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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Description: Swahili Village Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Kenyan cuisine and...
Swahili Village Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Kenyan cuisine 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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  • 13
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Home Away From Home

Brought back so many memories starting with the Tusker, then the Samosas, the Nyama Choma, Sekela...and of course Ughali. Absolutely delicious, and great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Families with children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Brought back so many memories starting with the Tusker, then the Samosas, the Nyama Choma, Sekela...and of course Ughali. Absolutely delicious, and great service.

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is small, cozy, clean family place to visit. There was an outside eating area, but it was too hot to eat outside. Inside they had on sports TV on, and the people are friendly. My daughter said you'd have to wait for the food, but we did not have to wait long. Most choices are cooked as ordered, so... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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9 reviews
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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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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
4 restaurant reviews
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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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Asian, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Swahili Village Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Kenyan cuisine 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
Monday
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?