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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: 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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 10
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Unusual treat

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
dnl_wntrsn
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
  • Late Night
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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7 reviews 7 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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baltimore
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

But come back for the goat. As odd as it sounds, the goat was from another planet. Maybe the most flavorful meal we've ever had. We were lucky to meet the owner and chief, Kevin, who made sure we tried the best dishes. We started with an appetizer assortment with the hottest dipping saucing this side of Chernobyl. But come... More 

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Columbia, MD
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went for dinner here at the recommendation of a friend. Could not be happier. The outside is not much to look at but once inside the staff was friendly and a short wait to get a table. Our waitress was prompt and Kevin, the owner, made some suggestions for us. Started with some Kenyan beer which was excellent, Tusker. Appetizers... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,993 reviews 1,993 reviews
759 restaurant reviews
1,016 helpful votes 1,016 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We found this place through yelp. We were looking for a restaurant in this area, close to IKEA and since it had a good rating (and amazing pics) we decided to give it a try. It was our first Kenyan meal ever. The food is outstanding. We had samosas, beef stew with mokimo and goat stew with plantains and mashed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The food is really good! I love the fish that is always so fresh and cooked to perfection! I look forward to trying out some of the other items on the menu. This is really an adventure so I am excited to continue this journey into authentic Kenyan food!

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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 0 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?