Permanently Closed - Mokomandy

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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!
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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MelanieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed with our visits to Moko and we will continue to enjoy eating there

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bradm
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our 3rd time at Mokomandy, and it's continued to provide delicious dishes with personable staff! Highly recommend.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing I ordered was delicious! Literally from the drinks, the apps, entrees, and dessert—amazing. Great staff as well. Can’t wait to come back!

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PAMR
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening. Everything was top-notch!! The drinks were especially Great!

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Luke
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Our reservation was at 8:45pm, and although we were sat immediately, we were not helped until 9:10pm. Because of this, we ran short on time while we were enjoying our meal (the kitchen closes at 10pm), and therefore weren't able to take our time and order everything we wanted.

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vipAudreyS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipTomt
Hamburg Area
39 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are open at lunchtime only on Sat and Sunday with a nice selection from traditional sweets like French toast to savories like stump and grits all with a little flair of nouveau from the kitchen. The bar folks also shake or stir up some lively concoctions. This is a very nice place for a casual brunch.

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RickG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall pretty good but a little tired and food seems Americanized. Hair in food.

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FoodyJon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant, the food was on point, the service was excellent, great time!

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FrankS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, the food and staff was GREAT!!

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vipMLD11
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had good food and mediocre service -- details below if interested.

I called for weeks to secure a large table of 12, their phone goes unanswered. I finally got through and left a message with a young lady who said the manager would call me back, never received a call. Finally made two different reservations through open table.
I arrived ahead of my party to again secure a large table. The hostess was first not available, and then not helpful and refused to accommodate one large table even though there were plenty of empty tables to re-arrange. Our party was seated at two different tables at opposite sides of the restaurant. Our table had terrible service, and had to ask for our drinks and when we could expect being served.

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Johnvmi1998
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is great, excellent service, decent wine selection. Really enjoyed the Shishito peppers & Bulgogi.

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vipTomM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service is exceptional. This is s must try for everyone.

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vipTomt
Hamburg Area
40 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found this unique gem nestled in a shopping center near the turnoff to Lowes Island a couple of years ago and have been visiting since then. The recipes are a unique fusion of original cooking with things like potstickers filled with Foie Gros. There are a variety of portion sizes that you can sample as a table tapas-style. The atmosphere is lively and the servers are friendly. We met the boss "Mandy" and had a delightful discussion with her. They have recently added weekend brunch which is pretty interesting fusion with some asian and cajun flare.

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John
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Creative Cajun / Korean take on traditional dishes plus some new creations. Unlikely location in a strip mall in Sterling but it had a nice atmosphere, incredible service (Carlos) and great food. We will be back!! A lot to try here so I recommend the small or medium plates to share with the table.

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vipUVAParents
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food fit for foodies. Jess our mixologist is fabulous. We go there every time we can. We'll be back again soon. Thanks Mama.😘

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CraigM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must do this restaurant. Delicious food, delightful service, awesome experience.

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RobertoTheGreat
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time. Since this visit was on a Friday during Lent, we skipped some of our favorite items (boar, Chicken Paillard, short ribs) and explored more of the non-meat menu items.

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LindseyW
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. The staff is knowledgeable about any questions that you might have and extremely accomodating for anyone with Celiac. My friend enjoyed it so much, she said she wasn't used to having so many good choices going out to eat!

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elw0223
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mokomandy was excellent as always, this is our go-to spot for special dinners. Love the eclectic menu and excellent drinks and desserts. Would recommend to everyone.

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FredaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Mokomandy for our anniversary and it was awesome, we tried so many different items and love every single one of them. Our waitress Laura also gave us our dessert to us for free for our anniversary. Can wait to go back.

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vipUVAParents
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal and service. Great bartending too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was attentive.

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JoeB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Every dish that was shared by party of six was delicious

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DebraF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is great but service has really declined. Took a long time to place order and receive food. Getting my daughter’s drink (a sprite) took forever!

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vipCakeboss18
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were very disappointed with the service. They took a very long time to take out drink order to start with. Then, by the time they took our food order it also took a while and they missed one dish that never came and we canceled it at the end. There were 3-4 people coming to our table but there was no communication among them. One brought us the check and a few minutes later, they offered us the dessert menu. They brought our coffee cups to a couple that had just arrived. I don’t think we’re going back.

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Coach
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and place

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vipkayceeintulsa
London
433 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Mokomandy. Always go for our favorites but tried the brisket for first time and it will be added to favorites. They never disappoint and food is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing, we had the hush puppies, jambalaya, bison dumplings, poutine, brisket, cosmosis, the mule, syrup cake, and bread pudding. Everything was delightful, only recommendation was the brisket could be improved. The service was great and you can tell the ingredients were fresh. I hope they maintain this amazing quality as we’ll be back again soon

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AnilM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really exceptional blend of flavors - definitely not fusion, just a fantastic mix of dishes. Desserts were especially amazing; will definitely go back!

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lauries
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the evening. The food and service were great! Perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.

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MatthewN
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great, service got off to a slow start but was stellar after that. Bison dumplings were a highlight and jambalaya was so flavorful! It was noisy but being such a small establishment it’s to be expected. Would highly recommend and will absolutely return.

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Noah
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good dinner but service was below average and it wasn’t worth trekking half an hour for.

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BlairG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good meal and very filling. Food was excellent

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viptrav
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another amazing experience at mokomandy. Food and service was top-notch. I could go on and on about how great this place is but you should really just check it out for yourself.

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LindaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I made reservations for our group of five women wanting a new culinary experience and WOW did we get one! Everyone was thrilled with all our selections; with our waitress' assistance we choice a variety of dishes and shared them all. Each was a taste delight and the drinks were great, too. My only recommendation is that the chairs be reupholstered. Great evening. Thank you to our waitress, Laura, for her excellent guidance and service. Compliments to the chef and the rest of the organization. Obviously, it takes a great deal of teamwork to make such a delicious menu happen.

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EricaP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails as always!

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MarianneP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food exceeded all our expectations restaurant has a great reputation and it is hard to get a reservation but now I see why. A bit pricey so more of a special occasion place for my budget

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Katy
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cool dining experience! Interesting food, very enjoyable. I was surprised by how small this place is and that it is located in a strip mall. You definitely need reservations because they simply can’t seat many at a time. The night we went they were out of quite a few items. Also pretty pricey! I’d like to go again but I’m not sure it’s quite worth what we spent.

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vipJenLovesFood
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, incredible service. I was extremely impressed.

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