We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Is this your business?
) #3,603 of 9,240 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ African
329 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6422
+1 212-315-3315
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“sliders” (18 reviews)
“peri peri” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
329 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6422
Write a Review
Reviews (157)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

61 - 70 of 157 reviews

Reviewed April 15, 2014

As a lover of African food, I was thrilled to try this South African restaurant in mid-town. The food was deliciously prepared, interesting and the restaurant layout itself was trendy and fun. I recommend and will return!

Thank Jtrooney75
Reviewed March 29, 2014

A charming South African restaurant in what looks like a large, renovated wine cellar near Hell's Kitchen. You'll find excellent food at a reasonable price. I had the Lamb Bunny Chow - a curry rubbed lamb stew served in a sourdough bowl. It was awesome.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a fabulous lunch there yesterday: pureed broccoli soup, grilled salmon with delicious fresh veggies, and Malva "pudding" (actually a yummy moist cake like a better version of gulab jamun) with gelato for only $12.50!!! Hope to return tomorrow!

Thank Celle
Reviewed March 26, 2014

I have lived in South Africa so i got really exited to have biltong in NYC. We loved the lamb ribs, the avocado lobster salad and the apricot cake desert! We also highly enjoyed the cocktails , candlelight and music .

Thank Anna S
Reviewed March 21, 2014

I didn't really feel a South African influence on the menu. Nationality aside, the food is very good and fairly tasty. The place itself looks better during night with the candles so you don't see all the electrical wires and water infiltrations going on in...More

Thank cbferreira
Reviewed March 13, 2014

You'll enjoy great happy hour deals, delicious snacks and a unique, interesting selection of wines at this South African restaurant

Thank tony c
Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Boerewors appetizer and Bobotie main were OK but nothing special. I'm a beer guy so can't quite judge the wine angle here but, it sure did look like they specialize in wine: large racks along the walls and quite the wine menu. Cute place,...More

Thank AlasCon
Reviewed January 10, 2014

The food was tasty but the portion sizes were really really small, some of the main courses really looked like appetizers ... In the end if you leave a restaurant hungry after spending $100 that is really bad and rather avoid the place

Thank world_traveler_00019
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Went there with 3 other friends to get a quick snack before a jazz concert. We did not order any wine, only food and soft drinks. The owner went to see us and became really insistent and try to get us to order some wine....More

1  Thank Picbibi2000
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

"Been to restaurant twice before and wanted to share a taste of South Africa with guests from Switzerland and Boston. Poorly managed restaurant and not attentive to diners needs. Food good but not inexpensive. Most offensive was requesting staff to turn down Pop music (not...More

Thank ghirsowi
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
Nearby Restaurants
863 reviews
.01 miles away
Don Antonio
1,528 reviews
.06 miles away
349 reviews
.05 miles away
Maria Pia
538 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Gershwin Theater
358 reviews
.12 miles away
New World Stages
215 reviews
.07 miles away
8,617 reviews
.12 miles away
CATS on Broadway
198 reviews
.12 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Braai staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6422
    (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: C & E trains to 50th Street and 8th Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-315-3315
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing