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Mokomandy Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mokomandy.com
  • Phone: (571) 313-0505
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun, Korean
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Wilcox Stevens
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Depending upon party size, Mokomandy may offer its full dining area and bar for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Thaddeus Kim (571) 313-0505

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Algonkian Parkway
  • Public Transit: Great Falls Plaza - Loudoun County Commuter Bus
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Great Falls Plaza parking lot.
A word from Mokomandy
Modern. Korean. Cajun. Mokomandy is a casual fine-dining restaurant located in Sterling, VA. We offer an eclectic menu of American, Korean, and Cajun dishes that complement one another, resulting in an unprecedented dining experience. Born from a Korean-American father and a Cajun mother, President Thaddeus Kim has assembled a team of culinary professionals dedicated to delivering the freshest quality ingredients to our customers.

Mokomandy understands that every guest is different and may have dietary restrictions or allergies to certain foods. We pride ourselves in our ability to address our customers’ needs when possible. Please feel free to tell our servers about any special requests.

We look forward to seeing you at Mokomandy!
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Diner Reviews
  • "innovative menu, knowledgeable and attentive staff, excellent food at a good value"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We tried a mix of Korean and Cajun inspired dishes and they were all delicious! I love the way the menu is divided into snacks and small, medium and large plates--although some of the snacks turned out to be quite large! It makes it easy to share and experiment. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful, and even though it filled up, it was not too noisy, possible because we were in a corner table, but we remarked how nice it was not to have to shout. We will be going back even though getting there on a Friday night from Arlington was quite an adventure. We'll try early on Sunday evening next time!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Love this place, one of my favs...and so close to home! Can't be beat!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had heard great things about Mokomandy so, when the opportunity came to dine out with friends who look for fantastic epicurean experiences, I booked a reservation. It did not disappoint. Everything we had was delicious - the Bulgogi was my favorite and the sliders were a very close second. The cocktails were original and amazing and the service was impeccable. The staff at Mokomandy really care about your dining experience and that is evident in the interest they take in your menu choices as well as the quality of the food."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Delightful combination of unexpected taste delights. Bring friends to share lots of small plates. Works on so many levels. Drinks and small plates at the bar. Weekend brunch. Tasting party with friends. Loved the Kimchi Pancakes, Jalapeno Hush Puppies, Korean Potroast Sliders and Modern Korean Scallops. Topped it off with Beignets and French Press Coffee. Wow. Who knew that Korean and Cajun could make such a happy pairing?"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We love Mokomandy, and we're so lucky it's right in our neighborhood... amazing food and great service!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "You go for the food. Excellent menu with really vibrant and taste filled dishes. From small snacks to large plates you will find something new to love. The wild boar is to die for. The ambience is a little lacking but what can you expect from a restaurant in a strip mall. The food quality could definitely rival some similar DC restaurants however."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food combined with good drinks and an extensive beer list!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Love that there is always something new, crab cakes with scallop binder were light and perfectly cooked. Pots du creme is a yummy dessert addition, of course, we couldn't pass up the barbecue sliders, spicy!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The jalapeno hush puppies, surf and turf dumplings, and wild boar bowl were out of this world. Knowledgeable and friendly service. Nice vibe. I'm clearly returning."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My friends and I dine often at Mokomandy and know it very well. This restaurant is a true gem in Potomac Falls but on the level of the highest DC, NYC or Palm Beach restaurant in everything .... cuisine, service, wine and cocktails, desserts. The small bites before dining are awesome. Kale chips (to-die-for), cucumbers, fries are a perfect companion to the selections on the fine wine list. I've sampled almost all of the medium and large plates and the presentation and taste are exquisite. Leave room for dessert and the French press coffee. Be sure to make a reservation and enjoy a fabulous dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "If you've never been to Mokomandy, then you're missing out. This boutique(ish) restaurant has outstanding food, great service, a very impressive drink menu, and an extremely knowledgable staff -- especially the executive chef! A great place for a quick bite, celebration or romantic outing!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Tried 3 new dishes this trip to share; pepper tuna ssam, crab cake and Korean scallops. Fantastic. Each a new favorite. Tuna melted in your mouth; crab cake...no filler...PERFECT and the sauce to die for and asked for bread to soak it up; Korean scallops were sweet and cooked to perfection with sauces that amazed the taste buds"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Best meal in DC area ever and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Mokomandy never disappoints...unique fusion food that is always fresh, perfectly prepared, and beautifully presented. Excellent service. Great for sharing. Great price for high quality food!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Look this place! So creative with their food and drinks. Looks of good options for all tastes and appetites."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food is innovative, the chef 5 star and the place friendly and super service oriented. The wagu beef tips were to die for and we don't like grits except for Mokomandy's. All dishes we have had were the best and we like the small bites, medium and then large dishes to try a variety of food. Fantastic find that we are lucky to have in our neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Kale chips, kimshi pancakes, bulgogi what's not to love?"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "First our server Jason was outstanding Extremely professional, courteous and well versed on the menu. foie dumplings were fantastic personally I would have preferred a lighter sauce almost like a broth. Drago oysters could have used a little less cooking and maybe a topping for the panko to adhere to, flavors were nice though. Biggest problem of the night was the ocean soup. Clams were nicely cooked as were the noodles, but the broth was screaming for some kind of flavor not to mention salt, I'm familiar with white beef broth and this just didn't have any depth. Maybe a veal shin or oxtails would help bump up the flavor or longer simmer.bone marrow was undercooked and the scallion pesto too bitter and under seasoned. marrow needs a brine."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We loved this restaurant. The food was great and the service was just right. We enjoyed the small and medium plates which allowed us to try quite a few items. The scallops were to die for and there were many items to choose from We highly recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Finally - interesting restaurant without drive to DC. No crowds at 4 pm, which meant no noise. Our server was knowledgable about both the Korean and Cajun dishes. His attention during the meal was spot on. Dividing the menu by size of offering is genius...small, medium and large plates are such a smart way to organize a meal. I am so glad to have a creative dining experience, at last. Dumplings, kale chips, sliders, fish were perfect. A little lime on the scallops brightened them. Spicy ginger beer a nice choice for non-cocktail diners. Melty chocolate dessert thing rated an unintended two-spoon sharing."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was a delight. We enjoyed everything we tried."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We met with friends to catch up and could barely hear each other. Not a good place to meet and chat. Food was delicious!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our anniversary. Mokomandy did not disappoint! The calamari and kale chips stand out in my mind as does my wife's drink. It was made with rye, orange, and honey. It was perfectly balanced and downright delicious. They also make their own hot sauces, so be sure to ask about them if you order the boar bowl. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Every dish we had was delicious. Especially notable were the mussels -- the plumpest, most tender I've ever had. The kitchen is quick and the server was very helpful. The fresh and fruity white wine sangria hit the spot on a warm evening. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This is an amazing find! Wonderful food, wonderful service! We enjoyed it so much, we returned the next morning for brunch! The menu is as unique as it is delicious and the drinks are creative and refreshing. This is the best restaurant I have been to in YEARS! Can't say enough good things about it. Make sure to try the Coush Coush, the Jambalaya, the Bulgogi, and the Gateau de Syrop. Portions are small enough that you can cruise through several scrumptious dishes without feeling overwhelmed. A real gem. Make sure you have reservations though, it gets (and stays) really full!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were attending a conference in Wash DC. Mokomandy was the best dinner on the trip (beat out 2 well known DC restaurants!), well worth the 45 min drive from DC. Food was fantastic - creative, flavourful asian/korean-inspired dishes, well-priced, great, friendly, attentive service - even free parking - what more do you need! We had starters (crackling, hushpuppies and kimchi pancakes - all great), jambalaya, dumplings, tuna tartare and sliders (my personal favourite) for firsts, and for seconds, we had wagyu tips, wild boar bowl, scallops and mixed grill of game - all fantastic. Unique deserts as well - try the bochi cake. While the wine selection could have been greater, they had a great beer selection. Will return every time in the area!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I travel to Sterling often for business and looked on Open Table to find a place to go with another foodie colleague - Mokomandy didn't disappoint. The service was impeccable, the food was creative and the flavors nuanced in each dish we ordered. Definitely get a few appetizers or small plates to share. The wine list was also a pleasant surprise and the night we were there they had 50% off bottles - excellent!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I am a huge fan of Mokomandy. The cuisine is spectacular. Be sure to try the kale, fries and cucumbers while you sip one of their fantastic specialty cocktails or exceptional fine wines! On this occasion, I sampled the Korean Pork Sliders and my friend tried the Gumbo. Both were perfect and wonderful. I love their fish specials and highly recommend. The ramen soup is so very good too. We are fans of the beignets and haven't found any that compare in the DC area! Mokomandy's yummy French roast coffee is the best way to end the meal. Executive Chef and Owner Thaddeus Kim is a genius in the kitchen! This restaurant would get a 10-star rating for perfection if OpenTable allowed! : )"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday afternoon but ate off the regular menu. Everything was very good. Because we were a larger group we were able to try many things off the menu and everyone got a taste. Might get a bit loud at night if they are full."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "A very diverse menu great for the more adventurous or any one with an inquiring. palate."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had heard about this place from several friends who live in the sterling area. We were not disappointed. The food is unique, interesting and delicious and the staff is knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend giving this place a try."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My husband and I eat at Mokomandy fairly often. We have never been disappointed as they have such a varied and eclectic menu. This time, we brought two other couples with us. They let us guide them in their ordering as they loved it just as much as we did. Their cocktails are also all amazing and we certainly tried as many of them as we could. Highly recommend a visit to Mokomandy!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed another fabulous meal at Mokamandy. All in the group enjoyed what they had. I loved the kale except it seemed a little bit more greasy than I've had before. Nice atmosphere - wonderful food - great people to have dinner with - what more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Always a good meal. Unique menu. Excellent service. And wonderful bar drink menu. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Great date and family place. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service is exceptional. Be careful because the dishes run a little smaller and can stack up on the bill at the end. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I came here with my family and everyone enjoyed the food. We ordered a bunch of small plates to try, medium dishes as entrees and large plates to share. Everything we had was fresh and flavorful and the food came out as soon as it was ready, which was nice, especially with a large group. We really enjoyed the gumbo and bulgogi. We ordered a couple of cocktails which were good, but a bit pricey. The ambiance was a bit noisy, the decor modern and contemporary. The service was attentive and the staff worked as a team which I thought was neat. I liked how they had pictures of the dishes as decor which looked really appetizing. Overall, I would definitely come back for a special occasion to try out the other dishes. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Small plates to share and the servers are friendly, knowledgable and helpful. Lively atmosphere and delicious food. The Korean barbecue sliders are a must try! Bees in the Garden just tastes like summer! It all adds up to the perfect date night. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The cocktails are fabulous, with their own recipes and mixer combos. Wine and beer list is fabulous, beer bordering on esoteric. Food is a variation on small plate concept where you can have small plates, somewhat small plates, medium plates and large plates. All for sharing, all is uniformly good. Service is very personable and personal. The food tastes, Korean and Cajun do blend well. We always end up ordering more Korean than Cajun, but that is OK. Korean food is more interesting. Must get Korean Pot Roast sliders! Mandatory. Really difficult to get in on Saturday nights! For the somewhat adventuresome, the wild boar bowl is great. Watch out for the kale chips...absolutely sinful when hot, but after 5 minutes, they get heavy."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "If you are tired of eating at the same old restaurant chains, this place is awesome. The service is great, the food is so different and delicious. Our kids even tried the different plates and loved them. It makes dining fun again. Best restaurant in Sterling Virginia"
    Dined on 5/11/2014