Kith / Kin

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Caribbean
After composing a home-cooked meal served on his mother's kitchen table, Kith/Kin creator and James Beard Rising Star Winner Executive Chef, Kwame Onwuachi, knew this was the makings of the menu he was meant to craft – one that brings his roots to the surface, and celebrates a story generations in the making.

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

We invite you to share in the story. To indulge in flavors with substance. And to take a seat at the table. Because this is a place where all are friends and a member of the family.

Welcome to Kith/Kin.
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Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was good but not very original.

NJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

n
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JF
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

AW
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun experience with outstanding food and service

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good time. Would come back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience from start to finish! It’s wonderful seeing afro-Caribbean cuisine being placed under a beautiful high end spotlight. Our server Nick made the night extremely memorable and the impeccable, warm service provided by him made the night complete! Everything was full of flavor and that Snapper... OMG!!! Please treat yourself and visit this wonderful restaurant. We will definitely be back!

MK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Generous portions of creative and delicious dishes.

PA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Move environment everyone was pleasant valet park was cool

T
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is sumptuous. The service is divine. And the music is groovin'.

CG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Servers were friendly, informative, and efficient! Food was phenomenal! I have a Caribbean background and my husband is from Kenya - we both loved how Kith/Kin's food tasted both like home and like a new culinary experience. Will definitely be back!

DN
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The oxtail were not available. Unfortunately, I was looking forward to having them. However, overall service and food was great!

A
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We arrived promptly at Noon for our Noon reservation. Nobody in sight at the front desk, nobody paid attention to us until I asked "Are you open?" Someone mumbled "Almost." We waited while people shifted around and about 12:15 someone showed us to our table. Appetizers -- brussels sprouts and slider -- were great. Gumbo was average: sauce too thick and not very tasty. Our waiter was lovely!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back! The oxtail was amazing! So was the shrimp! Yum!!

DG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The lemonade was awful, I believe it was made to order and tasted like water with lemon. The pineapple mocktail also lacked sugar. The food and service was excellent.

SC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was some of the best food I’ve ever had! The ox tail melted in our mouths and the goat shoulder was amazing, too. Our waitress was so nice and explained everything on the menu for us. 10/10 recommend and cannot wait to go back!

C
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A splendid combination of African and Caribbean delights.

CH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am very happy to have received this survey. I was in the process of writing to you about the experience myself and my date had on February 13th. While this was not my 1st visit, it was for my party of 1 in attendance with me. The staff was simply amazing, to include the waitress that made us feel special on this momentous occasion for us. She went the “extra” mile so that we never had a chance to want for anything and her suggestions of the menu & wine listing was very good. I had arranged for this night to be a remembrance for my date, and the restaurant’s expertise made it even more than I could have imagined.
Thank you so, the service was exemplary !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're coming back!

TS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was surprisingly disappointed by the food and presentation of it when I went. Additionally it was too expensive for what it was.

S
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the sunset at the warf from my corner window table. Loved Old Friend Cocktail-rather pricey at $18. Spiced pork belly was enhanced by the accompanying hot pepper sauce. Liked the slight crunch of the short rib though the glaze was a tad sweet but a touch of afore mentioned hot sauce solved the problem. Accompanying roti & jallop rice were great sides to the dish. Plantain bun crusted with whole pecans topped with caramel sauce was great finish to the very peasant meal. Lulu was an observant perfectly gracious host. She even send me off with a little container of the hot pepper sauce.

JM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service with detailed explanation of dishes. Also very unique food.

RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful loved the food and drinks

TM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A bit pricey for the quantity of food. But would definitely be back.

ZD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the Jamaican/African fusion menu. I ordered the Jerk Chicken and it was pretty good. Didn’t like that the jerk sauce was on the side, but everything else was good. My favorite thing I ordered was the Brussels Suya, delicious side or appetizer! Intimate setting, cute for a date night or intimate dinner with friends!

BF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was very disappointing, especially given the outrageous prices. The mushroom appetizer was far from appetizing and the carrot salad was tasteless. Further, the server acted like she could have cared less about serving us and was not at all attentive throughout our meal. Never again will I go there!

DB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Difficult to find the entry (through the hotel). Bartender was very welcoming and knowledgeable/professional. Good martini. We all enjoyed our food. Next time I will ask to be seated in a quieter area. When entertaining someone with a foreign accent, it can be tricky to understand what is being said. It was exacerbated by the sound level. I am looking forward to visiting again, in warm weather, when the Wharf is more lively.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s 21st birthday that day and we decided to try Kith/Kin. It did not disappoint and we were very pleased with the food and service. The manager and server made sure that we would have a wonderful experience— and we did! Thank you very much for a lovely evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but not great. The atmosphere felt like a hotel restaurant. It lacks personality.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Great birthday dinner celebration. Service was too slow.

JC
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a party of 5 and everyone was satisfied with their selections to include one in our party who was a vegetarian - there was something for all. Great location and ambiance. Wait staff was good in the beginning of the meal but a little less so attentive as the evening went on. Good work by the out front staff in handling reservations and last minute changes, they were friendly and accommodating. Food was full of flavor and presented well. Of note, it is expensive night out so don’t be surprised by their pricing. I would return to this restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Unfortunately they really don’t have any lunch options for vegetarians anymore. I had a tiny salad that cost more than my friend’s huge sandwich it was very delicious, but I was lucky I had a big breakfast that day.

b
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

the food was heavy and spicy but delicious. ordered four dishes and that was plenty. the waiter staff were very nice and professional.

NL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would like to return to try more dishes. Service was very friendly,

j
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed with Kith/Kin. The service and food are consistently the best. I cannot stop ordering the brussel sprouts and curry goat. It is spectacular every time.