Originally from The Gambia, West Africa, Chef Howsoon Cham started cutting his teeth in the high end restaurant scene and eventually went on to own several restaurants in the D.C. area. Fast forward to today, he realized there is a lack of American food with a West Africa flare in D.C. so he decided to launch Moi Moi.
Delight in every bite
West African Classics
From Shrimp and Grits to Jerk Chicken, Moi Moi welcomes you to try our specialised menu.
Really enjoyed this place. Went for black restaurant week so I got a 3 course meal. Jerk chicken for the appetizer, lamb chops with Brussel sprouts and macaroni and cheese and bread pudding for dessert. I ordered the lamb chops medium but they came back well done. They were still delicious nonetheless. I will definitely return in the future
Loved the ambience & the dishes, especially the entrees are prepared to perfection. We liked the fact that there's live performance every Thursday, lovely touch. Dishes pricey, per DC standards,but worth it. We shall definitely return
I got a chance to go to Moi Moi with my old roommate from college. We good time. I was very critical about their cuisine because I am West African myself. The jerk chicken was the best part of the meal. I was pretty upset of the quality of Jellof fries they served. Although it was good it was nothing like what I am accustomed to and grew up eating. The arugula salad was pretty refreshing. I was a big fan of the drink they had on the menu. The drinks were pretty strong which set off a good tone for the rest of the evening. I personally believe some of the food is overpriced but I enjoyed the meal.
While in DC the girls and I got together and went to this restaurant. When we arrived they said there was no indoor seating available in this very nice restaurant. Which by the way didn't seem to be the truth at all but we sat outside anyway. We were served by a very nice young man. I was starving so I ordered the chicken yassa. When it came out it looked delicious. I dug in and didn't particularly care for the taste. It tasted like a lot of mustard in the seasoning. I was hungry so I ate it anyway. I tried a couple of the girls dishes and the fish was good. The bill included a 20% gratuity. All in all I had an ok experience.
I had a great time with friends, good music, nice atmosphere. I thought it was a Nigerian place and was expecting mostly Nigerian food but there’s a wide African variety. Decided to try a Gambian dish with a friend, which didn’t do it for us, manager was happy to switch it out for us at no extra cost. The waitress was pleasant and service was pretty decent.
5:00 pm - 11:00pm (March 27 - End of April) Tuesday:
Closed Wednesday - Thursday:
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dinner 5pm - 11pm Friday - Saturday:
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dinner 5pm - 11pm & Hookah 9pm - 1am Sunday:
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunch served 11am - 3pm
Dinner 5pm - 9pm
Hookah 11am - 9pm Thanksgiving :
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm New Year’s Eve :
5:00 pm - 2:00 am Open Memorial Day (May 29) Open Independence Day (July 4)
1627 K ST NW
Washington, DC 20006