Madiba Restaurant

Fort Greene

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South African eatery ladles oxtail stew alongside ostrich carpaccio & imported seafood plates as ears bathe in authentic African music

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$20 for $40 Worth of South African Fare

Appetizers, such as farm-raised ostrich carpaccio with shaved farm cheese and mache ($15), are followed by entrees including the curried ground-beef bake topped with almonds and egg custard ($16) and lamb ($20), vegetable ($16), or organic chicken ($18) curries. Check out the full menu for other authentic South African dishes.

Madiba Restaurant

Beyond Madiba Restaurant's metal-plated storefront, South African music dances through the air, and hanging masks beam down on an eclectic assortment of chairs and tables. Designed by South African native Mark Henegan and his wife Jenny, the dining room evokes the lively, communal ambiance of a South African shebeen—an informal dining hall where locals gather to eat, drink, and socialize. A chandelier of vintage coke bottles illuminates the mismatched assortment of tabletops, plates, mason jars of water, and bottles of house wine.

In the kitchen, Henegan and his kitchen staff whip up authentic platters assembled with imported and local ingredients that garnered praise from Time Out New York and Gourmet magazine. As slow-cooked oxtail stew simmers in a cast-iron pot, cooks baste meats in the apricot, red wine, tomato, and raisin medley that makes up their signature sauce. Chefs whip up a range of seafood entrees and curries, using fish imported directly from South Africa after granting sets of wishes to three local fishermen.

The restaurant hosts a variety of live events throughout the week, from local South African bands to DJ dance parties. Madiba divvies up a percentage of its profits to benefit several community-outreach programs, aiding people locally and internationally with funds for education, urban farming and renewal, and equal rights.

Customer Reviews

Love this place and the food is great!
Jernel G. · October 27, 2016
Prawns are the best!
Cherise G. · May 26, 2016
I love this restaurant. Great staff and great food!!! Thy also finally got on Open Table, book your reservations in advance there. Love their lamb chops!!!
Michele C. · May 4, 2016
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    Fort Greene

    195 Dekalb Ave.

    Brooklyn, New York 11205


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