Kith / Kin

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$30 and under
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Caribbean
Join us and enjoy the beautiful weather on the South-West Waterfront celebrating Afro-Caribbean cuisine at one of Washingtonian's Top 20 restaurants: Kith/Kin. The patio of Kith/Kin is an exclusive summer vibe to include our Smoked Jerk Wings and classics like Cucumber Salad! Within Phase 1 Business Reopening Guidelines, we will maintain social distancing requirements for the health and safety of our guests and team.

Celebrating his heritage ranging from Nigeria and Jamaica, to West Africa, the Caribbean, New Orleans and New York, and now immersed in The Wharf of Washington D.C., James Beard Rising Star Winner Executive Chef, Chef Kwame finds his culinary impetus in everywhere he's from, everywhere he's been, and the influence of those who know him best.

Please note we are operating Kith/Kin outdoor seating ONLY beginning Friday, June 5th and will be accepting reservations ONLY for every weekend Friday-Sunday. Contact (202)-878-8566 if you have any questions.

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JaLissaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was AMAZING. Some of the best oxtail I have ever eaten. I would definitely recommend to a friend, and I will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, would love larger portion, but the. Again I went for lunch. Amazing drinks and taste

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great for a date night. Nice ambiance.

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AlvinB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My dinning experience at Kith / Kin was way below expectations. The food was not hot, not good, nor pleasing to the eye. The price that my wife and I paid was extremely high for what we got. I will never go back to this place; nor would I recommend it.

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Stephy404
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. The service was a tad slow (we waited a long while for our drinks) but overall great experience

LS
LamonteS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trust...Go! It is absolutely worth it! The food is amazing and service is good!

RB
vipRobertB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Afro-Caribbean food...great service...wonderful experience.

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Foodie4Life
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The employees Edgar and Oscar were so kind and patient, and made my 3rd experience at Kith/Kin more enjoyable than the last. The food was delicious of course, and after trying a new dessert, I have a new favorite. My guest (1st time visitor) and I talked about how delicious everything was and how we just HAVE to come back within the month. I never get tired of the Kith/Kin experience, because it’s always so fabulous!

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vipLeah
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Took my mom for her birthday lunch and we had a great time! Both host and server were quick to wish her a very happy birthday when they welcomed us. While prices are high and some portions small the flavors were excellent. Very quiet for lunch but it’s a beautiful space with wonderful natural light.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant about 8 times and I'm never disappointed. The food is amazing the drinks are amazing. I always leave feeling satisfied looking forward to returning. I'm always sad when I see bad reviews but hey you can't please everyone.

DG
DonnaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and knowledgeable server. Beautiful view overlooking the wharf and great ambience.

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Kelly
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There food is very good but the service was a little bit slow. I would definately recommend to family and friends.

DM
DMatheson
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been waiting to try this place for months, but could never get a reservation. We finally did and it was well worth the wait! The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. It took a bit for our main course to come out, nothing crazy or worth complaining about, but our waiter comped my glass of wine anyway, I thought that was very considerate. We will definitely be back!

EG
vipEatGuru
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience, food and service!

DZ
vipDZZD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice business dinner location on a weekday night. Highly recommend oxtails, uni, and octopus.

MH
vipMarkH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Kith/Kin with a special friend for dinner. Despite hearing good things about the restaurant from other folks, it was both our first times coming to the restaurant for dinner. The food and service were both good. It also helps that the location of the restaurant provides for great views of the river and atmosphere along the DC waterfront. I will definitely return.

MW
MalikW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best meal I've had up to this point. It lived up to the hype and just loved every moment of it!

AW
vipAntoinetteW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. I went 4 times this past week and tried different items each time. Everything was amazing. The jerk chicken, the oxtails, crab sliders, brussel sprouts.... everything!

SG
vipSouthernGent
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was rich and delicious, a very satisfying and enjoyable meal. The staff was warm and very helpful. The patrons were eager to discuss their meals and shared their impressions and suggestions. It seemed as if everyone need me were people who enjoy food and we all enjoyed what we ordered.

The crudo was delicate with enough spice to make it sexy.
The jollof was served with a very unctuous short rib and roti skin. While I am accustomed to being served a huge plate of jollof, this was a manageable portion which was sufficient for a great meal.
The rum cake, served warm, was very good.
The specialty gin and tonic was great and two will get you where you want to be.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I have ever had. Although pricey it was worth every penny. Exceeded my expectations.

JG
JenniferG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. The oxtails and brussels sprouts were absolutely delicious! The lobster and crab slider was amazing. The Old Friend was a great take on the Old Fashioned, well balanced and smooth. Service and ambiance were impeccable. I'll definitely be going back.

KS
KalaS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing we loved Daniel will be back

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vipDOCPIE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance is peaceful, and the food was delicious, and I'm a picky eater; basically, I'm a pescatarian. The uni, crab and lobster appetizer is exquisite. The brussels sprouts, delicious. The gumbo was yummy (and I don't eat quail or andouille, and though good, the jerk chicken could have used a tad more punch. The service, especially Daniel our server was excellent. I would highly recommend giving this restaurant at least one try -- it worth it. If you're open-minded, and a tad adventurous, you'll enjoy this dining experience. I know I did.

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kcb3j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, absolutely incredible service! Highly recommend goat roti and carrot salad.

DD
DeeDeeG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received exceptional service from the moment we walked through the doors; warm reception throughout. Our server, Daniel, did an excellent job; attentive, polite and very professional. Can’t wait to visit again soon.

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Coop
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was great, drinks are a bit over priced considering the cost of the food. You can very easily rack up a large bill for a dinner for two. Overall, we were very pleased with the venue and will certainly return.

KC
KeliniC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Nice place for birthday celebrations.

LS
vipLizS
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The food was incredible. One of the best meals I have had in a long time.

JG
vipJonjelynG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Arrrived 15 minutes late for reservation and wasn’t seated for another hour! Waiter was also incredibly slow and inattentive.

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xoxox
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was good but not very original.

JM
JeffM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like everything about eating at Kith & Kin - except that both drinks and food seem a little bit pricey. Also - there should be a COOKBOOK!! I made Chef Kwame's Jamaican Salmon Escovitch with carrot puree for a dozen guests for Thanksgiving, and - superb. Three of them grabbed the recipe and have been making it on their own.

NJ
NathanJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hallmark of a great restaurant is that when they notice you haven't got your food before you have and they ackowledge the mistake and the delay and offer to make it right by compensating you for a course...excellent service, clearly a great staff, and the food is to die for.

IP
IlariP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly service -- I had a wonderful time. Looking forward to coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and the Wharf is a wonderful area. Highly recommend!

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nmfoodie
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the uni, the jollof rice, the goat roti, the rum, our servers, AND getting to meet the very personable Chef Kwame.

JF
vipJessaF
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited this weekend for my husband’s birthday. Everything was fantastic! From the One Love drink that was similar to a pineapple berry martini, to the Brussels, Mama Dukes Shrimp and the Jerk Chicken, everything was delicious!!! Will definitely go back. Fantastic!

SL
StacieL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants we have been to. The food is exceptional, the cocktails are awesome, the ambience and service are incredible. The chef was out and about in the restaurant greeting people making the experience feel personal. The inspiration behind his menu -family recipes and flavors- add to the feeling that it is a warm and inviting place. I highly recommend Kith/Kin if you can get a reservation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with friendly warm professional service. We had high expectations and they were exceeded. Cant wait to go back. Snapper was great, all our small plates were perfect. Cocktails were fresh and flavorful without being too sweet. Wine selection was simple but very effective.

LO
vipLynnO
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, well seasoned, extremely well trained and congenial staff. Extremely loud
Perhaps due to Mardi Gras celebrations.

AW
vipAnnW
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun experience with outstanding food and service

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