Located in the heart of Manhattan's theatre district, Braai is the premier South African dining experience in New York City. The restaurant itself presents a unique African bush-inspired theme that is both inviting and captivating. The atmosphere is warm and enchanting, with vaulted reed-thatch ceilings and tree trunk-lined walls exposing guests to the aesthetic and textural diversity that is unique to Africa, providing the perfect escape from the concrete jungle and into the bush.

In the fall of 2007, owners Brett Curtin, Tanya and Reshma Hira came up with the idea to open a home for South African wines in New York - Xai Xai, the first and only South African focused wine bar. This met with widespread enthusiasm and praise by the press and public alike, however, besides being captivated by the high quality and value in South African wines it became increasingly evident that patrons were also interested in trying the distinct cuisine as well. The limited infrastructure of Xai Xai made it increasingly apparent that a separate location would be needed. At approximately the same time the perfect venue presented itself not 100 meters from Xai Xai's door and Braai was born.

Braai continues to enchant and captivate the imagination of their guests and grows in popularity and praise as they strive to bring the very best of South Africa and the mother land to the big apple.

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Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM


329 W 51st St.
(51st St. Between 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 315-3315
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| 11 ratings | 8 reviews »
    I like this place a lot! I happened to stumble onto it and it exceeded my expectations. Their South African food is very tasty and novel and somewhat eclectic. I highly recommend the Malva dessert - it's super delicious.
    Written by Edward L. on 3/25/2010 | 7 other reviews | Member since 2009
    Edward L. ordered from here over a year ago.