Brewery Bhavana

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Sanskrit for cultivating, the seed of Brewery Bhavana was born from within our community of makers and dreamers with a shared vision: to create community through our humble offerings.

Rooted in the historic Moore Square Park in downtown Raleigh, Brewery Bhavana is a gathering place celebrating communal beer experiences that exhibit the hand of the maker. Brewery, dim sum restaurant, flower shop, and bookstore, Bhavana is our love letter to a community that has given us so much.

We look forward to seeing you!
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KB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie was FANTASTIC! We had such a fabulous time. Brewery Bhavana NEVER disappoints.

EL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Excellent atmosphere. Will definitely return soon!

m
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service, amazing atmosphere!

s
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. I cannot wait to go back and try some more things. We had 3 small plates and 1 bigger plate. The Lo Mien is the best I have had, but the soup dumplings were by far my favorite of the night. Well worth the 2 month wait for our reservation.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Dying to go back already!

JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was ok, nothing special. The food was good but I felt like I could go to most mid-level Asian restaurants and get similar quality. I am not sure I would say its a top 100 restaurant like Forbes did.

I would go again but only to try something else and give it a second chance.

A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our first trip here. Something we will likely be doing again. Unique experience, excellent food & service. Price was great.

OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! We look forward to our trip to Raleigh every year simply because of Bhavana!

OW
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! We brought my daughter’s friend this time and she was very impressed.

t
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Our server was very helpful and made great suggestions. Every dish we had was a pleassnt suprise. The spices used and the combination of flavors was outstanding. We started the meal with sampling the beer selections and then ordering the one we liked best. WE got small plates and entrees to share. The scallion pancakes with bone marrow , the seafood dumpling, the BBQ bo, and broth boi were all excellent. We had soy chicken and lysing rice as entrees also did not dissppoint. This filled up a party of 4. Will be back for dessert next time. It deserves all the high praise that it has been receiving.

JJ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Emily was absolutely fantastic! Loved the seafood dumplings and the Chinese old fashioned. Great, hip place with a cool vibe. I'd highly recommend checking it out!

AB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hands down best restaurant in Raleigh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

x
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great reputation, I was actually prepared to be disappointed. And yet it was even better than I imagined. Don't visit downtown Raleigh without stopping here

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious 😋

CB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely find myself craving their scallion pancakes. I wish they weren’t so good so I would try more items.

j
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, beautiful space, and outstanding food. Best restaurant in NC for sure!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Penny was the best waitress we have ever had! Came here for our 4 yr anniversary. Amazing. HIGHLY recommend

SM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of the restaurant was calm and peaceful. The staff were very polite, friendly and knowledgeable. Our waiter, Ian was patient and very observant. He was quick with answers about the menu, venue, and anything we threw at him. Now, the food. You can taste the time, energy and love that goes into each dish. Everything we tried was such a delight. Plans to come back are already in order for us. Looking forward to our next experience.

RB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did about ten apps. The flavors were incredible! Your taste buds need this!! Will try the entrees next time.

E
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food, service & great, hip atmosphere!! Love the beer.
Raymond was an awesome server! We’ll definitely be returning soon...

HK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewery Bhavana is a must try for anyone visiting Raleigh. If you live in the greater Raleigh area, it's a must frequent. I've never left Brewery Bhavana disappointed. From the food to the ambiance, Brewery Bhavana provides a truly unique experience you won't find elsewhere.

HP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We had heard nothing but great things about Brewery Bhavana so had high expectations. The space is very cool, but the food was ok - nothing special. We had the scallion pancakes and they were very dense. The mooncake tasted like eating biscuit without much more flavor. The crab Rangoon was the best dish we tried but I’ve had better. The waiter was very mediocre. To me it seems like it’s surviving on its hype and no one wanting to tell you how they really feel.

DZ
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Would like to see them introduce some new menu items. Perhaps only because we eat there so often.

h
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredibly. The food and the service were amazing

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Great food and the service was unbelievable. The server accidentally entered my order incorrectly but I was on the fence anyway so I ate what they brought and it was great. They also brought me the food I actually ordered to go so I essentially got a free meal. It was our anniversary so they brought us champagne on the house and the red velvet cake was amazing.

HM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second year in a row coming here for lunch on my birthday.
Still love everything about this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday but would have taken people there if not a birthday. Outstanding food and wonderful service!!

B
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service by a waiter named Daniel. Always great food. We ordered 1-2 small plates at a time and stayed for over 2 hours without feeling rushed. My only complaint is they were out of the double IPA when we were there.

k
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! Phenomenal food!

LB
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Great food and drinks

L
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing time! Great food. Our server was awesome!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food was great but service was very sub-par.

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience is lovely- very hip. The beer is good. The food is good but not amazing. Best dim sum type food in the triangle that I have had had far better in San Francisco but as this is unique it fills a niche but food did not taste super fresh or unique- definitely a food not great.

J
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come back to Bhavana for special occasions over and over again and it is always excellent. I have a food allergy and our server was very helpful in assuring that our table ordered dishes to share that I could eat. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu! Drinks are amazing too, I always have a pina colada and/or seasonal sangria. Husband loves their beer.

LT
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful atmosphere, excellent service and attractive and well prepared food.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant. They never disappoint!

JP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat at Brewery Bhavana, it’s awesome! Food, ambiance and service are always wonderful. We truly enjoy every one of our dining experiences... thank you!

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner made all the more special by the the gracious ad friendly staff and superb food and beverage. Thank you Brewery Bhavana!

AM
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. I'm always impressed by the level of service, the ambiance, and the incredible food.