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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar, Raleigh, NC

Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.7
4.7
3303 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.

Please be advised that we only seat complete parties. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

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  • Order online

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

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What 3,303 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Food, ambience and waiting staff all wonderful. Will be returning for sure
  2. B

    Brennan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic. Refined and robust flavors. Will go everytime we are in the area.
  3. JC

    JoanC

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always loved this place and their pork belly soup. Recently I've fallen in love with the green papaya salad with trout. Huge portion and exquisite flavor. There are many gluten-free options for us Celiacs. Waiters are well trained for food allergies.
  4. LD

    LauraD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I can't eat onions or garlic anymore, and asked our waiter to check with the kitchen to see what I could eat. He was very accommodating, and the three of us ordered one appetizer and two entrees to share. I especially liked the Pad Thai, and wish I'd ordered an extra to take home for lunch the next day. My only complaint was that we were seated right next to a very large group, and it was hard to hear what was said at our table.
  5. MM

    MoMohr

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food. We love trying new places. We will for sure be back!
  6. R

    Rachelb1009

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely amazing- top quality and packed pull of flavor. Great place for a date night or to bring a friend, highly recommend!
  7. SG

    SarahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bida Manda! The atmosphere is great and the food is even better!
  8. MN

    MelissaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow this is my new favorite restaurant in Raleigh. Out waiter was amazing, and the food was savory and unique. I can't wait to come back and try everything on the menu. Two of us got the pork belly soup, my husband got the beef pho, and my mom got the chicken fried rice. The pork spring rolls were also very good. Definitely try the margaritas too!
  9. SV

    SteveV

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place always provides great food, great service, and a great ambiance. We came for our anniversary, and were treated extra special.
  10. MD

    MDMD

    Greensboro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cliff was amazing!! Food was amazing!! Wish the wine list was better but overall such a fantastic place!!! We will be back!
  11. RC

    RaquelC

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious and so flavorful. Our server was wonderful, too. Nice place to go for something a little different! Atmosphere was warm and inviting.
  12. R

    Robyn

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Very dim lighting, very uncomfortable chairs, very good food but very expensive. Server was very good!
  13. LR

    LorenR

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bida Manda is one of my favorite restaurants to celebrate special occasions. The atmosphere is modern but comfortable, and the staff is always warm and welcoming. And on top of it all, the food is incredible!
  14. R

    Rosh

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Crispy lettuce rolls were the star of the meal. Madame Amphone’s curry had just a few vegetables cut up into huge, uncooked pieces, which left only the gravy to enjoy. Pad Lao was good but nothing special or outstanding to fit the price. Service was okay. Overall disappointed and overpriced.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  17. CW

    CatieW

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Drinks were good. Pretty pricey. Very loud and hard to have a conversation amongst ourselves. Server was wonderful!
  18. p

    pinkygizzard

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite Raleigh restaurants! Always good service and delicious food!
  19. a

    algreens

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great place with awesome food. Love coming here. I wish there was a veggie Laab option.
  20. HJ

    HannahJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, unique food with friendly service and a relaxing atmosphere
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, I’ve never had any Asian food prepared with French techniques. So good
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect anniversary date with my wife. Our server, Cliff has been with Bida Manda for nine years, which tells you the quality of the organization. Cliff was the best server I have ever had bar none! He was super knowledgeable and engaging. It's hard to get a reservation here, but man is it worth it.
  23. PB

    PeaBird

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. Our server BRILL was absolutely outstanding! We had: Tom Khem Crispy Pork Belly Soup Cashew Ginger Chicken Stir Fry Lettuce Wraps Lemongrass Sausage
  24. AS

    AdrianaS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the cuisine at this place, the place itself, and our waitress was ok. She could have smiled a bit more but we understand that it was a Saturday night and she was probably very busy.
  25. S

    Samantha

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I went here on a lunch date with my partner on our way through Raleigh - he’s a chef that specializes in Italian but would secretly rather make food like this (and does so frequently at home). We had a lovely time and really enjoyed everything we ordered. Highly recommend the salad wraps to start! We’ll be visiting again to try the dinner menu!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    She loved it, and we had the absolute best time together. We will definitely be visiting together again.
  27. CT

    ChristineT

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time experience. Food was great!
  28. DL

    DebraL

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent, service was good. Would recommend
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Disappointing this time around. Have always loved it in the past but was underwhelmed by the food this time. The appetizer came after we were halfway through the meal. The server was amazing and did a wonderful job and helped to make things right. Just expecting more from what was one of our favorites.
  30. SH

    SandiH

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Still one of my favorites. But, wow! Really changed a lot in the last couple of years. We used to eat there quite often for lunch. Staff used to be like seeing an old friend! Yesterday’s lunch came with lots of surprises. Most faces were new. Service was efficient but almost robotic. I wouldn’t say unfriendly. But not like it used to be at all. Also, we were a party of three. My entire party wasn’t there yet and I was told to wait in the seating area and that we couldn’t be seated until the entire party arrived. Two patrons came in after me and were seated. Another patron walked in at the same time my party arrived. Patron said “I’m meeting someone” and hostess replied “oh! Yes they’ve been seated already! Right this way.” Blink. Blink. So which is it? We do or don’t get seated until entire party arrives? The lunch prices have nearly double from what is listed on open table! Food was still great. But it just lacked that added special something that it once had. I’ll probably still go back. But I guess now I know what to expect. Just a “meh” experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Pad Thai was bland. Had to ask for Sriracha. It was a challenge to get my server to make eye contact.
  32. LK

    LauraK

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Mediocre food and poor service for your money. Downhill from a few years ago when we stopped by before flying out of RDU.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was good.
  34. TH

    marilynTH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great !!!
  35. s

    staceyp

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and interesting drinks. Nice atmosphere, drinks were kind of small but food is very fresh and I teresting
  36. J

    Julio

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our food. We started with the shrimp summer rolls. My wife had the papaya salad with sea bass and I had the stir fry ginger cashew chicken. They all were very tasty and the portions were sufficient to fill you up. The server was very attentive and provided good recommendations. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be going back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Appetizers were great and had hoped for the same with the entrees. But the curry we had was not very flavorful, missing authentic lemongrass and kefir leaf. Overall the entrees were quiet bland.
  38. SD

    SteveD

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with unique food/drink offerings. We always enjoy it!
  39. L

    Lynn

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Pad thai contained shrimp that were spoiled. It has been a couple of years since we had visited Bida Manda, and the food quality and service have declined. The cocktail was great!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch spot. Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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
  • 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 4.7 stars by 3303 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 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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