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Mandu - 18th Street

4.2
4.2
299 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean
Mandu opened in the fall of 2006 by Chef Yesoon Lee and her two children, Jean and Danny. Located on 18th street in Dupont, Chef Lee presides over the kitchen making sure that the recipes and dishes taste as she was originally taught being raised in Seoul. Her specialty is creating homestyle Korean dishes that one would enjoy in her own kitchen. Jean and Danny run the operations and service, making it a fun and energetic environment that provides the comfort and ease of a neighborhood restaurant. In January 2011, Mandu expanded to another location at the City Vista building in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Korean
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 588-1540
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Mandu offers 2 rooms for private dining that can seat up to 75 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.
  • Private party contact
    Diana Pollack: (202) 588-1540

What 299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 1Value

NoiseEnergetic

291 Reviews
  1. OriginalDC

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was just there for dinner, but about a month ago I was there for brunch and it was amazing. Their normal menu is pretty good, but there's something about their brunch that's extra appealing to me. This is a really good place to introduce people to Korean food. I don't drink, but their happy hour is AMAZING!!

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  2. Joyce

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food! Will come back!

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    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was remarkable, fresh, delicious and a good mix of vegetarian options. Service was excellent. Cocktails were spot on. Serviceable wine and beer selection

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  4. KarenB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mandu has tasty, creative Korean specialties on the menu, and there should be something for everyone, even the novice. The starter dumplings are soft pillows, the pork with seared vegetables to be piled into lettuce leaves with hot sauce -- yummy and you get to eat with your hands! The staff are very nice, informative, attentive, and do not hover. There is limited outdoor seating; the indoor seating is not overly squished-in, and the wooden chairs are comfortable. Warning for those having trouble with steps -- restrooms are upstairs; the noise level is such that you may have to raise your voice to converse. However, those small issues aside -- it is all about the food: We had our second meal at Mandu last week, and both times the dishes were delicious, well cooked and well-presented. Highly recommend.

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  5. PeterM

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This used to be a great place. Unfortunately, my last experience there was terrible. So sad.

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  6. Dana

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love Mandu. I don't live in DC anymore, but every time I visit I make sure to stop here. Awesome food with a lot of variety in flavor and spices. Cocktails are always on point and happy hour is an amazing deal. I've never brought someone here who wasn't a huge fan.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I came for bibimbap and my girlfriend had a beef soup. The portions were quite generous and the food was fantastic. They have hear happy hour deals as well.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service and very good food. Dumplings 4/5; scallion pancake 2.5/5; bulgogi entree 4/5.

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  9. Steve74

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and our waiter was knowledgeable and very good.

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  10. Widness

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is awesome and very reasonable. Dolsot bimbim bap for $16. Beer selection could be better, nothing on draft. I prefer the City Vista location. Try to get there before happy hour ends at 7.

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Mandu - 18th Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 588-1540.

Mandu - 18th Street is rated 4.2 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Mandu - 18th Street

1805 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Adams Morgan
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Korean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout
  • Phone number
    (202) 588-1540
  • Private party facilities
    Mandu offers 2 rooms for private dining that can seat up to 75 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.
  • Private party contact
    Diana Pollack: (202) 588-1540
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