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Kith / Kin

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1444 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Caribbean
Join us and enjoy the beautiful weather on the Southwest Waterfront celebrating Afro-Caribbean cuisine at one of Washingtonian's Top 20 restaurants. The patio of Kith/Kin is an exclusive summer vibe to include our classics like Smoked Jerk Wings and Cucumber Salad!

Starting June 22nd, we will offer indoor as well as outdoor seating. The menu is limited and will be offered Thursday for Dinner only and Friday-Sunday all day.
Reservations are for 60 minutes from your booking time
Alcohol must be accompanied by food
Masks are expected to be worn while not consuming food or beverage
Contactless and credit card payments only, no cash or checks

Celebrating his heritage ranging from Nigeria and Jamaica to West Africa, the Caribbean, New Orleans, and New York, and now immersed in The Wharf of Washington D.C., James Beard Rising Star Winner Executive Chef, Chef Kwame finds his culinary impetus in everywhere he's from, everywhere he's been, and the influence of those who know him best.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1444 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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JeanP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My manz and them were raving about this place. So I took my shawdy for birthday. The ambience is definitely great. The wings were hittin. But the menu was limited because of the COVID restriction but we would definitely visit again when this pandemic is over.

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NiketaB
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good with a limited menu due to COVID. It was nice location

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and extremely adherent to safety

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vipSoto
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is rally good. The menu has limited options, but that is the point of the restaurant. There are about 4 drink options and 4 options for menu items.

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vipFrequentdiner
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I reserved for outdoor seating but because of the rain we were seated indoor, I would have appreciated a notice on this change. It was stressful for me as it was my first dine out experience. The menu was very limited, understandable because of current situation. Nothing extraordinary with the food. Much was written about this place, but I was not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great Sunday lunch date. The food was so good and flavorful. I loved my curry chicken, and my boyfriend is addicted the smoked jerk wings. Our servers were nice, it was peaceful and relaxing.

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LatoyaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This place is awesome!
I was expecting to order the oxtails, but of course due to COVID the menu is limited.

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vipSmunnell
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Due to a change in chefs or limiting the menu due toCOVID19 - not sure, but we had a choice of two entrees, one salad, no dessert. My reason for going was to experience the variety of African or Caribbean food. But no such luck. Had the Trinidad curry w/goat shoulder- not exciting, and Brussels sprouts - too sweet. Abundant safety precautions and spacing so felt comfortable. However, I doubt we’ll try fine dining again anytime soon. Just too awkward. Not relaxing. Sorry to have missed their normal menu and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were wonderful and it felt very safe!

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MarioW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant on the wharf. We will visit again. Food was fantastic and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were highly disappointed in the menu, food, atmosphere and service. Since the original Chef departed this restaurant has died.

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IMONLYG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff, perfect and on point. I highly recommend this place

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vipMax2310
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sooopo good! Food was fantastic. Amazing and unique mix of flavors, loved every bite. So highly recommend.

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JazminF
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Expensively priced sub par food. The best part of this restaurant is the decorum, would not return.

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CamilaS
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, great outdoor seating right on the Wharf. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great meal- especially careful of COVID restrictions

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TaraDJ
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very accommodating. My friend has many allergies, and they made sure she was taken care of. The food was very good.

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DeronH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Things are certainly different in this COVID-19 reality for restaurants, and you could feel every bit of it at Kith and Kin. After making a reservation for 8:15, I waited until 8:45 before being seated at my table.

While I certainly understand things being difficult to manage right now, that was something I couldn't quite reconcile considering the tools available to staff to assist in managing tables.

However, once we sat down, things flowed from there. The menu is abbreviated due to staffing issues, so it's not the usual Kith and Kin offering, but the food was amazing and so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I have been here twice before and this time was not a great experience. We were made to wait longer for our reservation, the menu was very restricted, my wife’s food had an insect in it which really made it really bad as she couldn’t even re-order her meal since they only allowed us an hour dinning. To end, the bill was incorrect with items on there that we didn’t order. Over wall very disappointed for a date night we were truly looking forward to.

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vipTinaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

COVID restrictions had a big impct on our dinner, so I can't fault the restaurant for that. The menu was very limited, I assume due to COVID. Staff seemed to struggle to bring enough utensils for self-serving from dishes. The brussel sprouts weren't quite as good as usual. Jerk wings were outstanding, however. All this is said with the knowledge that COVID has probably made it difficult for restaurants to deliver at top performance. The manager was exceptionally professional and kind.

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NicoleW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great customer service. Food was outstanding

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GailH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Reservations are for one hour only. The food was ok. I had the Trinidadian curry goat. As a Trinidadian I didn’t find it to be close to home at all. The meat was waaaaay over cooked, as was the coconut rice. It could’ve used some chana and potato also. Ambiance was nice and server was great as well. Chef Kwame isn’t the Executive Chef anymore so it’ll be interesting to see what the menu will become now that he’s gone.

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KennethP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, very nice. Great food. Wings were super. Coconut sorbet was also great.

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vipJenniferN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I didn't like spending that much money on a meal and being told my hour was up before my desert was even served. We weren't wasting time or loitering. We were simply eating a meal. The food was very good but that part was extremely disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!
Waitstaff is friendly and attentive. Tbe decor is lovely and very classy and chic. Great location on the Wharf.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Understanding that the restaurant was operating on a limited menu, the overall experience was good. The service was just ok considering that they only served us one entree instead of the two we ordered and the appetizer was somewhat sparse. Looking forward to them being fully operational and getting a chance to enjoy the full experience!

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TimothyR
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time eating great food and having fun with friends. The staff was attentive and anticipated our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was outstanding the service was professional and impeccable we had a big table by the window everything was perfect except I really wanted a margarita from Master Mixer Dimitri but he was working upstairs at the pool bar However the margarita I had was still good

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Sommsnacks
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was good. But the ambiance was a bit corporate. Don’t know if there is anything to be done about that.

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Issa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I brought my sisters and they all loved it.

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Morgan
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Curry goat entree was phenomenal. Manager was able to clearly articulate the ingredients. Entire staff was amazing and kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The time duration at the outside table needs reviewing. 1hr for a appetizers, entree and drinks is simple not enough.

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AllSet
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the current situation in providing service this place was outstanding. Great food and great service. Did I mention great food? Will definitely be back.

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FoodieInDC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!! I love Kith Kin. It's one of my favorites.

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Otis
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Phenomenal service. The new menu has limited yet great options! The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Just had a long wait even though we had a reservation. Waited about 30 mins past our reservation time to be seated. It was pretty warm in the restaurant as well. Felt like we were sitting outside. Food was very good.

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CherylM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I will visit again soon! I really hope to meet Chef Kwame on my next visit!

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MannyM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I believe Kith & Kin was operating at a limited menu due to COVID19. Food didn't taste as before. I will give it a pass due to the current conditions of Covid, but they need to go back to the pre-covid19 taste.

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RebeccaR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to kith/kin for my husband’s 40th birthday and everything was exceptional! Could not have asked for a better dinner in the middle of a pandemic.

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ShanaC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Only two options on the menu to choose from. And the food was cold. Our first experience before Covid was awesome. This time, we were very caught off guard with the limitation of options on the menu and the food was cold.

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bigbeng
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

the serving size of the side dishes were too small. Also a nice soft background music will be nice.

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Kith / Kin is rated 4.5 stars by 1444 OpenTable diners.

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