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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar, Raleigh, NC

Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.8
4.8
3226 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian

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.

Reservations are highly recommended, however our bar is also available to you on a first come first serve basis. Due to high volume, we have a 15 minute grace period, so if you are running later than 15 minutes from your reservation time please do give us a call!

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

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Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vietnamese, Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–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

  • 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, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Panang Crab Cakes$7.90

    Dill, Panang Curry, Pickled Radish

    • House Salad$5.90

      With peanut vinaigrette or Tamarind vinaigrette dressing

      • Tom Ka Gai$5.90

        Galangal and coconut chicken soup

        • Crispy Rice Lettuce Wraps$7.90

          With herbs, peanuts, and vegetables

          • Roasted Anaheim Pepper$6.90

            Stuffed with Lao herb sausage

            • Manda's Crispy Spring Rolls$7.90

              Ground pork or Vegetable

              • Fresh Summer Rolls$6.90

                Vegetables or Shrimp

                • Soft Shell Crabs$9.90

                  With cilantro lime pesto

                  • Chicken Wings$7.90

                    With your choice of: Mild Coconut Curry Sauce, Hot Sweet Chili Sauce, Lao Spicy Peanut Sauce

                    Entrees

                    • Stir-Fry Cashew Ginger Chicken$8.90

                      with vegetables, mushrooms, and jasmine rice

                      • Crispy Pork Belly Soup$10.90

                        Coconut curry, julienned vegetables, herbs, and rice noodles.

                        • Pho Lao$9.90

                          Traditional beef and rice noodle soup, served with Lao condiments

                          • Caramelized Ginger Pork Ribs$10.90

                            With boiled egg, grilled asparagus, and jasmine rice

                            • Amphone's Chicken Curry$8.90

                              With root vegetables and jasmine rice

                              • Pumpkin Curry$8.90

                                With root vegetables and jasmine rice

                                • Green Papaya Salad$7.90

                                  Tomato, peanuts, spicy lime sauce, sticky rice, and your choice of: Grilled Flatiron Steak, Grilled Ginger and Garlic Pork Neck, Grilled Lemongrass Chicken, Crispy Dill and Lemongrass Local Trout, Grilled Vegetables

                                  • Manda's Herb Salad$8.90

                                    Vermicelli noodles, peanuts, and sweet chili dressing, served with crispy spring rolls and your choice of: Grilled Lemongrass Chicken, Grilled Ginger and Garlic Pork, Grilled Shrimp

                                    • Basil Stir Fry$7.90

                                      With vegetables, poached egg, jasmine rice, and your choice of beef or tofu

                                      • Pad Thai$7.90

                                        Eggs, crispy tofu, vegetables, rice noodles, and your choice of shrimp, chicken, or vegetables

                                        • Chicken Fried Rice$8.90

                                          • Lao Baguette$7.90

                                            Daikon and carrot pickle, herbs, cucumber, cilantro mayo or our house-made paté, and your choice of: Grilled Lemongrass Chicken, Grilled Ginger and Garlic Pork, Grilled Portobello Mushroom

                                            Dessert

                                            • Sweet Purple Sticky Rice$6.00

                                              With coconut custard and mango puree

                                              • Duo Plate$8.00

                                                With two house-made macarons: lemon-lime with strawberry and basil jam, and chocolate with chocolate-peanut butter cream

                                                • Trio Plate$8.00

                                                  With apricot-tamarind cobbler, lao coffee creme brulee, and coconut custard crisp

                                                  Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                  What 3,226 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
                                                  • 4.8Food
                                                  • 4.8Service
                                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                                  • 4.6Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  Loved For

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                                                    Laura

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Staff was super helpful when we ran into an issue and missed our reservation - we called and they held the table for us with no problems. Service was fast and friendly. And most importantly, the food was amazing!

                                                  2. d

                                                    deedub84

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    I love eating at Bida Manda. The food is excellent, the drinks great. The Pork Belly Soup is an unique, must-have dish.

                                                  3. t

                                                    tims

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                    service was great ambiance was great food was not what i expected with noodles and rice. appettiers lettecue were great.

                                                  4. M

                                                    Marla

                                                    Orlando

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We live in Asheville and every time we are in Raleigh we can’t miss this place! Always chefs kiss! You will not be disappointed! Get the Papaya salad!

                                                  5. G

                                                    Ginger

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always good interesting food. Miss the original owner, Van

                                                  6. C

                                                    Corinthian

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    I've had s few opportunities to eat Bida Monda. It's been a excellent experience in nearly all cases. Highly recommended.

                                                  7. DP

                                                    DPfromSC

                                                    Charleston

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent food and great service from Victor. Thank you!

                                                  8. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Anniversary

                                                  9. A

                                                    April

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Every single dish served was exceptional! Everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed our experience!

                                                  10. J

                                                    Jazmine

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    If you've never had Laotian food, this is the place to go. The food was flavorful but not overpowering. The presentation of the food was beautiful. Staff was friendly and helpful. it is a little pricey, but definitely worth every penny.

                                                  11. EM

                                                    EMJerkins

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I LOVE this restaurant...the food, the atmosphere, the service! If I pick the spot to have dinner with friends it's almost always Bida Mandas and they ate NEVER disappointed.

                                                  12. DH

                                                    DanaH

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fantastic food! Wonderful craft cocktails! Even better service

                                                  13. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great graduation lunch !

                                                  14. C

                                                    Cole

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My mother and I had a great first-time experience at Bida Manda. We will definitely return!

                                                  15. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Great food. Our choice of wine bottle was sold out. The substitute was good. The food , again, was and is simply marvelous.

                                                  16. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Richmond

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    From the wonderful cocktails (loved the spicy green) to the amazing appetizers ( we had the crispy spring rolls and the lettuce wraps- probably the best I have ever had), to our delicious entrees ( we shared the Pork belly soup, salmon, green papaya salad with trout and the basil stir fry with tenderloin) we were all thrilled! It was a fabulous meal and we are all dreaming of going back again!

                                                  17. MP

                                                    MPofHS

                                                    Richmond

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Authentic cuisine in a very comfortable and cozy atmosphere. Excellent service

                                                  18. LC

                                                    LindseyC

                                                    Austin

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Very authentic and delicious food. Staff was superb. Atmosphere was amazing!

                                                  19. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fabulous dishes and service . A+++

                                                  20. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Love love loved everything and the atmosphere! Everytime I go I bring some new people 😃

                                                  21. A

                                                    Andi

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Really nice anniversary experience. Will return. Loved the lettuce wraps!

                                                  22. F

                                                    Foodie

                                                    Louisville

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                    Delicious food. Good service. Deafeningly noisy at peak dinner time.

                                                  23. R

                                                    Rexx

                                                    Anchorage

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food snd service. Excellent experience.

                                                  24. DC

                                                    DougC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Honestly it is probably the best Asian restaurant in the triangle. The food is excellent, our waitress was very pleasant, and very helpful. My son had nut allergies she new exactly what we need to stay away from. The kitchen was a little slow. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and they were really nice an gave a complementary desert.

                                                  25. GS

                                                    GuruS

                                                    Charlotte

                                                    18 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    18 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A Bida Manda visit is always a great one. We arrived expecting the usual - delicious, authentic food and friendly, attentive service in their cozy chic restaurant, and BM fully delivered on every front. Will be back!

                                                  26. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Western NC

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    1.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                    overall1food4service1ambience2

                                                    Service was terrible! Our waiter was also the bartender even though we were seated at a table within close proximity to but not at the bar. Just not what I expected from a restaurant that claims to be a top dining experience in Raleigh. We will most likely not go back!

                                                  27. e

                                                    emme

                                                    Greensboro

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Have been wanting to try this place for a long time. Food was awesome, cocktails were good and strong which is what I would want for the price. Reservations are highly recommended. Service was good, atmosphere was nice. I'll definitely be back!

                                                  28. LS

                                                    LeniseS

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Overall great experience.

                                                  29. h

                                                    hammockchic

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food and service! This was just what I needed on a chilly day!

                                                  30. SM

                                                    SommerM

                                                    Charleston

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                    Awesome food, solid service. I will say the seating was pretty tight if you end up in aisle side not wall side. Got pork belly soup, wings w/ all 3 sauces ots and a naturalized margarita. Everything we got was delicious.

                                                  31. D

                                                    Delicious

                                                    Charlotte

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The server was exceptional! Food and drinks were amazing. The Pad Lao and the lettuce wraps were my favorite dishes. Will absolutely be back soon! Incredible experience all around.

                                                  32. r

                                                    rachels

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Exceptional every time! Delicious, unique and perfect for date night or a group!

                                                  33. RK

                                                    RichardK

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    We love Bida Mande. Our server Victor was great. Terrific meal!

                                                  34. AF

                                                    AlexandraF

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                    I would recommend skipping lunch and going for dinner instead. I was disappointed that rice crisps were not provided during lunch. The taste of the food was not consistent, and the tea and coffee were undrinkable sweet. P.S. DO NOT PUT SHRIMP TAILS in a pad Thai dish.

                                                  35. S

                                                    Shorkie

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    122 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    122 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                    I hate it when the entrées arrive before you have hardly started the appetizers. I know you are busy but it puts me off ever wanting to come back. Food was average. Server was nice and friendly.

                                                  36. JJ

                                                    JJones

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We ordered the Thia tea and the Laotian coffee. Both were delicious! Our apps and entrees were both fantastic. Waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and service was great.

                                                  37. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Enjoyed a nice date night especially the drinks lilac lotus, chicken wings with laos spicy sauce.

                                                  38. KL

                                                    KatherineL

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    delicious and lovely service! Never had a bad experience here. The portions are generous and appropriately priced. Well done!

                                                  39. AW

                                                    AntionetteW

                                                    Las Vegas

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Really good food great services

                                                  40. TD

                                                    TinaD

                                                    Richmond

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    We ordered multiple items off the menu and everything was absolutely delicious. Our service was fantastic too. The room itself is a little noisy and our party of 5 was a bit cramped at the four top but we didn’t mind at all since the dinner was so delicious.

                                                  Safety precautions

                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                  • 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

                                                  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 3226 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                  Booked 51 times today
                                                  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–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Asian, 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

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, 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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