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“Great Service - Creative Food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mokomandy

Mokomandy
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Ranked #2 of 236 Restaurants in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Algonkian Parkway
Transit: Great Falls Plaza - Loudoun County Commuter Bus
Description: Modern. Korean. Cajun.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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90 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Service - Creative Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

We found this restuarant to be refreshingly friendly with a really nice atmosphere. The food is creative and different, with options like wild boar, blackened catfish, and cracklins (crispy pork rinds). It's intended to be served family style, so various sizes of plates are offered from small to large. It's fun to share and try many options! We were all quite pleased with everything, although the kids (teenagers) were not quite as adventurous. They were not as impressed as the adults. We will definitely go back, though probably just with adults. It's best to call for reservations as it can really fill up. Also, be sure to try the automatic hand washer!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Little gem in the burbs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Lovely decor. Pleasant waiters. Food reasonably priced but so delicious. Korean lousianna fusion but pleasantly surprised. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Iwannabewhereyouare
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Washington, DC
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in an unlikely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Mokomandy is a great restaurant in an unlikely strip plaza. The restaurant offers a unique take on modern korean and cajun food. The restaurant has a variety of dishes that are great for sharing. Start off with the snacks and sides. Pick any 3 based on your preferences and you won't go wrong. Next, pick from the several dishes from the small and medium plates. Our favorites are the Korean Pot Roast Sliders, Bulgogi Beef and Modern Korean Sliders. Alternatively, pick one large plate and one medium plate for sharing. The Steak Frittes is excellent. Leave room for dessert as you will be pleasantly surprised.

One other item to note is the wonderful wine and beer selection. The selections is amazing and the waiters and bar staff are great at making recommendations.

Once you have tried MokoMandy, it will become one of your regular dining places.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James G
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Bethesda, MD
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244 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“First class service and cuisine in a hide-away gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Mokomandy offers Cajun Koren food, not fusion, but contemporary renderings of both cuisines, and the results are brilliant, mostly. Shared 7 plates, 6 were outstanding from the fois gras dumplings and wild boar bowl, to the modern Korean scallops and P.I. mussels. Service was great, selection of wines, beers, and cocktails will please the most persnickety imbiber, and the sous chef fell all over himself to make a bland dish more acceptable. Will definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jean A
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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

It was very chic. The food was great and the atmosphere transported you to feel like you were in a big city. Great place.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Mary S
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