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I was just there for dinner, but about a month ago I was there for brunch and it was amazing. Their normal menu is pretty good, but there's something about their brunch that's extra appealing to me. This is a really good place to introduce people to Korean food. I don't drink, but their happy hour is AMAZING!!
Delicious food! Will come back!
The food was remarkable, fresh, delicious and a good mix of vegetarian options. Service was excellent. Cocktails were spot on. Serviceable wine and beer selection
Mandu has tasty, creative Korean specialties on the menu, and there should be something for everyone, even the novice. The starter dumplings are soft pillows, the pork with seared vegetables to be piled into lettuce leaves with hot sauce -- yummy and you get to eat with your hands! The staff are very nice, informative, attentive, and do not hover. There is limited outdoor seating; the indoor seating is not overly squished-in, and the wooden chairs are comfortable. Warning for those having trouble with steps -- restrooms are upstairs; the noise level is such that you may have to raise your voice to converse. However, those small issues aside -- it is all about the food: We had our second meal at Mandu last week, and both times the dishes were delicious, well cooked and well-presented. Highly recommend.
This used to be a great place. Unfortunately, my last experience there was terrible. So sad.
I absolutely love Mandu. I don't live in DC anymore, but every time I visit I make sure to stop here. Awesome food with a lot of variety in flavor and spices. Cocktails are always on point and happy hour is an amazing deal. I've never brought someone here who wasn't a huge fan.
I came for bibimbap and my girlfriend had a beef soup. The portions were quite generous and the food was fantastic. They have hear happy hour deals as well.
Excellent service and very good food. Dumplings 4/5; scallion pancake 2.5/5; bulgogi entree 4/5.
The food was excellent and our waiter was knowledgeable and very good.
Food is awesome and very reasonable. Dolsot bimbim bap for $16. Beer selection could be better, nothing on draft. I prefer the City Vista location. Try to get there before happy hour ends at 7.
This is a terrific restaurant when you want a break from the usual food one finds at good restaurants and especially when you want to take friends out for a new experience. The Korean food is delicious, the atmosphere is cozy down stairs and outside (a little less so upstairs) and the price is modest. The Bibimbap (SP?) in the stone bowl is my favorite. We have taken many guest who eat out at good restaurants a lot; most of them had never had authentic Korean food and they've loved it. It seems the 20 and 30-something generations have discovered it recently and it has become very popular so reservations are highly recommended.
We visited Mandu (we are Korean) and found that the food was not authentic, with little flavor, and too expensive for what we got. it was really disappointing.
BiBimBap was authentic and delicous....easy to make vegan choices!
Wonderful, interesting food -great service! Happy hour is lively and loud - so a little hard to have conversation during that time!
This was a middle of the road Korean meal. We both had Bulgogi which was brought to the table cooked as opposed to having a open charcoal or gas cooker. It was tasty but lacked the flexibility and freshness of a meal prepared at the table. The pear cocktail was refreshing.