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Bida Manda

222 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1408
+1 919-829-9999
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lettuce wraps” (95 reviews)
“crispy rice” (47 reviews)
“soup” (82 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 yesterday via mobile

I went to Bida Manda several times with coworkers since it was near my prior workplace. The food and service are both great, and it gets packed around lunch hours. Later I actually read an article on about Laos on National Geographic magazine, since I’m...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MehrdadPersian
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant has started using poor quality ingredients. Also, our chicken dish had very little chicken and was mostly green onion. Very disappointing as we had previously enjoyed this place. Too many other places to go to risk that again.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jkray2008
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The are still my favorite restaurant in Raleigh. Always booked so get reservations. They have never let me down. Great for non meat eaters

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sarahbT7756HN
Reviewed yesterday

Went for lunch, portions were great size, love the atmosphere. All great, definitely a return visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This plaxe is one of the good Lao/ vetnamise place in Raleigh. I liked Pho best but a little salty and other food was also good. Overall I recommend if you are caving for asian food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Donggun K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the advance planning it takes to get a table. The pork belly soup is divine! Green papaya salad is another favorite.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kimberlyandjason
Reviewed yesterday

We loved everything we have had so far. My mother in law request to eat here every time she is in town. The Purple rice is Amazing!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank knyatac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started with the lettuce wraps, and then asked for vegan recommendation... The pumpkin curry did not disappoint! Great atmosphere, great food, and tremendous service!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johntT8233LW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredibly tasty food, generous portions. Everything we ordered was delicious: flavorful and spicy. We sampled the house curry, summer rolls, papaya salad and a trio of lovely desserts. All were delicious. Expensive prices for the area but well worth it given the quality. The Brewery...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FNKT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Downtown Raleigh, parking is a little painful but just past on the same side of the road is public parking. The restaurant is casual but fresh. Unique design and plenty of space for even larger parties. Very clean. Menu was small but really solid. Must...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tripking07
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28 July 2018|
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Response from 872ashleighc | Reviewed this property |
According to google they are closed
15 May 2018|
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Response from HollyR56 | 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.
21 February 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!
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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