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329 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6422 (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
+1 212-315-3315
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Newport, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant during a NYC visit. Great atmosphere, wonderful service, and delicious food and wine. Family of 5 with three teenagers. Highly recommend!!

Thank mamaskats
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Well, the idea of having RSA food in New York was dreamy being away from home already 6 months. So we gave it a try. The specials menu was confusing written by someone who appeared to be in 5th grade on the back of an old piece of paper. We skipped the specials rather. Settled for 1 appetizer: peri peri... More 

Thank meghan z
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you are not used to better or are hard set to find South African food you will be fine - the food leaves much to be desired and are overpriced for what it is. Do not bother with desserts, this is the biggest let down of the entire place. Service was terrible, only 2 staff on duty to run... More 

Thank Explorer2606
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I loved this place!! Our table was half south africans and they loved it! Appetizers fantastic. Bunny Chow, Lamp Chops, Ox tail all fantastic. Located in Hells kitchen and worthy of dining there for sure excellent!

Thank apurplemango
Kings Park, New York
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The menu is what made me try this place and the food was worth it. We had a selection of tapas, the ostrich sliders were overcooked for my likely but the sliders were very tasty. The peri peri chicken wings were good with the sauce they came with. The Portobello & goat cheese was awesome and the crab cake mushrooms... More 

Thank LadyScags
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

No wait to get a table which is nice but seemingly indicative of the experience to come. It is so dark here tha t we had to use cell phone lights to read the menu. The decor is painted brick with very small art work and nothing visually stimulating. The staff is very nice and the highlight of the meal.... More 

Thank Gary H
Newton, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were looking for a dinner spot "away from the bustle" and tried this because they had "Fish Parcel" (essentially fish and chips) which worked for our picky teenage eater (except of the calamari thrown in which I ate). My husband and I each had a curry (his was salmon with roti and mine was chicken with naan. Both were... More 

Thank Claire W
Ramsey, New Jersey
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Met up with my family and out of the country cousins who were in NYC. Wanted something unusual and had a wonderful meal. The food was different. If you haven't had South African food it includes unique meats like Ostrich, unique sauces like Peri-Peri, alot of seafood and an indian influence. We had a feast. It was relatively quiet and... More 

Thank Alieber475
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Although I couldn't identify what made South African cuisine unique it was yummy.. The ostrich sliders were dense and dry but the ostrich steak was tender and delicious. My husband's duck was cooked perfectly. The peri peri sauce was delicious too. We were there for a birthday and they provided a great firework like candle and played some upbeat music... More 

Thank Lynn T
Madrid, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Staff were more interested in their cellphones than the customers. Too loud music. Cold coffee, you even have to ask for milk for your coffee. Would not recommend.

Thank tsetsegmandal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-315-3315

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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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 heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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