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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar, Raleigh, NC

Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

4.8
4.8
3655 Reviews
$30 and under
Laotian
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.

Please be advised that we only seat complete parties. Reservations are highly recommended, however our bar seats are available at a first come first serve basis. Due to high volume, we have a 15 minute grace period, if you are running later than 15 minutes from your reservation time kindly give us a call and we will try our best to accomodate you.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Laotian, Vietnamese, Thai
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–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
  • Executive chef
    Lon Bounsanga
  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,655 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh

    Healthy

3,655 Reviews
  1. HollieG

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another incredible experience at Bida Manda! The pork belly soup was oh so delicious! The drinks were great, the service was top notch! I look forward to my next visit!

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  2. MichaelJ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Wait staff was terrible bartender was terrible good was much better last year Won’t be going back

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  3. PamForero

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! I was pleasantly surprised with the food. I asked the waitress for recommendations, followed her lead, and I do not regret it! There were so many things that I wanted to try, I will definitely be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Had the lettuce wraps, lemon grass sausage, Manda Amphone’s curry, & the crispy pork belly soup. All were very flavorful. Our server Sarah did a great job. Will definitely be back!

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  5. DonnyC

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the consistency in quality of food at Bida Manda. We had the summer rolls, papaya salad with trout, and pumpkin curry and would gladly order each of these dishes again. Alician was a gracious host to us! Will definitely come back again.

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  6. FriendswithFriends

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good and so was the service. We did have to requests 2nd round of sticky rice as the first basket contents was a bit stiff - like been sitting for a bit. Otherwise the spring rolls were great with the peanut and plum sauce. Pad Thai Shrimp was a lot of food, and generous portion of shrimp - don't like the tails on mine. Papaya salad and ribeye was outstanding - lots of flavors even with just a bit of heat. Mild heat on the salad was really nothing - just ask for some heat on the side. They were also generous in bringing the purple sticky rice desert for my date who was celebrating her birthday. Was packed for a TUE night - always recommend a reservation. Will be back soon..

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  7. Brent

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. I was happy to see so many Gluten free options. I was warned of a possibility of cross contamination, but for me, I was willing to take that risk. No side effects from the meal so I'm happy. We'll definitely be back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails were outstanding, ambiance and service were fantastic.

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  9. MichaelW

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for a concert, and wanted somewhere fun and unique to have dinner first. Purely based on reviews, we chose Bida Manda, and I’m so glad! Everything was excellent, from the ambiance to the service to the food. Highly recommend!!

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  10. ElRo

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. We only wish we lived in this area, so we could come back. Very accommodating to dietary restrictions.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, and ambience is phenomenal. One of our favorites in Raleigh!

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  12. Mountaingirl1

    Western NC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again a perfect dining experience. Outstanding service

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a while… Our server was incredible and the food was unreal. So so good! Highly recommend the Curry.

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  14. Eater

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal, gracious service! !!!!’!!!!!!!!!!’nn

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! From the drinks to the desert and everything in between. The chicken wings are the best I have ever had in my life, I need to figure out how they were so crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The pork miso soup was delicious the texture of the crisp from the skin of the meat in contrast to the firm bouncy texture of the noodles was everything and the warmth on a chilly day it was perfect.

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  16. Marsh

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bida Manda was great from the food, the service and the atmosphere. The setting was intimate and relaxed as if you were being welcomed into a friend's home. Our server recommended that I try the green papaya salad which I really enjoyed and highly recommend, I went village style and I did not regret it.

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  17. Paul

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. I recommend this restaurant to those who want to try authentic Lao cuisine and experience Lao culture decoration.

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  18. Kgeer

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service was impressive. Definitely recommend trying this restaurant.

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  19. FRANCEST

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good and atmosphere. Parking is a little challenging but we made it work

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  20. EdwinK

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The kitchen closes at 10:45 PM, we arrived 10:20 PM. The staff didn’t rush us at all and we had plenty of time to enjoy our meal.

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  21. Kyma

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bida Manda is one of our favorite restaurants in Raleigh and never disappoints. This was no exception. Everything exceeded expectation. We started with the lettuce wrap appetizer which is not to be missed! Entrees included chicken pad Thai, sweet chili Salmon, and Ginger chicken. Portions are generous and delightful. The cocktails are scrumptious and the wait staff exceptional. The vibe and ambience are super cool. If you’re visiting or living in/near Raleigh, put this Laotian gem on your list. Thank me later.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered green papaya salad and the pad thai noodles. The green papaya salad was good enough, and they offer some sort of pepper sauce to make the salad spicier to one’s liking. It was interesting to see that you could add meat to the papaya salad if wanted—something I’ve never seen before. The pad thai offered more vegetables, meat and a generous amount of sauce, however, less noodles to my disappointment. I left satisfied with both dishes. The staff are very helpful and friendly. They helped my boyfriend figure out what dishes he could eat that accommodated with his allergies.

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  23. ElizabethN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Almost there. It was enjoyable but needed tweaking. Too dark to read the bar menu, only a scan code was provided for a menu. The server was nice but failed to let us know different spice levels could be made. After asking, my husband requested it 6-7 level spice and it was very mild. Also, the size of the dishes are meant to be shared but some dishes were cumbersome to do so and made the eating of it awkward. It was fun to check out but we probably won’t be back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy crispy pork belly soup & coconut rice lettuce wraps:)

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  25. MingB

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. BryanM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. And thank you for the birthday dessert.

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  27. StephenB

    Raleigh

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food prepared, presented, and served well. Been here several times. Always consistent performance

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  28. Jill

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, everything tasted so fresh. One of my favorites in Taleigh.

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  29. EFJ123

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Laotian food. Great wait staff. We are looking forward to another brunch there.

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  30. Pmab

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was not great, but food was delicious!

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  31. Meredith

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Best restaurant in Raleigh!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Server very awkward, cold and intimidating. Made dining experience very uncomfortable

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  33. SitaramL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as was the service. Special thanks to the Chef for accommodating a special request at short notice. Good for a group of 4 or less. We were 5 sitting on a table for 4 and felt cramped for space, even after choosing a late evening time of 8:45, when a table for 4 was available much earlier at the time of reservation.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a pleasure to dine here. The food is unbelievable but the staff is the best part. Front of house - always friendly and attentive, waitstaff - takes the time to know you and your preferences AND remembers you when you return, and kitchen staff- always prepares the meals to perfection and to requested specifications. LOVE this restaurant.

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  35. TanyaR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bida never disappoints! The food is always fresh, hot and delish! We had great drinks and the service is always stellar. Thank you for the complimentary treat provided for our birthday celebration. Always a vibe!

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  36. MilinM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, awesome food and nice ambience. what else you need in the evening

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  37. KimberlyC

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vegan-friendly! I wish the crispy lettuce rolls were made without eggs! They looked amazing!

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  38. Corinthian

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    In the simplest of words, it's tummy yummy food! My thanks to the staff for attending to myself and my aging parent.

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  39. JudyG

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance. Would definitely go again.

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  40. Megand

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pork belly soup is amazing. The staff are very nice. Definitely worth a trip.

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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
  • 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 4.8 stars by 3655 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 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Laotian, 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
  • Executive chef
    Lon Bounsanga
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, 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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