Kith / Kin

4.5
1493 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Join us and enjoy the beautiful weather on the Southwest Waterfront celebrating Afro-Caribbean cuisine at one of Washingtonian's Top 20 restaurants. The patio of Kith/Kin is an exclusive summer vibe to include our classics like Smoked Jerk Wings and Cucumber Salad!

Starting June 22nd, we will offer indoor as well as outdoor seating. The menu is limited and will be offered Thursday for Dinner only and Friday-Sunday all day.
Reservations are for 60 minutes from your booking time
Alcohol must be accompanied by food
Masks are expected to be worn while not consuming food or beverage
Contactless and credit card payments only, no cash or checks

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad they’re closed now

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. The menu was very limited. I was really excited to be able to get in but disappointed once I looked at the menu—chickpeas, chicken and goat. The food was good but not what I expected. Our server had too many tables which meant we had to wait for everything. Hopefully after the pandemic things will get back to normal.

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PaulL
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We had read wonderful reviews of the restaurant and decided to dine out. The food was very good but the limited menu was a surprise (not on website)! The disappointing part of the evening was the service.... or there lack of it! The restaurant was 70% full and there appeared to sufficient staff but they were not attentive or better defined as “lazy”. We have always allowed room because of the pandemic but this was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The food was unbelievable. The service was not great. It took a very long time to get non alcoholic drinks and to place our order. Showed up on time for reservation and still waited in a line with people who did not have reservations for 10+ minutes. I would return based on the quality of food only.

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EddieD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My friends and I dined here for my birthday and it was a nice experience. We were extremely late (due to looking for parking) and the staff was still able to accommodate us. The food was great despite it being a limited menu. Would go back if/when there are more offerings.
Service started off a little slow but got better; I think there was a shift switch and once we got a new server the service was great.

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Jiji
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

There were only two things on the menu and the previous chef had left with all his recipes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Pros: *Delicious* food, friendly service, and great covid-19 safety protocols.
Cons: We waited 25 minutes after our reservation time to be seated (outside); menu was extremely limited (jerk chicken or curry).

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Colin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my girlfriend Alyssa

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Great
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Limited menu choices.

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IsaacT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great - Not sure if It was only one server working because the service was not the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I really had high expectations, but was disappointed. Hopefully it was the result of the pandemic. The server was preoccupied with one of the 4 tables she had, causing us delays in ordering our different courses. The menu was extremely limited. With that being said, I expected the food to be amazing. It was amazingly ordinary. It was no more than a strip mall, Styrofoam containered carribean carryout. At this point, the only thing I see going for this place is the ambience. I want to give them another try, but will wait until things normalize.

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JWise
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food in the past was amazing. I understand the covid circumstances but food shouldn't decline like it did. Goat shoulder has no flavor at all. Chicken was decent.

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GailC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizer portions were too small for the price. Jerk chicken not very good.
Curry goat was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent...especially our server Shanta! The Manager was very personable as well. The kitchen was not running as efficiently due to COVID times, however, Management and our server kept us informed and even made a few concessions for our wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Brunch 🙌🏾🙌🏾

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ToyinF
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great place and beautiful scenery. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We were a little upset that the menu was reduced so much because of Covid but what we ended up ordering was amazing. The staff was friendly, ambiance is beautiful, food is amazing. The kitchen is really fast also. It was a good time.

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SarahG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic -- the food, the drinks, and the service! Love the patio setup for safety. Everyone was masked, and every dish came out with a cover. Even the cocktails! Loved the little steps Kith/Kin is taking to be extra cautious in this crazy world.

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PatriciaN
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The whole menu wasn’t even available. I’m highly disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, just wish the food menu was a little larger. But understandable due to COVID-19. I will truly return.

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AngelaH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Get the jerk chicken and "one love" to drink. Warning only desert is sorbet. This is a fairly expensive date spot. The view and overall amibance is worth it.

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RoxanaH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had dinner for our 19th anniversary. The alcoholic drinks are definitely very over priced. The drinks were good but not worth $18. The food was food but it would help to have more green vegetable or salad selections.

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TashenaM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food. I would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was AMAZING! The jerk bbq wings were delicious!

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vipIanD
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Get there quickly as K&K closing in October . Limited COVID dinner menu is delicious

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mocha
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was just ok. I would of liked more of a variety to pick from on the menu as other restaurants have during this time. So there is no excuse for only 3 items. Also i prefer white meat over dark meat. And the jerk chicken was dark meat only. Drinks are over $10! Very expensive. I had h20 only because of this. Smh..

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MarissaB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Their menu has almost disappeared due to Covid, however, what was left is great and the drinks too. However, outside seating isn't to nice more like lounge seating and not for actual dinner.

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Niki
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Okay so let's talk about Kith/Kin during COVID-19. I already loved this place and was so sad to see it go. But not so fast. There was a resurgence! I made sure to make a reservation mostly because I was curious about how they planned to handle the pandemic. You can choose inside seating but I opted for outdoor seating because it's The Wharf in the summer. It's gorgeous out there and not too many people were outside. These days, you'll order form a menu on your phone that you retrieve via a QR code. It's great because menus can be a rest haven for germs. The menu is pared down but their greatest hits are present, no worries. There's covers on the glasses, the drink straw and napkin come in a ziptop bag, and the staff keeps their distance by passing items on a tray. They set your items down, you pick them up. Everyone is in their own "bubble" so to speak. I'm endlessly impressed with how diligent the staff has been about safety. And the food, as usual, is absolutely phenomenal and worth every dime.

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vipBobW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited (I imagine due to Coronavirus) but delicious menu! Staff maintained great service, were attentive and friendly despite limitations from current city guidelines. Overall a wonderful experience!

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TracyL
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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StevenH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Three of the four of us were vegetarians. We wanted more options, but at the end of the day there were few options for anyone, regardless of dietary choice. Ultimately we all LOVED the food that we got. Although we felt that the side Brussel sprouts far exceeded the slaw as a vegetable to go along with the food.

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DetraB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Curry chickpeas and Brussel sprouts and this was the best dish I have eaten at a restaurant in a long time. I will be back for more of this great food. Thanks Kith/Kin job well done!

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vipTomK
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although the appetizers (Kith) & main dishes (Kin) provided limited options, the food was fabulous! The wine list was also quite limited, but what they served matched the dishes perfectly. Short walk from the L'enfant Metro station, definitely worth the visit if you are in the Waterfront area.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Friendly staff, beautiful waterfront outdoor seating. The food and drinks are good, but not super creative. You're paying for the beautiful ambiance.

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vipBeckyS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Limited, but delicious, menu! Friendly service/environment.

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vipCURTISI
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The most horrible food I’ve ever eaten or in this did not eat.
I understand chef left. So they shouldn’t try to continue the same menu. Either close the restaurant or change menu.
Do not try to serve dog food and call it curry goat. It’s cultural misappropriation.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I assumed this place was a romantic/sophisticated vibe, and maybe it is on a normal night, but on Saturday it was loud because of a few groups dining inside. The service is nice but everyone felt like they only knew half the answer. The menu is tiny. I got the cucumber and avocado salad. That was so so tiny and frankly a joke. The “quinoa” in it was literally 7 dots of quinoa. Wasn’t even worth putting in the description. I’m someone who likes small portions but boy was this limiting.
The people were nice and wanted to make any drink you wanted. My drink tasted great. I don’t want to tear this place down, but it’s just not worth the money unfortunately. Plus they didn’t do anything to acknowledge my birthday which was a real bummer

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NRodney
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my friends birthday! Although in was in the midst of a pandemic, we felt safe and comfortable because of their procedures. Food was delicious! I’m eating my leftovers as we speak.

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KristenP
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Entire experience, including their strict compliance with Covid regulations, was great. We felt safe and at ease and the food was as delicious as ever.

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vipParisgalore
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. I would encourage trying the curried goat which was quite tender and tasty. Service also was quite good and the wait staff was very attentive.

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Kith / Kin is rated 4.5 stars by 1493 OpenTable diners.