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Swahili Village The Consulate, Washington, DC
Award-winning

Swahili Village The Consulate

4.4
4.4
437 Reviews
$50 and over
African
Swahili Village Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Kenyan meals and Kenyan ambiance. Venture in and be transported to a city in Kenya. Karibu. We serve nyama choma, tilapia, samosas, imported beer, and beverages.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    African, Lounge, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (202) 758-3384
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Catering
    We can cater to private or corporate events of any size. Please contact 202-758-3384 and speak with a manager for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Call today and speak with a manager about your upcoming event.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Dupont Circle
  • Cross street
    19th St and M St NW
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available. Also there are 6 parking garages within 3 blocks
  • Public transit
    Less than 5 blocks from Farragut North, Farragut West, and Dupont Circle Metro Stations
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Happy Hour takes place from 4pm-7pm Monday-Friday. Craft cocktails, champagne, sangria and mimosas specials!

What 437 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
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

437 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious as always but the service could be improved

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited for over 20 minutes before we got a waiter on my table while the couple next to us got one a few minutes after they sat down(even got their food before we did). I don’t want to call out skin color as an issue because it seemed like it. Different servers walking by us and looking with no one stopping by to ask if we’ve ordered. The service could definitely be better.

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  3. OliviaK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, a bit over priced which I expected, the oxtail could be cooked longer. Was a bit tough. Overall good for African/caribbean cuisine.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an amazing experience! Food was a 10/10. Will definitely be coming back next time we’re in D.C.

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  5. JulieK

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a last minute increase in our party and the staff graciously and quickly accommodated us. The food was fantastic and the place has a great vibe and fun craft cocktails

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  6. EricaP

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food was quite good. The aromas as we entered were tantalizing. My guest had the lamb chops. I had the Samaki (fish) salad. We shared samosas that were shatteringly crisp and very nicely seasoned. I really enjoy the space and the background music. While I wasn't partaking, I enjoyed seeing the creative cocktails being served.

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  7. Thecritic

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The did was good but service lacked. Depending on the server, you got great service. Our servers assistance checked on us randomly. I spent the night with my neck in a crook looking to signal anyone for help. 2.5 hours of begging someone whom we paid a automatic 20%tip is ridiculous.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful brunch experience. The mango desert is superb!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was terrible with a lot of young folks that just don’t care about the job they are doing

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was perfect. The only downside was that the waiter could be more responsive and he was very forgetful. Overall the food carried my rating.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Swahili Village The Consulate using the Order Online button. Swahili Village The Consulate also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 758-3384.

Swahili Village The Consulate is rated 4.4 stars by 437 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Swahili Village The Consulate

1990 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    19th St and M St NW
  • Neighborhood
    Dupont Circle
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    African, Lounge, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available. Also there are 6 parking garages within 3 blocks
  • Public transit
    Less than 5 blocks from Farragut North, Farragut West, and Dupont Circle Metro Stations
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 758-3384
  • Catering
    We can cater to private or corporate events of any size. Please contact 202-758-3384 and speak with a manager for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Call today and speak with a manager about your upcoming event.
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