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Mandu

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$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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1805 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5523
+1 202-588-1540
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Palatine, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like Korean food, in particular Galbi, then this is the place to go. We will definitely go back next time we are in DC.

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Thank susan980
Chicago, Illinois
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1,260 reviews
599 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 614 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

When I lived in Washington, DC, Mandu was a neighborhood favorite. I no longer live in DC but traveled there for business in January 2017 and met a friend for dinner at Mandu. I was pleased to see that the restaurant is still delivering great Korean food at a reasonable price. My friend and I were seated upstairs. The dining... More 

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Thank brmusicman
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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163 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Korean food done right. Had the short ribs which were tasty. I'll go back for these alone. The custard sounds crazy but is quite good with the crunchy potato and other bits added. Loves the soujitinis. Aloe ok but the yoghurt though crazy idea was quite fun.

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Thank Charlotte H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We always try to eat at Mandu when in D.C. It's an easy walk from Dupont Circle. We love the food--dumplings, soups, noodles, and other wonderful dishes.

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Thank CharlottesvilleVA
Mary Esther, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It was good but not nearly as flavorful as expected. If you are nervous about trying Korean food this is a good start, but if you want legit Korean food, I'd try somewhere else

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Thank Amy S S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Was visiting from ut of town. The food was very tasty, reasonable prices and great location. This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend who lives in town.

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Thank Rosa G
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1,118 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here recently. I was underwhelmed. The menu offers basic choices and food quality is very basic level. Service was low quality. For prices, there are many other good options nearby.

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Tarpon Springs
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

It's tempting to write: Bandon't. What a sin to have bland Asian food considering the vast variety of spices available. We started with the named appetizer, Bandu - steamed dumplings. Neither the dumplings or the sauce had any spice or much flavor. My partner got a beef and rice dish and I got the beef with homemade noodle bowl. The... More 

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Thank MongoBear
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1,118 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I haven't been in a while, so we went here for dinner when coming home late one evening. Menu still the same with basic food options. The Korean rice bowl options are very basic food and really not worth the fuss or price. Service wasn't very good either-- younger waiter who didn't pay attention and we finally got someone else... More 

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Thank jenabaindelhi
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner and it was located in a quiet neighborhood. My fav food is Korean so I can tell if the place is authentic or not. we ordered the pork grill, bibimbap and a kimchi soup. The food was really nice, the bibimbap was a bit cold and served in a regular bowl instead of in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5523
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-588-1540

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?