I had the best food and cocktails of my life. Beautiful place with great staff and amazing food. It is 6 hours away from my house and I still will be back specifically for this restaurant
We finally scored a reservation for our anniversary dinner. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated right away. Everyone was very welcoming. We started with summer rolls. They were fresh and delicious. I ordered the sea bass with papaya salad. The sea bass was amazing but such a small portion for $30! My husband ordered the fried pork belly soup. He loved it. He even had enough left over to bring home. Wine list only had 1 underwhelming chardonnay. Overall, we would go back.
Top notch from start to finish, food interesting and delicious, service impeccable.
Food and service was outstanding! Our table was ready and waiting when we got there. Noise level was too high for our taste. It was hard to hear across the table.
Cliff was our attentive, knowledgeable sever suggesting & explaining items on the menu. I had the perfectly cooked duck breast & my husband had the sea bass roasted in banana leaves. Both were exquisite. Prices tend to the high side, but what we ordered did not disappoint.
We waited about 25 minutes even though we had a reservation. We got the last order of purple sticky rice. We really wanted 2 orders. They did give us a free appetizer and didn’t charge for the dessert. This was my first visit that was less than perfect.
First time visitor. Very nice restaurant with interesting options. Would definitely recommend.
Our first time dining at Bida Manda to celebrate college graduation, but it has been on our list of places to visit since it opened. We had heard great things, and it lived up to all our expectations. Pork Belly Soup, Sea Bass, Chicken Curry and Duck Larb were our chosen entrees and each was delicious. The wait staff was very attentive and the atmosphere lively and thriving. We will definitely be regular customers.
Found it on tripadvisor where it was very highly rated, and the food (generous portions) and service were both excellent.
We had a fabulous time at this restaurant. Everything single thing we ordered was delicious. We were a party of four and each of us enjoyed the wonderful tastes of the cuisine. The service was pleasant and excellent, and the atmosphere was great. I would recommend this restaurant highly for lunch or dinner. Their food is out of this world.
One of best meals I have had! Thank you!
Lunch at Bida Manda was wonderful! The food was interesting, beautiful and delicious. We had the crispy rice lettuce wraps, Tom Kah soup and the green papaya salad with grilled veggies. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Will be back!
We really enjoyed the unusual menu for our birthday celebration. I had the green papaya salad which was full of eccentric and different flavors.
I'm always impressed by this place. The food is amazing and I always stress about what to order because I want it all! You always need to get the Lettuce wraps to start! On top of great food the staff is friendly and knowledgeable of the food and history of the restaurant. They can easily suggest things based on what you like!
Amazing, as always.
We just love Bida Manda! We came for our anniversary and it was perfect as it always is. The food is superb and the service is outstanding. Seating is kind of close to other tables, so it's not extremely intimate but it's still a great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!
Always enjoy Bida Manda, they don’t miss. We’ll be back
If you are a foodie, and love authentic food, this place is a gem. Moving to the Raleigh area after being in a vibrant city food scene in Atlanta, I love this restaurant. The food is amazing. No other words. You won’t regret coming here for taste. Tips- get a reservation, or put your name in and have a couple drinks in their sister restaurant “Brewery Bhavanna” next door, which is a Forbes top
Brewery restaurant in 2018. This is a great date night, or group night. Not great for kids. You can’t go wrong choosing this place to eat.
Fabulous from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. The food was amazing, but the staff made it an exceptional meal. Carly (sp?) and Cam went above and beyond.
My boyfriend and I booked a reservation to celebrate an anniversary. The service was amazing, I highly recommend the “Pickle Rickey” from the drink menu! Our server was very friendly and warm, he even surprised us with fresh macarons for our celebration. I’d definitely go back again for sure.
Amazing food & service!
Very pleasant experience for new comers.
One of my favorites in Raleigh! It lives up to the hype. Do yourself a favor and order the lettuce wraps and the crispy pork belly soup.
We had a wonderful meal and an amazing server who advised us on the best dishes and combinations to order, and described in detail the cultural significance of different dishes. Hope to go back soon!
Love this place! Everything I’ve tried so far has been so good!! The palate cleansing shot is nice at the end.
As always, the food and service at Bida Manda was impeccable. My husband and I shared the lettuce wraps, and I got the beef stir fry while we got the ribs. Both were amazing, and my leftovers were just as great the next day!
Great food. Worth every penny. Highly recommended. Great Ambiance.
Service here was wonderful! We got some very fun and very tasty cocktails.
I got the Pad Thai and my date got the curry. Pad thai was great and the curry was good, but nothing too over the top. Wish we were able to get both dishes done with a little more spice.
We went for our 37th Anniversary. We were not disappointed and we are still talking about the food!
Incredibly wonderful. Best food we have had in quite some time. We are planning to come back soon for dinner. We can't give this restaurant a higher rating. It is simply awesome!
Eating at Bida Manda is an incredible experience. Everything about it - the food, the cocktails, the ambience, and the kind staff - make it a meal to remember.
My wife and I went based on numerous recommendations by people in the area. However, we were disappointed by the meal we received. I ordered the short ribs, which were...ok, but my wife's chicken curry dish was bland and tasteless. We asked our waitress if the dish is usually as dull as the dish my wife received, and she remarked that others have asked for additional spice. In my opinion, you shouldn't have to ask for flavor in the dish. There is a chance that we will return, but, with this high price point and initial impression, we definitely won't be returning anytime soon.
My fiancé and I absolutely loved our dinner at Bida Manda! We shared the Spring Rolls (a must-try - so full of flavor and fried perfectly!), then he ordered the Basil Stir Fry (DELICIOUS!) and I had the Green Papaya Salad with Filet at the recommendation of our server, Karley. She was so helpful and knowledgeable about the mean...and my dinner was absolutely wonderful! So many flavors, well-balanced, and something I wouldn’t ordinarily try but was so glad I did. We also enjoyed a few of their cocktails and the macaroons for dessert (perfectly baked cookie layers!!). I would recommend Bida Manda to any adventurous eaters with an appreciation for flavorful, well-crafted meals! We will definitely be back!
Fantastic service! From the time we were seated to the time we left, nothing but excellence! Crispy rice lettuce wraps are a must. Shrimp pad Thai was tasty and a huge portion! Sauv blanc was a perfect pairing for the meal. Overall wonderful experience and can’t wait to return!
The food was exceptional. We had a wonderful experience, and would gladly recommend Bida Manda to all our friends.
Second time dining here. Both excellent overall experiences.
Bida Manda's lovely atmosphere, great menu choices and excellent execution make it a top tier destination in Raleigh. Don't miss out :)
Tasty food, friendly service, pricey by lunch standards. Generally pleasant experience.
Loved the experience and food! Great overall experience.