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Madiba - CLOSED

195 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4005
+1 718-855-9190
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“chicken curry” (3 reviews)
“bunny chow” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
195 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4005
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Authentic South African dishes. Travelled to the States for a few months and it was great to try some home cooking again, with a zammerlek to down it all down with.

Thank P6102ZLchrisb
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Disappointed lunch here, we ordered the chicken curry and the beef burger with fries. Friendly waiter but food came on a plate that was too small like a side plate and made it difficult to eat. The fries were definitely reheated from the night before...More

Thank Damurphy4040
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had just arrived in NYC and met up with an old friend (last saw circa 40 years back) and they suggested we go there. I must say the atmosphere was good and I believe they quite often have live music (not our night unfortunately)....More

Thank TimM2013
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great food, Great people and lovely ambiance. Living in the states for a good few years had me searching high and low for some South African food - this was it. Although the fish and chips were a little disappointing, there are other items that...More

Thank Marcy_pan
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner upon recommendation. Maybe burgers aren't their strong point-ours definitely were at the lower end of the scale! Far to cooked (very well done instead of a medium), the bun hard and dry. The fries were alright, wine pretty good. Sitting outside...More

Thank arneo
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I went with couples friends to eat there , the food was really tasty, as a recommendation you can have several recipes and share the food , you won't have a regrets , try to get a table outside and enjoy the view how exactly...More

Thank Marito2014
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Still one of my favorite restaurants in NY. Menu has been scaled back a bit but my favorites, chicken liver and grilled calamari are still available. Also wish they would go back to serving select drinks by the pitcher. Always visit when I am in...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My family and I lived in southern Africa for several years, and we often lament how hard it is to find a South African restaurant. Madiba does not disappoint. The atmosphere is fabulous. There are photos of Mandela (of course) and South African musicians on...More

Thank Cassidy144
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Love the decor of the place and the great location in Brooklyn although parking might be a challenge especially on weekend. Loved the food and the staff was very helpful in replying questions about ingredients. I would highly recommend it.

Thank leffertslady
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The three of us had a nice dinner on Saturday night at Madiba. Didn't need reservations to sit inside. Service was excellent. Food was good. We split the butter salad which was good. Then two of us split the seafood dish, and the third person...More

Thank Robert2014
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4005
    (Carlton Ave)
  • Public Transportation: G to Fulton or Clinton-Washington C to Lafayette B54 at Carlton & Dekalb (west bound) B54 at Carlton & Lafayette (east bound)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-855-9190
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