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Swahili Village

  • 1990 M St. NW, Washington, 20036, United States
  • 15 - 55 USD • African
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MICHELIN Guide United States

Swahili Village

  • 1990 M St. NW, Washington, 20036, United States
  • 15 - 55 USD • African
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Look beyond these glass doors to find a back-lit map of Africa. If that doesn't hint at this kitchen's forte, its emblazoned name will set the record straight. Make your way down a few stairs to arrive at a freshly minted space, fitted out with stripped banquettes, curved booths, and a row of tables down the center of the dining side.

Patrons can expect a span of East African flavors that extend beyond the Kenyan roots of Chef/owner Kevin Onyona. The Swahili Basket is a great way to sample such apps as samosas and bhajias (vegetable fritters) served with a lethal pilipili sauce. Mbuzi mchuzi, a richly spiced goat stew, is best sopped up by rice pilaf; and who can turn down spinach cooked in coconut milk? Large portions make it ideal for a weekend feast.

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  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • ó Comfortable restaurant

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • ˆ Brunch
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • û Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • Take away

Information

+1 202-758-3384

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