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Madiba

195 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11205
at Carlton Ave.
718-855-9190

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5
Food: 5
Service: 4
Décor: 5
"Mixed Reviews"

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40% would go back.

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inadequate service

By Sandyinfortgreen123 on 6/8/2013

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

Mother's day dissaster, no manager on site, crazy person on the floor trying to deliver food to unknown customers, waited 2 hours, still our table was not completed and the food we got was someone elses, quickly taken away to its rightfull owners, yuk. Bartender doubled as manager was totally overwhelmed. After our complaint she adjusted check accordingly. Our kids embarassed, they had high hopes for our special day, could not apologyze more. Needless to say we left hungry. Never again, please save your money, there are other rest. to chose from here in FORT GREEN. Madiba s reputation has gone down the sewer in the last couple of years.

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18 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

Not worth the price;

By Brawndo on 7/7/2011

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Though initially the atmosphere and the crowd make you think that this place is the most delicious and hip spot in Fort Greene, by the time you get your check, you’ll be incredibly disappointed. The food is OK, but certainly not worth the large price tag. The service was spotty and when we presented our Fort Greene Conservancy cards for the wine discount, which is noticeably displayed on the Conservancy’s website, the server played dumb and said he didn’t know anything about it. When we asked for the manager, he said he was the manager and that the only guy who would know about the discount wasn’t at the restaurant that day. Overall, it’s an overhyped place with mediocre food and outrageous prices. There are a lot better options just a few blocks in either direction. I suggest going to those places instead.

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40 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

Thieves!!!!!!!

By emilyjane2000 on 11/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

They charged my friends credit card TWICE!!! It was nothing we could see at the time because the CC receipt was for $71 but when she got her bank statement they rang it through twice! After several unhelpful phonecalls with them we went back there to square it away and when the girl rang the CC through to take it off she took it offline so it never even took it off her card! (that WASN'T a mistake because we bought a drink on my CC while waiting and it was certainly online then!) The owners brother, Dennis, apologized and gave us 1 free drink and told us to come back 2 days later and he'd give her gift certificates since she was coming all the way from Williamsburg to fix it. When we went back he was nowhere to be found. The man helping us said he knew nothing about it and looked at us like 'sorry, i can't help you'. I had to suggest to him that he call Dennis to get this straightened out and when he did call him Dennis played dumb. My friends bank account ended up getting overdrafted because it didn't come off of her card when they "rang it through" and we ended up leaving with no gift certificates and her having to file a claim with the bank to have them investigate the situation so they could clear her of all the overdraft fees that had accrued. I understand accidents happen but when they do they should be handled properly... and all 4 people we dealt with in this situation were total idiots and tried to pass it off to someone else. Deffinitely not going back!!!

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40 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

Peace is through Friendship

By theronathan on 7/6/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is the type of restaurant where all who come are friends to be and conversations surrounding are of “the change we wish to see in the world”. We were greeted with a handshake and greeting…the environment was a 10. Final we had a tantalizing vegetarian meal…delish to every last asparagus! The food was a 15!

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68 out of 131 people found this review helpful.

Relax and Good Food

By hulanut on 1/10/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food is actually excellent. This has a laid back atmosphere and got to watch my co-worker's band play on a lazy Sunday. I did have to wait for my food for 1 hour but my hostess acknowledge the long wait with giving me pear juice in a jar. Overall, this is a goto place for a true Brooklyn experience. Cheers!

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