About Kwame Onwuachi

Kwame Onwuachi is the executive chef and co-owner of The Shaw Bijou in Washington D.C. At 27-years old, Onwuachi brings a unique perspective to the D.C. food arena.


  • 30 under 30
  • Young Chef of the Year U.S. Regional Finalist
    San Pellegrino
  • Best New Chef South, Nominee
    Taste Talks

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Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

"Another new one coming to the menu next week!!! So proud of my team for all of their hard work. This is one of my new favorites. Big Eye Tuna “Kitfo” with yuzu, koseret, mitmita and a giant shrimp chicharron @kithandkindc @intercontinentaldcwharf"
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"Just an army of egusi dumplings chilling in chili palm oil #naija 🇳🇬"
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"As I eat my last meal here I can’t help but reflect on my week in Nigeria. I used to eat these meat pies as a kid growing up in Ibusa. Coming back here and receiving the amazing hospitality from @rsvplagos and their team has inspired me so much and brought me back to being that boy in my village again. Thanks for the laughs, amazing food, and great company. I’m so excited to get back to DC and implement some changes to the menu and to my life in general. Till next time."
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"Thank you @rsvplagos for hosting me for African Heritage Week. I learned so much about my culture and had a great time!!! Can’t wait to come back to Lagos!"
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"Amazing periwinkles here in Lagos!!!!"
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