Mokomandy, web site, 20789 Great Falls Plaza, Sterling, VA, 571-313-0505, Korean and Cajun. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | NoVA Mag | Ylp | Don Rockwell | Gayot]
This place received good reviews when it opened a few years back, but somehow it has fallen into the overlooked category. In fact it has some of NoVa’s very best ethnic dishes. At first I thought it would be a kind of mom and pop, like the Vietnamese places which do spiced crawfish. But it’s not, rather it is a fine and innovative restaurant, with a trendy look. The jambalaya, the ssam (get it with prime rib), and the Korean sliders are some of the best dishes around, period. Everything else is good or at least fun. And there is nowhere else like it around. It’s not mom and pop cheap, but for the quality of what you get, and the quality of the ingredients, it is more than reasonably priced. Definitely recommended.