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For 2
Wed, 2/21
9:30 PM
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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

1941 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion (89)
  • Good for a Date (83)
  • Fit for Foodies (76)
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.


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 for more information.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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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Phone number
(919) 829-9999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Public transit
R Line, R15 City Center Deck, Moore Square Stop
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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 for more information.
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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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

truly magical experience - our waitress Carly was knowledgeable about the dishes and made our experience lovely. I didn’t want the meal to end!

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This place is a must-go! The food, ambience and service were all amazing. I have already booked another night. Love!

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Best restaurant I have been to in a long time. Food was amazing and the staff was kind and helpful.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was great!

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Bida Manda is one of my favorite restaurants. I’ve been a few times, and every time has been absolutely wonderful. The food is delicious, the staff are friendly, and the restaurant itself has a great atmosphere. My one complaint is that it can be fairly loud at times, but in the early evening it’s an absolute joy to eat there. I will definitely be returning for more in the future!

Rosepalette (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We love it here. The food was amazing as always, and staff very attentive and friendly. The perfect place for a Friday night date. I highly recommend the purple sticky rice with mangoes for dessert.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant! The service was awesome and the food was so good. This place is great!

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great place for creative fresh food. The plates are a great size and the appetizers are delicious great way to start. The cold brew coffee palate cleanser at the end is a nice touch. You can tell they love what they do and it shines through- makes this a great place.

Faryal (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Got a last minute reservation for Valentine's day since my husband's the absolute worst when it comes to booking in advance. I was so happy there was a cancelation because I took that 9:45pm gladly! It was worth waiting that long for a good meal. The Thai tea was on point and so was the food. The waiter was a little slow on bringing things and didn't exactly check on our table as much as the others, but the food made up for that. I ordered the salmon and my husband ordered the sea bass. Both were made perfectly. The sea bass was worth the money, very soft and melt in your mouth type feels. They gave a complimentary vday dessert which consisted of two strawberry macaroons which was definitely a plus. Will definitely come back here!

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I’m glad I got to go