Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar
We will also be continuing our curbside service.
Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you again very soon!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Crispy Pork Belly Soup
Coconut curry, julienned vegetables, herbs, and rice noodles.
Green Papaya Salad
Tomato, peanuts, spicy lime sauce, sticky rice, and your choice of: Grilled 12 oz Flatiron Steak, Grilled 6 oz Filet Mignon, Grilled Duck Breast, Grilled Ginger and Garlic Pork Neck, Grilled Lemongrass Chicken, Crispy Dill and Lemongrass Local Trout, Grilled Vegetables
With your choice of: Mild Coconut Curry Sauce, Hot Sweet Chili Sauce, Lao Spicy Peanut Sauce
It is hard for many restaurants to maintain their quality level, but Bida Manda is just as good as the first time I ate there, not long after they opened. I’ve never had a bad experience there.
Bida Manda was everything it’s hyped up to be. The food was outstanding and fairly priced for portion and flavor. The traditional Laotian dishes are 100% what I would recommend. Everything is amazing but those are especially unique to this restaurant.
Bida Manda did not disappoint! Our server (Matt I think) was fantastic. He was so attentive and nice without being overbearing and everything come so quickly. Also some of the best food in Raleigh.
Everything about Bida Manda was exceptional! The food has so many flavors!! The manager was very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this restaurant, but plan ahead of time bc reservations fill up fast!
This may become our favorite restaurant in Raleigh. It was a little loud when we walked in but the ambiance was really nice and the food cost less then we expected. Everything was delicious and our server was fantastic. We are generally very picky dinner guests.
Our server, Cliff was truly phenomenal. He is a rare gem and you can tell he takes pride in customer service. He offered us recommendations of certain cocktails and meals based on our taste and preference and even offered alternatives. Wonderful service. Top notch. Will absolutely visit again.
I enjoyed it all. Both dishes that were ordered for the table were just as equally enjoyable. Delicious.
The food and the service were 100%! The temperature however, closer to -100 hahaha but still would eat there again! Just bring a heavy jacket!
The food was incredible! Highlights were the rice lettuce wraps, the salmon, and the pork belly soup! We plan to take family here when they are in town!
So glad my date and I were able to make it to this restaurant! Perfect date night; she had a wonderful time- we’ll make it back soon!
Fantastic options for plant based diet folks. Service was on point and you also didn’t have to yell at each other to hear each other. We both are fans of this restaurant.
Dining at Bida Manda is not just a place to eat but truly a culinary and visual experience. The Papaya Salad with chargrilled chicken was plentiful and bursting with flavor and lucky for me, was available in a mild version. The chili Salmon was probably the best grilled salmon I have had in the area. The ambiance is warm and relaxed and not noisy, even on a fully booked evening. I waited over a month for a seat at the table, I can’t wait to make my next reservation to try the suggested lettuce wraps and Larb! Don’t forget to save room for the sticky purple rice and mango dessert.
Good food. Service was very good. We’ll go back again but I don’t think it is as spectacular as some others do.
We sat with empty water and wine for over 15 minutes. We had spicy food and really needed something to drink. There was no opportunity to grab anyone’s attention to refill at the least our water. Watch out for the prickly pear cocktail…it’s needlessly over boozy. It would have been much better without the overproof rum added to its recipe.
Literally one of the best meals I’ve eaten in my life. Presentation, taste, service, all fantastic. Wonderful experience!!
Bida Manda had the best atmosphere I’ve experienced in awhile! Soft jazz music and low lighting, as well as soft sounds of folks laughing and chatting, coupled with unique drinks and terrific food made for my boyfriend’s best birthday dinner to date. Highly recommend.
Always a spectacular experience,, dishes are as beautiful as delicious
I generally really enjoy Green papaya salad, but something wasn’t balanced in tonight’s dish. The fish sauce was poured generously and needed to be balanced with citrus better. I was happy with the beef that I ordered with it, steak was cooked as ordered, medium, and it wasn’t a scrappy piece of meat. sticky rice was traditional. Overall I was satisfied, but would not get the papaya salad again. The menu prices on opentable are incorrect, be prepared for +4$ or so per entree. Very dark inside, it was hard to see my food—or the bill!
Great server, food outstanding. One of my favorites in Raleigh
The service was good, the food was ok!
Food and service were good. There are a lot of good Asian restaurants aroud Raleigh, but you can't beat Bida for location or experience
Dinner was great! Our server Richard was great! I'd definitely go back and I would also recommend it.
Wonderful food and our server Abby was fantastic
Excellent food and service. The chicken wings with 3 sauces was a surprise hit with our group. The papaya salad with grilled lemongrass chicken and the crepes filled with bacon and shrimp were standouts. Our favorite restaurant in the state!
Bida Manda is amazing all-around: food, service, vibe. Highly recommend!
Fantastic meal. We had a great time. Excellent attentive service.
We love this place, and went for our anniversary. It’s a lovely, mellow vibe and the food is outstanding. Definitely recommend the crispy rice lettuce wraps as an appetizer! And I love the papaya salad (I always get it with the marinated flank steak. The marinade is delicious.)
The cocktail menu includes Pina Colada, which I hadn’t had in many years. It was really yummy.
Our server was very cheerful and just the right amount of attentive.
We had a wonderful meal. Highly recommend Bida Manda.
(All employees wore masks, good spacing between tables)
Full of flavor entrees.
Decent vegan options too.
Definitely plan to return.
Tables were adequately spaced on dining room side, but tight on bar side (07Aug2021). Unfortunately no outside seating.
The food is delicious. Pina Colada had way too alcohol. Moscow Mule was nice though. They had three desert option and they were out of one which was also their signature. The service was very slow
Love this place! Always have good service! Only negative is that the chairs are uncomfortable.
I’ve been waiting a year to go eat here. I received a gift card as a Christmas gift and so excited I got to use it and I was not disappointed. Wait staff was excellent food was delicious and huge portions I would recommend this restaurant a try
This is ranked as the third best restaurant in Raleigh; it’s definitely not that. I’ve tasted far better. It’s the dishonesty that’s wrong here. The food is great though, but not third place.
Food was not good. Do not recommend the Pad Thai
Excellent food and service. Lots of gluten and dairy free options and vegan choices
Lives up to the hype.
Still some vestiges of post-covid dining. The waiter forgot to tell us about the app to access the menu, several items ‘missing’ from the menu, but overall a great night of eating. The chicken wings were out of this world!!!
Our food was amazing and so was our server. The seabass was outstanding.
Victor is a gem!
Food was wonderful, really excellent. Noise was so overwhelming that we nearly left mid meal. The decor is lovely but absolutely nothing that absorbs noise. There was one table that was a group of 15. Along with an otherwise full restaurant and a bar scene it just took the decibels over the top. No way to carry on a conversation. The server couldn’t hear us and we couldn’t hear her. We’ll order take out or delivery but won’t eat in again.
You can order delivery directly from Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar using the Order Online button.
Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 3112 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.