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) #145 of 4,574 Restaurants in Brooklyn $$ - $$$ African
195 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4005
+1 718-855-9190
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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195 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4005
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

For the nostalgic of the Obama era and the rainbow nation this Brooklynite home ground restaurant re invent itself and offer us the bounty of South Africa made in Brooklyn .New menu new staff as you are ushered in by a tall young all American...More

Thank PascalPicks
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is just amazing. One of my favorites. I love their lamb, steak, oxtails and red wine. If you get a chance, enjoy it!

Thank IfeMathis
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Wonderful ambiance with friendly service in a busy place. The food happily reminded me of home with large plates of specialties. We left happy and full.Thanks!

Thank newidad
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We frequent this place often enough to know the food is great. Perfect for couples and a family. Outside seating available. Great service

Thank Ernest D
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I had the fish, calamari, fries dish and enjoyed my meal. The fish was seasoned nicely. I would recommend this location to anyone trying to grab some good food.

Thank shereenbourne
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My friend and I came here for dinner on a weeknight. It was bustling, but there was still plenty of space for us inside. The Africa-themed decorations, pop art, candles, etc. lent the restaurant a hip and romantic vibe. Service was attentive, but not excessive....More

Thank AwandererL34
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I came to dinner with a group of friends and had a great time! Initially, we had a reservation for 10 people. 3 people weren't able to make it, and another 3 were 30-45 minutes late. The host at the door was great, and assured...More

Thank Sakinah S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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