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195 DeKalb Ave. (Adelphi & Carlton Sts.) Send to Phone
718-855-9190 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Hearty fare and a shantytown shebeen atmosphere set an authentic South African scene in Brooklyn.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Madiba Restaurant Review

: It's always a party at Madiba. Done up like a shantytown shebeen, complete with enameled tin cups, the restaurant serves hearty South African cuisine that's been shaped by indigenous Africans, Dutch, Malays, Indians, French Huguenots and Brits. You may not have heard of Durban bunny chow before --- it's a thick, raisin-flecked curry served in hollowed-out country bread --- but you'll be craving it after a visit to Madiba. Other tasty offerings: confit of Cornish hen peri peri on truffle-mashed potatoes; Cape Malay’s traditional bobotie, curried mince baked with an egg custard topping and served with yellow rice, raisins and a selection of sambals. There are also Caribbean selections and, of course, you can choose some good South African wines from a limited list.

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