Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
2959 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Asian
Effective Tuesday, March 17th Bida Manda will temporarily close our dining room service until further notice. As an organization whose core mission is to create and cultivate gathering spaces that nurture togetherness and build community, we are mindful of this privilege and also the responsibilities that come along with it. At this critical moment, the safety of our most central community: our staff, their families, and our guests are our highest priority.

Reservations from March 17th-May 31st will be cancelled. If you need assistance with rescheduling an existing reservation, please reach out to Vanvisa at info@bidamanda.com.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.
What 2959 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
GI
GIBSON3
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where does one begin. My God, this place was top drawer all the way. Our server Mathew was incredible, he asked, he explained, he was attentive, on a Saturday night no less w all the craziness that ensues on a busy night. The food was off the charts, the stuffed peppers and the Saffron crepe where just intense. The cocktails were beautifully orchestrated, overall a great time and will certainly be returning when I get back to Raleigh.

E
Eric
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Raleigh, hands down. Really special new things to try, along with wonderful versions of classics. Seriously, incredible flavors, amazing atmosphere and design - love.

H
Hazmatt22
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time here and was pleased to bring along three others that had not been to Bida Manda before. It was the perfect experience. From the unique cocktails, amazing apps, tasty entrees and superior service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

m
vipmysterygirl
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was thrilled to finally be able to visit Bida Manda! Due to its deserved popularity, short notice evening reservations are hard to come by, so lunch proved to be a great option. I thoroughly enjoyed the pork belly soup. It is unlike anything I've ever had. For a soup, it is incredibly rich and filling. The portion was so large that I had more than enough for lunch the next day. Our server Sophia was so friendly and knowledgeable. The only downside (and a small one for me) is that the table next to us was very very close. I look forward to going back to Bida Manda and trying some of the other great menu options!

SM
SandraM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! I'll definitely be coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. The most flavorful dishes I have had. I recommend the papaya salad with duck.

d
vipdoglover
Raleigh
47 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Green Papaya salad with Lemongrass Chicken is absolutely delightful. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We attended dinner at Bida Manda for our second anniversary. The staff was very friendly and the food was very good. They start by bringing out some complimentary shrimp chips, which were really pleasant. Our waiter recommended the lettuce wraps as an appetizer and they were hands down the best dish of the night... I’m not usually a lettuce wrap kind of guy either. We split the Manda Herb Salad with chicken and Tom Khem (short ribs and pork belly) and they balanced each other nicely. The short ribs were a little dry, but the gravy and fatty pork belly balanced them out well and they tasted delicious. The salad was really nicely balanced. The food is about $20 per entree, but we have enough leftovers for both of our lunches tomorrow, so the value is good for the price.

After the waiter packed up our food, he brought us some complimentary macarons to celebrate our anniversary. They were the best macarons we’ve ever had, and I’ve been to Paris. To cleanse our palates at the end of the meal, they served us each a small shot of lemon juice, lime juice, and ginger, which was a great way to wrap up the wonderful experience. We’re moving soon, but if we’re ever in town again, we’ll be revisiting Bida Manda for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Savannah was fantastic, so was the food and drink. Always a great time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious and great service.

LL
LaurenL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food took over an hour to come out. I had ordered a thai tea and it was not ready. They said it would be ready in 5-10 minutes. 20 minutes later they brought out a tea that was nothing like how it normally is. When the food came out it came out very spread out. over 15 minutes between when my food came out and when my guests did. I was very disappointed by this since I have had good experiences in the past and wanted to share with others but was very much let down. Food was good unsure if I would bring friends for lunch session again.

f
frank
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was super; but too noisy, otherwise great!

EV
EvelynV
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, great food
Had a great date time with hubby

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place so of course I chose it for my birthday dinner with my best friends. The service is awesome and those waitresses are the nicest people ever! The appetizers are so delicious, it’s hard to save room for my main course but you have to try it all! My favorite is the lettuce wraps and chicken stirfry. Thank you for the desserts… So many wonderful choices and so delicious! Try the special margarita and you won’t regret it👍🏼

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good cocktail, strong and flavorful. Nice atmosphere. Waiter was very nice and professional. We had spring rolls, papaya salad with lemongrass chicken that could have been boring in bad hands but was extremely flavorful and delicious, and a short rib/pork belly dish that was delicious. Can’t find any fault with this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and fresh!!

IK
IdaK
Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly soup is always great!! Very attentive service staff!

FL
FoodLover
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu and tasty preparation of both cocktails and food. One our our favorite restaurants in Raleigh.

AB
AndrewB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Our server was able to answer all of our questions about the menu and give suggestions. Everything we ordered was delicious. Made for a fantastic date night

S
Satisfied
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service, and atmosphere! Highly Recommend.

G
vipGoetten
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was superb. Will most definitely come back.

GL
vipGladlyLeftNY
Raleigh
49 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Diana was a great server. Very attentive and made sure our dietary needs were met and that our food was spectacular. Our table was ready on time as per our reservation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Will absolutely be back!

IF
IanF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond superb service.

What makes this place good is how knowledgable the servers are on the food. All these questions they can answer so clearly and simply.

The food quality is always superb.

The ambiance was great.

G
Ginger
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS WONDERFUL! HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMES AND NEVER DISAPPOINTED.

L
Laurenk93
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fabulous time. Ross was very attentive, informative and friendly, and the food was phenomenal! Bida never ceases to amaze!

JA
JAMN
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been looking forward to dinner at Bida Manda and I was not disappointed! Food and service were amazing and I would happily go back!

MF
MarianneF
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed Bida Manda! We started with the Lettuce cups and the Summer Rolls. Both were outstanding. I planned to have the Chicken Curry and at the last moment changed my mind and ordered the Green Papaya Salad with flat iron steak. I am so glad I did! The steak was perfectly cooked and the green papaya was crisp and refreshing. My dinning companion ordered the Basil Stir-fry with Tofu. She said it was the best she had ever had! The prices were good too.

MB
vipMarisaB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bida Manda became our favorite restaurant from our first visit. The staff and service are always top notch, the food never ever disappoints and the attention to detail in the entire experience is first class. We love this place so much.

AC
AdelaideC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were sat early for our late reservation which was great! Our server was so sweet and very knowledgeable of each menu item. The food was amazing, each bite was better than the last!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was unique and delicious. Service was fantastic

LC
LudaC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, quality food. We enjoyed the ramen, lettuce wraps, and spring roll very much. Our services was also wonderful. Would highly recommend (make a reservation)!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was amazing and so helpful! Loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner was incredible! Our server was wonderful! The guests next to us were a bit loud and in a heated discussion but we still had a delicious dinner

LS
vipLS2014
Raleigh
76 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Bida Manda! Original, special, tasty food and OUTSTANDING service! Helps to book in advance.

RV
RickV
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Bida Manda is always a great choice for excellent food and service. It was, of course, full at lunchtime but still got great service. I had not been there for several years since the first year it opened. I was a little disappointed at the lack of originality in the food (quality was great) which seemed much like regular Vietnamese. My memory was that the menu was more original and authentic with their mother's recipes. Pad Tai, Pho and Spring Rolls are not what I expect from them.

TK
TomandKate
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s been essentially the same menu for years, and yet the meals never disappoint. Absolutely love the rice wraps, curry, and sea bass. The room is a little loud but not so much that we wouldn’t want to go back! One of our favorite restaurants in the Raleigh/Cary area, and apparently we share the same feelings with a lot of other people!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The food and atmosphere are amazing!

FAQs

Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2959 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.