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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

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (51)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
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Good for a Date (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Worth the Drive (37)
Special Occasion (33)
Tapas (29)
Authentic (26)
Fun (25)
Bar Seating (22)
Casual (21)
Hot Spot (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Tasting Menu (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Spicy (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Great Beer (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Business Meals (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Healthy (6)
Romantic (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Cozy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day

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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing service. Very knowledgeable. Great food and drinks! It was a drive to get there but well worth it. Will definitely go again!

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was absolutely delicious! Need to start going there more often!

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was outstanding, as usual. Never disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful place for something creative and a little different. Great place to go for a birthday!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Tapas, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Laura our server was great! The food was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food, awesome service, not a run of the mill Menu which is super. Staff goes above and beyond. We'll be back soon.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Heard about Mokomandy and wanted to experience it. I was delighted about the quality of the food in a casual setting. No pretenses. Enjoyed it immensely.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We've been here about 4 or 5 times in the past 4 months and this is still our favorite restaurant. Only reason we don't come more is that we're coming from D.C. Still worth the drive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent as always, love the food, drinks and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Tapas, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Outstanding!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Terrible customer service from the host. Food quality was good but the overall service was and experience was poor - has a 9pm reservation and had to wait until 9:50 to be seated with little to no concern from the host.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Happy Hour, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I enjoyed the atmosphere and loved the cocktails... good for a date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Definitely lived up to the reviews. The pot roast sliders, octopus, curry pasta, bone marrow, Cajun cassoulet, jambalaya, Korean tacos were great. Korean Cajun tapas.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Mokomandy is a terrific find in Sterling! A+ service and delicious, well-crafted dishes. Don't miss the fantastic cocktails, starting with Bees in the Garden!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We go to Mokomandy for the delicious & innovative food, the fabulous Moscow Mules & on point service. Never had a poor experience & we will continue to visit!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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 :-).

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tapas, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent, eclectic, interesting food.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 19, 2018

really fun experience with friends. Looking for something totally different, but where every dish is amazing, this is a winner. If you have food allergies like I do, it can be difficult since almost everything is cooked in soy or contains gluten.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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 on January 17, 2018

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 on January 16, 2018

BLUF: Recommended! We absolutely love this place! Great food, great service, and it's fun to try the new menu items!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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vip
 (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 11, 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 10, 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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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 9, 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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