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About Mokomandy


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!

20789 Great Falls Plaza
#176
Sterling, VA 20165
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Cajun, Korean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Algonkian Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(571) 313-0505

Website:
http://www.mokomandy.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the Great Falls Plaza parking lot.

Public Transit:
Great Falls Plaza - Loudoun County Commuter Bus

Executive Chef:
Daniel Wilcox Stevens

Private Party Facilities:
Depending upon party size, Mokomandy may offer its full dining area and bar for private parties.

Private Party Contact:
Thaddeus Kim: (571) 313-0505

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Mokomandy Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (50)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
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Good for a Date (44)
Special Occasion (40)
Worth the Drive (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Casual (32)
Tapas (32)
Authentic (31)
Fun (31)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Bar Seating (24)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Hot Spot (15)
Spicy (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great Beer (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Business Meals (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I had a fantastic 21st Anniversary dinner. Colorful cocktails, fabulous food, super service. Laura,our server, was awesome, quirky, and very accommodating. Order a jalapeño passion fruit margarita! We each had two! We’ve been many times since they opened years ago and Mokomandy still has that spark.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was unique and so delicious and the service was wonderful. We’ll definitely go back and recommend to others.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food! Great service! The seafood arrives at your table perfectly prepared!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

This is our go to spot for special occasions. We love the food, drink, and service is always great.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Love this spot. Incredible menu and best cocktail menu ever.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

A local treat we’ve been enjoying for over 5 years. Foodie friendly with notable wine, beer and craft cocktail menus. My wife loves their shrimp etouffe, though I tend to try a new medium plate every time (for snacks, jalapeño hush puppies are a must)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Mokomandy never disappoints. The lovely staff and delicious food are always a winning combination.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Love this place- only downfall is , it’s hard to get a table because they are always so busy

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food is always interesting, delicious, and well prepared. Try to sample as many of the small and medium plates as you can - that's where the chef demonstrates the most creativity. Lots of craft and international beers, great cocktails, and the wine list is small but solid.

Tags: Fun, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I have been to Mokomandy before, and really enjoyed it. I hope that this was an off night for them. The food was extremely delayed and cold when it arrived. The fried kale was like a grease slick. The worst part was our server, who was not attentive.

I understand that restaurants can be busy, and staffing is always a challenge- but this was very disappointing, and our dinner companions who have never been there before stated they will not return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We ALWAYS enjoy our meals at Mokomandy!!! Service is always on point and the food is too good to be true. Drink list for cocktails and wine is great, and they even have good non-alcoholic beverage options. Have been here over and over again for years and will never get tired of the cuisine or service 😊 WE LOVE MOKOMANDYS!!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Fantastic food!! Noise level was high, but that was because of a large sales get-together. I’m a chef from Portland, OR and really enjoyed the many, many things I tried. I’ll be back when I come to DC again:)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food was good but the service we received from Chelsey was the best! Although it was a busy night she was attentive, thorough, and quite the mixologist. The food was fresh with a unique twist on some modern favorites.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We love this place. The food and service is always outstanding. It’s much more than a dinner out— it’s always a fascinating adventure in unusual food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Poor service tonight. Waited thirty minutes for my cocktail. It was sad.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I don’t think there is a better restaurant dollar for dollar anywhere in the DMV. You can not do better than Mokomandy for the price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

All of the food was good and some of it was really great. Recommend the jambayla, ssam, hush puppies, hoppin john and the coffee. We ordered too much, so pace yourselves. They ran out of a number of items while we were there. Also, the cocktails came one at a time, with quite a bit of lag in between. We had to ask more than once for things like ice or cream. The waitress was very nice been seemed too busy. The chef came out to see us twice and made a special dessert because they had run out of the things were interested in. Despite the unevenness, I would definitely return. The food is just too good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

our go-to for great food and atmosphere. recommend the craft cocktails. thsnks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Absolutely outstanding! This is definitely a gem! Food is spectacular! Creative drinks from the bar! Friendly people! You will NOT be disappointed!

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been dining at Mokomandy since it opened - the food is unique, flavorful and inventive. The service has always been great and the bar has a fun vibe. They have an amazing beer and cocktail selection and - while their wines are fine - they are a bit pricey. Both the Cajun and Korean specialties never disappoint - Jambalaya, hand-made noodles, Bulgogi beef etc.

It's not super cozy, but the noise level is moderate and just the right amount for talking privately without the next table hearing.

The brunch menu is limited but it is fantastic and a great bargain. Just wish they were open for lunch!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful NY eve meal at Mokomandy. Every time we have been we have had a great meal although this may be the best one!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service are absolutely amazing! We are never disappointed. We enjoy sitting at the bar. Everyone is very friendly. The servers know their food! The drinks are unique and creative. They can customize drinks according to what you prefer. The seafood arrives at your table cooked to perfection! We enjoy sharing everything we order! We try to go once a week. We also go for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always we had a great experience at Mokomandy.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As good as ever...Food is still incredibly good. Service is excellent. Will be back again once the holidays bills are paid off.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Another stellar experience! Nicholas was a superb server, and the food was delicious as always. Well done!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I introduced a friend to mokomandy. She really enjoyed the food. We had a good time.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food! Every dish I have tried has been delicious! The service is always fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Moko is always fantastic! Wonderful service and outstanding food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and friendly and helpful service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent time as always! Only one thing, we were a little disappointed about. The Mochi cake just didn’t taste as good as it used to.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Over all the experience was good, ambiance was modern, good drinks, beer and wine menu. Food was very good, could use more large or family plates to share for main course. Otherwise if it is small plates you are looking for this is a great place. Service though informative was very slow, with a group of six we were seated right away but 10 minutes past before anyone came to the table for a drink order. The food when ordered came very slowly in no specific order of dishes. When I go out for a nice dinner I expect better service.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

While most of the food was still very good, some items have slipped. The housemade noodles were overly salty and oily.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Double date night with friends. Wonderful, unique dishes. Good service. No complaints!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great restaurant! The food is innovative and tastes good. Everyone in our table liked it. Service was solid and there was enough staff. Wines were a bit expensive but the mixed drinks and beer options were reasonable.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Just ok. Great service, good drinks and decent food, but expensive for what you get and more trendy than satisfying. Weird location for this place that should be located in DC instead of Sterling.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Fantastic small plate menu. The food is exceptional and unique.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Mokomandy has been one of our favorite restaurants for years. We recommend it on a regular basis. This last visit was not the same. Our traditional favorites were oily, over spiced and over salted. Wine at $15 a glass is over priced. Likely my last visit.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We tried Mokomandy based upon its ranking on Northern Virginia magazine's list of top 50 restaurants for 2017 (it was #4), and boy are we glad we did. The food was fantastic, the service wonderful, and the overall atmosphere was fun and modern. I was shocked that such a restaurant was in Sterling, VA, it is on the caliber of a DC restaurant. We did several small dishes, including the deviled eggs (to die for!), foie gras dumplings, Korean pork sliders (yum! yum!), and stuffed mushrooms. We also ordered the fingerling potatoes, but they were extremely dry, and too much pepper, not good. We told the waitress and she said their policy is if someone doesn't like something, they make it right. So she went back to the kitchen and brought us back a new order, and the second time they were great! Something evidently went wrong with the first batch. We ordered a medium plate to share, the gnocchi, and OMG, this was amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone that eats here. Mokomandy is such a find, we will be back many times I am sure. I can't recommend this restaurant enough!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was a different type of menu - and that's the reason we went there. You will definitely need help understanding the menu, but it is well worth the time to listen and try a bunch of different flavors even though you may not think your going to like something. The Char was fantastic and we enjoyed the Bulgogi the most. . We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will be back to try the rest of the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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