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Swahili Village

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10606 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
+1 240-965-7651
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Swahili Village Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Kenyan meals and...
Swahili Village Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Kenyan meals and Kenyan ambiance. Venture in and be transported to a city in Kenya. Karibu. We serve nyama choma, tilapia, samosas, imported beer, and beverages. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
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  • 9
    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never Thought I'd Love it!

I'm not an adventurous eater. My Ugandan friend insisted on taking us to the Swahili Village and ordering. I was shaking in my boots. We were 6 adults and 2 young children. He ordered the Platter for 5 at $75 and a Fish for $13 up charge. The platter was huge with grilled beef chunks, grilled goat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Terri S
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I'm not an adventurous eater. My Ugandan friend insisted on taking us to the Swahili Village and ordering. I was shaking in my boots. We were 6 adults and 2 young children. He ordered the Platter for 5 at $75 and a Fish for $13 up charge. The platter was huge with grilled beef chunks, grilled goat, grilled chicken, bitter... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had a graduation dinner here and the service was helpful, patient, and friendly. The food was delicious (note: I don't eat Kenyan food often)! I would come back in a heart beat. The music was on at a reasonable volume and really made me want to dance. The atmosphere was open and laid back. Patio and inside seating.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a great meal. We ordered a number of different dishes and shared them all. The reviews recommending the goat stew, flat bread and samosas could not have been more dead on. We also really enjoyed the beef. The flavors were fantastic. The staff was very friendly, our only problem at all was that it took us a very... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My recent visit was a pleasant experience. I had the flavorful ginger/honey/lemon tea! Everyone needs to try this tea. Our other entrees that included tilapia, coconut sauce, and goat stew were very good.

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you blink you will pass this place up. Small restaurant with friendly staff and flavorful food. I was a little iffy when entering and ordering - until the first bite. The atmosphere is a little rough but once the food and comes it is all good. Really enjoyed the choices. Have had a goat dinner and also made a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Best chai tea latte I ever had. In good weather, nothing beats dining on the deck with its view of beautiful downtown Beltsville. I've eaten here many times. Very good food.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I wish we had one of these restaurants in Charlotte! The food was amazing, the service was superb and the atmosphere was great! From outside the location and the view of this restaurant can be deceiving but don't be fooled. We had the platter with all kinds of meat and samosas for appetizers. Everything was delicious. Even bought some of... More 

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Pepperell, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our daughter yearned for the food she fell in love with while living in Tanzania and this place had it! It was excellent. I'm a vegetarian and found some delicious offerings, the lentils being my favorite. The service was friendly and prompt. When we visit her again we will return.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Real Kenyan delicacy, African laid back after hour serene environment and quite friendly! Oh I didn't forget the Kenyan Tusker beer brand, gotta get it.

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Ok, I'm from Jamaica and we eat a LOT of goat down there. So out of curiosity, Hubby and I decided to try this place, just to indulge me. He went against my skepticism and ordered the fried goat. I chose the goat stew. You have to understand, goat meat isn't something you cook for a little amount of time.... More 

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Additional Information about Swahili Village

Address: 10606 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone Number: +1 240-965-7651
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Beltsville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: African, Family Fare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10606 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Beltsville
  • Phone Number: +1 240-965-7651

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: African, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Swahili Village Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Kenyan meals and Kenyan ambiance. Venture in and be transported to a city in Kenya. Karibu. We serve nyama choma, tilapia, samosas, imported beer, and beverages. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?