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Swahili Village

10606 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
240 965 7651
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Ranked #4 of 57 Restaurants in Beltsville
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

For a lunch with colleagues, this was very good. It was the first time for all of us. Beef stew and chicken curry were good, although surprisingly, the chicken curry was very mild. We had sampler appetizer plate and loved the samosa (which was spicy). Sausage and batter fried potatos were also good. It's great that you get a choice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I love, love, love the food and eat here often. The fish is always delicious and I absolutely love the ndengu in coconut with chapati and sukuma wiki. My only issue is that the servers are so slow! It can be very frustrating. Other than that, the food is authentically Kenyan (I am Kenyan). University of Maryland students get the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We had just flown in to the area looking for a late dinner. We called up this place to make sure they were still open and heard some bumpin music in the background! We knew this was the right spot for dinner! Samosas and beef stew were excellent. Goat wet fry tasted good but was hard to eat with the... More

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