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“Fusion Minus Confusion”
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Ranked #1 of 273 Restaurants in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Korean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Algonkian Parkway
Transit: Great Falls Plaza - Loudoun County Commuter Bus
Description: Modern. Korean. Cajun.
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something interesting in Sterling VA and came upon Mokomandy. Korean and Cajun?? We couldn’t resist. Once there we were happy to discover it’s not fusion but the two styles of Cuisine are separate. It’s very open and bright (bright lighting) which can sometimes be a turn-off but this worked. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable with in-depth knowledge of the menu and preparations. They do quite a bit of Sous Vide which we found interesting and well executed. Baby octopus and pork belly. Sounds odd, yes but it was great. Fried chicken was excellent as was the brisket and the short rib. We were not disappointed and I recommend giving it a try if you’re in the area.

Thank J H
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

We always have a great experience at Mokomandy. The food is creative, well-prepared, and excellent. The drink selection is fantastic. The staff is friendly and attentive. In addition, they support our local schools with donations, which is really amazing! Be sure to make a reservation -- this place is HOT!

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Reviewed December 5, 2017

My wife and & went out with another couple to Mokomandy for the first time last weekend and we were all blown away by the wonderfully prepared small and medium dishes we tried, as well as the wonderful service (thumbs-up to Laurie who explained the menu and dishes to us). Hush puppies and cucumber salad are great snacks and the sliders, stuffed mushrooms, chicken paillard, and Korean BBQ ribs are simply outstanding small plates. The veal tacos were also very tasty, though we all wished for just a bit more heat from the jalapeno peppers to offset the sweet plum sauce within the taco. Both medium sized shrimp dishes (etoiuffle(?) and shrimp & grits) are also outstanding. The hand made drink menu is extensive and well-prepared. We'll be back soon!

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Thank FinanceDad
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

The restaurant is in a strip mall in Sterling, VA. The restaurant was recommended yo us by my daughter. The strip mall is very ordinary but the restaurant is modern and pleasingly decorated. The entire staff is very polite, friendly and professional. We had reservation and were seated immediately upon arrival by the friendly hostess. Everything in the restaurant look and is clean. They have a very nice and well stocked bar.

It was our first time there and we found the large menu confusing. The server explained the meme to us and we were able to select three dishes that we shared. The first order of jambalaya was very salty to the point that it was not edible. Our server replace the order and the second order of jambalaya was delicious and was presented very nicely. The beef potstickers were great and nicely presented. Our last order was recommended by the friendly server and the pork belly was delicious.

We had an order of beignet which was as good as those in New Orleans.. We were not familiar with the wines they served and I thought the wines were quite expensive, They offered a large selection of reasonably priced beers in the drink menu as well as lots of mixed drinks.

The food was great and we will eat here again. I highly recommend this restaurant

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Thank Farhad A
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Excellent attentive service here. The decor is as good as can be for a shopping center location. Our party had the bison dumplings, stuffed mushrooms, both excellent dishes. Very subtle and delicate flavors. We followed with the roast pork and some salads, both very good and one of our party had the deviled eggs (with bacon slice) as a main meal. The wine selections by the glass were one, rarely two choices from over a half dozen varietals. The bottle selection is much more varied with better choices, but the half bottles are very expensive. Cocktails were also fun and interesting; our party tried the Acadian Morning with coffee and bitters, Bees in the Garden and the Orange Ginger. We traded them all around to sample. All in all a very good experience, with some outstanding tastes.

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Thank Birdsong859
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