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A New African Experience in Newark Has Arrived

Our newest location now open in Newark, New Jersey Spring 2022, across from the NJPAC convention center.  With a diverse wine collection from South Africa, a fine-dining setting and African cuisine with a soul of Kenya, our restaurant would serve Newark, New Jersey and the New York city region with a modern motherland flair.

Phone Number

JOIN OUR TEAM              973.494.7379  |  862.240.1051

Hours of Operation

SUN – WED                   11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
THURS                          11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
FRI                                 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
SAT                                11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Price Range                     $$$ 

Cuisine                              African, East African

Dress Code                      Business Casual, Dressy, Cocktail

Menu Highlights

The East- African dishes served consist 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 African, Arabian, Indian, and Persian flavors, an unrivaled blend of seasonings and approach to indigenous African cuisine. With a culture so rich in vegetables and fruits, our menu is already prepared for vegetarian and vegan diners.

Lamb Chops

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

Swahili Basket

Combination of samosa, bhajia and sausage

Samaki Fillet

Deep fried tilapia fillet chunks in a rich coconut curry, or sautéed with onions and cilantro

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Onyona

“Our vision is to build the world’s most respected food, entertainment and hospitality brand in the world.”

Chief Operating Officer

Emad Shoeb

“Every corporation is only as great as its team and leadership.  Welcome home!”

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.”




2 center street, Newark NJ 07102


Parking lot access.  Street side parking.

Phone Number
RESERVATIONS       973.494.7379
SWAHILI VILLAGE NEWARK NJ     www.swahilivillages.com

Hours of Operation

SUN – WED                   11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
THURS                          11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
FRI                                 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
SAT                                11:00 AM – 2:00 AM


Grand Opening