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Madiba Restaurant
South African Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 3:00 am
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195 Dekalb Ave Brooklyn, NY 11205
195 Dekalb AvenueUSNew York11205
(718) 855-9190madibarestaurant.com
$$South African Restaurant, African Restaurant
South African Restaurant
African Restaurant
Bar
Brunch Restaurant
Catering
Live Music Venue
Today 11:00 am – 3:00 am
Monday 11:00 am – 3:00 amTuesday 11:00 am – 3:00 amWednesday 11:00 am – 3:00 amThursday 11:00 am – 3:00 amFriday 11:00 am – 3:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 3:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 3:00 am
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Since 1999, Madiba Restaurant has offered a unique South African experience, the first of it's kind in the United States. The restaurant is more than the food- join us to witness love, enjoy libations, and the feeling of "Ubuntu"- "humanity" in the Xhosa language.

Fashioned in the style of a "Shebeen," Madiba offers refuge and relief to neighbors and travelers, friends and strangers alike. Come and see for yourself. 

Kitchen Hours: 
M-Th 11am - Midnight
F-S   11am - 12:30AM
Sun  11am - 11pm

Bar is open everyday from 11am - 3am
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Longtime Fort Greene destination for South African eats served in a colorful converted garage.- Google
"The first time I've tried South African food and it was a great experience!"
"Worth the trip to Fort Greene."
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Crystal Cun
a month ago
The first time I've tried South African food and it was a great experience! I clearly can't speak to the authenticity of the food here, but it feels like South African comfort foods and specialties with a Brooklyn flair (hearty but healthy, lots of vegetarian friendly options). The vegetarian bobotie was nice but the Instagram showstopper is the Durban bunny chow, which is curry that comes in a hollowed out loaf of bread. Good drink options as well; I was amused by the cocktail named Obama Mama.
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Lauren Brown
6 months ago
Used open table to make a reservation and when I arrived, I was told that they try to accommodate everyone and they did not have a table. I was told to wait with everyone else, which was about twenty people. Clearly they do not take reservations, but misrepresent themselves in order to get more people into the restaurant. Denis sucks. Don't bother with reservations.
Ryan Ramdehol
11 months ago
This restaurant is the type of place where if you removed the chairs and tables and put in couches, you would feel like you were at a South African friend's place hanging out in downtown Brooklyn. The brothers that own Madiba are the most friendly, down to earth, loving and energetic South African guys and restaurant owners you will ever meet. When you meet them you immediately feel like you've known them for years. They made my South African girl feel like she was back home in Durban. The food was amazing and my South African date could attest to that. It was authentic, very very tasty and cooked with love. The atmosphere was down to earth with no pretension, no fuss, no frills and time just flew by enjoying the great food, the amazing company and the positive energy. I highly recommend going to this place if you love being yourself and having a good time with great food and good friends. I am coming back here every time I come back home to Brooklyn guaranteed. Get the Malva pudding! Thanks my Brews!
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Kathleen Greene
a year ago
I really enjoy this place. I went here once about 2 years ago with my Fiance and we loved everything about it, the food, the ambiance, and the staff were great! I recently placed a catering order with Madiba and had the same great experience! Mark was great and quick with getting me a menu of what was best for me. Upon picking it up on a Saturday evening the staff was very welcoming, they offered me a glass of wine as I waited for the food to be finished. The only reason I can't give 5 stars is we had ordered a cake with the meal but instead received cantaloupe and I did not realize until my return home. Other than that everything was great, food tasty and experience with catering was great! Thank you to the Madiba staff!
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Jérôme EYMERY
2 months ago
Unique. Love the atmosphere, love the people. Worth the trip to Fort Greene.
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Chesney Snow
3 months ago
This is a NYC gem... had my 36th birthday party here... definitely a must visit in NYC
Mokarane Tlhopane
11 months ago
Great food.Feels like home....Mcushu with Oxtail . Again pap and vleis + wors....Malva puding....its now 7 pm friday 19th 2014......restaurant full
ataga ddataga
a year ago
We went there today for a dinner. The food was delicious! Something new for as because we'd never tried African food. Very nice and helpful waitress, original decoration. Definitely we'll back there with friends.

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