Mokomandy

4.7
1850 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Cajun, Korean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(571) 313-0505
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jonathan Stanziano & Anthony Bartolotti
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Private party facilities
Depending upon party size, Mokomandy may offer its full dining area and bar for private parties.
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Private party contact
Thaddeus Kim: (571) 313-0505
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Algonkian Parkway
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Parking details
Parking is available in the Great Falls Plaza parking lot.
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Public transit
Great Falls Plaza - Loudoun County Commuter Bus
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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MW
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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BB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE this place! Great food! Great people! Great drinks! It is definitely a hidden gem!

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JT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fois. Gras. Dumplings. And the lobster toast were amazing. Really all of it is amazing. And great service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday experience! Beinegts were the best

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An unusual blend of cuisine that surprises the palate and the brain. We've been going for years and have never been disappointed. There is something new to try every visit and it's alway delicious.
The Service is personable, professional, and attentive. The wait staff is knowledgable about the menu and can give great advice on a small plate or the full entrees.
This is ... hands down ... one of the very best in Northern Virginia.

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GJ
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome food, great service. Even kids enjoyed the food and the server was amazing.

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This restaurant used to be fantastic and reliable. The service has gone downhill and the food is not as good as it used to be. Seems like they have lost steam.

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J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have berg here at least 5 times and it has been wonderful every time. The food and wait staff are great. I definitely will come back again even though it is not close by for me

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S
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner trying many of the dishes they offer. Since there were 6 of us we had a great time sampling over ten delicious dishes. We had all been there before so we had some old favorites and some new ones. None of them disappointed. Still haven’t tried everything yet. Can’t wait to return and check out more options.

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CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite food of all the local restaurants! Can't wait to go back.

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y
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu. Varied size portions thus able to try many dishes. Extremely helpful staff that guided us through the menu and offered suggestions. Also excellent bar, wine and beer options.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mokomandy has superior service. It was an excellent meal. Laura our waitress was fantastic!

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c
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is amazing. The service is great, everything is delicious, and the "small" plates are actually fairly large. Great cocktail list, too.

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DW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Another great meal! Disappointed we had a 7:15 reservation made 2 weeks in advance and we were not seated until 7:45. They forgot about one of our orders, so that came late. But, the food is delicious.

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s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very creative and high-quality Cajun/Korean fusion. Plates come to your table as soon as they are ready, so order stuff to share and don't expect traditional appetizer/dinner/dessert order.

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the wait staff was very knowledgeable, friendly, engaging and attentive. Cocktails are extra special - unique flavors.

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I
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Interesting menu. Fusion of various Far East items. Can be hard to get a reservation. Food was very good and service was ok.

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CW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mokomandy never disappoints. We live nearby but it is well worth a trip to sample the wonderful menu.

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J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant. It is a hidden gem here in Sterling. The food is very unique and you will experience flavors that you can't find elsewhere in Sterling. I recommend the bison dumplings, the arctic char ssam, and the shrimp etouffee.

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AC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is always good. The service was slow this time, normally its fantastic.

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RH
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent as always. For whatever reason though, service was a bit off. There seemed to be delays getting food, & there was an instance of food being delivered to the wrong table.
I hope this isn’t going to be a trend.

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OT
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening truly unique flavors, true foodie experience, warm and artful hospitality, great recommendations on pairings, my favorite the savory baby Brussels spouts and comforting potato dish plus The jambalaya- so pleasant an evening- can’t wait to go back and try more flavors #6 on the NOVA List - what a unique find!!! Veal tacos just delicious- saams beautifully presented and packing a lot of heat - hibiscus cocktail the perfect complement! Thank you Julia & Tina for making us feel right at home.

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EH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fabulous. All food is prepared onsite. Small place, so reservations a must.

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TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

An exquisit experience in Sterling (oh my). Exciting drink recipes, even more entertaining menus, and the service staff were excellent.

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SB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ive been going to Mokomandy for perhaps 4 or 5 years now, it NEVER disappoints. The people who work there LOVE what they do, they love good food and they have always been so welcoming and helpful on choosing what is right for you on the very large (and ever changing) menu. I recommend you get reservations, because this place is small and every single time I have done a walking I end up waiting at the standing table for someone to cancel or not show up for their own reservation. I also recommend you NOT drive because the cocktails are just as amazing as the food!

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JB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service as always. Showed up at 5pm with 10 people vs the 8 I had reserved. No problem. everyone loved their food even the teenagers and the vegan.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great. Thank you!

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m
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating here! The food is creative and always delicious. We have some of our best meals ever and we have dined at some of the finest restaurants in the US. The service is friendly, without being intrusive and topnotch. We ate the bar and the bartender's recommendations were spot on. The beer selection is outstanding and the wine selection is obviously chosen by someone who really knows their wine. I have he pot roast sliders every time I dine here and they are always delicious.

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JN
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great dining experience at Mokomandy. The staff is fabulous and the food in terrific. The wine list is good and always changing. Love eating here and will continue to do so time and again!

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LG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You just can’t go wrong with Mokomandy. I’m lucky to live in the neighborhood. Five stars, all the way!!!!!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food for our Anniversary. Great Staff and our waitress was terrific and attentive.

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CH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy and creative recipes. The food obviously made with love.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nicholas, our waiter, was energetic and knowledgeable. He asked for allergies and recommended suitable entrees. Great night. Our table was a little close to the couple next to us, but they were great so not a big deal.

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RK
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always....excellent service and food/drinks!

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BB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! We are always greeted at the door. Everyone is very friendly. The waitresses, waiters and bartenders know the menu and drinks very well. The drinks are unique - they make many of their own simple syrups. The food is perfectly prepared! Order one food item at a time and share everything you order. This way, you can enjoy the food, drinks and your company, instead of rushing!

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SH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mokomandy does not disappoint. Everything was amazing. Drinks, food, service...it was all on point. We will be back for sure.

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DW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first experience. Enjoyed our dinner immensely.

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