We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
10606 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
+1 240-965-7651
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 57 Restaurants in Beltsville
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: African, Family Fare
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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.
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    10
    7
    0
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pepperell, MA
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glen Allen, Virginia
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maryland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
baltimore
Top Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Columbia, MD
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
1,859 reviews 1,859 reviews
727 restaurant reviews
955 helpful votes 955 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maryland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This place looks like a nasty dive but the food is very good. I don't know whether we rcvd typical service - it seemed the owner was the only one taking orders and as the place was fairly busy it took a very long time to get our food. So let me repeat - the food was really good.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Swahili Village also viewed

 

Been to Swahili Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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 0 - 20
Cuisine: African, Family Fare

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Swahili Village staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?