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Kith / Kin

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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1485 people are saying
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Great
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Limited menu choices.

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IsaacT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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
1 review
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..

MB
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
5 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
75 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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vipDavidS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our experience was impacted by a kitchen issue/fryer problem that while it greatly extended our time to wait for dinner, we were treated very well by staff and informed about the delays. This made the experience much more tolerable than not knowing why food was taking long to arrive. We appreciated the graciousness of the staff and the food was amazing.

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ErikaG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

New chef and whoever it is is nothing like Chef Onwuachi. I went here for my birthday last year 2019 & everything was so great I came back for the second year. Unfortunately it was not the same at all. I came for the red snapper but there was only two options of entrée jerk or curry and neither have a fish option. My food took over an hour to come out and when i got it it was cold. The food tasted as if they have Chef Onwuachi recipes but can’t execute them the way he does.

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MK2020
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was OUTSTANDING!!! My sister and I have been meaning to try this for a while and we finally did on Sunday August 10th, mid-afternoon. Fantastic service - everyone, especially Demetri. We dined outdoors, great ambience under the umbrellas and on the waterfront. We had the chickpea curry bowl and Sangria. Fabulous. We appreciated the hostess and all of the wait staff and the COVID-19 precautions. BIG THUMBS UP! We will be back :).

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Foodie4Life
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food was not up to par with what I’m used to from this restaurant. The menu is limited to 3 entrees due to the restaurant’s short staff, but I’ve experienced food from the shortened list and had a great experience in the past. This time though, it was a mess! I ordered curry goat and my guest ordered the jerk chicken meal. The rice and peas in my order was half cooked and not drained prior to being plated, so I had watery rice. Nothing on the plate was smoking upon arrival, basically I was brought room temperature/cold food. The curry goat was not warm at all. The brussel sprouts were warm but so burnt, it blended in with the goat. The curry on the goat was thick and stuck to the meat like it just came out the fridge and no one thought to heat it enough so that it liquified a bit. My guest had jerk chicken, but it was dried out and difficult to cut. They too had watery rice and peas. Lastly, we ordered chick peas, which did not taste like it had Caribbean curry or ingredients of the Caribbean at all. It was like tasteless, soup (tasted closely to masala) and had almonds and nuts sprinkled on the top. Caribbean chick peas as a side should be thick. I should know because I’m caribbean. All in all, this time I visited Kith/Kin, I was given food that clearly did not have time to cook thoroughly and was produced with little love and it showed. I was disappointed, but have high hopes for their future offerings.

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vipallisonl
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We tried the jerk chicken and the goat shoulder. Both meals came with more than enough food and were amazing. We will definitely be returning!

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fiifio
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot ! Classy and calm with an outdoor viewing the water! Their menu has been realty reduced due to Covid with a contemporary spin on Afro-carribean food.

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FatmataC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of the diners who was sitting at a nearby table was on a video call that was in speakerphone. She was very loud and disrupted the peaceful ambience of my time at the restaurant. I was going to tell our waiter but luckily she was finishing her meal and left as I was about to go so. I think the staff at the restaurant should tell diners not to do this because it's inconsiderate of the money others have spent to have a good time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing service

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