Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.8
3091 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 3091 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JAMESH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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TerryW
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Bida Manda. Excellent food and an enjoyable new server, Emily. The background noise was acceptable, good because loud music in restaurants kills the opportunity to talk.

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vipNatasha
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service and food was delicious!

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Tess
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, delicious food with large portions, well balanced cocktails. Enjoyed the atmosphere

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vipDFWMax
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional. Only criticism was the pancake was a bit greasy. Berthing else, too notch including the cocktails. Great job!

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vipKG520
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know people have had some concerns about this restaurant changing owners, but it was excellent. Food never disappoints and the overall experience was wonderful. Never had an issue in the past and you can tell the business has worked hard to keep it that way moving forward. I love this place - food and drinks were incredible.

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vipFredR
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been over a year since we’ve been here and if anything it’s gotten better. Reasonable prices and amazing food. Follow the server’s recommendation and you won’t go wrong.

If you’ve never been, go! If you’ve been before, go back.

I had the pork soup, taste was amazing and you definitely won’t leave hungry. Wife had the Papaya salad with trout and it was even better than my soup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and the choices are excellent. One of the best restaurants in the area. Even the wings are great.

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LisaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The passion fruit pina colada was absolutely divine!!! My birthday cocktail drink! They were able to make my sister a virgin version. The food is absolutely delicious!! I ordered Tom Ka Gai the best I have ever had. Delicious chunks of chicken in every bite. Chicken wings with the three different sauces. Try all three. My favorite flavor Panang Curry sauce. The harbenero sauce I found delicious but super hot. Crispy Spring Rolls with ground pork extremely tasty. The star of the night Green Papaya Salad with Lemongrass Chicken. Absolutely amazing! The friendly staff surprised me with a birthday dessert Coconut Melon Shaved Ice. Fantastic! I highly recommend this restaurant. I returned a few days later but unfortunately they are closed on Mondays. I wish this restaurant existed in NYC. I guess I will have to make another trip to Raleigh.

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KyleF
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. My wife and I really enjoyed our meal even if our food was a little adventurous for her. Victor gave excellent service. We will return, especially for the cocktails.

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vipShelbyS
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was okay and entrees left much to be desired. Would only go back for appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server! Good always great!

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Bettyanne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! Our server was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations for drinks, apps and dinner. We were too full for desert but will definitely be back next time we are in NC to visit. Highly recommend for foodies that love a great atmosphere and a great menu with not your every day ordinary menu.

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JoanD
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A dear friend has been wanting me to join her at this restaurant for the past few years, being from CA & half Asian, I'm super picky about it but finally agreed to go. It's noisy, as most places in downtown Raleigh are, so makes for slightly challenging conversation. The food is fantastic and seating is very comfortably distanced, service was pretty good however, our particular server seemed a bit defensive but everyone has their own style. If you want amazing Asian food, this is your spot, can't wait to go again! It's reputation is VERY well deserved!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another Father’s Day dinner for him and this place and the food is amazing !!!!!!! 🥳 I got the curry plate and he got ribs and pork belly it was amazing ! We also tried the beef jerky which had a spice but was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent start to finish. Amazing dishes and outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Absolutely delicious. We enjoyed the Crispy Pork Belly soup and the Pad Lao. Highly recommend both.

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jamesk
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Last night lettuce wraps, lemongrass sausage, spring rolls, sweet chili salmon - all were excellent. Bida Manda has a creative menu and a kitchen that knows what it is doing. Our server was helpful, patient and well trained. All of this combined with the cosmopolitan atmosphere makes me want to stop typing and go back now. Highly recommended!

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Shelby
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in to celebrate an anniversary yesterday, and John took care of us at the bar. He was knowledgable, charismatic, and attentive. We will come back because of John!

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EmmaY
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic and food was delicious. Great place for a special celebration.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, from the second we walked in. From the service to the outstanding food & drinks. We will be excited to come back.

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vipCruisegal
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is not a cheap night out... Some of our food was amazing, some was mediocre. Our waitress was fabulous. But a food 'runner' delivers the food, and she was borderline rude. Slammed the food down with NO smile, nothing nice to say at all. It was a nice evening, but unfortunately in no hurry to go back.

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KatharineR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing and delicious dinner. Our server was excellent and he brought us complimentary bubbly to celebrate our recent engagement. I had the pad Thai with chicken and my fiance had the pho, we also got the purple sticky rice for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holly was the waitress and did a great job!! Got the sweet chili salmon and it was awesome

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ShelleyG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food

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XingH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, very refreshing. We glad that we went!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tables along the bar side, away from main part of restaurant, in the back by the bathrooms, do not a 2 month in advance dinner reservation, make.

Great service, amazing mixologist and bartender, wonderful food.

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AngeloS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

So many positive reviews that made it seem like this place was a must. The pad Thai was really oily. My husband had sausage in his dish that was full of gristle. Just gross. Also, so much food is unnecessary. I have certainly had better.

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service was phenomenal. Noise a bit louder than I would have liked but that’s a minor complaint overall. I would highly recommend for a great and intimate dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Looking for a dish you haven't had before? This is your place. Lettuce wrap and sausage spring rolls great. Saffron crepe entree also wonderful. Kind of noisy and chairs pretty uncomfortable.

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vipElisabethM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot with unique food. The service was terrific, the decor is lovely and the food delicious.

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Sofia
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was wonderful. Large portions but combined with fresh and light dishes which made the dining experience great!

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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 3091 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.