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Swahili Village OTS, Newark, NJ

Swahili Village OTS

4.4
4.4
298 Reviews
$31 to $50
African
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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    African, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, East African
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–1:00 am Thu–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 am
  • Phone number
    (973) 494-7379
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Middle Eastern
  • Executive chef
    Chef Alfredo Hernandez
  • Catering
    www.swahilivillages.com | 202.798.7701
  • Private party facilities
    www.swahilivillages.com | 202.798.7701
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Cross street
    Corner of Center Street and Mulberry Street
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    NJ Transit, Light Rail, Amtrak
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Good for groups

  • Essex

    Hot spot

  • Essex

    Lively

298 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordered the red snapper. It was drenched in a tomato stew type topping. The fish was not fresh - dry and flavorless.

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  2. SharettaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. You will not be disappointed.

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  3. RIG1

    New York City

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the third time we've eaten here. Theme food is very good. We've tried a number of the dishes and haven't been disappointed

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  4. LadyGray

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb! The food, ambience and service was great! Will be back.

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  5. Kate

    Washington DC

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time trying Swahili food and it was so incredible. We had the Swahili basket to start, which was a great way to sample the Samosa, sausage and breaded potato. For our main course, we ordered beef and the chicken breast. Each main course comes with two sides, so we got the joulaf rice, spinach, breaded banana and flatbread. We loved the decorations and Kenyan radio playing in the background. Our server was so nice and helpful. This place is definitely worth a visit if you're in Newark!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Swahilli village is amazing. Not only was the food on point the ambience, art and energy of the restaurant is amazing. I am grateful this restaurant is in New Jersey.

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  7. KellyeA

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience overall and my family and I enjoyed every minute of our time. Definately will be coming back!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an excellent experience at Swahili Village in Newark on March 1st, 2024. Service: 5/5 - Outstanding service Food: 5/5 - Delicious and satisfying Ambiance: 5/5 - Friendly and welcoming environment Overall Experience: 5/5 - Exceptional dining experience Swahili Village exceeded my expectations in all aspects, making it deserving of a perfect score.

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  9. Foodjoy

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful new addition to the area. With very few choices when going to NJPAC, this is very welcomed. The restaurant is great , food delicious, service is good. Love going to dine there, always a new experience.

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  10. Oysterterrific

    New York City

    145 reviews

    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined here many times and it’s always great. The lamb chops are very good but the goat steaks the show. Tender and succulent in delicious sauces, wow. Oxtail is another gem. Go and enjoy warm friendly service and great food. Bar and lounge areas too for a club atmosphere late into the night. Or just a quiet pre show dinner.

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FAQs

Swahili Village OTS offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 494-7379.

Swahili Village OTS is rated 4.4 stars by 298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Swahili Village OTS

2 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of Center Street and Mulberry Street
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–1:00 am Thu–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    African, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, East African
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    NJ Transit, Light Rail, Amtrak
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Middle Eastern
  • Executive chef
    Chef Alfredo Hernandez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (973) 494-7379
  • Catering
    www.swahilivillages.com | 202.798.7701
  • Private party facilities
    www.swahilivillages.com | 202.798.7701
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