Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.8
3034 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 3034 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. Our sever was great. I thought the spacing and temperature checks required for guest due to COVID were good measures, this made me feel better about eating out.

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vipmichaelL
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice food in a very pleasant setting with wonderful service at a good price. We enjoyed the cocktails and the appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server, Abby, was wonderful! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the pork belly soup, you will not be disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite and divinely prepared Laotian cuisine!

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NicholasH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Thom Kek (spelling? Was phenomenal) and my vegan partner was well taken care of by our knowledgeable server Maddie. Had a wonderful time. Will absolutely be going back.

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vipLilly
Raleigh
62 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food had no flavor and noticeable lack of Asian spices. Nothing we ate from the crispy lettuce wraps to the coconut curry is worth ordering again. I get better curry at Costco.

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Ndl68
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The drinks and food were very very good.
Very nice and helpful service.
Lovely family lunch

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a night of great food and a great atmosphere. The service, starting from the entrance, was warm and inviting. Our server did amazing with taking care of us and with offering us excellent food recommendations. This is why I continue to return again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bida Manda is always a great experience! We celebrated an anniversary and they made it very special with a champagne toast for us. Food was exceptional as always and unique from other spots in downtown Raleigh. I love the ambiance and service. This place is a must!

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CBeach
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fabulous service. We have been waiting to go! We were not disappointed and enjoyed the entire evening.

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AlanisS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a yummy meal! 2 days later and we’re still thinking about it!

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fred
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good overall. Apps great. The mains ok. Not best. Great area down town. Server was really good. Suggest a few other mains. Deserts 2. Not great.

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MTyl
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This restaurant always comes highly recommended so we finally tried it out.

Our server, Abby, was fantastic! She had a positive energy about her and made recommendations based on our preferences. She was on point and checked back in often to make sure we were well taken care of.

The food was decent. We tried the lettuce wraps (appetizer), chicken curry, and stuffed peppers (appetizer). In my opinion, the food wasn’t anything amazing or “to die for”, it’s what I would expect from this type of cuisine.

The drinks were good and the atmosphere was mediocre. I’m glad we went and experienced things firsthand, but I’m left wondering what the hype is about this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal, food is always amazing here. Need to get the lettuce wraps.

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Kalley
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the most wonderful experience at Bida Manda. Not only was the food unbelievably amazing, but the service and the restaurant itself was lovely. It was so easy for both my husband (normal) and me (gluten free, vegetarian) to find food to order. There’s no way we will be going to Raleigh without getting a reservation here again. Seriously, this place deserves 10/5 stars! Get the lettuce wraps!

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lynn
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was very good. The drinks were overpriced. The decor needs improvement. The floor is literally cement. It felt like eating in a basement.

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Peipei
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service/ Excellent Food Quality/ Excellent Decor

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vipvamosrafa04
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food and atmosphere were amazing! The pork belly soup is out of this world!
Service on the hand, is very inexperienced and amateur. This is from the food runner, server and manager! Staff needs to be better trained, especially for a restaurant of this caliber.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were amazing!

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JenniferC
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server took our order, then brought out my husbands pork belly soup but then somehow didn't bring mine. She brought me my side green papaya salad. She immediately apologized and fixed the problem, but it was weird she forgot what I ordered in the first place.

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Chicagolove
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where to begin? Food was DELICIOUS, service was exemplary and overall we could tell the food was prepared and made fresh. Five stars for Bida Manda. We will be back!!

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HarshaG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Ambience and Good fresh food. Close to parking. Excellent service

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RebeccaF
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the salmon was probably the best salmon I’ve ever had. The servers were knowledgeable and helpful, can’t wait to go back!

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TishonaJ
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing ..I would definitely recommend this restaurant. And will be visiting again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service! Portions are huge and amazing - it’s hard to choose! The cocktails are so much fun and everything was very Covid friendly. The one thing I would add is to turn the lights up a bit or add more candles because you want to see the amazing food. I have already made my next reservation. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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HollyR
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is amazing! Great selection! This was my second time eating there and can’t wait to go back.

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SavionJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Given the hype expected the food to be exceptional. It was pretty good but not crazy. Well besides the lettuce wraps.

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vipJeff
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent overall experience. Highly recommended.

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vipLaurenL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad to have this restaurant open again! we really enjoyed the food and will be back again

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chrisn
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best La food I've had stateside. Great service, and tasty cocktails too. Definitely recommend it to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and wonderful food and service!!

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional all the way around!

Look, this is not a cheap or even moderately priced date night spot, but it is worth EVERY penny. The cocktails are made perfectly, while the food exudes authentic aroma and flavors. The service is friendly, prompt, and very knowledgeable. I couldn’t have asked for more.

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AllysonG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place and the food was delicious!

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TylerL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and always have. Highly recommended.

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Dusty
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I've had Laotian food and it was great. Dim atmosphere in the evening which is nice for a date. Food was very good. If its your first time ask the waiter for recommendations

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Alli
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Don't understand the hype. It was good, but not better that other Asian restaurants in the area

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were gifted a free dessert and appetizer for celebrating a birthday. We left so full and satisfied! Definitely will be coming back here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The pork belly soup might be the best dish in Raleigh.

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ErikaO
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far one of the best meals I've had in years. The food was fresh and authentic. The ambiance was perfect for a date night. And it felt very safe during Covid.

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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 4.8 stars by 3034 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.