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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!

801 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024-3444
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Caribbean, African

Hours of Operation:
Opening Soon: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
7th St SW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
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Website:
http://kithandkindc.com/

Executive Chef:
Kwame Onwuachi

Additional:
Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

Kith / Kin Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (9)
People Watching (9)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fun (7)
Spicy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tapas (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
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Cozy (3)
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Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food, wonderful service, and a superb wine list. Would definitely got back.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food isn’t very good, it’s over priced and as someone who eats out a lot - no value for the money.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Enjoyed the Bar immensely. Wait service was nice. The food was a dream.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

You must try the whole fried fish with brown sauce. It's absolutely the best while fried fish in DC

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful new addition to the neighborhood! Chef Onwuachi stopped by our table to check on things. We couldn’t say enough about the delicious spicy red lentils, mushroom forest and raw seafood dishes we ordered. Well done, Chef!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Scenic View, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

On the new Washington Wharf, Kith Kin is a new and extremely unique restaurant, bound for many of the top lists in the DC area. Plantain chips with curry crab dip, the best bacon cheeseburger ever, followed by a habanero dessert.

Absolutely incredible!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The service sucked!! Food was not bad but they need to get better at their service

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very interesting food & helpful, attentive service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was slow not enough food but food was delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Scenic View, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Waterfront, Seasonal, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I new gem at the Wharf. I highly recommend! I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Definitely recommend this place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic!
Run don't walk to taste the amazing menu Kwame Onwuachi has created!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Spicy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We enjoyed the lunch setting and view. We really enjoyed the food and service. Curious to experience the dinner menu down the road.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

An instant D.C. GEM of a RESTAURANT. We loved everything about our experience. The food is phenomenal and the service is perfect. Try the wings!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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!

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

Excellent!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was amazing. You have to experience the different flavors, colors and lovelies of the setting. Will go back and try something else.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Most amazing, delicious, creative, cusinine! Will definitely return for More!! Crafted drinks were great and staff was pleasant and accommodating!
Thank You

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great new place to relax and enjoy great food! The roti was very tasty and the wings were so, so good!!! The service was outstanding!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Good tasting food, but very limited menu. Most of the items were very expensive “appetizers”. Beautiful space and very friendly staff, but the menu will need to evolve more if the place expects repeat customers and good word of mouth.

Tags: Tapas, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Organic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I'm very curious to see how the critics will review this new place.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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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