Mokomandy

4.7
1814 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine

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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Cajun, Korean
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(571) 313-0505
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Daniel Wilcox Stevens
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Private Party Facilities
Depending upon party size, Mokomandy may offer its full dining area and bar for private parties.
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Private Party Contact
Thaddeus Kim: (571) 313-0505
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Cross street
Algonkian Parkway
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Parking Details
Parking is available in the Great Falls Plaza parking lot.
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Public Transit
Great Falls Plaza - Loudoun County Commuter Bus
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1814 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nicholas, our waiter, was energetic and knowledgeable. He asked for allergies and recommended suitable entrees. Great night. Our table was a little close to the couple next to us, but they were great so not a big deal.

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RK
12 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always....excellent service and food/drinks!

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BB
15 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as always! We are always greeted at the door. Everyone is very friendly. The waitresses, waiters and bartenders know the menu and drinks very well. The drinks are unique - they make many of their own simple syrups. The food is perfectly prepared! Order one food item at a time and share everything you order. This way, you can enjoy the food, drinks and your company, instead of rushing!

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SH
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mokomandy does not disappoint. Everything was amazing. Drinks, food, service...it was all on point. We will be back for sure.

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DW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great first experience. Enjoyed our dinner immensely.

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c
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of my favorites, food is always great. They offer a unique blend of cuisines that you have to try in order to appreciate it. The bar knows how to mix cocktails and they always have a great mix of offerings for everyone

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c
73 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb waitress: knew the menu & had great suggestions. Everything was beautifully prepared & presented. My favorite restaurant in the area.

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MF
13 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the Moko. Great food, great staff, great value!

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OT
11 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Everything was great for our party of 6 except for that the plates all came out at different times and my friend never even got her pancakes until everyone else was almost done with brunch. That was disappointing

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never can go wrong here!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server, Sky, made our 25th anniversary dinner, an awesome and memorable dinner! The food is always delicious and can't wait to go back again!

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BB
16 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service are always fantastic! We come here often and are never disappointed! The employees know the menu and drinks extremely well! They can help you, if you need help. This is a real gem in the neighborhood!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The food was bad. Some dishes were extremely salty. We waited for about an hour for one dish, but the waitress kept telling us it's coming and wanted us to order something else while waiting for that dish.

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WB
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for Brunch. The Eggs Benedict with house-made English muffin, shrimp cake and spicy hollandaise made for a perfect bite. Love the small bites - Kimchi pancakes and kale chips. Offers full menu in addition to their brunch menu.

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JB
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love their take on eggs benedict w/shrimpcake. Biscuits and gravy always pleases and the not-your-average bagel + lox was deemed 'fantastic' by our German guest. Service was impeccable as always.

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S
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

The food was outstanding. For some reason on this particular night service must of been short handed, very slow and not as responsive as previous times.

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KP
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It’s a really interesting menu but it is hard to navigate to determine what to order. It would be great is it could be better catagorized.

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AD
19 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yet another stellar meal at Mokomandy. As always, food, service, and cocktails were top notch. Thanks for another great experience!

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G
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the food but longed for several clean fresh plant based options.

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H
11 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

So glad we found this place! Unusual Korean-Cajun flavors, great format with small dishes that could be share (and they happily accommodated our request to add a fourth dumpling -- with adjusted price, of course -- because we were 4). We will go back just for the shaved catfish with great sauce, enormous Korean ribs, and those foie gras dumplings! Only tiny complaint: some dishes were a tad too salty.

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AI
17 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We are coming from D.C. and we like to make the trek about once a month. When the food is good, it is outstanding. On our last visit, the food was good overall, but there were some misses. Octopus/Pork belly and jambalaya were fantastic. Cucumber salad and pot roast sliders unfortunately were not as good as we've had in the past.

Our server--Laura--was awesome as usual.

Still one of our favorite restaurants, we wish they could be more consistently great.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Will hi again. Food was exquisite!

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SR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great find in a random location. Recommend the sliders, ssam, dumplings and deviled eggs. Good selection of cocktails and beer/wine

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D
10 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

As always, impeccable service from Laura. Food was very good, tasty and terrific value.

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JC
20 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

really interesting food, presentation of food, excellent service, and value for the money. The service was superb. Even though it was a 30 minute drive in only light traffic, we'll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and our server Laura! Food was good but definitely expected more out of some dishes. Drinks and desserts amazing!

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DL
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great experience and extremely good food! I love this place.

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j
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mokomandy is a favorite of all my family - especially my 18 yr old grandson,. Matt. My daughter and Matt were driving through VA on their way north to settle in my grandson for his first year in college. Where else to celebrate but Mokomandy?!!!! As always the dinner was great and the service was perfect. Thanks!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Skye was wonderful. She made us feel right at home and was very knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommended.

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m
43 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I have tried in some months. The food is very interesting with wonderful flavors. The option of small plates lets you try many dishes. I can't wait to return and sample more of their interesting menu. The lettuce wraps were a treat. Modern décor and ambience. Staff were helpful in navigating their wonderful menu. Love it !!

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m
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Took a drive out from Arlington based on the reviews I'd seen. I wasn't disappointed. The location is a little odd, as you wouldn't expect such a culinary experience in the middle of a strip mall, but don't be fooled. The place is not very big, has a pretty casual appearance, and is buzzing during dinner time, but the main attraction is the food. It's surprising that a combination of Korean and Cajun (not fusion, mind you; just both cuisines) can work so well together, but they do. Everything we tried was excellent, from small and medium plates to cocktails. The only sad part was that we couldn't order everything on the menu. We'll definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as usual! Our favorite restaurant!

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D
32 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food that would not be out of place in any major downtown area, let alone a strip mall in the suburbs. Wonderfully creative, but the quality has slipped a tiny bit in the past year imo.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our first time, but we will be back! Cocktails are adventurous, food was unique and tasty, service was A+!
Fun for our lively birthday group!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the food and great service!! So far it's one of our favorite restaurants!!

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DP
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have liked this place from its start. The food has only gotten better and the service is consistently superior. We saw them on Check Please and it was a great experience to see them do well. We were around when they started and have only gotten better.

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RR
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Mokomandy is a restaurant you visit to enjoy remarkable food with family and friends, and this last visit was no exception with great food from start to finish. Laura, our server, was amazing, making the meal all the better. Wish they had more space because it's loud when they've got a full house.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best restaurant in the DC area! The variations on Korean and New Orleans fusion must be experienced, and don't forget to try the Pork Belly and Octopus skewers!

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