Mokomandy is a Korean-Cajun restaurant located in Great Falls Plaza in Sterling, Virginia. Chosen as one of the best new restaurants in the area by Gayot and Northern Virginia Magazine in 2011, the restaurant showcases Korean and Cajun cuisine, putting unique twists on traditional selections. Mokomandy’s founder, Thaddeus Kim, developed his culinary knowledge as the son of a Cajun mother and a Korean-American father. At Mokomandy, he has teamed up with Executive Chef Daniel W. Stevens, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, and Sous Chef Marcos A. Nato. Thaddeus Kim and his staff provide a dining experience that combines delicious dishes and excellent customer service.
Menu items change based on the freshest available ingredients. Examples of Mokomandy’s main dishes include gator croquette, steak frites, and bulgogi beef. An array of side dishes, such as purple rice, butter chip pickles, and spicy kimchi, enhances the entrees. In addition, Mokomandy offers signature cocktails, wines, and hard ciders. Families with children can request the kids menu, which includes options like pasta shells with cheese, chicken nuggets, and milk.
To finish the meal, Mokomandy provides a selection of delectable desserts, including strawberry s'mores and a chicory pudding with pecans, croquant, chocolate sauce, cane syrup salted caramels, and fresh cream. Mokomandy opens for dinner seven days a week, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.