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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

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (58)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Good for a Date (44)
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Worth the Drive (41)
Tapas (38)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Fun (35)
Special Occasion (33)
Bar Seating (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Casual (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Authentic (28)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Spicy (20)
Tasting Menu (19)
Great Beer (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Healthy (8)
Romantic (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Vegan (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·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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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Interesting menu that emphasizes the restaurants Korean/Creole fusion. Examples of both cuisines are excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was great but the service was horrIble. I’d go back but would make sure to pick my server. Wouldn’t want her again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This place never fails to deliver fantastic food. The pot roast sliders with fried steamed buns were delicious and flavorful. The orange flavored moscow mule was divine! I can't remember all the food we ordered but it was all absolutely perfect. They forgot to bring me my order of kimchi towards the end but it was no big deal. My only complaint about this place is that the tables are so close together...the venue is very small. They are so popular that you need reservations at least a week ahead of time. Might be time to move to a bigger location?? I'm a huge fan of this place. I'd definitely keep coming back again and again.

Tags: Spicy, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The three of us tried a nice variety; the menu is quite unique and we all enjoyed. One dish wasn't bad, just not as good as found in NOLA . The wine list is a bit pricy, the only Cab Sav by the glass is $21.

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Authentic
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat. I have been there many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Fantastic as always. Haven't been in a while so we sat at the bar and had some appetizers and drinks. So unique are the drinks and food, best in the area for the combination.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was creative and delicious and the service was very fun and attentive!! Wonderful overall experience!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

They had amazing food and excellent customer service. The restaurant looked amazing and felt lively. The desserts were the best part of the meal. The crime brûlée and pecan pie were to die for.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Had a wonderful dining experience as usual at Mokomandy's. We enjoyed our favorites like duck skewers and fingerling potatoes but added the foie gras dumplings for something new. Liked them so much we had to have a second order. Still miss our old favorite dessert, the fruit cobbler, and thus far there's been no suitable replacement which probably works out best for my diet. Great food and cocktails!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good as always with unique did delicious food, especially for the adventurous...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Terrific combination of Korean tastes with a touch of Cajun. Fun place with great food and unlike any other restaurant you will come across (in a good way). Not pretentious and a good value.

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Outstanding food. Great servers (Zachary). Zach made the evening for me and my family.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food has potential, need to cut the salt but it could be great as the concept is there. The service however was absolutely horrible. Our waitress was totally unpleasant and made the experience pretty awful with her poor attitude, besides her blatantly lying to us about certain items we ordered "taking a lot of time to make" when we clearly saw them mistakenly go to another table. We also noticed the two other tables next to us had mistakes on what they were brought and it seems like everyone was comped for something on their bill! I frequent many restaurants and honestly I have not been so turned off to a restaurant because of bad service in a looooong time.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Still a favorite even though our two favorite members of the wait staff took new positions at a restaurant closer to their home... The food remains outstanding and we received prompt, friendly service. It's a tapas-style menu and we had about 10 different items off their menu, which changes I think to a certain extent quarterly. Kimchi pancakes are always a favorite, but the absolute tastiest new item to us were the chicken wings ... the chef found a way to make these super, super tender and used sauces that make this pop with flavors. You absolutely have to try these ... if there weren't so many other delicious items, we would have ordered this alone 3-4 times. Amazing. Corkage fee is $15, which allows up to bring a bottle from our cellar to enjoy at the restaurant and not feel ripped off. Thanks for the outstanding food, Moko team!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Amazing as always!! Chelsea was a superb server (as she always is!) and the entire staff (Phil, Andrew) wished me a happy birthday. Our favorite dish, Poutine, was the best we’d ever had. Thank you for another terrific experience!

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Enjoyed discovering Mokomandy with friends who were staying at Reston Town Center. As recommended by the Washingtonian, we tried the catfish with the remoulade sauce along with Bison sliders, gumbo, bulgogi plate and beignets. Everything was fresh, unique and delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Spicy, Organic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing food! Amazing service! Totally worth the drive every time!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food and service were great. It was very noisy.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food, drinks and service. A true neighborhood gem!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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