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20789 Great Falls Plz, Unit 176, Sterling, VA 20165-2496
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Ranked #1 of 203 Restaurants in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Korean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Algonkian Parkway
Transit: Great Falls Plaza - Loudoun County Commuter Bus
Description: Modern. Korean. Cajun.
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94% Recommend
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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Mokomandy is located in the spot that was vacated by Hooked at Great Falls Plaza when Hooked moved to their larger location. We were very sad to see Hooked move to their new location but our tears were turned to cheers when Mokomandy opened (note: the new Hooked is not what it used to be so beware but that is... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The Mokomandy fusion of Korean and New Orleans cuisine yields a varied and delicious result. The Korean potroast sliders and Wild Boar Bowl were excellent and something to be experienced. The Fried Oysters were too heavily battered but not a bad choice. The physical space of the restaurant is limiting for a place as popular as this. Before you leave... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Believe the hype - this place is great! Food - delicious and creative. We shared the fried oysters, deviled eggs, seared tuna, pot roast sliders ( sooooo yummy ) , shrimp & grits, scallops and fish special. Believe it or not, all were fantastic. The Korean dishes were definitely not traditional Korean fare ( I am Korean as are my... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My family and I stayed in Sterling, VA for a night from NYC. We visited Mokomandy after reading the wonderful reviews. The restaurant is quite contemporary and fashionable, with comfortable aluminum chairs and lots of mirrors. The menu has a solid mix of Korean and Cajun foods. You can order small plates, medium plates or large plates-- great for mixing... More

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Sterling, Virginia, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Lived in Sterling for 16 years and I have finally found a restaurant that rivals places I have been to around the globe. It is a very small space hidden in a rather non descript strip mall in Sterling, Va. The restaurant is beautifully designed in contemporary fashion with large comfortable chairs. It feels clean and inviting. Our server was... More

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I should have written this review before but it's been a busy year. We moved from NoVa to MA last year. Where we are now living has some wonderful restaurants but we really, really, really miss Mokomandy. We probably ate there 5 or 6 times in the year before we moved. Everything is exceptional. It's the kind of place where... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Beguiling mix of Cajun and Korean, Mokomandy offers an extremely unusual menu and delivers delightfully different tastes. The menu is divided into three sizes of portions plus a selection of tasters (DO try the cracklins, best ever) and so one is able to pace the meal without filling up on an overly large first course. An unusual and comprehensive beer... More

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Herndon, Virginia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went to this restaurant for the first time and it left me with mixed feelings. The concept is novel; mixing different styles of foods. The tastes were unique and mostly satisfying. The portions were uniquely sized offering a variety of appetite options. The atmosphere was modern and clean. The service was congenial and efficient. I guess what hit me... More

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Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We came here for a birthday dinner early on a Thursday evening to avoid the crowds. I really had to coerce my husband since neither Cajun nor Korean cuisines are his forte. In the end, he was happy and was talking about our next visit. The restaurant is small and cozy, although the mirrors make it look a lot larger.... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We had a great meal for our anniversary a few weeks ago and we're looking forward to going back to try some of their other items. However, if you are not too adventurous, you may want to tread lightly when visiting this spot. My husband and I enjoy experiencing out the box cooking - and this was pretty out there... More

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