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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar, Raleigh, NC

Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.8
4.8
3681 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

7:00 PM


Booked 52 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 3,681 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh

    Best Value

  • Raleigh

    Healthy

3,681 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Brunching

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. DonnyC

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the consistency in quality of food at Bida Manda. We had the summer rolls, papaya salad with trout, and pumpkin curry and would gladly order each of these dishes again. Alician was a gracious host to us! Will definitely come back again.

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  17. FriendswithFriends

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good and so was the service. We did have to requests 2nd round of sticky rice as the first basket contents was a bit stiff - like been sitting for a bit. Otherwise the spring rolls were great with the peanut and plum sauce. Pad Thai Shrimp was a lot of food, and generous portion of shrimp - don't like the tails on mine. Papaya salad and ribeye was outstanding - lots of flavors even with just a bit of heat. Mild heat on the salad was really nothing - just ask for some heat on the side. They were also generous in bringing the purple sticky rice desert for my date who was celebrating her birthday. Was packed for a TUE night - always recommend a reservation. Will be back soon..

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  18. Brent

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. I was happy to see so many Gluten free options. I was warned of a possibility of cross contamination, but for me, I was willing to take that risk. No side effects from the meal so I'm happy. We'll definitely be back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails were outstanding, ambiance and service were fantastic.

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  20. MichaelW

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for a concert, and wanted somewhere fun and unique to have dinner first. Purely based on reviews, we chose Bida Manda, and I’m so glad! Everything was excellent, from the ambiance to the service to the food. Highly recommend!!

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  21. ElRo

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. We only wish we lived in this area, so we could come back. Very accommodating to dietary restrictions.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, and ambience is phenomenal. One of our favorites in Raleigh!

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  23. Mountaingirl1

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again a perfect dining experience. Outstanding service

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a while… Our server was incredible and the food was unreal. So so good! Highly recommend the Curry.

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  25. Eater

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal, gracious service! !!!!’!!!!!!!!!!’nn

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! From the drinks to the desert and everything in between. The chicken wings are the best I have ever had in my life, I need to figure out how they were so crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The pork miso soup was delicious the texture of the crisp from the skin of the meat in contrast to the firm bouncy texture of the noodles was everything and the warmth on a chilly day it was perfect.

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  27. Marsh

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bida Manda was great from the food, the service and the atmosphere. The setting was intimate and relaxed as if you were being welcomed into a friend's home. Our server recommended that I try the green papaya salad which I really enjoyed and highly recommend, I went village style and I did not regret it.

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  28. Paul

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. I recommend this restaurant to those who want to try authentic Lao cuisine and experience Lao culture decoration.

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  29. Kgeer

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service was impressive. Definitely recommend trying this restaurant.

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  30. FRANCEST

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good and atmosphere. Parking is a little challenging but we made it work

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  31. EdwinK

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The kitchen closes at 10:45 PM, we arrived 10:20 PM. The staff didn’t rush us at all and we had plenty of time to enjoy our meal.

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  32. Kyma

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bida Manda is one of our favorite restaurants in Raleigh and never disappoints. This was no exception. Everything exceeded expectation. We started with the lettuce wrap appetizer which is not to be missed! Entrees included chicken pad Thai, sweet chili Salmon, and Ginger chicken. Portions are generous and delightful. The cocktails are scrumptious and the wait staff exceptional. The vibe and ambience are super cool. If you’re visiting or living in/near Raleigh, put this Laotian gem on your list. Thank me later.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered green papaya salad and the pad thai noodles. The green papaya salad was good enough, and they offer some sort of pepper sauce to make the salad spicier to one’s liking. It was interesting to see that you could add meat to the papaya salad if wanted—something I’ve never seen before. The pad thai offered more vegetables, meat and a generous amount of sauce, however, less noodles to my disappointment. I left satisfied with both dishes. The staff are very helpful and friendly. They helped my boyfriend figure out what dishes he could eat that accommodated with his allergies.

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  34. ElizabethN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Almost there. It was enjoyable but needed tweaking. Too dark to read the bar menu, only a scan code was provided for a menu. The server was nice but failed to let us know different spice levels could be made. After asking, my husband requested it 6-7 level spice and it was very mild. Also, the size of the dishes are meant to be shared but some dishes were cumbersome to do so and made the eating of it awkward. It was fun to check out but we probably won’t be back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy crispy pork belly soup & coconut rice lettuce wraps:)

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  36. MingB

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. BryanM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. And thank you for the birthday dessert.

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  38. StephenB

    Raleigh

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food prepared, presented, and served well. Been here several times. Always consistent performance

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  39. Jill

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, everything tasted so fresh. One of my favorites in Taleigh.

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  40. EFJ123

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Laotian food. Great wait staff. We are looking forward to another brunch there.

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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 4.8 stars by 3681 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 52 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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