Mokomandy

4.8
1995 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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!
What 1995 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful!

Report
Helpful
TR
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Continually great consistent food.
A wine was recommended to us by their wine person - although it was not bad, it was not great for $75 - so we sent it back and they were gracious about it.
We have been asking for Laura as our server - and we still love her!!
p.s. disappointed that the Pote-au-creme was taken off the menu and instead replaced w/ something in pies. We found it quite lacking, gelatinous & nothing like the smooth creamy texture & flavor or previous Pote-au-creme. Highly recommend that it be put back on the menu!!

Report
Helpful
VW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always, Mokomandy delivers taste and flavor and deliciousness! All-in-one!

Report
Helpful
S
San Francisco
157 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I've been coming here about once every three months for the last several years.

The food is very well prepared but you have to be willing to have a meat only diet. Not a single salad on the menu. Every dish we tried from the deviled eggs to the steak was delicious.

On this night however, what really made the evening was the outstanding service from Linda (hope that was her name).

Report
Helpful
ZH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phil was our server and he is the man!

Food is delicious!

Report
Helpful
AJ
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as usual! From the incredible staff, to their thoughtful and creative drinks, to the superb food this place never disappoints!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A delicious evening!

Report
Helpful
u
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our fifth time dining at Mokomandy, and they never fail to please. The menu is full of varied and interesting choices.

Report
Helpful
OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

30th Birthday dinner

Report
Helpful
VT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of our favorite places anywhere to come and celebrate any special day! Excellent food and awesome service. Laura is the best and takes wonderful care of everyone each time we come and remembers every small request. Great place for the family and we will be back soon!

Report
Helpful
TG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are frequent customers and Moko's never fails. The food options are unique, high quality and super delish. The cocktail options are abundant, tasty and each one made with great care. I have not ever had a disappointing meal or experience. Shout out to Laura for always providing impeccable service.

Report
Helpful
MW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Mokomandy is such a great experience. The servers are so knowledgeable and helpful, guiding us through decisions. I suppose you could do a traditional ordering process, but it is so much more fun and enjoyable to order a few plates (small, medium or large) and then order a couple more and if you're big eaters, a few more after that and the servers help you take that journey. Awesome time and a great value.

Report
Helpful
PK
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, service and wine list at a reasonable price.

Report
Helpful
DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Mokomandy dozens+ of times. There is always incredible food with new things on the menu to try every time. Service is great. Drinks are unusual.

Report
Helpful
JB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Laura is a fabulous server and the food was delicious.

Report
Helpful
HB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am always happy with my experience at Moko Monday - from the food to the service. The servers are friendly and attentive, and it remains my go to restaurant for dinner with friends. I usually go on a Sunday evening when it is not quite as busy as a Friday or Saturday.

Report
Helpful
b
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistent in every facet... Been.going their for several years...hush puppies are best of anyplace I've eaten them along the entire Atlantic and Gulf coasts...onion jam is nothing short of Nirvana!!! Will continue to go back over and over again... thank you

Report
Helpful
V
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not the usual restaurant food. Portions served as needed, great for individuals or family. If you are tired of steak and potatoes, this might be your place. Skewered octopus, shrimp & grits, unusual and tasty. Try everything!

Report
Helpful
VA
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All dishes with nice presentation, service very friendly and the food was delicious

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love his place and strongly suggest it. There is something for everyone.

Report
Helpful
KL
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mokomandy, as always, was an amazing experience. Excellent service, amazing food, comfortable atmosphere. We will be back again and again.

Report
Helpful
TV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening - our waiter was super helpful
Will recommend to others !!!
The variety was outstanding - loved the sliders - we ordered lots -cukes/ cracklings/ kimichi/sliders/ mushrooms - yummy/ fingerling potatoes / pork belly & octopus - super good/ bulgogi - good/ enjoyed SSAM w chicken . Desserts - beignets tasty & king cake. Great birthday celebration.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food is always great. Have gone there 50+ times over the years as it’s walking distance. I wish there were some healthier options added like any green vegetable or possibly salad-ish dish. Closest thing is really the ssam or kimchi but after so many years they could branch out. The menu does enjoy frequent refreshes and new dishes but they usually tend toward heavier prep methods. Still an outstanding place to dine. Lucky we live so close! They do not offer a pick up / take out option which I can understand but I met a woman in there recently drinking alone at the bar just so she could order food to take it home with her (she didn’t want to eat alone but wanted their food). That seemed downright silly to me. They told her she had to order at the restaurant and then they could box it up for her. Strange.

Report
Helpful
AI
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

When it's on mark, Mokomandy is one of the best restaurants in the DMV area in my opinion. We went to the Bad Saint (rated one of the top restaurants in the U.S.) the night prior...and were quite disappointed. And as we were eating, we both kept comparing the food to Mokomandy and agreed that Mokomandy offered better food (in quality and complexity) at a lower price than the Bad Saint.

Our server Laura was great as usual.

Report
Helpful
JG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everyone in our party of 4 loved your restaurant and our server Phil who took great care of us.

Report
Helpful
j
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent and unique.

Report
Helpful
k
London
359 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Always enjoy dining at Mokomandy! Very unusual dishes you can't find anywhere else and almost never disappoints. We had cucumber salad, stuffed mushrooms, Arctic char and steak. All was good but our ribeye steak was a little tough. Mentioned it to server when they noticed it was hardly touched. Chef agreed and they took it off our bill. Appreciated that even though it wasn't expected. Great restaurant and service!

Report
Helpful
t
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was absolutely amazing. Service was great. We will definitely be returning!

Report
Helpful
MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Second time here. Food is very good, but something was going on Saturday night. Nobody said anything, but drinks and food were very slow to get to our table. A couple of drinks were incorrect the first time, which the server rectified. And the food took forever, but it tasted delicious. I think it was just an off night, and we’ll try again!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Drink service was slow. Need an additional bartender for the weekend.

Report
Helpful
T
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An odd location for a a fantastic restaurant. Don’t let the strip mall scare you off, this is definitely worth your time. Loved both the Korean inspired dishes and the Cajun dishes. Great jambalaya and kimchi, very odd to see these on the same menu but it works! Great restaurant.

Report
Helpful
A
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time. Really just food popped with flavor and unexpected combinations. Will be back again soon.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious. The staff is fantastic. They were accommodating to a group of 8 and were happy to seat us.

Report
Helpful
S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Superb and interesting take on Korean fusion food.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter was outstanding as was the food!

Report
Helpful
K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ate at the bar- bartender was awesome and entertaining!

Report
Helpful
LT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been going to Mokomandy since it opened I have never been disappointed with the food or the staff.

Report
Helpful
JI
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service is outstanding and the staff is very helpful with menu choices and suggestions. The cocktail menu is interesting and delicious. The interpretation of classics is very inventive and well worth the price.

We enjoyed the bison dumplings and ssam (pork in lettuce cups) the most, but we've had almost everything on the menu and it's all good...a very interesting fusion of Korean and Cajun.

This is a great place for foodies and the pacing of the small plates is well done.

Report
Helpful
s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service - above and beyond, and the food was delicious and beautifully plated!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
50

Tweets by Mokomandy