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Bida Manda

222 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1408
+1 919-829-9999
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lettuce wraps” (95 reviews)
“crispy rice” (47 reviews)
“soup” (79 reviews)
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International, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
222 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1408
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wife and I went there for dinner on a weeknight. Reservation was not needed but the restaurant was busy. Meal was delicious. Wait staff was very helpful and attentive. Definitely recommend when looking for something different.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent dinner experience, with the large group I was part of. Servers happy to recommend dishes and starters for our group which was very helpful. Great ribs!

Thank Diner99UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Bida Manda and everything about our experience was absolutely fantastic! We did have a reservation on a weekday night (and were glad that we did) and, although we arrived early, we were sat at our reservation time....More

Thank 594balletgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and food is yummy. Great place to take out of town guests. Ready to go back again soon

Thank jeaninelefavor
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the food is fresh, flavorful, and interesting. The drinks are superb as well. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh. For those who aren't local, this was the first restaurant opened by the owners of the now incredibly-rated Brewery Bhavana.

Thank phildickerson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, but small place in downtown Raleigh, make reservations or you'll be disappointed. The food has been excellent both times I've been here, and I will definitely be going back again.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is excellent and the atmosphere is different. Because it's so good the wait is that long but worth it.

Thank twisse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite showing no availability via Open Table we were able to walk in for lunch and be seated in 5 minutes. Curry chicken with Jasmine rice was great, just wish the portion was a little bigger. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive despite a...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whew! Where do I start? I do not want to be insulting, but I believe in constructive criticism to help out businesses in our communities. In the end this philosophy benefits everyone. I have looked forward to eating at this restaurant all week while my...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is helpful, knowledgeable and helpful. The food never disappoints. Great for a night out with friends, a date, or a business dinner.

Thank jjonczak
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May 15, 2018|
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Response from Holly R | Reviewed this property |
When I went it was a young, hip, casual crowd. Nice won't stand out but fancy or formal will be out of place.
February 21, 2017|
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Response from ulethp | Reviewed this property |
No, they have a good variety of food options... some are not spicy at all and some are! have fun!
December 22, 2016|
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Response from Ciatrow | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they have gift certificates. I know I would be happy to receive one- great food and drinks🍽🍹
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1408
  • Public Transportation: R Line, R15 City Center Deck, Moore Square Stop
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-829-9999
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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 vansana@bidamanda.com for more information.
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