Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar
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Where does one begin. My God, this place was top drawer all the way. Our server Mathew was incredible, he asked, he explained, he was attentive, on a Saturday night no less w all the craziness that ensues on a busy night. The food was off the charts, the stuffed peppers and the Saffron crepe where just intense. The cocktails were beautifully orchestrated, overall a great time and will certainly be returning when I get back to Raleigh.
Favorite restaurant in Raleigh, hands down. Really special new things to try, along with wonderful versions of classics. Seriously, incredible flavors, amazing atmosphere and design - love.
My second time here and was pleased to bring along three others that had not been to Bida Manda before. It was the perfect experience. From the unique cocktails, amazing apps, tasty entrees and superior service.
Food was great!
I was thrilled to finally be able to visit Bida Manda! Due to its deserved popularity, short notice evening reservations are hard to come by, so lunch proved to be a great option. I thoroughly enjoyed the pork belly soup. It is unlike anything I've ever had. For a soup, it is incredibly rich and filling. The portion was so large that I had more than enough for lunch the next day. Our server Sophia was so friendly and knowledgeable. The only downside (and a small one for me) is that the table next to us was very very close. I look forward to going back to Bida Manda and trying some of the other great menu options!
The food was delicious! I'll definitely be coming back!
Amazing meal. The most flavorful dishes I have had. I recommend the papaya salad with duck.
The Green Papaya salad with Lemongrass Chicken is absolutely delightful. Highly recommended.
We attended dinner at Bida Manda for our second anniversary. The staff was very friendly and the food was very good. They start by bringing out some complimentary shrimp chips, which were really pleasant. Our waiter recommended the lettuce wraps as an appetizer and they were hands down the best dish of the night... I’m not usually a lettuce wrap kind of guy either. We split the Manda Herb Salad with chicken and Tom Khem (short ribs and pork belly) and they balanced each other nicely. The short ribs were a little dry, but the gravy and fatty pork belly balanced them out well and they tasted delicious. The salad was really nicely balanced. The food is about $20 per entree, but we have enough leftovers for both of our lunches tomorrow, so the value is good for the price.
After the waiter packed up our food, he brought us some complimentary macarons to celebrate our anniversary. They were the best macarons we’ve ever had, and I’ve been to Paris. To cleanse our palates at the end of the meal, they served us each a small shot of lemon juice, lime juice, and ginger, which was a great way to wrap up the wonderful experience. We’re moving soon, but if we’re ever in town again, we’ll be revisiting Bida Manda for sure.
Our server Savannah was fantastic, so was the food and drink. Always a great time!
Really delicious and great service.
Food took over an hour to come out. I had ordered a thai tea and it was not ready. They said it would be ready in 5-10 minutes. 20 minutes later they brought out a tea that was nothing like how it normally is. When the food came out it came out very spread out. over 15 minutes between when my food came out and when my guests did. I was very disappointed by this since I have had good experiences in the past and wanted to share with others but was very much let down. Food was good unsure if I would bring friends for lunch session again.
Service was super; but too noisy, otherwise great!
Great place, great food
Had a great date time with hubby
Love this place so of course I chose it for my birthday dinner with my best friends. The service is awesome and those waitresses are the nicest people ever! The appetizers are so delicious, it’s hard to save room for my main course but you have to try it all! My favorite is the lettuce wraps and chicken stirfry. Thank you for the desserts… So many wonderful choices and so delicious! Try the special margarita and you won’t regret it👍🏼
Really good cocktail, strong and flavorful. Nice atmosphere. Waiter was very nice and professional. We had spring rolls, papaya salad with lemongrass chicken that could have been boring in bad hands but was extremely flavorful and delicious, and a short rib/pork belly dish that was delicious. Can’t find any fault with this place.
The pork belly soup is always great!! Very attentive service staff!
Interesting menu and tasty preparation of both cocktails and food. One our our favorite restaurants in Raleigh.
Everything was fantastic. Our server was able to answer all of our questions about the menu and give suggestions. Everything we ordered was delicious. Made for a fantastic date night
Exceptional food, service, and atmosphere! Highly Recommend.
The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was superb. Will most definitely come back.
Diana was a great server. Very attentive and made sure our dietary needs were met and that our food was spectacular. Our table was ready on time as per our reservation.
Fantastic as usual.
Will absolutely be back!
Beyond superb service.
What makes this place good is how knowledgable the servers are on the food. All these questions they can answer so clearly and simply.
The food quality is always superb.
The ambiance was great.
ALWAYS WONDERFUL! HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMES AND NEVER DISAPPOINTED.
We had an absolutely fabulous time. Ross was very attentive, informative and friendly, and the food was phenomenal! Bida never ceases to amaze!
I had been looking forward to dinner at Bida Manda and I was not disappointed! Food and service were amazing and I would happily go back!
We thoroughly enjoyed Bida Manda! We started with the Lettuce cups and the Summer Rolls. Both were outstanding. I planned to have the Chicken Curry and at the last moment changed my mind and ordered the Green Papaya Salad with flat iron steak. I am so glad I did! The steak was perfectly cooked and the green papaya was crisp and refreshing. My dinning companion ordered the Basil Stir-fry with Tofu. She said it was the best she had ever had! The prices were good too.
Bida Manda became our favorite restaurant from our first visit. The staff and service are always top notch, the food never ever disappoints and the attention to detail in the entire experience is first class. We love this place so much.
We were sat early for our late reservation which was great! Our server was so sweet and very knowledgeable of each menu item. The food was amazing, each bite was better than the last!
food was unique and delicious. Service was fantastic
Delicious, quality food. We enjoyed the ramen, lettuce wraps, and spring roll very much. Our services was also wonderful. Would highly recommend (make a reservation)!
Waiter was amazing and so helpful! Loved it!
Dinner was incredible! Our server was wonderful! The guests next to us were a bit loud and in a heated discussion but we still had a delicious dinner
Always enjoy Bida Manda! Original, special, tasty food and OUTSTANDING service! Helps to book in advance.
Bida Manda is always a great choice for excellent food and service. It was, of course, full at lunchtime but still got great service. I had not been there for several years since the first year it opened. I was a little disappointed at the lack of originality in the food (quality was great) which seemed much like regular Vietnamese. My memory was that the menu was more original and authentic with their mother's recipes. Pad Tai, Pho and Spring Rolls are not what I expect from them.
It’s been essentially the same menu for years, and yet the meals never disappoint. Absolutely love the rice wraps, curry, and sea bass. The room is a little loud but not so much that we wouldn’t want to go back! One of our favorite restaurants in the Raleigh/Cary area, and apparently we share the same feelings with a lot of other people!
It was great! The food and atmosphere are amazing!
A wonderful experience, great food, service and ambiance.