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Swahili Village

10800 Rhode Island Ave, Suite N, Beltsville, MD 20705-2131
+1 240-965-7651
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“goat” (12 reviews)
“samosas” (18 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
10800 Rhode Island Ave, Suite N, Beltsville, MD 20705-2131
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Classy, comfortable and affordable, Swahili Village offers a great selection of African dishes in the DMV area. One of my favorite go-to restaurants in the area.

Thank Kitenge N
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This was my third visit to Swahili Village, but first for just appetizers and drinks. On a Saturday night, pleasantly surprised that we found a high table by the bar easily, and despite other reviews about notoriously slow service, a waitress popped by within a...More

Thank Sevenohio
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful lunch. My Chia The was amazing, I added a touch of sugar because I like it super sweet. We started with samosas. I could have eaten a dozen. They were absolutely delicious!! Then We had KuKu Curry it was perfection!...More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great food but the music was way too loud on a Sunday evening. It sounded more like a club and not a restaurant. I hesitate going back again - especially with young ones - there were a few families that brought their babies in there...More

Thank Rehema T
Reviewed 27 April 2018

in my own opinion think the food is over rated. love the wings. well seasoned and spiced. the prices are very high too. need to cut down own the price. customer service should improve as well.

Thank sabbobofon
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I was in Tanzania in 1985 and longing for the good food since then. Here it is. Great customer service and wonderful food. Excellent variety. Authentic. Freshly prepared. Yummi.

Thank yuttab
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I didn't know anything much about Kenyan food before going to Swahili. I still don't know much, but I do know that I want to go back again. The food was inexpensive but excellent. It was a little spicy, but only enough to make it...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Swahili village brought back memories of my land of birth....Kenya! Ugali and Nyama choma, fish fry, Tusker beer, and rhumba music playing in the background...Madilu system! If you are an East African and you find yourself in the Maryland, this should be your next spot!...More

Thank xperience1
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Visit frequently and never disappointed. Great variety on the menu, drinks are well made and staff are extremely polite. As it gets late, there's room for people to dance and its a great friendly atmosphere. I'd highly recommend ...the DJ..Michael is fantastic.

Thank emdee570
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We have been coming to Swahili Village since its first location (without sufficient parking) on Baltimore Avenue. We love the new location with a beautiful décor and plenty of parking. The food remains as good as ever. Delicious beef samosas to start - nice and...More

Thank 29Lorenzo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10800 Rhode Island Ave, Suite N, Beltsville, MD 20705-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Beltsville
  • Phone Number: +1 240-965-7651
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Description
The Swahili Village Bar and Grill's Fine Kenyan Cuisine captures the essence of three distant lands: India, Arabia, and Persia. Venture in and be transported to a city in Kenya. Karibu. We serve nyama choma, tilapia, samosas, imported beer, and beverages. A bold, well balanced blend of herbs and seasoning gives this indigenous East African food a unique taste reminiscent of great Asian, Mediterranean, Arabic and Ethioian empires of the past. Enjoy the friendly ambience in African dining in the sole Kenyan Cuisine restaurant conveniently located in Beltsville near Washington DC.
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