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Jul 10, 2008 08:31 AM

Kenyan restaurants in the region?

Hi -- Does anyone know of any Kenyan restaurants -- or restaurants that offer primarily Kenyan cuisine -- in the greater Washington/Baltimore area? I know of one, Safari D.C. in Washington. Are there others? Thanks.

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  1. I don't know any that are specifically Kenyan, but Roger Miller Restaurant in Silver Spring serves West African food, but that is probably more like what you would get in Senegal or Cameroon.

    1. That's the only one I know of as well. You might try calling the Embassy of Kenya and ask for Peter Macharia, he is a 'closet' Chowhound. He might know of others places.

      What is your interest in Kenyan food?

      1. There's a kenyan restaurant in Petworth area:

        Safari DC
        4306 Georgia Ave NW, Washington - (202) 722-7701

        It's pretty good. Of course, they have ugali etc...

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        1. re: hosik

          The OP already mentioned Safari DC. Have you eaten there? Is it a good place to go?

          1. re: Steve

            It's definitely worth trying. Very different from types of African cuisine typically available in DC (e.g. Ghanian, Ethiopian). Kenyan food has a lot of Indian influence (from the British colonial days) and stews. I'm no expert though -- but I would recommend giving it a try.

        2. The Baltimore Sun had an article yesterday about a group of Kenyan nationals that hang out at Charlie Brown's Bar on Hazlewood Avenue in Rosedale and chow on Nyama Choma on Friday nights. Can't recommend it - this is a very tough bar in a very tough section of town.

          1. You can visit Swahili Village in Beltsville. They have fantastic Ugali, goat curry, chapatis, fantastic fish, and Kenyan beer (Tusker). Here is a writeup about them.