Top Chef alum adds his touch and taste to the Wharf


Kwame Onwuachi has entered the next chapter of his closely watched career with the opening of his new high-profile Afro-Caribbean restaurant, Kith and Kin.

The widely anticipated follow-up to his earlier Shaw neighborhood venture, all eyes or now on Kith and Kin because of the profoundly personal influences the two-time restaurateur and Top Chef alum has woven into the makeup of the establishment — and because it is the first of the high-profile restaurants open in the still-evolving Wharf.

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

Onwuachi’s place, tucked into the ground floor of the new Intercontinental hotel, features a dedicated bar, a private dining room, a “wine wall” displaying nearly 400 bottles, and a centerpiece mural that hangs on a back wall.

PS Kith/Kin means Family & Friends

801 Wharf St. SW  Washington DC, 20024


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