Patio seats are perfect on sunny afternoons! The brunch is excellent. A sampler plate with meat of choice (including tofu for you non-meat eaters) for only $13. The brunch plate even comes with mochi ice cream which sealed the deal.I will definitely go back for brunch and any time really. It was great! My whole group agreed- Mandu is a find.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were five in our group,
There were five in our group, three of whom had never had Korean food. Each raved about the lunch we had and said they would be back when in DC.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I recently
My boyfriend and I recently discovered Mandu and between the two of us, went three times in one week. The happy hour specials are absolutely unreal ($4 for a "rail" drink...of ketel one!) and we have enjoyed everything we have eaten - though you cannot beat the bimbimbap. Delicious. We went this time with my brother, who lives on the east coast and is picky about his asian cuisine. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Birthday Dinner Ever
I went to Mandu for my birthday dinner and they really went over the top! Greeted my party with complimentary champagne. We had a delicious dinner of dolcet bibimbap (which is my favorite dish at the restaurant). As if the champagne wasn't enough, they then brought out complimentary mochi ice cream for dessert (which was extremely scrumptious!). I love this restaurant for dinner any night, but the amazing service they provided on my birthday was extraordinary!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Korean. Would recommend
Delicious Korean. Would recommend the kimchi fried rice and the bulgogi.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was really very good.
Food was really very good. Everyone was happy. It is a loud restaurant. Definitely recommend.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Korean BBQ at Mandu
We have little experience with Korean food, but our waitress was very helpful. We really enjoyed our dumplings and our barbequed short ribs and chicken. We'll go there again. We arrived at happy hour, when there are half price dumplings and beer. There was a lively, but not too noisy crowd having drinks and enjoying the food.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great neighborhood
This is a great neighborhood gem that has solid Korean food unlike anything else in the neighborhood. Would recommend it for a fun night out.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bibimbop Over Anything Else
We found this place a couple of years ago and I'm so glad it's picked up. Nestled in an awesome neighborhood, Mandu offers great drinks (yogurt sojutini, yum) and great food (dolsot bibimbop).
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent vegan options
My friend and I are vegan and were thrilled to have vegan options from appetizers to entrees to dessert! Everything was flavorful and prepared perfectly. We highly recommend the mochi! And all at very reasonable prices. We'll definitely be going back.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun evening exploring Korean food
Since my family had never really eaten Korean food, we decided to try Mandu and explore the menu. Ordered the 1/2 platter of jeun (Sp?) ; korean beef short ribs, pork belly and kimchi rice. We really enjoyed everything. Also tried the rice wine (in a little can, very refreshing) ; yogurt shojutini; and Cass beer. Enjoyed all three.
This was a fun ethnic food eating experience. Our waiter was kind and knowledgeable and made great recommendations. We all ate too much and had a wonderful time.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Will go back.
Definitely a terrific spot. Servers personable and are individuals. Service is slow and the place is a bit disorganized.
Have the grilled vegetables for an entree and the dumplings for a starter.
It's loud; perhaps they can do something about that. But, great food!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy little gem!
We came across this place via reviews on Yelp and the close proximity to our hotel. All the food we tried was wonderful and full of flavor. Not anything weird or too out of the ordinary. We truly loved every item we tried...I encourage you to give it a try.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service for Gluten issues
The waitress was very knowledgeable about gluten issues and the menu indicated what was gluten free. I was brought a separate plate of condiments/appetizers that was gluten free.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Haven't had Korean before. Pleasantly surprised. Beer selection is pretty limited to East Asian varieties.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice korean/asian restaurant !
We went there for my brother's birthday and enjoyed it very much. The food was quite nice and spicy and the service was satisfying.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Needs kids seating
Our brunch there was great! Loved the food! Only negative was that they only have 3 high chairs (at least when we went this past Sunday) and one of them had a broken belt so we could not use it for one of the toddlers in our party. Large groups with small kids should take note.
Overall though, the food was great and the service was prompt and friendly. Would eat there again.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there for dinner and had the dolsot Bibimbap. The portions are abundant and very tasty. They also have some Korean beers in the menu which are good if you like to try new drinks.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
local neighborhood gem
Great food, nice service . Atmosphere very pedestrian, but really great place if that is not the issue
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Korean cuisine I've ever had. Period. Service was excellent. Everyone was super nice. Great cocktail and beer list. Bibim bap is not to be missed. Left Mandu with a smile on my face.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are so lucky to live right down the street from Mandu. The food, wine, and service are all really great, especially the dumplings which are one of their great happy hour specials.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, fresh food. Nice variety. Accommodating of every dietary request.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really like Mandu because
I really like Mandu because the food is great and the price is good. Not overpriced like many other restaurants in DC.
I have been there with my parents and friends and everyone loves the food.
I am now a frequent costumer!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and atmosphere
really like mandu's food, location and atmosphere. would highly recommend this place!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great happy hour, great prices, great service. Went with a group of 9 on a Wednesday, stayed from 5-8, had a lot of fun. Sat outside at first, then upstairs where it was nice and quiet. Delicious and for $4 for 6 dumplings during happy hour, can't be beat. This place came highly recommended by a friend and now I know why. Cuz it's awesome.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and happy hour everyday
The food is great and the service is very friendly and great at explaining the menu and cuisine to newbies.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
dolsot bi bim bal
hit the spot! real Korean food in DuPont circle - who woulda thunk it?
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT Korean place
I read about this place in GQ magazine. It lived up to my expectations! Great food, awesome presentation!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM