Mokomandy

4.5
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2215 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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!

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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mokomandy was excellent as always, this is our go-to spot for special dinners. Love the eclectic menu and excellent drinks and desserts. Would recommend to everyone.

UV
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent meal and service. Great bartending too!

FB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to Mokomandy for our anniversary and it was awesome, we tried so many different items and love every single one of them. Our waitress Laura also gave us our dessert to us for free for our anniversary. Can wait to go back.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and the service was attentive.

JB
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Every dish that was shared by party of six was delicious

DF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food is great but service has really declined. Took a long time to place order and receive food. Getting my daughter’s drink (a sprite) took forever!

C
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We were very disappointed with the service. They took a very long time to take out drink order to start with. Then, by the time they took our food order it also took a while and they missed one dish that never came and we canceled it at the end. There were 3-4 people coming to our table but there was no communication among them. One brought us the check and a few minutes later, they offered us the dessert menu. They brought our coffee cups to a couple that had just arrived. I don’t think we’re going back.

C
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food and place

k
London
409 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Mokomandy. Always go for our favorites but tried the brisket for first time and it will be added to favorites. They never disappoint and food is amazing.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing, we had the hush puppies, jambalaya, bison dumplings, poutine, brisket, cosmosis, the mule, syrup cake, and bread pudding. Everything was delightful, only recommendation was the brisket could be improved. The service was great and you can tell the ingredients were fresh. I hope they maintain this amazing quality as we’ll be back again soon

AM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really exceptional blend of flavors - definitely not fusion, just a fantastic mix of dishes. Desserts were especially amazing; will definitely go back!

l
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the evening. The food and service were great! Perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.

MN
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were great, service got off to a slow start but was stellar after that. Bison dumplings were a highlight and jambalaya was so flavorful! It was noisy but being such a small establishment it’s to be expected. Would highly recommend and will absolutely return.

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good dinner but service was below average and it wasn’t worth trekking half an hour for.

BG
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very good meal and very filling. Food was excellent

t
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another amazing experience at mokomandy. Food and service was top-notch. I could go on and on about how great this place is but you should really just check it out for yourself.

LC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I made reservations for our group of five women wanting a new culinary experience and WOW did we get one! Everyone was thrilled with all our selections; with our waitress' assistance we choice a variety of dishes and shared them all. Each was a taste delight and the drinks were great, too. My only recommendation is that the chairs be reupholstered. Great evening. Thank you to our waitress, Laura, for her excellent guidance and service. Compliments to the chef and the rest of the organization. Obviously, it takes a great deal of teamwork to make such a delicious menu happen.

EP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and cocktails as always!

MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food exceeded all our expectations restaurant has a great reputation and it is hard to get a reservation but now I see why. A bit pricey so more of a special occasion place for my budget

K
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Cool dining experience! Interesting food, very enjoyable. I was surprised by how small this place is and that it is located in a strip mall. You definitely need reservations because they simply can’t seat many at a time. The night we went they were out of quite a few items. Also pretty pricey! I’d like to go again but I’m not sure it’s quite worth what we spent.

JL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food, incredible service. I was extremely impressed.

SR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a plant based eater, I was impressed by the knowledge level of our waiter Carlos as well as the number of offerings I could have without being modified and making them less appealing.

There were four people in our party and we ordered many small dishes and snacks and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The food rated among the top five meals we have ever had.

EW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Food is good.
Bartender was very good.
Moved to bar because tables tightly packed and very noisy.

MS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Some dishes great, some meh, nothing actually bad. Pricey enough for me to limit visits, but I would go back. $3 for a tiny bottle of coke, annoying. Not recommended if you are looking for traditional Korean. Service excellent.

DP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, fabulous, and filling! Mokomandy has the formula for success in a highly competitive market. Don’t miss the grits!!

SG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Slow on making drinks but drinks and food were yum

LI
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful cocktails. Interesting food. Very delicious. Kind of pricey for the suburbs but we really loved our experience there. Service was great. Food was hot. You need to go there. But make reservations. We will definitely be back.

BM
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Fantastic food. Highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The place is extremely overrated! All the food was a let down...we ordered several dishes: the jalapeño hush puppies=burnt yet bland, octopus pork belly=fishy, fried chicken=undercooked, beef bulgogi=overcooked & the boar bowl=salty. No one at our table enjoyed their meal. Perhaps there’s just a lack of dining options in Sterling? We came here to celebrate a birthday which we noted to the server, we were disappointed that we did not even get any type of acknowledgment for that either. Save your time & money, you won’t be missing out by never going here!

RL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

The food here is phenomenal. Not to be missed, just go and work through the small plates and you'll not be disappointed.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As per their par - excellent in all ways. Bartender makes the experience unique! Food is superb. Ambiance perfect!

F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Mokomandy is a favorite spot to dine when we're looking for something inventive and a bit special. We took friends this time with us. We shared a variety of several dishes with the cassoulet being everyone's absolute favorite. The first time we have ever been disappointed and sent the grilled shishito peppers back. You may get 1 out of 50 spicy hot shishito pepper. Our serving ended up 1 of every 3 that we could not eat (even those of us who love hot & spicy). Our server was excellent. She was attentive at the correct times, never trying to hurry us along and making sure we were happy with everything. We really love this little gem of a restaurant.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was excellent, as always. Only issue was the server. She was nice enough, but not engaging and she seemed to really struggle to handle more than one table at a time - extremely slow and not particularly attentive. We spent an inordinate amount of time waiting for her to check on us or take a follow-up order. This made dinner very choppy, with long waits between food and empty drink glasses that sat for too long. Maybe you were short staffed and it wasn't her fault. Hard to say. But if this had been our first experience in the restaurant we'd probably not return. For this kind of money, the food and service both need to be on point. Sadly, this time, the service was really not good at all.

E
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great restaurant with an eclectic selection of small plates to share and entrees. The atmosphere is great. And the drinks are to die for.

DS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, great unique drinks, and excellent staff!

MD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. What a neighborhood gem. The highlights were the catfish boudin balls, Cajun cassoulet, and the chocolate put au crème! I also had a few cocktails and the winter Seoulstice did not disappoint. Can’t wait to return!

RG
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our 5th New Years Eve celebration at Mokomandy
Each year is memorable and every food experience predictably different
We enjoy trying new dishes highlighted this time by House made noodles, Korean fried chicken and Tempura shrimp and grateful to see kale chips, deviled eggs and Beignets still on the menu
Already looking forward to next year!!!

F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food at reasonable prices. I have loved everything I’ve ever had here. So many interesting choices!

RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First of all, my name is Morrison The small plates appear tobe a growing trend.

QX
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. We’ll be back.