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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar, Raleigh, NC

Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.8
4.8
3334 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Bida Manda is a thoughtful gathering place celebrating the diverse food traditions and culture of Laos. The Sanskrit ceremonial term for father and mother, Bida Manda was created out of the deep love and appreciation of food and its power to bring people together.

Please be advised that we only seat complete parties. Reservations are highly recommended, however our bar is also available to you on a first come first serve basis. Due to high volume, we have a 15 minute grace period, so if you are running later than 15 minutes from your reservation time please do give us a call!

Thank you so much for your continued support and we can’t wait to see you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vietnamese, Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 829-9999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Please allow us to be a part of your special gathering. Whether it is a birthday dinner or a corporate event, we will work with you to craft your memorable dining experience. Please contact us at info@bidamanda.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    R Line, R15 City Center Deck, Moore Square Stop <br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,334 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Raleigh

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. LH

    LeilaHJ

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily one of the best meals I've ever had. Come hungry and order the pork belly soup. You won't regret it!
  2. MS

    MattSmo

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the hostesses behind the curtain to the waitress who delightfully interacted with us. The entire experience was a 5-Star event. The food amazing, the drink superb, and the environment... Well now, you just have to go there to know the rest of the story. Make it your next Raleigh adventure, you will no be disappointed.
  3. BC

    BenC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, the BEST restaurant in Raleigh. The ambiance is perfect. The food is consistently great, bordering on sublime. Love this place!
  4. MR

    MsRaleigh

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, I even lost my earring and someone called me to retrieve it!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience, great service, tremendous vibe!
  6. GG

    GaryG

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were top shelf and impeccable… Papaya salad was off the charts excellent and all our food was delicious. One of our favorite restaurants in Rahway
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were delicious, and the complimentary birthday treat after was beyond yummy and so special of the restaurant to do. We will definitely be coming back soon!
  8. B

    Bryan

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great night with fabulous food. We had the Crepe and the Pad Lao; both were so good that we finished the plate, even though we initially thought we'd take food home. Our server was excellent. Patient and answered our questions thoroughly.
  9. H

    Hello

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic! The service was great. The lettuce wraps were incredible.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  11. TT

    TifT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an all around wonderful experience! Two of our group have food allergies, which the waiter (Alex) asked us about before almost anything else, and it was so refreshing to not feel like a burden. Alex was extremely helpful and kind and we appreciated his advice very much. We are all planning to come back again very soon!
  12. MB

    MelindaB

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative cocktails, great menu, delicious food.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth it as always
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We had a lunch reservation and was seated on time, the ambiance is very nice, the food was delicious, and the staff was all super friendly. However, the service itself was lacking. Maybe they were understaffed but the bartender was tending the bar and our section of tables. I went through the whole meal desperately needing a napkin (we were only given the one rapped around our silverware) because he didn’t have time to check in on us. I ended up just getting through the rest of my meal and went to the bathroom to wash my hands. We waited a really long time for him to notice we were done eating and ready for the check. It took even longer for him to pick it back up from us so we could pay and leave. I think we spent more time waiting to pay the bill than we spent eating.
  15. ST

    ShannonT

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, per usual!
  16. TM

    TimM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place! Our server was the best! Amazing ambience , super setting and just great food
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy our time together , food was delicious and service was excellent. Thanks
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Complimentary cake and candle brought out! It was a very nice gesture.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very cosy ambience and good service. The food however was overall disappointing. The summer spring rolls were fresh and tasty but my curry had very little typical ingredients with mostly potatoes, carrot and French beans. The chicken fried rice was rather bland and lacked authenticity too consisting mainly of long grain rice, onions and carrots. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes but having visited Laos a few years ago eating here did not bring back any tasty Laotian memories.
  20. LT

    LandT

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wings and summer rolls were delicious. Entrees ample sized and perfect. We had a birthday and they brought a plate of small desserts with a candle - unexpected and nice. Also, the spicy green cocktail (also offered next door at Brewery Bhavana) is amazing. This is not a cheap meal but I’m happy to pay for the quality and service.
  21. MG

    MangeshG

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food quality has definitely come down. Way too noisy and service was spotty.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I typically love the pork belly soup but it arrived lukewarm and the pork wasn’t tender. It was busy at lunch so maybe that explains the poorer quality. Will try again because it is normally great.
  23. G

    Great

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Cliff E as our server. Gave him the reigns on selecting all courses. He crushed it. OMG - all was fabulous. We wanted for nothing by meals end. 😁 Hats off as usual. We’ll be back!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wait staff was knowledgeable and recognized our special occasion!
  25. A

    Abbey

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little pricey, but so is everything these days. The food, service, ambience, etc were amazing. We will definitely be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our 28th wedding anniversary. Everything was lovely. The cocktails were excellent. The naturalized margarita and Lilac Lotus. We shared an appetizer- stuffed Serrano peppers. Delicious. Then we had curry and rice and the green papaya salad with chicken. The waitress told me how to eat this salad and it was amazing. They brought us a lovely dessert trio and two glasses of sparkling wine for our anniversary. Also amazing! All three desserts were extremely good. Chocolate creme brûlée, pineapple bread pudding and a coconut cream. Absolutely one of my favorite meals I have had in Raleigh. Thanks so much to Bida Manda and their amazing staff for making our anniversary so special.
  27. KT

    KhuyenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very great food and service. We also got free dessert and Laos coffee at the end
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant and servers in Raleigh, hands down!
  29. LW

    LisaW

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time having dinner here and it won’t be my last. Food was delicious service was excellent will definitely be back.
  30. E

    Engaged

    Raleigh

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    This was our first time with food from Laos. It was excellent. We had the Crispy Pork Belly Soup (delicious and filling -- no wonder it is the most popular item) and the Duck Lab which was also first-rate. We both are excited about going back. The only drawback was the evening we were there the place, most notably a group near us was very noisy. As a total aside, we were surprised there weren't any beers from Laos or next door from Brewery Bhavana. We highly recommend.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dining experience!
  32. TD

    TomD

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed a mid week celebration at Bida Manda. Felt very at home there.
  33. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress. Food was amazing. Loved the pork belly soup. Nice touch on bringing us a dessert for our special occasion.
  34. D

    Danny

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food. nice atmosphere. creative drinks. always a good time.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place and even better service!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovey manager, lovely staff, gorgeous surroundings and even more delicious food. What’s not to love
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience - great service and food was delicious-
  38. Y

    Yumm

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, incredible food, service and company! We will be back ASAP.
  39. SM

    SMEd

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were wonderful
  40. A

    Aloha

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. The food is delicious. Great vibe.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar using the Order Online button. Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 829-9999.

Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3334 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

222 S. Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vietnamese, Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    R Line, R15 City Center Deck, Moore Square Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (919) 829-9999

  • Private party facilities

    Please allow us to be a part of your special gathering. Whether it is a birthday dinner or a corporate event, we will work with you to craft your memorable dining experience. Please contact us at info@bidamanda.com for more information.

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