Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.7
3112 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
We’re thrilled to be opening our doors once again for dine in starting Tuesday, December 1st. You can now reserve a table if you’d like to join us in our dining room.

We will also be continuing our curbside service.

Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you again very soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3112 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LilyL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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BrandenV
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KatieJ
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ShellB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed it all. Both dishes that were ordered for the table were just as equally enjoyable. Delicious.

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KristynK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Cjord
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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joeyr
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GBSS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Service was very good. We’ll go back again but I don’t think it is as spectacular as some others do.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally one of the best meals I’ve eaten in my life. Presentation, taste, service, all fantastic. Wonderful experience!!

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BrandiT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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SteveF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a spectacular experience,, dishes are as beautiful as delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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!

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Mike
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, food outstanding. One of my favorites in Raleigh

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was good, the food was ok!

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Allie
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

JR
JulieR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great! Our server Richard was great! I'd definitely go back and I would also recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Anniversary

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vipdrlafferty
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and our server Abby was fantastic

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

JD
JeffD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bida Manda is amazing all-around: food, service, vibe. Highly recommend!

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. We had a great time. Excellent attentive service.

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Salnc
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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)

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RaleighRedSoxFan
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AmirN
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Always have good service! Only negative is that the chairs are uncomfortable.

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JAMESH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Prettyym
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was not good. Do not recommend the Pad Thai

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Lots of gluten and dairy free options and vegan choices

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lives up to the hype.

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StephenP
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!!!

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Cdt0256
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was amazing and so was our server. The seabass was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Victor is a gem!

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vipBruceP
Wilmington
41 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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.

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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.