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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar, Raleigh, NC

Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.7
4.7
3276 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Bida Manda is a thoughtful gathering place celebrating the diverse food traditions and culture of Laos. The Sanskrit ceremonial term for father and mother, Bida Manda was created out of the deep love and appreciation of food and its power to bring people together.

Reservations are highly recommended, however our bar is also available to you on a first come first serve basis. Due to high volume, we have a 15 minute grace period, so if you are running later than 15 minutes from your reservation time please do give us a call!

Thank you so much for your continued support and we can’t wait to see you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vietnamese, Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 829-9999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Please allow us to be a part of your special gathering. Whether it is a birthday dinner or a corporate event, we will work with you to craft your memorable dining experience. Please contact us at info@bidamanda.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    R Line, R15 City Center Deck, Moore Square Stop <br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,276 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Raleigh

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  1. LK

    LauraK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Mediocre food and poor service for your money. Downhill from a few years ago when we stopped by before flying out of RDU.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was good.
  3. s

    staceyp

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and interesting drinks. Nice atmosphere, drinks were kind of small but food is very fresh and I teresting
  4. J

    Julio

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our food. We started with the shrimp summer rolls. My wife had the papaya salad with sea bass and I had the stir fry ginger cashew chicken. They all were very tasty and the portions were sufficient to fill you up. The server was very attentive and provided good recommendations. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be going back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Appetizers were great and had hoped for the same with the entrees. But the curry we had was not very flavorful, missing authentic lemongrass and kefir leaf. Overall the entrees were quiet bland.
  6. SD

    SteveD

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with unique food/drink offerings. We always enjoy it!
  7. L

    Lynn

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Pad thai contained shrimp that were spoiled. It has been a couple of years since we had visited Bida Manda, and the food quality and service have declined. The cocktail was great!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch spot. Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff.
  9. m

    marciy

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect food! I could eat at Bida Manda several times a week. The service was good. The downside is that it is very loud in the restaurant, not great for a leisurely meal to enjoy every bite. They need to put acostic tiles on the ceiling.
  10. S

    Samo

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is great. Knowledgeable, courteous and helpful. The food was pretty damn good as well. Highly recommend.
  11. H

    Haley

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food. The lettuce wraps were amazing. What took away from our experience was the lack of service.
  12. G

    Great

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Cliff E was an outstanding waiter. Food and drink was fantastic. We’ll be back !!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was good.
  14. c

    casualfoodiesnob

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    We made reservation for a birthday lunch and was sat in the bar. It was loud and took more than 20-25 mins before our order was taken. But our server was excellent once she was able to get to us. I was just disappointed it took so long to order an appetizer and our meal.
  15. KH

    KH214

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! We ordered the Pad Thai and the Fried Rice, both were excellent. Portions are VERY large so come prepared to eat. Drinks were tasty as well. It is a small restaurant but was still fairly quiet even on a Friday. Very cozy!
  16. I

    Imago

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food and cocktails were excellent. Waitress was attentive and personable, but our table was in a dark, noisy spot. Management would not accommodate our request to move even though there were many empty tables. Frustrating lack of good customer service.
  17. T

    Traveler

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall pretty good experience.
  18. MA

    MattA

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the absolute best meals I’ve ever had and I’ve been fortunate to have some amazing meals in my life. Exceeded my expectations. The flavors are so explosive and bold without being overwhelming.
  19. CJ

    CarrieJ

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attended for a work interview dinner and it was fantastic.
  20. MS

    MSMurto

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As someone who has lived/travelled to Laos, the food was close, if not totally authentic. A lovely meal/experience, nontheless.
  21. SO

    SallyO

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Large portions. Wonderful service. Great drinks. Thank you for a lovely dinner
  22. SG

    SharonG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and service. We will definately be back.
  23. OH

    OliviaH

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I loved this restaurant and the food was great. Our server was very nice and attentive. I am taking about stars because a loud crowd came in and kept yelling and shouting. They had some pretty foul language and it was very distracting while trying to enjoy my birthday dinner celebration.
  24. A

    Adil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is amazing.. The food is one of a kind. I tried babaya salad. Appetizers are excellent specially the crunchy rice and spring rolls. Overall excellent experience!
  25. MS

    MirS

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't wait to go back and try more menu entrees! Service was wonderful.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful drinks! Highly recommend
  27. A

    Aaaas

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    It is very expensive and we didnt eat much . The waitress packed it for us but she did a terrible job at packing that the food spilled out when we were walking back. It was such a waste of money.
  28. TT

    TTTT

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Wonderful dinner experience, but if I could change ONE thing- bring out all entrees at the same time. I felt like I was forgotten as my dish came out much later than the rest of my party. No communication from wait staff either on setting my expectation.
  29. TT

    TaylorT

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Enjoyed our meal very much. We went for my birthday. My wife told the hostess we were there for my birthday and we saw another group receive a candle lit dessert so we assumed we would get one as well. We did not and my wife went and asked our hostess if we could get something as well and they happily obliged. The only thing that could have been better was if the hostess had told our server that we were there celebrating a birthday.
  30. AS

    AmandaS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great date night at Bida Manda! The lettuce wraps are basically an item that I could eat every-single-day!!!! They are delicious! Everything was good though!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent and the food was amazing. They made my husband’s birthday really wonderful!
  32. DM

    DinoM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food, better than ever. The bar had trouble keeping up and all of our drinks were late. Prices of everything are high.
  33. SB

    SarahB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! Fantastic range of vegetarian food, but also a lot of meat options. Great cocktail menu. Highly recommend the lettuce wraps - those and the cocktails were the meal highlights. Entrees are generously portioned. We're looking forward to coming back!
  34. KS

    KarenS

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another fantastic evening at Bida Manda last night. Cliff once again provided outstanding service and made our night extra special.
  35. PE

    ParksEats

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m from D.C. and the rave reviews encouraged us to come here. My boyfriend and I loved our meals. We had the lettuce wraps and it was EVERYTHING!!! I had the pork belly soup…it could have been a little spicier but it was good. It reminds me of a cold winter day. I probably wouldn’t order it again though. My boyfriend had the cashew ginger chicken with white rice and he loved it. He wished there was more chicken but said it would be his go-to meal if we returned. P.s. Make a reservation!! We made one for 9:00pm on Wednesday (the only available time) but arrived at 8:15 and they still honored it.
  36. CD

    CDipietro

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So authentic and delicious . Definitely coming back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience here! Cliff, our waiter, was excellent with great suggestions. The food was outstanding. Will definitely be back!
  38. KJ

    KesiaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was so fast and courteous. Food was amazing as always!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal
  40. AB

    AndyB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar using the Order Online button. Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 829-9999.

Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 3276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

222 S. Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vietnamese, Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    R Line, R15 City Center Deck, Moore Square Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (919) 829-9999

  • Private party facilities

    Please allow us to be a part of your special gathering. Whether it is a birthday dinner or a corporate event, we will work with you to craft your memorable dining experience. Please contact us at info@bidamanda.com for more information.

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