Modoko

4.4
180 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Asian
At Modoko we serve Modern Asian Cuisine. We also have a full bar with hand crafted cocktails, local craft beers, Sake and an extensive wine list. We have private event space for seating up to 60. We also have a large covered patio.
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MRobbins
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were hopeful because reviews were so high. Crispy dumplings were awesome. Loved the sauce with chili garlic flavors. Sushi appetizer was good too! Not impressed with the orange chicken - this is a rub vs a sauce and something you can get at wing stop for a third of the price. Brussels sprouts inedible - soaked in soy sauce. Waitress did take them off our check. Beef with broccoli ok - not a richly flavored sauce - just a heavy soy flavor. Pho was good. Red wine was not at true serving temp - quite warm. Overall for the price, our expectations were much higher. Drove from
Fayetteville for a good meal and won’t drive to this restaurant again.

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vipDawnC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me tell you, Nicole was our waitress and to say she was nothing short of amazing would do it a disservice! She knew the menu, loved what she did and was an absolute joy to have wait on us! With the economy today, and the service industry being short, it was a breath of fresh air to have her wait on us tonight; she provided amaaaaazing service please give this lady a RAISE!! Thanks Nicole, you made parents weekend awesome!!! You’re the best!

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HollyB
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pictures have been drawing me in and we finally went. It did not disappoint! All the food was SO good! We got 2 apps which were great and the pupu platter. It was way too much food for us but made excellent leftovers! The service was phenomenal. We sat in a private booth which was fun. We’ll be back to try even more from here menu as it all looked delicious.

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Breanna
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good food but overpriced for dinner entrees

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JohnW
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service not rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with many choices. Very fresh and good proportions. Amazing service!

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katyb
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious! And the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful with the large menu. Will definitely go back!

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vipJJJJJjJj
Phoenix
81 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went on a Wednesday night, restaurant was moderately busy but severely understaffed. Every single table had piled up dirty dishes. Restaurant was messy in the dining room. We only observed two wait staff and 2 kitchen staff.
As we were seated for 15 min with no server coming over we got up to leave when they finally came over. She was working hard but rushed us through the order and she forgot multiple items what we ordered. Not sure if it’s fair to have her have all the tables, so giving her the benefit of the doubt.

Modoko
Responded on June 17, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. I have reached out to you privately to resolve this. I really hope to hear back from you soon so that we can take care of this and have you back again.

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JohnW
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ahi appetizer.

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StevenT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole was an awesome waitress with great recommendations. Great happy hour deals and the drinks were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Very understaffed. Raucous tables that seemed to be there for drinks mostly. Waitress wrote order for party of 6 on her hand, consequently one entree never showed up. Overall unpleasant experience.

Modoko
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! I reached out to you privately to try and make this right. This particular evening we had three very large tables (not visible from the dining room) so the food was certainly delayed and we are very sorry about this. We hope to hear back from you soon so we can have you back for a perfect visit. Thank you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner!

Modoko
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Maybe the chef was off or had an off day after what I heard was a busy weekend. The food was uniformly below par and, as a cherry on top, the waiter completely messed up my order and brought me a wrong dish. Even after I questioned him, he assured me it was the correct one. When he finally accepted that he made a mistake, he could have made things right by taking the wrong dish off our check. Alas, instead he chose to quickly apologize and disappear.

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vipLisaP
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We had reservations and were seated upon arrival. After ordering beverages, we were told that they were out of ALL BEEF and duck. Since my daughter and I were planning to order the filet mignon and broccoli, that was a huge disappointment. Our waitress told us we were "lucky" that we had reservations, as they were turning away anyone who came to the restaurant without reservations. As a result, there were only a couple of tables with customers. The rest of the tables had dirty dishes on them from prior customers. Despite having few customers in the restaurant, our service was non-existent. In fact, after we ate, we had to get up to go get another server to provide us our tab. No one apologized for the slow service or the lack of menu options. You would have expected a manager to apologize and comp an appetizer or a dessert, but the server said they were not doing that. Clearly, new management is needed for this restaurant.

Modoko
Responded on May 12, 2021

I sent you a private message in an effort to make this better. I hope to hear back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The eggrolls are simply amazing!

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RachelleC
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I had high hopes for this place. It’s started out good. The Thai tea was great! The apps were really good. They came out the entree’s. They were awful. The pad Thai was the worst I had ever had. Over cooked and way to much egg. That’s all I could taste. The general chicken, just tasted like over cooked frozen chicken tenders with sauce on it. Totally not worth $75 for two people. I wish it had gone better.

Modoko
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you very much for giving us honest feedback. I have reached out to your directly to try and make this right. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you again.

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mizB
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful Mother's Day lunch. The different Dim Sum plates were delicious and we each tried (and loved) a different meal. My compliments to the chef!

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Ericp
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Extremely slow service. Waited more than an hour for our meal. Dirty dishes piled up on empty tables. Quality of what we ordered was marginal. It may be a general staffing problem. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Most of the dishes we ordered were on the spicy side. More than we were expecting, but everything was delicious. It was pretty noisy, but it was graduation weekend and the place was packed. We were coming in from out of town and hit some major traffic/construction and they were super about pushing back our reservations.

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vipReginaW
Little Rock
46 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The claypot had way to much broccoli

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vipMicheleG
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming here, the food is excellent every time and the menu has tons of variety. The staff is friendly and attentive and the vibe is upscale casual. Great place for a special occasion without breaking the bank!

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vipBrandyF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

This was my favorite restaurant until last night (9/7/21-Open Table will only allow the person who made the reservation do a review so I had to use a past reservation to leave this) when we were there celebrating two friend’s birthdays. This WAS our go to place for our birthday celebrations- the food is delicious, there is a lovely patio and the service is usually fantastic. Last night changed our opinions and we wont be back! We had a bartender slam a drink down on the table (so hard it spilled) due to the fact we didn’t hear him ask who the drink belonged to because we were listening to a friend make a toast. After he whistled and interrupted the toast, we told him to set the drink down and we would figure out who’s it was. Note,at the beginning of the evening they brought out a drink that was wrong and we told them to just leave it and someone would drink it, no reason to just pour it out- We were clearly an easygoing group. After slamming the drink down, this man stomped back toward the restaurant and ripped the door open. When we asked what that was about,he denied anything had happened but proceeded to tell us that we werent listening and the restaurant was closed. I asked him how he expected a party of 16 with a 7:30 reservation to be out by 9. He shrugged his shoulder and smugly said “everyone else is”. Note, we didn’t even have our food yet! After we asked to speak to a manager, this same guy came out and told us he was the manager. He then proceeded to tell us he has spacial awareness issues so he didn’t realize how close the table was and that’s why it seemed like he had slammed the drink down. You seriously can’t make up a more ridiculous story! We then asked for the owner’s name and we were told he had been in the back cooking, was now cleaning up and would come out and speak with us after. A bit later, the waitress told us the owner had already left for the evening. We had a beautiful evening of celebrating friends absolutely ruined!

Modoko
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Im so sorry to hear about this. I have reached out to you directly to try and discuss this further and have been unable to reach you. I think this was a big misunderstanding and the server/bartender feels awful this was the impression he gave. I really hope to have the opportunity to hear back from you so that we can resolve this. Hope to hear from you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service was amazing!!! best food ever and the customer service was outstanding. will definitely be back in the future - new favorite place.

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LenF
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Upscale Asian food, individually prepared. We will eat there again.

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eRoadKing
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an enjoyable evening. Great food and service

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vipGettingfatterdaily
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food quality and service. Beautiful contemporary finishings. Lovely experience!

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vipMichelleH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very good service; unfortunately the food quality has declined.

Modoko
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you very much for the feedback. I have reached out to you directly to try and learn from your experience. As a locally owned business, we are always striving to improve our guest experience. I hope to hear from you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the service was outstanding, even though our server Nicole, appeared to be the only wait staff working the entire floor. A perfectly relaxed, casual meal with friends that we intend to do again. The lamb was excellent and nearly inspired a second order. Clay pot chicken was tender and cooked perfectly and the pad Thai disappeared in no time. Top your meal off with a Nutella Roll and you won’t forget, or regret, it.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner at Komodo. Their food is always so fresh and the wine selection is amazing! Thanks Komodo for such an amazing night out.

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DonaldB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food selctions were incredible and will require more trips to try more. The place was 90% empty and a little cold due to the weather, but the food was great. The server was knowledgable and attentive. We were quire pleased.

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MartyH
Fayetteville
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with friends. Service was great, food was amazing. We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with excellent customer service. Food is fantastic and the staff is friendly and personable. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime we pass through NWA, Komodo’s is always on our list of places to dine! It’s a must.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

New to the area and was recommended I try this spot by a few locals. Overall, disappointed in everything except the service. extremely salty menu. After exchanging a few items, I decided to cut my loss and throw my food away. Won’t be returning until the menu is better curated.

Modoko
Responded on January 19, 2021

Im sorry to hear you did not enjoy your food. I have reached out to you privately so we can learn from your experience and make it right. We take great pride in our food and we hope to hear back from you. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was empty when we arrived and hostess set us in a back corner by a window. Lots of other great seating available. We had reservations. 4 people. Will not return because as good as it was I was very unhappy. Worst seats in the house. In my opinion. Big pet peeve too.

Modoko
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback. I hate to hear you wont return based on where you were sat. As a general rule, we are happy to seat people anywhere they'd like. We just typically seat folks where they generally want to sit. In our case that is usually in a quieter location near a window. However, people regularly ask to seat in specific locations. If you ever do decide to return, we will seat you were every you'd like. Thanks again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Nicole was wonderful! Her recommendations were spot on, she was friendly and attentive. The food was very good and the private booth was so nice for conversations.

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Lainy
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Tuesday so it was quiet but our server was attentive and the food/atmosphere was still spot on. Everything came out in a timely fashion and was so good. Our server shared some extra brussel sprouts with us which we will definitely be adding to our order next time - delicious!

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LauraV
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is very creative and the food is fresh and well-cooked. Try the Shaking Beef.

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vipmaremoto
Fayetteville
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super staff and service that helped transform a typical meeting into an exceptional dining experience.

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Modoko is rated 4.4 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

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