Mokomandy

4.7
1886 reviews
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Modern. Korean. Cajun. Mokomandy is a casual fine-dining restaurant located in Sterling, VA. We offer an eclectic menu of American, Korean, and Cajun dishes that complement one another, resulting in an unprecedented dining experience. Born from a Korean-American father and a Cajun mother, President Thaddeus Kim has assembled a team of culinary professionals dedicated to delivering the freshest quality ingredients to our customers.

Mokomandy understands that every guest is different and may have dietary restrictions or allergies to certain foods. We pride ourselves in our ability to address our customers’ needs when possible. Please feel free to tell our servers about any special requests.

We look forward to seeing you at Mokomandy!
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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, great food, friendly service. We especially enjoy the dishes that lean Korean... beef sliders, beef ssam, pork and octopus skewers were especially good.

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BB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is definitely a neighborhood gem! The handcrafted cocktails are unique and delicious! We have never been disappointed with the service or food. All employees are knowledgeable and FRIENDLY! This is a great place for a special occasion, as well as a date night. Enjoy!

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LD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with thoughtful service. Mokomandy is my "go to" for a special meal.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I have been to Mokomandy many times and the last couple experiences have not been good. Food was mediocre at best.

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LD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mokomandy has been consistently great in it's service and creative food. The staff was friendly and professional, and the cocktails were creative and refreshing. We loved the bone marrow with onion jam. It was so perfectly prepared that my friend licked the plate. The light and fresh Arctic char, the crisp char-grilled octopus with flavor-inducing pork belly skewers, and fois gras dumplings were also favorites. We had a great time + the venue was a perfect place for us to celebrate.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend I celebrated our 4 year anniversary here on Friday. We had great service and the food was awesome! We will definitely be returning to this gem.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just AMAZING! The glass noodle entree and the octopus small plate was To DiE FoR!!!! I’m a MM’s Addict!!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food Was delicious excellent. Drinks and selection were great. Laura’s service was excellent. We look forward to returning!

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food! Creative and fresh.

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PM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love eating at Mokomandy. Great food and experience.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Food was delicious but very small portions even for small plates and the medium belgogi beef was small. I left hungry.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing menu. Everything we tried was delicious had had many depths of flavor. Like nothing else in the area. Service was superb.

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k
Richmond
337 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy searching out something new to try at Mokomandy. This time was an excellent recommendation from server. Octopus and pork belly. Something I wouldn't have dreamed of trying but liked it so much, we ordered another. Artic char was excellent as well.

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RG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have eaten here at least a dozen times
It is a small and very busy space
The food and service are both outstanding
The bartender never disappoints
We usually are a group of six and like sharing lots of small plate items
The menu has evolved over the years but they have kept several customer favorites
We are especially partial to the kale chips, the brisket sliders and the beignets
The new dishes we sampled and enjoyed were the octopus /pork belly skewers,
the brussel sprout/potato pancake and lobster on toast (ala a lobster roll)
Looking forward to brunch on Super Bowl Sunday!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dad and I had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner. The food and cocktails were unique and excellent! Our favorites were the rabbit gumbo and the braised veal tacos, but every dish was outstanding!

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j
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food, cocktails and service are fantastic! You will quickly forget that you're in a strip mall in the 'burbs. The wait staff is so knowledgeable -- able to make good recommendations, handle specific needs like gluten free (Celiac). My ONLY complaint is that every time I've eaten here, the restaurant is FREEZING COLD! I'm seriously not going back until summer time. Please fix the draft issue. The food is amazing, but the temperature of the dining room really ruins what would otherwise be a perfect experience!

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, as always! Thanks everyone!
I love Mokomandy!

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DM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was absolutely fantastic! We appreciated the special attention.

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c
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since moving to Sterling, this has become my Go-To restaurant for consistently superb food and service. The menu is eclectic. The Arctic char is not to be missed. We have always had consummate service professionals who truly enjoyed their job.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was very busy and it seemed as if the wait staff was overwhelmed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Laura our server was amazing and extremely helpful! Food was great.... especially the Bulgogi, the Pork Ssam and the fingerling potatoes! Great experience!

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AM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were called at 10:30 pm to resolve a credit card issue. All worked out.

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m
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive food, some of it with a little Korean kick. the option of small plates gives you the chance to try many new and interesting flavors. We love the Grilled Octopus. Pot Roast Sliders were also excellent.

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r
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been coming to this restaurant for quite some time now and never cease to be amazed by the top-notch experience provided. The drinks are tasty & potent. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. The service is always friendly and attentive. And the courses are paced so that one can really enjoy the meal. Initially, one might be skeptical about a Korean-Cajun menu, but the tastes really do work wonderfully together! Highly recommended!

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GN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, really nice inside, and our waiter was the best.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The meal was outstanding as always but my only complaint is that they had taken the shaved catfish off the menu... in other news the Korean pot roast sliders were spectacular.

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R
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I have been here many times, although not for quite a while. We brought our friends who were visiting from out of town, and they loved the food, as did we. Very different and eclectic menu. It was a bit noisy though. It was difficult to hear our server at times, even though she was standing right next to our table. Overall a wonderful meal.

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to go. Love the food and the drinks. The service is always excellent and very friendly. They are always open to diet restrictions and the chefs work with you. It's always fun to sit at the bar. You can meet some interesting people.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

It was our first experience dining here. The food and drinks were phenomenal although the service did take a while. It was also so loud it was hard to talk or hear the server. Overall we were impressed and will be back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch ever! The food is amazing.

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MA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Creative and delicious. The drinks and service was great food. Always reliably great food!

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SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Mokomandy and it was just as good as the first. Thanks for a great evening!

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server. She was very honest about the food and our choices.

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D
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love this place! Great flavors, knowledgeable servers, and a lively scene! Thanks for always being on point!

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MH
Richmond
48 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought a friend to Mokomandy after our first experience was so good a few months ago. We told the waitress to bring us whatever she wanted and she did a great job. Service was fantastic and the food was delicious! We'll be back again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The waitress, Laura?, was outstanding. And we couldn’t stop eating and ordering the food. We canceled our Christmas Eve plans to come back!

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DH
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We shared lots of dishes with the four of us, all of them were very good. The server was excellent, point out how i could avoid the spicy foods that I don’t like.

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DD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I love Moko and have eaten here many times, and have always brought new people with me. I brought my Mom this weekend and the meal was good, for sure, but also not the best experience I've had here. The servers are always great. Our drinks were great! We started with the kale chips--per my usual--but this night they were greasy and limp. Our waitress kindly had them remade but it was no better. All the dishes were served hot, which is nice. Heavy handed with the salt on all of our dishes this weekend. Homemade noodles are something I always order and though they were good they were gummier than prior visits. Certainly won't stop me from returning, but for newbies like my Mom, it didn't pack the punch it has for other people I've brought.

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ZJ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent drinks. They really care about every aspect of what they bring to the table.

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MW
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hands down one of the best in Loudoun County - a true hidden gem! Run don't walk to Mokomandy but make a reservation!!!!

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