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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!
Sterling, VA 20165
American, Cajun, Korean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available in the Great Falls Plaza parking lot.
Great Falls Plaza - Loudoun County Commuter Bus
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
Mokomandy Ratings and Reviews
We drove 40 minutes to have dinner at Mokomandy, and it was completely worth it. Our only complaint is that we ate so much that we felt overstuffed by dinner's end. The standout dishes were the Korean spicy fried chicken, the Cajun cassoulet, and the wild boar bowl. Order a side of pork cracklins or a dish of the thin and crispy catfish if you have a large group and want to snack between dishes. It was a really fun dining experience.
This restaurant is always busy in the evenings. We have been frequent diners. My grown kids from out of town always ask me to make reservations when they visit. The menu is authentic and the preparation is excellent. The desserts are outstanding. Only problem is noise if a large group is in attendance. The service is always near perfect.
The service was a little slow, but the food was still outstanding. The only thing I did not care for was the red sangria- usually this drink was fabulous, but they missed the mark this time. It was very slow to get the drinks so the server comped us 3 drinks which was very gracious. I had the veal breast tacos and curry pasta with braised pheasant, and my husband had the wild boar bowl - all delicious! This is a really great dining choice for this area.
Attentive, thoughtful service. Wonderful, creative food. We've been here several times, and I always look forward to what I know will be a foodie evening to remember. Was tickled to share the experience with some friends, and Mokomandy did not disappoint. Looking forward to regular visits. Keep up the good work!
Went to Mokomandy on a date with my husband. Loved the cocktails. Our server, Julia, gave good advice on both drinks and which food to pick. The food was unique and tasty. We especially liked the Korean BBQ sliders and the house-made noodles. In an area where most restaurants are trendy, it was nice to find a place that does things its own way and does it well.
Fantastic food and great value. Our server, Julia, was very nice and knowledgeable, and didn’t spend too much time table-side—but while obviously very busy managed to swing by just enough for whatever we needed and for a quick conversation. I had noted my girlfriend’s several allergies in our reservation and the chef/staff had prepared a special menu for her with only safe foods for her. 10/10 would recommend for a casual but high quality dinner. We will be back.
Worth all the hype! A friend discovered this restaurant several years ago and led us through a magical first experience. Start the meal off with a selection from the specialty cocktail menu -- the quality of this brew will put you in the right frame of mind and highlight the attention to detail and flavors to come. I recommend the jalapeno margarita.
Small plates are priced for 2 or 3 portions, and our server did a magnificent job of doubling or augmenting our selections to ensure full bites for our party of 4. We filled up on pot roast sliders, foie gras dumplings, veal tacos, pork belly octopus, shaved catfish, and bone marrow. Take the suggestion to enjoy the bone marrow "Bulleit Alley style" - after consuming the marrow and toast, drink bourbon from the empty bone to pick up the remaining tasty bits. Yum! All of the plates were delicious, a bit indulgent, and served at a comfortable pace.
Mokomandy was such a great experience... I think it will be my birthday restaurant :-).
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.
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.
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!!!
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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