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About Kith / Kin
Located in the new restaurant of the InterContinental Washington DC at The Wharf, Kith and Kin is an exciting, modern, Afro-Caribbean restaurant by Chef Kwame Onwuachi!
Washington, DC 20024-3444
Hours of Operation:
Opening Soon: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00pm
7th St SW
$30 and under
Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available
Kith / Kin Ratings and Reviews
My friend and I were hoping to have a nice breakfast/brunch here. We made a reservation at 11:30am but once we arrived, were told breakfast was over. We considered leaving but one person working there managed to convince the kitchen to allow us to order off the breakfast menu. Which was nice but they made a big deal out of it-and all I ordered smoked salmon! Not hard to put together and my friend ordered an omelette. We were underwhelmed by the food-my friend's omelette looked like it had been pre-made like something you'd see on an airline flight. Fake yellow and rubbery. And the waitress seemed to forget a bagel with my smoked salmon so I waited on that for awhile. The service was really not good despite it being a lovely venue. We kept wondering if we were on a shift change but then we'd see our waitress. Anyway, maybe because they are new, they haven't worked things out yet but we were really disappointed in the whole experience. And especially because it cost $60 between us. definitely won't be going back for breakfast anytime soon...and I'll think twice before I go for dinner.
We were all so excited to go to the wharf and to experience Kith Kin. Made a reservation through Open Table (LOVE the ease and convenience of Open Table). Two days before the reservation OT texts me to confirm or cancel; I confirmed. Then day before, the restaurant calls to confirm-so I called back to confirm our reservation. Morning of, restaurant calls again—really? How many times do I have to make or confirm the same reservation? Physical space is beautiful, cleverly laid out, aesthetically pleasing. Waiter comes and either can’t hear or can’t understand us. Long story short, when we ordered white wine, we got red. When we ordered the raw bar, we got nothing (oh, you wanted that?) when we asked for the dessert menu, 30 mins later he brought the check. If you are a very patient person and don’t mind paying $9 for a Bud Light or $18 for a glass of wine, go for it, but otherwise on the second or third confirmation, do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.
The food was excellent. The setting was really nice too. The service needs to improve A LOT. I had to wait 30 min to be seated, even though I had a reservation. They apologized for it, but still. I was waiting in line to see the hostess but yet somehow she went to address the couple behind me before speaking to me. I don't understand that. And the waiter was very distracted. I asked multiple times for water refill but in the end had to get up and get it myself. In all, great food and location, but the service was really bad.
Firstly, this place is SWANK. The chef seduced me with every meal that hit the table and I loved him without knowing anything about him lol lol. I was taken here for my bday and was so impressed that an ongoing dining marathon ensued over the next 4 days w/ any friend who wanted to meet and eat so I've gone for dinner, lunch, & breakfast. Each experience: outstanding. The floor staff: great checking in on table all throughout dining. Kionna (sp?) was SO sweet, enthusiastic and added a pleasant/personable touch to the staff. Now food: We shared a variety of entrees/desserts and EVERYTHING was delicious and memorable. The flavors were layered, abundant and an amazing melding of West African/Caribbean flavor-Like flavors I've rarely experienced. Food is not large portioned so u'll need to order 2 to 3 items to make a meal. Here's all I had: coco bread w/ a pinch of large flaked salt on top-amazing. crudite-It's ALL about the avocado dipping mouse here. mushroom forest-amazing and filling IMO. arugula salad-the lime vinaigrette dressing was amazing. brussels suya-incredible. torched mackerel-I covet this dish. I vowed to come back for it and did for lunch the next day. peel and eat shrimp with surprise roti like bread was incredible. puff puff, habanero peppers and chocolate rum cake-I'd be fat if I had unlimited access to these. breakfast: pancakes-large, light and fluffy perfection. crispy potatoes-delicious. eggs-very fluffy and either organic or very fresh (I know a good egg). I wanted to lick all sauces from plates. I'm not much a meat eater so I can't speak there but I was so blown away by the food I had to meet this magic person. I built him up to be inaccessible but then he comes to speak with another table when I got to meet him! And take a picture with him! He was SO cool that I don't know if he knows how cool he is. I could only tell him he brought me joy:) I decided I'm going to try a meat dish here and I look forward to his spin on any new dishes to come!
I was excited to try this new place on the Wharf. The restaurant was very nicely decorated and laid out. The high ceilings are nice but presented an issue for noise. Mostly the issue was the loud music that inhibited some conversation and made it challenging to hear the waiter. (Turn it down - it’s a restaurant, not a bar!)
Cocktails were delicious. There were several I wanted to try. I stuck to one.
The food was wonderful. One tip - the waiter didn’t explain the menu every well. The left side are family style and are packages. There are several items in each package. The right side are all single choice items. Once we figured that out we were all set.
We had the seafood tower, the brussels and the goat roti. We are every single bit of it. Not one bad or bland bite in the whole selection. I can’t wait to have the roti again. I keep thinking about it. It’s that good.
For dessert we had the soft serve with crunchies. YUMMY!
Service was good. A little bit challenged when we asked questions - which is to be expected in a newly opened place.
I will definitely make my way here (with guests and alone) again and again.
I find it interesting that the Chef made his way to two tables of a distinct "demographic " while bypassing other tables..we had no follow up after our cold food was delivered..rice was undercooked..I have no positive recommendations for this restaurant..Do better
We had a pre-theatre dinner at this restaurant. We were interested in the Caribbean food and the chefs reputation as serving unusual and interesting food. We were not disappointed. We ordered the seafood appetizer which was generous and varied and all quite good. We also ordered the Roti which was goat Curry which had and interesting and subtle flavoring, not at all hot. That was plenty of food for the two of us, And the service was very good. My only complaint is that it's quite noisy.
Had a great time here. The Brussels Suya is a must have - even for those that claim that they do not like Brussel sprouts (like me). The Ethiopian Chicken was very good and spicy but it is a sandwich on the lunch menu. Our table shared the Puff Puff which was also good. Will visit again.
Had a wonderful time. Took my spouse for his birthday. We were struck by how flavorful the dishes were. And though the portions are fairly small, we shared 4 appetizers and were full. And I was surprised by the cost. Two cocktails and four appetizers still was under $100. We certainly plan to come again. The chef kindly came over to the table and greeted us.
Kith & Kin delivered on deliciousness! The cocktails were fun and different (a little overpriced but par for DC), and the food was delicious - we ordered the torched mackerel, Brussels suya, and Mom Dukes peel & eat shrimp. Everything was well prepared - the mackerel was moist and flakey, the shrimp and associates sauce were messy and flavorful, but the Brussels sprouts stole the show! As they have only been open a week, I think they are still working through expected growing pains, but I look forward to coming back again!
I have never experienced dining like this.
First the food. Unbelievable and served family style. The dishes were so creative but really gave pallets an inviting surprise. We had various dishes but you should definitely venture out of your comfort zone. You’ll enjoy the culinary ride.
Ambiance was warm. It’s in the new Intercontinental at the Wharf. Love the bar area and the drinks are exciting. If you love cocktails they make unique drinks that will be sure to please.
The staff was amazing and friendly. Incredibly on point and checked on us just enough without being intrusive. Love that kind of service. I did get a chance to meet the chef. He is amazing and if he had time, would love to interview on how he came up with the dishes and what were his influences.
The food was great but even though we had reservations we were waiting at the front for someone to see us and seat us for ten minutes. Then we waited another twenty minutes for our drinks and we couldn’t even order the drinks we wanted because they didn’t have the items on their menu at the bar! We were there at 8pm so it’s not like it was a late dinner. The menu needs to be reordered— maybe three tasting menus that increase in price and decrease in quantity because this restaurant is trying to do too much right now. Is it casual dining, is it mid level dining, is it trying to be fine dining? It was my husband’s birthday and I wrote that in the reservation and let the waiter know and nothing happened. Very disappointing. Also, Kwame came out and spoke with one table and never even smiled at the rest of us. Just odd. Again, the food was great but we didn’t feel wanted at the restaurant so I’m not sure we will go back any time soon.
My wife and I had a great time eating out of the selection of exquisite menu with a friendly host and we got to meet the Chef who is a young and positive fella.
We enjoyed our meal and the creative twists of the menu mixing the Jamaican, West African and American flair.
Opening night. Overall a solid restaurant but understandably still working out a few kinks. The hosts and managers were all welcoming and attentive. The servers appeared a bit nervous (probably because it was opening night) but very friendly and professional. The Chef/owner came over several times and even brought over that wonderful suya😋! The best dish hands down was the Roti. Next time I go, I'm ordering a double. Drinks were also expertly prepared though I only tried the Mule. Strong and flavorful.
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