Mandu - K Street

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$30 and under
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Korean

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I had the Kimchi Fried Rice and will definitely go back again for it. It was the best I have ever had.

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vipKVdddd
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the mandu, the seafood pancake, and their special dishes! Service was very friendly too.

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KarynC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food was fantastic our server was awesome. The kimchi is the best I have ever had. We also had kimchi fried rice and bulgogi that was out of this world. We will definitely be back!

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vipEric
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of the best Korean spots I’ve been to. I would highly recommend - the staff is super nice and the food is legit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Valentine’s Day date! And we had a lovely time, loved the seating upstairs, the food was yummy and the service was awesome.

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vipGPGa
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Korean dining with my fiancée on Valentine’s Day. The menu offered a great execution of Korean classics and Korean-American interpretations of dishes for less adventurous diners.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A friend and wanted to try their starters and were not disappointed. The beers on tap were also delicious. If we’re in the area, we’ll be trying the mains.

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vipAaron
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and value. Great Korean dishes with hearty portions

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!

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AshleyG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mandu! Great food and a nice place when you have a larger group of people. Their Happy Hour is also my favorite, especially their Sojutinis and mandu (dumplings).

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vipNancyR
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jay was wonderful. Our food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the experience at Mandu was good. The food was delicious and there was no wait to get a table. I wish they still served mochi and also served coffee for brunch. Was chilly in the same restaurant but nonetheless our experience was wonderful. Will definitely go back for their brunch.

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AmiB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, great calm atomosphere. Waiter’s were on point and helpful. Will recommend to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very loud, some tables around us basically yelling at each other. The chicken wings app was SO GOOOD! The chicken noodle soup and Mandu were pretty bland, not that tasty. On a positive note, everything came out very hot and quickly! Not sure if it was an off night for the food, as this was our first visit.

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vipBethld
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous! It is rare that I enjoy every bite at every dish tried! We shared three appetizers and everything was truly amazing. My it was my husband’s birthday and he enjoyed their specialty cocktail! They were kind enough to serve him some ice cream with candles for dessert! I would recommend this place for certain!

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SamiyaT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to Mandu to celebrate my daughter’s birthday on December 29. Our waitress provided good service and even provided suggestions for my entree. We had a wonderful time and I highly recommend this restaurant to my family and friends. Thank you.

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JenniferB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good and it was remarkably quiet for a restaurant downtown. The servers were courteous and very accommodating to my dietary restrictions. We'll be back!

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RemyK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is ALWAYS amazing. Taking friends again in a week.

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vipDebz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Service great. Waiters very helpful

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DawnS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience. The food was delicious.The waitstaff was professional and attentive. Super place to celebrate!

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vipGlennE
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I like this place. Reliably good Korean food and friendly service. I normally like the bibimbap, but on this occasion I tried the Sunday brunch special and it was very good!

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vipAntMitch
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time with delicious food and a friendly staff!

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vipKKHunter
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very, very delish Korean food! Portions are huge so a party of 4 would be best. We left stuffed and happy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, service was great. Soju based drinks were wildly overpriced IMO and the decor could be better but overall a positive dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Korean food I’ve had since visiting Korea! Delicious food, great happy hour.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Our waiter was a joy

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, good, korean food
Second visit

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NusratA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

i love going to Mandu. The food is always amazing. This time I took friends that were first-timers for there. And they loved it too. We were 7 in the group and had 1 sever. She was super alert and friendly. Our wine glasses were always full. The food came out quick too.

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TaylorD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was fast and informative/tentative. The food was really delicious and not too spicy. Their menu has a variety of options, all of which looked really good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Although the food was good, we were seated and then forgotten about until I had to flag down the gentleman who seated us. He then took our order. We didn't see our server until she dropped our food off. I got a phone call after we left to ask if I still planned on making it to our reservation to which I replied that we had already eaten and left.

Im hoping that this was just an off day for them since most of their reviews are very good. However, we won't be back, at least not to this location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was delicious. Great atmosphere and great service.

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viparlingtondiner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service for a reasonable price!

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vipArisivad
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I was disappointed that this was not the typical grill your own Korean restaurant. Ordered the bulgogi which was very tasty. Food is served with mixed grilled veggies and all of the usual grill accompaniments. Portions are huge!

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JeffreyS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great and service is even better

This was a repeat experience

Great place

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a bowl of dolsot bibimbap. Pretty expensive for a rice bowl though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely amazing. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely. Avery was our hostess and she was absolutely awesome. Would recommend to all.

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vipDavidW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were attending an event in D.C when I found Mandu on line. The reviews were positive and we were not disappointed. The staff was very attentive and answered questions and made suggestion. the food was fresh and flavorful. We will definitely return

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VickiL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was disappointed in the Ban chan. It didn't measure up to some offerings I have at other Korean restaurants. Is this a chain? If so that might be why. Also some of the beef in my Bul Go Ki had some fatty gristle. Will try Gogi Yogi next time, or stick to more authentic places in N VA. It was nice to sit outside on a pretty summer night though.

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AnnaG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Always love Mandu but our past visit was a bit different. Waiter greeted us by telling us he had a lot going on - very busy but the restaurant was not extremely busy. Waiter was abrupt - perhaps he was having a bad day. Food was very very good.

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goodmealpriceless
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food delicious.

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Mandu - K Street does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Mandu - K Street also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 289-6899.

Mandu - K Street is rated 4.7 stars by 542 OpenTable diners.

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