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Madiba Restaurant

4.3
198 reviews
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$30 and under
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South African
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Feast on authentic South African cuisine at Madiba Restaurant. Its casual shebeen-style setting is ideal for grabbing a quick lunch with friends or dining out with family. Madiba Restaurant serves breakfast with such fare as eggs, French toast, bacon and salmon. Guests can start their dinner course with a small plate of grilled calamari, ostrich carpaccio or chicken livers. Then guests can move on to an entrée of oxtail stew, pan-seared prawns with saffron yellow rice and greens, or a rib-eye steak with Moroccan couscous.

Madiba Restaurant features a bar that offers a variety of drinks. It provides catering services for business functions, parties and other events. This restaurant offers outdoor seating for guests to enjoy the neighborhood views as they dine. It welcomes reservations, and takeout service is available.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
South African
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Hours of operation

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(718) 855-9190
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Henegan
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Private party facilities
Since 1999 Madiba Restaurant has offered a unique South African experience, the first of its kind in the United States. The restaurant is more than the food, drum beating live music to late night revelry with Fort Greene locals, Madiba Restaurant is the perfect mini vacation to the African Continent
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Private party contact
Mark Henegan: (877) 649-1554
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Catering
Madiba restaurant itself, our Catering & Event Production division
is both a gateway and a much missed opportunity for enjoyment
that is nothing short of ‘home’ - wherever that home may be.



We are a New York based full-service Catering & Event Company,
experts at making any size corporate or social function a highly
unique event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carlton Ave
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Public transit
G to Fulton or Clinton-Washington

C to Lafayette

B54 at Carlton & Dekalb (west bound)

B54 at Carlton & Lafayette (east bound)
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Entertainment
From the South African All Stars to local Brooklyn Artists, the bill constantly changes!
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Wine paired dinners form October to March.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 198 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.3
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4.3
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on September 30, 2015

Fantastic all around!

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Mauro (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on September 27, 2015

it was a while since the last time there. Some new faces, many familiar individuals. The food is excellent and tasty, as well as the cocktails. Waiters are attentive and smiling. I confess: I am biased. I love this place. But I cannot less happy for this gem discovered few years ago.

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Mandelafood (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on September 27, 2015

Mandiba is the affectionate nickname for Nelson Mandela and this rustic Fort Greene gem is a fitting tribute to him. Go if you are interested in sampling South African hand-crafted slow cooked authentic peasant food. We loved it. The combination of spice and palate unique to this part of the world.

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vipLunaduna (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on September 19, 2015

We loved every dish we spilt. The samosas were served with the most delicious pepper and spices which I believe is called atchar-not hot just but extremely flavorful. The ostrich carpaccio was fresh, tender and yummy. Chicken livers peri-peri were absolutely delicious with the perfect mix of spices. We also split the Oxtail stew which we elected to have served with roti-loved every single morsel of this dish. Oh and the two drinks we had were amazing! My only wish is that Madiba is not right down the street from my house. 

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BlkBarbii (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on September 18, 2015

This was my second trip to Madiba...I had a great time, the owner was very nice! Food great plus the drinks strong but very good. ...I would strongly recommend this place to others. Btw, I will definitely be going to the location in Harlem....Yessssssss!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on September 13, 2015

The food was soooo good. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and he said it was the best food he has had in a long time. The ambiance was great as well and if you like to jam to Black music while you eat, this is the place to be.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on September 12, 2015

Food was perfect. However, our waitress was not so helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody. delicious food but poor service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on September 11, 2015

Loved the food! I had the prawns and they were delicious. I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on September 11, 2015

Great and unique food that was perfect to share. The staff was the perfect balance of leisurely and efficient.

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vipJohn (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on September 9, 2015

The lobster tail was substantial and the fish special was delicious. Ambience was interesting. Service was pleasant and attentive. Only shortcoming for me was the lack of adequate A/C.

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