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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar, Raleigh, NC

Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.7
4.7
3705 Reviews
$30 and under
Laotian
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 seats are available at a first come first serve basis. Due to high volume, we have a 15 minute grace period, if you are running later than 15 minutes from your reservation time kindly give us a call and we will try our best to accomodate you.

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

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Laotian, Vietnamese, Thai
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–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
  • Executive chef
    Lon Bounsanga
  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,705 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh

    Innovative

3,705 Reviews
  1. FranT

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktails. Fabulous food, attentive service. Cashew chicken and pork ribs/belly especially delicious.

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  2. JamesD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Crispy lettuce rice had good flavor but was very hard to chew. Mandas herb salad was good but the saffron crepe was just okay. Everything is very sweet if you like that.

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  3. JudyS

    Raleigh

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The place was full when we arrived at 7:30; our reserved table was the only empty table, and the bar looked full, too. It was noisy, but we could talk. My cocktail was exquisite! (Italian Vacay) We enjoyed our food, service was attentive, a reliably fine experience!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Almost all of the dishes have peanuts but they said they could accommodate my allergy for all dishes accept for one. I felt very safe in their restaurant and the food and drinks were great even with the peanut free substitutes!

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  5. CaitlinB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the flavors, presentation, creativity and atmosphere. Thanks for a great culinary experience! Was a wonderful place to make memories with my family!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hannah our server was very knowledgeable and the chef Lloyd never fails to amaze me!!!! Love this place sm

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious food and fun cocktails. Really appreciated that the food felt fancy restaurant quality without having the fancy restaurant tiny portions. Will absolutely be going back.

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  8. LynnL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I think the restaurant was good, but two of the four meals would be dishes we would not order again. The ginger chicken had more green beans than chicken and the steak a s broccoli dish was overly salty. The lettuce wrap appetizer, however, was unique and tasted great.

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  9. LoveRfood

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the hostess who welcomed us to the wait staff, all made for an excellent "foodie" experience. Quality, taste, and portion size of the food was excellent.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down favorite restaurant in the Triangle. Incredible dishes all flavorful, a variety of fish, chicken, pork and veggie. Highlights are the lettuce cups, papaya salad village style, curry and salmon. Love the spicy Khiew cocktail, and purple sticky rice for desert.

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  11. NolaJ

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal. The portions allow for leftovers for another meal or two, depending on what you order. Recommend potentially sharing with someone else at your table.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it here, immaculate vibes. Food was to die for. Bartender knew what he was doing.

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  13. FoodLover

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Service was slow. Not saying the people were mean or uncaring. It was like people were just space cadets. We waited at least 10 (maybe longer) minutes after being seated before anyone acknowledged us. We thought we maybe weren’t assigned a server. Also the chairs were very uncomfortable. Please consider getting some cushions. Seemed like things were a bit disjointed between the people taking the orders and the people bringing out the food. Water glasses went dry. That said the food was really good and people seemed to be doing their best; just maybe a team not well suited for service roles. Needs some work and it took away from the experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was so amazing food was amazing always consistent ! You guys put all the other restaurants to shame on service! Top notch! Thank you!

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  15. Mountaingirl1

    Western NC

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Was there for lunch with family that had not been there and wanted to show them a treat; it was not a great experience . Not crowded. Service was not good, very very slow and I had to remind the bartender several times about our drink order. Lettuce wraps were good as was the salmon (although quite a small piece). We ordered Pad Thai with shrimp but got it with chicken; decided with length of time everything was taking we couldn’t wait to get the correct dish. The dish itself was very disappointing..

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  16. ShawneeG

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fave restaurant in Raleigh, will always be a regular

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  17. JEH7

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    good with food allergy but very busy loved the lettuce wrap app and chicken curry

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  18. EllenN

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food was delicious.

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  19. tjl1

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. The lettuce wraps are amazing. I highly recommend

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  20. AndrewL

    Austin

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the lettuce wraps for an app, which had great flavor just a bit chewy. Pork belly soup was pretty good but was super impressed. The sea bass was not very good. Lacked flavor so I had to dip it in the leftover soup so I could eat it. Probably wouldn’t go back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Sausage, spicy green cocktail and lettuce wraps not to be missed

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  22. MeganL

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Hannah was great. She was very careful about our food allergies and very compassionate. Food was amazing and will be long remembered. Thanks for allowing me to impress my out of state boss!

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  23. ThomasH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! Loved the vibe and service of the restaurant. Had an amazing Old Fashioned. Great pork spring rolls, Our entrees were full of flavor and beautifully presented. Will be going back soon!

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  24. RenaeB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    First time I went all around 5 STAR. This was my second time coming, made a reservation and got right in to our table. Took awhile to get the app and drinks we ordered. Drinks and food were good.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening! Food & drinks, service, everything was great!

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  26. ErinS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When we arrived at the restaurant for our reservation, there was a sign taped to the door saying they were closed. We drove all the way from Durham with guests to dine here! I would have expected a phone call given that we had a reservation.

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  27. RyanS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived for our reservation to find a note on the door telling us that the restaurant was closed. We received no notice before arriving, and have received nothing since to explain what happened or to explain why we received no indication in advance of our coming downtown. We'd appreciate knowing what happened and think some measure of explanation from the restaurant would have been appropriate.

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  28. MarkH

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When we got to the restaurant there was a sign on the door that said they were closed, couldn't answer any of the questions but surely Open Table could have been used to let us now that they had closed down.

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  29. Brunching

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has a flawless menu. Everything tastes absolutely amazing here. The service is amazing!!!

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  30. RicardoG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again Bida Manda has given excellent food and service as always. Hands down the best Laotian restaurant in Raleigh and one of my favorites.

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  31. AndrewM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Their food was certainly good, not great. Staff was excellent. Friends’ of mine from out of town met for a celebratory dinner and it was highly rated so I think I built it up too much on my head. We had the pork and chicken noodle soups. They were both good but considering it is ranked one of the top restaurants in Raleigh, I was hoping for a little more. Value was great, I would go again. But based on the other reviews I was expecting something over the top and it was just good

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Will go back again !

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  33. KittyCat

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious. We got the lettuce wraps for an appetizer. My husband ordered the curry and I ordered the cashew chicken. The curry was spicier than we had expected considering the menu didnt have the spice icon next to it. The cashew chicken was delicious. Lots of food. We had more than half home. The complimentary shrimp chips they served used in the beginning reminded me of my childhood. Since it was our anniversary, they gave us a free dessert. The macaroon dessert to share. One was strawberry the other was tiramisu. Im not a fan of strawberry things so it wasnt my favorite. The tiramisu tasted more like chocolate and less like any coffee. Our waitress was very nice, and perhaps she had a lot of tables, but there seemed to be a lot of time between her coming back to our table to take our order or check on us if we needed anything. She also maybe seemed young so could just be experience. Ive been a waitress before so I didnt hold it against her.

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  34. dutchm

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming to Bida Nanda!! Every time is amazing!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb menu with terrific taste, texture and flavor.

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  36. Cherrybomb

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had out of town guests here for the afternoon and they loved Bida Manda and the exciting different cuisine. The cocktails were a real bonus - service could have been a bit more attentive and informative about dishes, but we enjoyed it very much.

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  37. HollieG

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another incredible experience at Bida Manda! The pork belly soup was oh so delicious! The drinks were great, the service was top notch! I look forward to my next visit!

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  38. MichaelJ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Wait staff was terrible bartender was terrible good was much better last year Won’t be going back

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  39. PamForero

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! I was pleasantly surprised with the food. I asked the waitress for recommendations, followed her lead, and I do not regret it! There were so many things that I wanted to try, I will definitely be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Had the lettuce wraps, lemon grass sausage, Manda Amphone’s curry, & the crispy pork belly soup. All were very flavorful. Our server Sarah did a great job. Will definitely be back!

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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 4.7 stars by 3705 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Laotian, 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
  • Executive chef
    Lon Bounsanga
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, 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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