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“Exotic... in a great way” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mokomandy

Mokomandy
20789 Great Falls Plz, Unit 176, Sterling, VA 20165-2496
571-313-0505
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Ranked #1 of 206 Restaurants in Sterling
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.
Reston, Virginia
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233 reviews 233 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Exotic... in a great way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The fusion of cajun and Korean is truly unique. You won't find this blend anywhere else in the DC area, that is for sure. Even their specialty cocktails are a treat. Don't be fooled by the shopping center facade, the restaurant is energetic, modern and sleek. They offer many smaller tapas style dishes so it is a great place to share with friends or family. The one piece of advice is that you have to be adventerous with some of their dishes as they can be quite innovative and novel. The one down side (or is it a good side) is that the location is basically in great falls which is a nightmare to get to on a weeknight bc of the commuters that live in Loudon County.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reston, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Unexpected location for fine dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The food is unique and creative. The Foie Gras Dumplings are a must try! We also enjoyed the Boudin Balls. There were several things on the menu that we want to try on a future visit. Reservations are necessary, they're only open in the evenings and were very busy the night we went.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, Virginia
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Well worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The food here is both eclectic and creative. The menu is concise yet offers a wealth of variation. Their "speciality" drinks offer local distillates and are as creative as the food.

Mokomandy is truly non-pretentious and is fit for a family - including very small children. Off the top of my head I can think of no other restaurant of this calibre that offers a true children menu.

Unfortunately, for all sunshine a little rain must fall. In this case it was raining coffee. The French Pressed coffee was literally putrid. I think something just went wrong in the process and I doubt strongly this is status quo. Such a sad ending to an otherwise phenomenal experience.

I shall return.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sterling, Virginia
2 reviews
“Lucky to live around the corner from this place...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Lucky to live right around the corner from this restaurant. This has become our favorite date night place to go. Everything on the menu is delicious and love the fusion of flavors from asian and southern cuisines.

Visited November 2012
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Creative Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic food, great service and truely innovative cocktails. We had many things on the menu. All were exceptional and I particularly liked the deviled eggs and jambalia.

Be sure to get a reservation as we saw multiple walk in parties turned away.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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