Since 2010. Mokomandy is a casual fine-dining establishment based upon the marriage of a Korean-American man to a Cajun woman and the food, family, and friends created along the way. We take a modern angle to Korean, Cajun, and American cuisine celebrating an uncommon union of food and drink. The menu offerings are divided into small, medium, and large portions to give guests a variety of options. Each menu item is meticulously prepared and is designed to complement other dishes through our extensive use of fresh spices and local ingredients.
Executive Chef Daniel Wilcox Stevens, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and Thaddeus Kim work everyday to create innovative, awe-inspiring delights that must pass the muster of Kim’s parents prior to an appearance on the menu. This synergy between Chef and owner results in a value-added approach that leaves a lasting impression.
A native Northern Virginian himself, Thaddeus chose to locate in Sterling, Virginia near his ever-growing family. Mokomandy provides a venue for suburban Virginians to dine and receive service more often found in larger cities without having to make the trip. Upon entering Mokomandy, guests are transported into a minimalist modern décor with vibrant color and warm wood tones.
We offer an extensive list of handmade cocktails, wine, and specialty beers. From our signature Kimchi to Shrimp Etoufée, Mokomandy delivers a multi-cultural blast of flavor and texture. All preparation is done in-house, as well as house-smoked bacon, sausage, and tasso ham. This unique convergence of food and beverage has earned Mokomandy a place in the Top 50 restaurants by Northern Virginia Magazine 2011-2016, Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurants 2015-2016, a 15/20 rating by Gayot.com (Hot 10 Suburban Restaurants), a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, 6 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards (4.8/5), 4.2 star rating from Yelp reviewers, 4.6 on Google, and a 4.5 on Tripadvisor.