$20 for $40 Worth of South African Dinner Cuisine at Madiba Restaurant in Brooklyn (or $12 for $25 Worth of Brunch & Lunch)

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· October 27, 2016
Love this place and the food is great!


Dr Peeples .. · 10 reviews TOP REVIEWER
June 13, 2016
The fish nuggets were delish!


Cherise G. ·
May 26, 2016
Prawns are the best!

What You'll Get

Food is the great unifier of humanity, fostering bonds between cultures, peoples, and antagonistic sports teams in a way that's tastier than glue. Celebrate the edible world with today's Groupon, which gets you South African shebeen-style dining at Madiba Restaurant in Brooklyn. Choose between the following options:

  • $20 for $40 worth of dinner fare
  • $12 for $25 worth of brunch and lunch fare

Madiba cultivates the casual, community-centered atmosphere of the shebeen in its laid-back eatery, offering tantalizing menus of fresh, fare-focused traditions. Start off supper with an appetizer of isopho, traditional Cape Town seafood soup with saffron and herbs ($14), or ostrich carpaccio—farm-raised ostrich sliced paper thin and served with shaved farm cheese and mache, drizzled with olive oil ($14)—and enjoy a late-day feast with Madiba's dinner entrees. Embark on a vegetarian safari with the veggie yebo burger and chips ($10), or opt for a meaty pot of oxtail potjiekos bredie, a traditional slow-cooked stew richly simmered in a traditional cast-iron pot and served with your choice of side such as the chakalaka, a spicy little mix of baked beans, carrots, tomatoes, and onions ($20). Earlyish eaters who stop in from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. can brunch-lunch on a variety of tasty wake-up fare, such as a bushman breakfast—two eggs any style, boerewors sausage, grilled tomato, mushrooms, and bacon with two slices of toast ($10).

Madiba's inspiration is drawn from South African culture and history, but its vision is directed toward the future. A portion of Madiba's proceeds are reinvested in charities that enrich lives all over the globe, from around the corner in Brooklyn to a couple steps farther in South Africa. Join the greater community and share a meal and a vision at Madiba.


Madiba is a New York Times top pick and has been reviewed by Zagat, Gayot, New York magazine, Time Out New York, and the Brooklyn Paper. Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, and Citysearchers give a three-star average rating.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Valid only for option purchased. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

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