From $30 to $55
Swahili Village
1990 M St. NW, Washington 20036 Driving directions

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  • African
  • Air conditioning
  • Brunch
  • Restaurant offering vegetarian menus

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Look beyond these glass doors to find a back-lit map of Africa. If that doesn't hint at this kitchen's forte, its emblazoned name will set the record straight. Make your way down a few stairs to arrive at a freshly minted space, fitted out with stripped banquettes, curved booths, and a row of tables down the center of the dining side.
Patrons can expect a span of East African flavors that extend beyond the Kenyan roots of Chef/owner Kevin Onyona. The Swahili Basket is a great way to sample such apps as samosas and bhajias (vegetable fritters) served with a lethal pilipili sauce. Mbuzi mchuzi, a richly spiced goat stew, is best sopped up by rice pilaf; and who can turn down spinach cooked in coconut milk? Large portions make it ideal for a weekend feast. - MICHELIN guide inspectors


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