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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

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (51)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Good for a Date (41)
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Neighborhood Gem (40)
Worth the Drive (37)
Tapas (36)
Fun (34)
Special Occasion (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Casual (30)
Authentic (27)
Bar Seating (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Tasting Menu (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Spicy (17)
Great Beer (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Romantic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

No sorprende q esté entre los mejores restaurantes de Washington DC pero desde la ultima vez q estuvimos ( cuando abrió hace un para de años) hemos visto ampliar el salón y agregar mas platos a su menú. Los cocktails son excelentes, novedosos y presentados gráficamente con mucha “onda”. Lo único que esta vez nos sorprendió fue el servicio y la marcha en que los platos llegaron a la mesa por lo que un comensal terminó de comer antes que lo otro (no estaban en un horario muy concurrido). Le quitó un poco el “gusto” a la visita ya que había que reclamar por los platos que no llegaban al unísono !

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was outstanding - creative but not weird for the sake of weirdness. Everything was delicious and well executed. Service was a little bit slow, but we were there on the first snowfall of the season, so perhaps they were short-drafted. Good cocktails too.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, table for 2 is too close to other tables, attentive service. A bit pricey. Definitely order the Korean pot roast sliders!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is unique and very good. Service was very good. Wine selections are minimal and prices are too high. Beer selections are IPAs. Great food, enjoyable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Love the food and the ambience. Fusion of Cajun and Korean food is amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Amazing food as always. Service was slow because they were short staffed but that isn’t the norm.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wow! I've been in the DC area for over 30 years and have tried just about every kind of restaurant but Mokomandy surprised me so much that it has moved into my Top 10 list with just my first visit.

Outstanding small plates (stuffed cremini mushrooms, chicken paillard, and Korean BBQ ribs are not to be missed) as well as wonderful medium dishes (shrimp with grits) and an eclectic mix of hand-made cocktails have made this restaurant my new go to place when my wife and I go out with friends. Laurie , our server, was absolutely wonderful in explaining the menu and the manager/owner came over at the end of our meal to see how we enjoyed it.

Unfortunately, we did not save room for dessert. All the more reason to come back soon!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I loved my experience at Mokomandy. I was extra early for my reservation at the restaurant, but they made every effort to make my mom and I feel at home while we waited. The staff was very kind and generous. The cocktails and the food are amazing!! For dessert, we got the lemon mochi cake with raspberry sorbet, and it was so delicious!! I will definitely come back with friends and family. I want to try everything from the menu!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Three trips, all superb. The only negative is the food and drink enhances my proclivity for overindulgence in delicious things. But hey, you only live once.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We love Mokomandy! The food is interesting and beautifully prepared. The staff is exceptionally friendly, and we've been fortunate to have Laura as our server when we've dined there. She has excellent knowledge of the menu and food in general, plus she's adept at discerning her diners' tastes in order to make spot-on recommendations. Her care elevates the already wonderful food to another level.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We always have phenomenal service from Chelsea and others. The food is very flavorful and a break from the mundane and normalcy. Cocktails are great and worth the wait.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Celebrating our friends anniversary. Shared multiple small plates. Had a Cajun cassoulet with duck that was incredible. Had Arctic char with purple rice that was melt in your mouth delicious. Cremini stuffed mushrooms with garlic butter and cheese were yummy. Also had tempura shrimp, deviled eggs with bacon, fried chicken with special sweet and sour sauce. Bison dumplings, Korean short rib sliders were also outstanding. Finished with the beignets that came with several delicious sauces. Everything was outstanding! Can’t wait to return.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant with outstanding food and service. We were there on a Tuesday night and the place was packed! Will return again, and again, and again...

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very accommodating for food allergies! Great attention to details.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We are frequent diners at Mokomandy. The food and the service are always spectacular. We have tried nearly everything n the menu and have never been disappointed with any dish. The staff is exceptional!

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Best restaurant in the area in my opinion. Everything is always delicious! It's a small restaurant so advance reservations are a must. It's in a strip mall but once you are inside it's very trendy and fun.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was good, but not spectacular. We ordered the fois gras dumplings (excellent), the spare ribs (good) and the boar bowl (good but inconsistent). The waiter was ok but he left the dirty appetizer dishes on the table after we were done with that part of the meal. We ordered a soda and the waiter brought it over with the dirty bottom of the can inside the drinking glass.

Our table was in the middle of the small-ish restaurant and it was very busy.

We will give this place another try, ordering something different and hopefully with a better table. However, I'm couldn't tell why this place seems to be so popular - it's good but not so great you have to make Saturday reservations two weeks in advance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was solid and interesting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Another flawless meal at our favorite restaurant. Phil was an attentive server as always; he had great recommendations for us and all were excellent!

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Loved the variety of flavors. Reasonably priced. Attentive, knowledge service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mokomandy is one of our favorites ! Food is always delicious and our server / bartender ( Phil ) is wonderful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been to Mokomandy's several times and brought four friends with us this time. The menu varies but there are often favorites that remain. The hand crafted drinks are interesting and delicious. Our waitress knew the menu inside and out, editing the menu for those in the party with allergies. It's a great place for trying different but always tasty foods.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food! Great staff! ..........Love this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great meal with VERY attentive waitstaff. Shared a couple of small dishes plus one medium and the two of us were full.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service is very good and the food was overall good, some items were better than others. But it was quite pricey for the serving amount and what you were getting. Prices of various items is for sharing tapas style so they were small plates but the prices of the plates were equivalent almost to a price of a meal. For 2 of us including an alcoholic drink each and dessert to share it was approximately $100.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful food and service. We sat at the bar and were given great personal attention despite it being a busy time of night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Second time I've been here. Nice cocktails, over priced wines, great service, hit or miss with the small plates, delicious medium plates. It's also cold when the door opens if your sitting near the entrance when the temperature drops.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always enjoy dinning here. Friendly service and innovative dishes make for a fun dining experience.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Mokomandy is definitely a gem! The service is always amazing! The food is perfect every single time! Order one dish at a time and share. That way you can experience more of the flavors. The food and drinks are very creative. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always, great food and great service. The variety on the menu is excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Mokomandy is our new favorite restaurant. Fantastic and creative cuisine with terrific service (esp. Laura). Our favorite is the jambalaya, but we loved everything we ate. Can't wait to be back!

Tip: You'll need reservations to sit at the table. But don't worry...if it's your first time, sit at the bar and Phil ("The Asian bartender guy") is awesome and will guide you with the popular and recommended items.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Menu and food were outstanding. Atmosphere is a little allowed. Reservation said anniversary yet we got stuck at a 2 top in the middle of all the traffic. Hostess apologized and offered a comp on drinks but it didn't happen. Only complaint.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great meal. They do tapas and entrees. A very creative menu. All special. Price is moderate and food is worth it. Great specialty cocktails also. Nice, open, fun, food loving ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was great as always, servers are the best. Would send anyone I liked there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our dinner was delicious and unique. Everything we tried from the Ssam with short ribs to foie gras dumplings to bone marrow were all great. One of the best meals we have had in a while.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

If you want something new, creative, fresh and great tasting then look no further! Mokomandy is the place. Everything we tried was excellent. All of the waiters and waitresses were extremely helpful in guiding us to what might be a good choice to try. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Tapas, Healthy, Casual, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fantastic restaurant, unique combinations of flavors, executed perfectly!

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We enjoyed this restaurant so much, we went back in the same week. Food is far from run of the mill and everything we've had has been delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We have eaten here many times and the food just keeps getting better. The service is always great!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food and drinks at the bar were exceptional. I traveled 30 minutes and will do so again. The casual, dressed down ambiance of the place does not meet the quality of the food and the drinks. The cocktails were excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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