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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.8
1879 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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Right in the heart of downtown Raleigh, Bida Manda is a thoughtful and sharp gathering place celebrating the diverse food and culture of Laos. Bida Manda is one of the very first Laotian restaurants in the US. Sanskrit for father and mother, we name the restaurant Bida Manda as our way of honoring our parents in Laos who taught us everything we know about food, hospitality, and the power it has in bringing people together.

Our parents' recipes are the inspiration for our menu. Every dish on our menu is exactly what we grew up eating. They are the kind of dishes you might find on the street corners of Luang Prabang and at a Laotian home.

Come in and go away with us on sensational culinary journey to Laos.

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Whether it is a birthday dinner for 10 guests or a corporate event for 100+, we will work with you to craft your memorable dining experience. Please contact Vansana Nolintha at vansana@bidamanda.com for more information.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday to Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - Midnight
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(919) 829-9999
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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0
Dined a day ago

Excellent food and service!

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Bida (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

I was visiting Raleigh fOr just a couple of hours and was so fortunate to find this #1 rated restaurant. The papaya salad with crispy lemongrass trout was amazing and the crispy rice lettuce wraps were delicious. Besides outstanding and authentic cuisine, Grace and her colleagues were most welcoming and kind! Christina was a wonderful help in making my lunch choice!
Thanks to Grace, Christina and all!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Love this place! There is a reason it’s the number one restaurant in Raleigh!!

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mapex (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Everything it's cracked up to be. Worth waiting to get a reservation. We were there as two couples. We had the crepe, pad Thai, the curry and the papaya salad. Sharing was recommended and we went that route, passing plates. All of them were excellent. The crepe is especially amazing. All of the food was really flavorful and fresh. My wife is vegan and the rest of us were not. They were very accommodating. Great service. The waitress was terrific. The owners stopped by just to say hi and ask our impression. We're definitely going back. Bida Manda is definitely a gem. Deserves the attention it gets in Raleigh.

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Cincytop (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable. Food was unique and fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

Loved this place! The ambiance is awesome and everything on the menu is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and atmosphere - pork belly soup, lettuce wraps and fried wings are amazing and I order every time! My go to when friends are in town.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Came for my birthday. Had a reservation bit the restaurant was running late but they provided free appetizers due to the wait. The sausage was amazing. The crispy rice lettuce wrap was really good but I don't think I would pay for it. I ordered the sea bass and it was so flaky and flavorful. My favorite item was my father's curry chicken. I was so exciting to go and I was not let down. I can not wait to go back!!!

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vipRonnie (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Always great. One of my favorite spots. Great Loatian food with great presentation, served with a smile. Have had even a so so experience in many visits here

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AlinRaleigh (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

I had heard so much about this place over the years and wanted to check it out. Asian fusion isn't the highest cuisine on my list, but I found the food well prepared, creative, flavorful and very fresh. This is a place worth checking out.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday to Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - Midnight
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(919) 829-9999
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Public transit
R Line, R15 City Center Deck, Moore Square Stop
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Please allow us to be a part of your special gathering. Whether it is a birthday dinner for 10 guests or a corporate event for 100+, we will work with you to craft your memorable dining experience. Please contact Vansana Nolintha at vansana@bidamanda.com for more information.