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Swahili Village

10800 Rhode Island Ave, Suite N, Beltsville, MD 20705-2131
+1 240-965-7651
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“goat” (13 reviews)
“samosas” (12 reviews)
“chapati” (7 reviews)
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African, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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10800 Rhode Island Ave, Suite N, Beltsville, MD 20705-2131
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

I was in Tanzania in 1985 and longing for the good food since then. Here it is. Great customer service and wonderful food. Excellent variety. Authentic. Freshly prepared. Yummi.

Thank yuttab
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I didn't know anything much about Kenyan food before going to Swahili. I still don't know much, but I do know that I want to go back again. The food was inexpensive but excellent. It was a little spicy, but only enough to make it...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Swahili village brought back memories of my land of birth....Kenya! Ugali and Nyama choma, fish fry, Tusker beer, and rhumba music playing in the background...Madilu system! If you are an East African and you find yourself in the Maryland, this should be your next spot!...More

Thank xperience1
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Visit frequently and never disappointed. Great variety on the menu, drinks are well made and staff are extremely polite. As it gets late, there's room for people to dance and its a great friendly atmosphere. I'd highly recommend ...the DJ..Michael is fantastic.

Thank emdee570
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We have been coming to Swahili Village since its first location (without sufficient parking) on Baltimore Avenue. We love the new location with a beautiful décor and plenty of parking. The food remains as good as ever. Delicious beef samosas to start - nice and...More

Thank 29Lorenzo
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were visiting the DC area and decided to visit The Swahili village for some original Kenyan food. We arrived around 830pm. It was reasonably busy but many tables open. We were told by the hostess there would be a 15-20 minute...More

1  Thank JULIE L L
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The nyama choma and mango lassi was excellent. The waiters are slow. Had to wait for long to pay after eating. My pilau dish was rather flat.

Thank calinda68
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Had lunch here recently with a friend and, overall, it was a nice -- if a bit slow -- experience. The lunch menu is a bit limited, but his goat stew and my grilled chicken were both quite tasty; sides (pilau rice, collards, and plantains)...More

Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We have been to Swahili Village three times for lunch in the last 6 months or so. It's new and serves Amazingly beautiful food. It's good food that's prepared with love and care. Don't know how authentic it is but it's delicious!! Servings are decent...More

Thank Sunit G
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The restaurant is decorated with a touch of Africa and wonderful, Food amazing , I had Nyama Choma / Grilled Beef Steak very delicious and juicy with plantain and chapatti , Plantain was a bit dry , I had another version which is a bit...More

Thank simretus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10800 Rhode Island Ave, Suite N, Beltsville, MD 20705-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Beltsville
  • Phone Number: +1 240-965-7651
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The Swahili Village Bar and Grill's Fine Kenyan Cuisine captures the essence of three distant lands: India, Arabia, and Persia. Venture in and be transported to a city in Kenya. Karibu. We serve nyama choma, tilapia, samosas, imported beer, and beverages. A bold, well balanced blend of herbs and seasoning gives this indigenous East African food a unique taste reminiscent of great Asian, Mediterranean, Arabic and Ethioian empires of the past. Enjoy the friendly ambience in African dining in the sole Kenyan Cuisine restaurant conveniently located in Beltsville near Washington DC.
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