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Mandu - K Street

4.6
4.6
577 reviews
$30 and under
Korean

Mandu is so excited to invite you back into our home! We ask that you please review our updated policies before your reservation.
We will now be offering limited tables on our patio along with limited tables inside in the dining room. PLEASE BE SURE TO REVIEW WHERE YOUR TABLE WILL BE BEFORE YOU BOOK.
Due to our limited tables to maintain a safe and comfortable environment guests will be given a 90 min window from the start of their reservation regardless of tardiness. All guests will be required to wear masks at all times when not eating or drinking.

In the event of inclement weather, you will have the option to keep your reservation and dine under our canopy covered patio or reschedule your reservation. Based on availability we will let you know if there is an option to move the reservation inside.
We hope you are staying healthy and safe, and we look forward to hosting you again!

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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Korean

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 289-6899

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Paul Lee

  • Private party facilities

    Mandu offers 1 room for private dining that can seat up to 50 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.

  • Private party contact

    Jesse Selvagn: (202) 289-6899

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • District of Columbia

    Hot Spot

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  1. RH

    RyanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my family of 4 to Mandu and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The portions are large, and the food was thoughtfully put together. The service was excellent.

  2. CM

    CriticalMind

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    The food and service are absolutely amazing. However, the ambiance itself could use some help -- I was sat in a corner that felt like it had neon lights overhead, in addition to loud pop music. The food though. The food is.... AMAZING

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great appetizers that nearly surpassed the entrees. Well done meal!!

  4. e

    eanthonydc

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    The food is delicious. I’ve never had a bad bite at Mandu. It’s just so bright in there. Dimmer lights would change the ambiance dramatically.

  5. SO

    ShelbyO

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    went with my mom while she was in town! we shared everything. a bottle of strawberry soju (yum), Mandu, pa jeon, galbi, and ddukbokgi. it was all sooo good. the galbi especially! unfortunately sat next to some rather loud people, otherwise great experience!! will be back

  6. R

    Rick

    Atlanta

    223 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Really good Korean food, interesting drink selection, and good service.

  7. NB

    NickB

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service from our waitress

  8. DS

    DinahS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing here!!

  9. MO

    ManuelO

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, service, and ambiance

  10. R

    Rafi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for my fiance's birthday. Great food, excellent service, and just a very enjoyable time all around. Highly recommend to everyone.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Best Asian food I ever had , my girlfriend and I were visiting the DC area for the first time and came across this place , the food was amazing !! The service was the best !!!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and service were great. They made a very nice experience for my niece’s birthday, including providing very helpful recommendations for vegetarian dishes!

  13. L

    Lourdesandfamily

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    The food is great and the people super nice. I feel this place is a go-to for lunch not so much for dinner. It does need a bit more ambience for dinner. This is my second time, and I would likely go again but for a super casual dinner

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our anniversary dinner here and the service and food were both amazing

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was amazing and server was very friendly and informative.

  16. SL

    SantoshL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food and service excellent. Definitely recommend going there again!

  17. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was phenomenal! Great service as well. Loved my experience here.

  18. C

    Crouton

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The hospitality was amazing, the food very delicious, and the service on point.

  19. SS

    SavorySavvy

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is a casual and friendly place to dine-in for a casual get together or business meal, or family dining. Staff is very friendly and you get a great experience with Korean dining, and especially nice for vegetarians too.

  20. H

    Hungry

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our go to spot for Korean and plain ole delicious food. Go there! Now!

  21. YT

    YumTum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great experience on the patio!

  22. DC

    DeboChicago

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had an excellent meal at Mandu, introducing our nephew to Korean food. Most dishes were really excellent , including Bibimbop, kalbi, and eggplant with pork belly. The mandu dumplings were also delicious, as well as the kfc chicken wings, However, the vegetable appetizer with acorn and mung bean jelly was disappointing and lacking in flavor. Also, the panchan items were fine but not outstanding. For dessert, the Korean donut was fabulous and we enjoyed the panna cotta with sesame cracker. Service throughout was excellent: attentive, helpful, and friendly. We would certainly return and our nephew and his roommate, who live in DC, plan to add it to their rotation.

  23. AT

    AlexanderT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Mandu. The drinks were great, the food was amazing and the service was top notch. Looking forward to coming back next time we're looking for Korean for sure.

  24. XW

    XiaofeiW

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Appertizers were ok, fried chicken was pretty good, other appertizers were ok, not great. The main dishes are really subpar. Had much better before.

  25. LR

    LauraR

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great place!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The portion size fir the duru jjigae is not what it used to be. Not sure if it’s inflation or what but that’s a bit sad as it’s such a yummy dish.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Good food; great service. The Mandu are amazing.

  28. RK

    RobinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Korean food! Kimchi jigae was a little sweet but dolsot bibimbap, Mandu, and banshee were fantastic!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hector was our server n was pleasant and accommodating. The food is amazing and authentic. Avery the manager was so sweet!

  30. JH

    JaniceH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were great. Loved the veggie dumplings! Everyone in our group had something that they enjoyed. 2 folks had cocktails and loved them also. Try the mango juice!

  31. ED

    EnideliaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. Awsome server. Very respectful servers. Can't wait to go back!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great. It was delicious. Quick service. Beautiful setting.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The heater was very helpful for outdoor seating on the cold day.

  34. BW

    BW1234

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Foods great! Overall good, they are still taking extreme measures in regards to COVID-19 in a bad way. Asked to move table slightly due to sun, and the staff denied it mentioning some non-real reason as if it would bring impending doom. !

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside on a beautiful night. Our server, Billy, was excellent- very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was AMAZING, we basically licked our plates. Highly recommend!

  36. KS

    KimS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Although they only have outdoor seating at the moment, the service was gracious and knowledgable. The food was amazing! The savory porridge appetizer and the vegetable mandu were standouts.

  37. CB

    ChrisB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was excellent, and the service was friendly. Outdoor seating was appreciated.

  38. DH

    DrewH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, BibimBap is delicious. Reasonable prices and comfortable outdoor dining.

  39. WH

    WilliamH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Delicious food, with scrumptious beef/pork and shrimp mandu (dumplings) outshining by far the vegetable mandas.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I always have a spectacular experience at Mandu!! I loved the happy hour before the pandemic started, and I think the restaurant is so spectacular: the food is always delicious, the service is wonderful and I love the decor. Because of all that, I have made a reservation every time I’ve been in Washington DC even during the pandemic. They have made adjustments, which is reflected in my review. There is more noise than usual, because they are only doing outside seating. Also with no happy hour, I do honestly feel the prices are a little on the high side, but that’s to be expected for a large city, and I don’t expect the happy hour deals right now since their volume is so low. Frankly I’d rather pay more during this time to make sure they stay open! I love the Sojutinis, and their mandu are delicious, But you can’t go wrong with any item on the menu! I always enjoy bringing first timers to this restaurant and I can’t wait to come back! I’m also looking forward to sitting at the bar again once we have the Nations health crisis under control!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mandu - K Street using the Order Online button. Mandu - K Street also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 289-6899.

Mandu - K Street is rated 4.6 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Mandu - K Street

453 K Street NW Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    453 K Street, NW

  • Area

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Paul Lee

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (202) 289-6899

  • Private party facilities

    Mandu offers 1 room for private dining that can seat up to 50 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.

  • Private party contact

    Jesse Selvagn: (202) 289-6899

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