Umngqushu Stambu

    Foodspotting · January 14, 2011
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  • Daisy R.

    Very slow and bad service. The sweet potato quiche is amazing though and so was the burger.

    Daisy R · May 26, 2013
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  • Nadia N.

    Good food, good vibe, done in true South African spirit!

    Nadia Neophytou · October 19, 2011
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  • NabeWise

    South African food with a super awesome ambiance. Interesting dishes and drinks. A little pricey.

    NabeWise · August 30, 2011
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  • Rebecca M.

    Great food (samoosas, chakala, bunny chow!), drinks, atmosphere, service! One of my favorite restaurants anywhere! Was recommended by a Durban native.

    Rebecca Morrison · October 18, 2010
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  • Spike

    Owner said to us "you can eat my food or bigger off". Surprisingly, we stayed. An hour later, we're still waiting for the food. Thinking about buggering off.

    Spike · July 25, 2012
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  • Nestor B.

    Terrible, slow service :(

    Nestor Bailly · May 26, 2012
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  • Tia W.

    Guava cosmo is awsm.

    Tia Waddy · April 2, 2011
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  • Bianca L.

    Get the Ostrich Carpaccio and wings as your appetizer. DELICIOUS - Your welcome :-)

    Bianca Lam · September 12, 2012
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  • Nathan L.

    Service is seriously suspect here. But I keep comin back.. Cuz I'm not in a hurry

    Nathan L. · June 8, 2012
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  • Darrin Benjamin M.

    Oh boy, the lobster tail in butter cream sauce....not the same as when I had it a year ago, but always sumptuous.

    Darrin Benjamin Maxwell · November 4, 2011
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  • daniel h.

    Be sure to try the whiskey milkshakes.

    daniel harvey · August 16, 2011
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  • DaShawn "The Flx 75" P.

    The Staff is cool and the food is very very good! Yebo Burger with Cheddar Cheese was FANTASTIC! and Damn good Moheitos!

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  • Digi S.

    Have the Koeksisters for dessert!

    Digi S. · April 16, 2010
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  • Zane L.

    Ask for Ruen to make you a margarita..

    Zane Latta · January 31, 2010
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  • Alex P.

    Love their prawns, seafood biryani

    Alex Paul · January 2, 2010
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  • Ryan M.

    The lamb chops are like meat candy!

    Ryan Mack · August 16, 2013
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  • 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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  • J F.

    I really, really want to love this place. But service was terrible & our food was cold (would have been delicious). Frustrating! Steep prices & not even a check up for alcohol ($$)...smdh. Just sayin

    J Fox · March 30, 2013
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  • Yiannis

    Step 1: Order Chakalaka & Slap Chips. Step 2: Dump Former over later. Step 3: Eat it w/ your face. Step 4: Thank me & tip your server.

    Yiannis · October 21, 2011
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  • Daniel L

    Try the lamb bunny chow and the wings! Prepare for a kick of pepper with the wings though!

    Daniel L · February 25, 2011
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  • Jevaun H.

    This place is AWESOME. Do yourself a favor and get the Mulva pudding for dessert. SO GOOD!

    Jevaun Howell · November 23, 2010
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  • Errol A. A.

    The sangria with lychee is so good

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  • christina l.

    amarula!! yum. the lamb bunny thing was delicious. about to try the traditional salad--

    christina love · March 28, 2010
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  • Cristina F.

    can't go wrong with samosas or lamb curry bunny chow. lamb chops were great, though chops themselves were pretty small.

    Cristina Francisco-McGuire · January 6, 2010
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  • Junius

    Ox tail is good, but I don't know about those lamp sausages.

    Junius · December 5, 2009
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  • Nate F.

    Sample their fruity drinks

    Nate Folkert · September 23, 2009
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  • Aman M.

    Lamb bunny chow and Mozambique prawns - yummm!!

    Aman Mayson · January 24
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  • Nate F.

    chicken curry roti style

    Nate Folkert · December 24, 2014
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  • Alexander G.

    The Durban bunny chow is excellent

    Alexander Gregory · August 8, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Michelle Wendy

    Rest In Peace Madiba.

    Michelle Wendy · December 5, 2013
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  • Tatiana D.

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

    Tatiana Dorochina · October 19, 2013
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  • Patricia V.

    Peri peri wings are a must. I also recommend the prawns, boboti, and Durban bunny chow. Tusker beer and ginger beer will quench your thirst.

    Patricia Voight · February 17, 2013
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  • Kibbie

    I love this place. It has a great vibe & atmosphere. Get the Durban Bonny chow curry with seafood! The spices are like an aphrodisiac.

    Kibbie · June 16, 2012
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  • Gozi

    The Pap & Vleis is super tasty. So good.

    Gozi · May 25, 2012
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  • Karlie H.

    Try the prawns! And the chakalaka beans are wild tasty. Yum!

    Karlie Hustle · January 23, 2012
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  • Hayeon K.

    The Oxtail Potjie Kos rules all.

    Hayeon Kim · November 18, 2011
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  • Francesca K.

    Complimentary brunch cocktail #ftw

    Francesca Krihely · November 5, 2011
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  • Simone B.

    Everything is good here. Food, service, and south African wines

    Simone Blum · September 18, 2011
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  • Noble Hill wines

    Boerwors with a bottle of Noble Hill Syrah... just like on the vineyard!

    Noble Hill wines · June 9, 2011
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  • DeShaun H.

    Went for second time & food was again delightful! I had lobster tail w/saffron rice in a sweet chutney + an Obama Mama rum drink (mmmm). My companion had a lamb curry w/tasting palette. Also delish.

    DeShaun Harris · May 1, 2011
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  • Kerrin E.

    Bunny Chow is excellent here! Same with the house ginger beer :)

    Kerrin Egalka · September 9, 2010
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  • Erik F.

    Soup is excellent.

    Erik Fahlgren · March 26, 2010
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  • Mark A.

    Try the biltong

    Mark Armendariz · September 16, 2009
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  • Stephanie P.

    had the traditional salad and the roasted chicken and mayo on white bread. so. delicious.

    Stephanie Porto · June 10, 2009
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