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Mandu - K Street

4.4
4.4
586 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean
Mandu is so excited to invite you back into our home! We ask that you please review our updated policies before your reservation.
We will now be offering limited tables on our patio along with limited tables inside in the dining room. PLEASE BE SURE TO REVIEW WHERE YOUR TABLE WILL BE BEFORE YOU BOOK.
Due to our limited tables to maintain a safe and comfortable environment guests will be given a 90 min window from the start of their reservation regardless of tardiness. All guests will be required to wear masks at all times when not eating or drinking.

In the event of inclement weather, you will have the option to keep your reservation and dine under our canopy covered patio or reschedule your reservation. Based on availability we will let you know if there is an option to move the reservation inside.
We hope you are staying healthy and safe, and we look forward to hosting you again!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Korean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 289-6899

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Paul Lee

  • Private party facilities

    Mandu offers 1 room for private dining that can seat up to 50 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.

  • Private party contact

    Jesse Selvagn: (202) 289-6899

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Cross street

    453 K Street, NW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 586 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Kid Friendly

  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

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  1. MT

    MarkTheKeep

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My fiancé and I went out to Mandu for date night and truly enjoyed it. I thought the ambiance was nice but I had a false perspective of what my experience would be like. The KFC Wings were good. My fiancé and truly enjoyed our food. This restaurants was list as number 1 from 2 other Korean restaurants in dc. Although I enjoyed it I do not think it’s better than Anjufrc. The restaurant setting/decor plays into my opinion.
  2. R

    Ruth

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Hi! I enjoy eating at Mandu, but I wanted to share one thing about my experience that will hopefully help staff and other diners. When I visited in early Aug 2022, I found the restaurant's COVID protocols to be inconsistent. The website and signage around the restaurant asks diners to wear masks while not eating, but the staff is mask-free. Also, the website says outdoor and indoor dining is available, and to specify what option you'd like when you make a rsvp. Open Table does not give diners an option to choose an indoor or outdoor table, but I requested an outdoor table in the additional notes section only to find that outdoor dining was not set up for the night I visited. The unmasked/no outdoor option is not all that different from what I imagine other restaurants are doing these days, but the mixed messaging is challenging for diners who are trying to gauge the level of risk of dining out at Mandu. Thank you for a delicious meal and I hope this helps.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Korean Fried Chicken I have ever had!!!
  4. M

    Meredith

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great, one star knocked off because it felt like the AC wasn’t working, so the restaurant was stuffy.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Coaches look like they need to be replaced, that was an initial turn off. Food was decent but ambiance and quality of interior design could be improved
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We were a little concerned upon entering the restaurant which is in need of an update, but the food was truly incredible. We started with the mandu (2 of each type, steamed). They were decent, but not stellar. Next was the highlight of the night: the KFC. These were probably the best chicken wings we’ve ever had anywhere, anytime. They are an absolute must-order at Mandu and we might consider returning just for the wings. We were speechless. In between our starters and our entree, they brought out some banchan (extras included with purchase of entree). The spicy pickled cucumbers were our favorite. For our main course we had the Duru Jjigee. Also delicious, the rice cakes reminded us of gnocchi and the pork belly was also very good. We were worried that our main would fall flat coming right after the KFC, but it held its own. We ended the night with the twisted doughnut which was the perfect size for two. Very fluffy and the seasonal fruit compote paired very well. Overall, Mandu is an excellent food spot, but don’t expect high-level service or ambience.
  7. DR

    DutchR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love Mandu. The food is absolutely amazing and the signature cocktails are fun and different
  8. KC

    KellyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, very vegetarian friendly. It is super a really chill place to grab dinner.
  9. J

    J5diners

    Cleveland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Sat outside and enjoyed the weather
  10. LJ

    LonnieJ

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Attentive and friendly service. Certainly worth a return trip.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey and I really wish they still had their happy hour, but the food and experience were wonderful!
  12. RH

    RyanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my family of 4 to Mandu and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The portions are large, and the food was thoughtfully put together. The service was excellent.
  13. CM

    CriticalMind

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The food and service are absolutely amazing. However, the ambiance itself could use some help -- I was sat in a corner that felt like it had neon lights overhead, in addition to loud pop music. The food though. The food is.... AMAZING
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great appetizers that nearly surpassed the entrees. Well done meal!!
  15. e

    eanthonydc

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The food is delicious. I’ve never had a bad bite at Mandu. It’s just so bright in there. Dimmer lights would change the ambiance dramatically.
  16. SO

    ShelbyO

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    went with my mom while she was in town! we shared everything. a bottle of strawberry soju (yum), Mandu, pa jeon, galbi, and ddukbokgi. it was all sooo good. the galbi especially! unfortunately sat next to some rather loud people, otherwise great experience!! will be back
  17. R

    Rick

    Atlanta

    227 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    227 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really good Korean food, interesting drink selection, and good service.
  18. NB

    NickB

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service from our waitress
  19. DS

    DinahS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing here!!
  20. MO

    ManuelO

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service, and ambiance
  21. R

    Rafi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my fiance's birthday. Great food, excellent service, and just a very enjoyable time all around. Highly recommend to everyone.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Asian food I ever had , my girlfriend and I were visiting the DC area for the first time and came across this place , the food was amazing !! The service was the best !!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were great. They made a very nice experience for my niece’s birthday, including providing very helpful recommendations for vegetarian dishes!
  24. L

    Lourdesandfamily

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The food is great and the people super nice. I feel this place is a go-to for lunch not so much for dinner. It does need a bit more ambience for dinner. This is my second time, and I would likely go again but for a super casual dinner
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary dinner here and the service and food were both amazing
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing and server was very friendly and informative.
  27. SL

    SantoshL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service excellent. Definitely recommend going there again!
  28. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal! Great service as well. Loved my experience here.
  29. C

    Crouton

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The hospitality was amazing, the food very delicious, and the service on point.
  30. SS

    SavorySavvy

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a casual and friendly place to dine-in for a casual get together or business meal, or family dining. Staff is very friendly and you get a great experience with Korean dining, and especially nice for vegetarians too.
  31. H

    Hungry

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to spot for Korean and plain ole delicious food. Go there! Now!
  32. YT

    YumTum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience on the patio!
  33. DC

    DeboChicago

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal at Mandu, introducing our nephew to Korean food. Most dishes were really excellent , including Bibimbop, kalbi, and eggplant with pork belly. The mandu dumplings were also delicious, as well as the kfc chicken wings, However, the vegetable appetizer with acorn and mung bean jelly was disappointing and lacking in flavor. Also, the panchan items were fine but not outstanding. For dessert, the Korean donut was fabulous and we enjoyed the panna cotta with sesame cracker. Service throughout was excellent: attentive, helpful, and friendly. We would certainly return and our nephew and his roommate, who live in DC, plan to add it to their rotation.
  34. AT

    AlexanderT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Mandu. The drinks were great, the food was amazing and the service was top notch. Looking forward to coming back next time we're looking for Korean for sure.
  35. XW

    XiaofeiW

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Appertizers were ok, fried chicken was pretty good, other appertizers were ok, not great. The main dishes are really subpar. Had much better before.
  36. LR

    LauraR

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The portion size fir the duru jjigae is not what it used to be. Not sure if it’s inflation or what but that’s a bit sad as it’s such a yummy dish.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Good food; great service. The Mandu are amazing.
  39. RK

    RobinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Korean food! Kimchi jigae was a little sweet but dolsot bibimbap, Mandu, and banshee were fantastic!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hector was our server n was pleasant and accommodating. The food is amazing and authentic. Avery the manager was so sweet!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mandu - K Street using the Order Online button. Mandu - K Street also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 289-6899.

Mandu - K Street is rated 4.4 stars by 586 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mandu - K Street

453 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    453 K Street, NW

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paul Lee

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 289-6899

  • Private party facilities

    Mandu offers 1 room for private dining that can seat up to 50 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.

  • Private party contact

    Jesse Selvagn: (202) 289-6899

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