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Mandu - K Street

4.6
381 reviews
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$30 and under
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Korean
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Mandu's newest location, opened Jan 2011, is located at the City Vista building in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. Mandu opened on 18th St. in the fall of 2006 by Chef Yesoon Lee and her two children, Jean and Danny. Chef Lee presides over the kitchen making sure that the recipes and dishes taste as she was originally taught being raised in Seoul. Her specialty is creating homestyle Korean dishes that one would enjoy in her own kitchen. Jean and Danny run the operations and service, providing a fun and energetic environment that offers the comfort and ease of a neighborhood restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Korean
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Hours of operation
Full Kitchen: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Late Night Kitchen: Monday - Saturday: 11:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 10:00pm - 12:00am
Bar: Open Until Last Call
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Phone number
(202) 289-6899
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Yesoon Lee
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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.
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Private party contact
Jesse Selvagn: (888) 653-8941
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
453 K St., NW
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 381 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service. Great food. Love eating there! And vegan friendly!!

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vipfood (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great value!

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vipManduReview (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great place for Korean food in D.C. Recommend San-Jeok, Mixed Green Salad Apps. Wine list is okay. Entrees Dduk Bo Gi, Yache Gui, Galbi. Soups: Yookgejang or Soon Doo boo are also quite good.

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vipJuliaB (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious plentiful variety of food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Really loud

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food! Went on a Friday evening, early, so Happy Hour was in full throttle. I have never been to Mandu when it was this raucous. I have been to this location at least 4 other times. It was so loud I could not hear the people I was dining with.

As always food and service were great. I would suggest not going at 6:30 on a Friday evening though.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great experience

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vipAliswish (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Mandy was delicious as always so glad to enjoy a meal there!

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vipbeegirl (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Love the mandu and dolsot bibim bap here (the hot stone bowl is absolutely worth the extra dollar). This is also one of my favorite happy hour places.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Food is excellent! And setvice is more excellent! Enjoy your meal at here~^^

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HNJN (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Had a table on their upper level. This allowed for a more quiet dinner if that is what you are looking for. Our server was incredibly helpful, kind, and service was always delivered quickly. The happy hour deals were good and the appetizer dumplings were delicious. Entrees were brought out quickly and they were delicious. They make excellent kimchi that wasn't as hot as I'd come to expect, but delicious nonetheless. My guest had higher praise for their entree than the high praise I had for mine. Overall a great experience and looking forward to going again.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Our waiter was definitely overbooked due to low staff so service was rather slow, but he managed to balance it all and make us feel valued.

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vipEatOut (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Terrific food and drinks. Great spot just a little away from Penn Quarter chaos

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Good authentic Korean food, and warm, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

I’ve been to Mandu several times over the past few years and the food and service are always consistently great.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Fun waitress and the happy hour dumplings are a great deal and extremely tasty! All the food here is great! Not quite the authentic Korean bbq but a great restaurant nonetheless

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and great service and prices.

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Antarevol (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is consistently great, service is always good. One of my go to spots and their happy hour only adds to its good value.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

They need to figure their service out. The restaurant was not crowded, but our host didn't take our order within 15 minutes of sitting. We had to leave. Obvious it was going to be a three-hour lunch, based on their service speed and quality.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a great time here - the food, service, and ambience were amazing. It added to a wonderful cozy night of conversation with good friends.

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