Northwest, District of Columbia

Welcome to the District of Columbia

serving downtown Washington D.C.

Now serving downtown D.C.

SWAHILI VILLAGE , is happy to announce our second location at 1990 M STREET, WASHINGTON DC. 20036. We are the first iconic fine dining African restaurant located in the heart of DC’s power-dining corridor. Strategically placed within the diplomatic corridors of Washington DC, we are here as THE CONSULATE—-a social hub for African culture with fine dining experience.

As your latest obsession and destination for African food, we not only provide an ambience for fine dining but also provide a space for social and cultural events that fosters US-African engagement. You can host African dialogue, meetings, programs and ceremonial events in our specially designed executive room that sits 50 plus people. The room is equipped with full audio and visual capacity powered by BOSE.

Phone Number

RESERVATIONS              202.758.3384

Hours of Operation

SUN – THU                  11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
FRI – SAT                   11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Price Range                     $$$ 

Cuisine                              African fine-dining

Dress Code                      Casual, Business Casual, Dressy 

Menu Highlights

The East- African dishes served at Swahili, THE CONSULATE consists of the staples that Swahili Village has been known for in the past ten years. The flavors ties in an appreciation for all parts of Africa and the world at large. We offer you a true taste of not just Kenya but Africa. Swahili menu captures the essence of distant lands bringing a rich blend of Arabian, Indian, Persian, Portuguese, European and African flavors, an unrivaled blend of seasonings and approach to indigenous African cuisine. We also have lots of vegetarian dishes

Lamb Chops

Lamb Chops Marinated in garlic butter, thyme, and other secret herbs and spices. Then pan-seared and finally, slow-grilled in an open flame.

Red beans

Boiled, tasty red beans in a creamy coconut sauce.

Group Platter

Grilled goat, beef, Chicken served with collard greens, spinach, cabbage, ugali
and chapati garnished with kachumbari.


Chef Alfredo

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you look like. Great food with great flavor brings everyone together, especially when its something new.”




Swahili Village DC is located along M street between 19th and 20th streets NW D.C.


4 parking garages within the same block and street side meter parking free on Sundays.   

Cities nearby

This location serves the entire District of Columbia, Northern Virginia cities of Arlington, Alexandria, Rosslyn and the Montgomery and Prince Georges county cities in Maryland.

Phone Number
RESERVATIONS      202.758.3384
Hours of Operation
SUN – THU                     11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
FRI – SAT                     11:00 AM – 1:00 AM


Situation Sundays – “African Brunch”

Comedy & Talent Night

Night of Jazz