Reviews of Mona Korean Restaurant (Restaurant)

9921 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23605

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As of day this business receives a score of 4.5 stars over 5 and this rating has been based on 196 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Mona Korean Restaurant IN Virginia

Cynthia Clarke

I have been going to this place for years. my moms friend which is Koren loves the food



Good place for korean a little pricey but its worth it support small business

Tabin Garrett

Excellent Korean BBQ and great service. You must check it out!

Tamek Demby

Danielle Turner

Allen Hartgraves

Unique and authentic.

Chris Romanelli

Excellent bulgogi.

Matt Nabers

Ron Denson

Real Korean meals. A variety to choose from. Great service with a smile.

Michael Nuckols

Best Asian food in VA..hands down! Looks like a hole in the wall but it's so worth the visit!!

edgard rivera

First thing i want to mention is to not be discouraged by the restaurant's outer appearance. I am thoroughly satisfied with the food. The bulgogi was so tender it was almost melting in my mouth. The stir fry was very flavorful and the spice was perfect. The beef and pork dumplings were deep fried to perfection too. Shumai was a let down, but everything we ate outweighed my feelings towards it.First time having Korean food and i will forever come back as long as i live in Virginia. Compliments to the chef(s) that created the masterpieces that me and my wife ate.

Brent Woodhouse

Great Korean food for lunch

Sharon Driscoll

Tasha S.

Food came fast and fresh. I got the bibim bap with mandoo and it's delicious.

bhing harley

Small family owned restaurant, great food, great service and family oriented. Come and join us at Mona's

Anita Brown

I love this place. The food is always good and the service excellent

Alana Gibson

Great service, quality of food, prices and cleanliness of restaurant.

Tim Swenor

This place is an awesome place to eat! Doesn't look like much from the outside but is a must see and eat restraunt!

Becky Stewart

Food is outstanding. Service is outstanding. Quiet, lovely, great little neighborhood place.

Jake Wagner

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여기는 한국식당입니다 음식이 맞이있어요

Lynda Torres

I found it just by riding down Jefferson Ave and I love Korean food, the resturant was clean, food was very good and the service was good. I was impressed with quality, variety and quantity of food for the price. I would recommend Mona's to anyone who wants good Korean Food.

Regina Cleary

good service, food was delicious

Nigel Burns

Daniel Smith

I love this place I've been going there for years. authentic Korean food.

Kristen Merritt

I love Korean food and have been looking for a Korean restaurant that rivals one near and dear to my heart in Michigan, and Mona actually surpassed this past favorite in terms of price, amount of food, and food quality/taste. My boyfriend and I got the special for two and we had a feast for 36$ (special occasion). We had fried fish, pork bulgogi, rice, bean paste soup, egg soufflée and at least 15 banchan (side dishes). Everything was so flavorful and we were stuffed by the end. Our waitress was so lovely and attentive, and again for the price, we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!

Glenn Mallo

Kalbi & Bulgogi perfectly marinated. Fresh crisp lettuce wraps. Steaming pot of savory mandoo soup. Glad we opted to grill the meats right on the table. Pure Awesomeness! Service was top notch - our server was very attentive. Highly recommend giving Mona Korean Grill a try. Will definitely be coming back to sample the many other selections on the menu.

Mark Kover

One of our favorite restaurants.

Ed Lattimore

Good was great. Ordered spicy pork stir fry and it was great.

Tiffany Puett

It was ok. Not bad. Not great. I love Korean food but I was a little let down. I had the Kimbap and the flavor was so so. The kimchi seaweed rolls were good and noteworthy.

Chris Newnan

Maria VanHouten

Wow!! were closed by this place I never knew how good the food in this place, my family enjoyed every bit, of it , loved the sides we will be back,

Adrianna Pasquarella

Not as much to offer for grilling yourself, but all the food was excellent!

Mellow Coast

The real deal. If you want a taste of authentic and fresh Korean cuisine, this is the place to be. A warm welcome, fair price, and amazing portions, left me full and wanting to come back again.

Theodore Vanhouten

This was our first time trying this restaurant and it was fantastic. Food was delicious and we had plenty of side dishes with the meal, and the service was great. We will definitely be eating here again. Thanks for the wonderful time.

Ronald Hancock

Rosemary Greubel

Food is always excellent and so is the service!!

Anne M. Carstens

Jacob Moore

ally krejci-floyd

We went last Saturday and had Han as our waitress. I didn’t know what I wanted and was confused. She ended up bringing me what I wanted and it was amazing. My husband was stationed in Korea and says he likes the food as well beings that it’s extremely authentic! We had the chicken bbq. We went back today 6-29-19 sat ) we had Han once more and she remembered what I liked. She brought the salad with the ginger dressing also. She’s amazing. Then when she came to fill my water she also filled my tea with the pitcher I had on the table. That isn’t a normal thing around here, the waitress/waiter doesn’t go the extra mile. When it came to leaving and packing the food, she also did that and also put it in the bag and tired the bag. It was amazing it means more then nice words. She takes care of her customers extremely well! I love this place and will continue to go. I suggest it to anyone who likes Korean food!!

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Elizabeth Mangerson

I love this place. It feels at home and the store owner is super sweet. She is very attentive and the food is really good if Korean is your jam. Reminds me of what home cooked Korean would be like if you were to have dinner in someone's home.

Michelle Helms

Local, truly traditional Korean.

Jennifer Despain

We love this place! The kimchi soup (s-1) is heaven in a hot bowl and the small dishes that come with every meal are always good. The service is good as well and they are always happy to help and bring more. Highly recommended.

Cory Newell

bulgogi is the best best!

Marie Barrett

Samuel Burks

So much meat.

Zhiwen Zhao

Lebira Webspinner

Always delicious and a good time.

Darren Kincaid

I had the dolsot bibimbap and it was expertly done just like I had in Korea. Great service and excellent food all the way around. We will definitely be back.

Kat Espinoza

Sarah Wilson

The food was excellent and the service was typically of a busy restaurant. Will be going there again if i have a craving for korean cuisine.

Anastasia L

I missed local korean BBQ. They have amazing kimchi and Kalbi! A little pricey, but there is alot of food, very authentic!

Tina Kotlark

Abigael Natividad

shane sawsiengmongkol

I've been eating at Mona's since the late 90s, one of the longest establishment around, delicious, great service, authentic, fair price and unlimited banchan and rice!

John Anongos

Ace fandom

Great little hole in the wall portions are HUGE and food is great i reccoment it the aloe juice is a good option for drink and trust me youll have left overs

Trudy Lawrence

My husband's favorite is the Kim-Bap and Mandoo.

Tricia Vann

Food is delicious.. employees are nice and friendly..

LaNita Osborne

I have been coming here for years. Love the food. The service is sometimes lacking but the food makes me come back.

Hector Davila

Been a staple in Korean food for years.authenic as I was stationed there back in the 70's and can attest to that is the same.

Ben Bear

Very good food.

Robert Summerford

Megan Moulton

David Blake

Authentic Korean food! Great service. Prices are a little high, but not too bad. The inside decor is beautiful, but the outside of the restaurant could use some tlc.

Casey H

Delicious and waitress was very helpful with suggestions. Bulgogogi and Bim bap were really good. And the cinnamon ginger tea also!

Mel M.

This past Friday was my second time dining at Mona's Korean Japanese Restaurant with friends. I thought that overall the experience would be very nice. It was not. It became obvious that our waiter did not care to serve us. My friend even said our waiter was not good and when she asked for seconds on a couple of the small serving size side dishes, she seemed not to want to bring them to her and it took an unusual amount of time for her to bring the two dishes. We agreed she was being quite rude. Also not once did our waiter come to bring me a refill on my iced tea. My friend's daughter was even sent to go and ask for a refill--otherwise it was clear there were not going to be any refills. Towards the end of our meal, our waiter brought the check. We were not asked how we were paying (nor how we were doing). She brought the check to me or at least on my side of the table assuming I was paying the entire bill. I picked up the check; paid the bill and even tipped the waiter as I always do, although in this incident she really didn't deserve it. I was hesitant at first to go online and write this review, but after reflecting again on the overall experience compared to other places I've dined and the excellent service I receive when dining out at various restaurants, I had to write this review because it's been absolutely the worst and only bad dining experience I can remember ever being a part of. As a result, I plan not to give this place any more of my money and time. The food was good, not great and definitely not worth sub-standard service.

Ronald Terry

Absolutely the best chicken fried rice in town.

Lance Otis

Minoru kishimoto

Delicious korean casual restaurant. You can enjoy various tastes KIMUCHi.

Jonathan Del Rosario

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Brett Stredde

Amazing food! Very good experience.

Jayme Howard

jbforever hoell

richard haynes

Anthony Sam

Very enjoying experience good food

Barry Stewart

Kimberly Otis

If your looking for something new and different from the normal restaurant setting, try this place. Food is amazing, staff is so sweet. Give it a shot!

Jen C

Food was pretty good, I don't think I'd go out of my way for it again though

Rick Shaw

Great, authentic Korean food, and fast friendly service. It was our first visit and we will be back!

Christopher Janes

Rhianna Schoonover

The lunch bento boxes are wonderful! The yaki mandu is fantastic. Service is always friendly, and prompt. A great little gem for authentic, tasty, Korean food. Best in the Hampton Roads!

Chris Lewis

Don't mind the building, step inside and enjoy some quality Korean food! The owner seems friendly enough and was happy to help out with cooking and providing great service

Delbert Hundley

Best Korean food available my go-to place

Ron St. Martin

Ellan Olver

Food was really good and you got a large portions, too.

Johnny Shaw

Food was amazing!

Miguel Ambtocioo

(Translated by Google) Good (Original) Bueno

gary anderson

Terrence Smith

Best and most authentic Korean food you’ll find in Newport News

sapito gaming

I love the bbq ribs

dk kim

Best quality and price in both Korean and Japanese food

Christopher Pine

Good Korean food.


Bulgogi meat not seasoned;. Over cooked and served like fajitas. Guess my serving overseas in korea for seven years spolied me....

Dallas M

Thomas Cooke

Fantastic lunches


Delicious Korean and Japanese food and over the top customer service! The server went out of her WAY to provide good service.

Susanne Day

Unfortunately not as good as expected. We have had better Korean food and since we have Korean family we have an idea about Korean cuisine. Kimchee was watery and not a bit spicy. Quality of meat could be improved as well as the yaki mandu, which were not at all, what we expected. Didn't have our drinks before the appetizer and only after reminding the waiter/ waitress. Sorry, but we would have hoped to have a better experience.

Brett Ribblett

Great place for Korean food

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Tony Soares

Outstanding food and service. I had the pork and my wife had the beef bulgogi box for lunch.

Rebecca Lester

Food tasted old and overpriced

Shawand Bobbitt

This was a wonderful experience the start of a family tradition

Tyrone Moore

If you have never been here.Then you have never had true KOREAN FOOD..There you are more than a customer..You are FAMILY..BEEN GO HERE FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS.I DRIVE 2 HOURS .IT IS WORTH EVERY MINUTE...

Theresa B

Jorge Garza

Off da Chain!

Amber Glass


Jazz B

Obediah lopez

This has quickly become our Go-To restaurant for Korean food. Everything is delicious and the service is always excellent. The staff is very friendly. Order the Fried Mandu app and the Beef Bulgogi; it’s the best around

Yamil Reyes Sanchez

Gal bee w/ fried rice $12. Bulgogi, steamed rice w/ mandu $12. Two gim bab rolls $3 ea. Should've been roughly $30 no? Billed for $74! It was take out. I was starving and in a hurry. The rolls are good but the bulgogi was under seasoned and no bulgogi sauce! So plain and boring. Definitely not worth the wallet rape. I call the place up and ask about the overcharge and I'm told that the prices advertised on the site linked to this restaurant hasn't been updated in over a decade. This place is way overpriced. You've been warned.

Barry Haley

Great food and service! A lot of bang for the buck!!

Hilda Soares

Enjoyed my first visit here! Food was excellent and the hospitality too.

Mark Albright

Best kimchi in town. Great service and cold beer.m


Great Kimchi Jigae

camron greene

Old building but classic Korean fair at an excellent price.

Madeline Namelast

Cute spot! Fast and polite service, good portions and prices. Cheap drinks, too. Liked the variety of banchan, considering some places I've been to only have four kinds or so lol. Would go again

Ted Plumley

Descent Korean cuisine

Rachel Whelan

It's probably fine if you're an omnivore, but they aren't very accommodating of dietary preferences. The pajeon says it's a "kimchi pancake," but doesn't mention that it includes beef as well. They are able to accommodate large parties, though, as they have plenty of large tables. If you're looking to have a KBBQ experience was a crowd, this would be a good place to go.

Sven Hans Knecht

Authentic, delicious, amazing Korean food. Show up and order their kalbi or bulgogi. Kimbap is amazing. Recommend the whole menu.

Jonalynn Glover

My first experience with Korean BBQ and it was amazing! My friend and i weren't really sure how we were supposed to do everything but the waitress was very helpful and kind. Best customer service I've ever been given in Newport News and the food was delicious for a decent price. It was a little expensive but once we saw all of the food we got it made sense. Will absolutely be going back.


Best Korean BBQ in hampton roads.

Jami Zarichny

Ryan Holben

Delicious and the korean food was literally authentic

Bo Mulcahy

It doesn't look like much on the outside. But they grow their food outside the restaurant that they use in the restaurant. The food is great and fresh and the staff are great as well.

Derek Martin

Sheila Johnson

Enjoyed it! My first time there.

Bryan Enriquez

Haven't been here in a while but it's always been excellent !!! The best in town hands down!!!

Bj Westcott

Delicious Food!

D. Espinoza

This place is a gem. It's in a non descript building in a run down part of town, but they've been there for years. Why don't they move you ask? Because their food is so awesome it doesn't matter. It's very rare in the restaurant industry that the food is good enough to overcome a questionable location.

Shaqueta Winslow

Janie Carstens

We have been eating here for years. Great food. Friendly staff and pleasant quiet atmosphere.

Chris Jenkins

Stopped by for lunch and was impressed with the way they presented the food and it was very good and fresh. Would go again.

TaRan Wilson

Alex Woodhouse

Very good food, authentic Korean food and atmosphere. Friendly staff, cozy place.

Jenna Lamb

Shirley Mckain

Akaash Raja

MrAce Wallace

This place is the closest to Korea I’ve found. Great service. You have to order at least two servings of meat though.


Get the mandu!!

Andreas Baek

음식이 청결하고 입에맛는다.

Tyler Perry

Krysta Sams

First decent sushi I've had in my life. Great for first timers. Strongly suggest the box ~

glenn helseth

good food good service

Xianrun QU

Fabulous mixed rice; the sauce isn’t too sweet and all seasonings are authentic Korean. I really like the stir-fried squid personally, and I’ll definitely come here if I’m craving for Korean cuisine!

James Maxwell

Kim Minamyer

Good homemade Korean food.

Alex S

Great food. Traditional side dishes. You don’t find that in most Korean restaurants now days. Great service. Homemade pot stickers reminded me of Korea. Had a great conversation with the owner who also cooks the food. Highly recommend!!!!


Jenny Noh

I had korean tofu soup, it was very tasty and spicy. I recommend this place

Ashley Odonovan

My family of three eat here to fulfill our traditional Korean food cravings. The food and service are always good, even when they're busy.

Paige Michael

Brintun Jones

The best Korean food in Hampton Roads

Stephen Wood

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