Bida Manda

10 recent ratings
$$ • Thai Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Cider, Dessert, Pasta
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8 ratings

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222 S Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Gluten Sensitive

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Amazing food! Wait staff ask and seem to be knowledgeable about GF needs. Have been several times and never been sick.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was great but I got so sick

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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They are very accommodating with allergies and there a spot on their website to put them all in. Never had a bad experience while ordering there.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Cider
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Thai
  • Vegan Friendly

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Sweet Chili Salmon
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Wheat Allergy

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Review


This place is amazing! They have gluten free options labeled on the menu and the servers always ask if you have any allergies. Their wings are the best wings I have every had!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Not celiac safe. Lots of good reviews here. The menu was labeled with a decent amount of good sounding choices. The waitress was super confident that my meal was ‘safe, no problem at all’. So far so good. Then my ‘Safe’ meal was carried out by a different server below a plate with a sandwich in a roll that was a little wider than the plate it was on, like stacked on the same arm. Not trained, or not aware, ZERO confidence from me. I will not go back. I don’t expect restaurants to cater to celiacs. But if they do they need to do it well.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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got sick there - on my bday -not going back they admitted fault but I don’t feel safe eating here at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Upon sitting down the waiter asked if there were any allergies at the table. When I said I had a “gluten allergy” he proceeded to ask if cross contamination was an issue. When I said yes, it is an issue, he told me what I could and couldn’t have. Easy ordering experience all around. Menu is clearly labeled and the food was delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The server immediately asked if there were any allergies and asked if I could tolerate a shared fryer. The menu is clearly marked except for cocktails. Wonderful meal! Highly recommend the Sweet Chili Salmon.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They immediately asked about allergies when we sat down and was conscious of cross contamination. Their menu clearly states what is gluten free and there are MANY options. Had a great experience and felt very safe

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Amazing food and most is GF. Staff is very knowledgeable and I felt completely safe eating here. Highly recommend!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server immediately asked about allergies/dietary restrictions. Great service, incredible food, & strong drinks!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The staff was fantastic in addressing our dietary needs and very knowledgeable. Food was outstanding.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great GF options and amazing food

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I know everyone says this place is great with GF and the staff is adamant it’s safe. However, I got VERY sick regardless. Almost didn’t make it home in time. It was clearly due to their food, and I was assured multiples times while there that my food was safe. Perhaps the server messed up and didn’t list the appetizer as GF even though I reminded her several times? Not sure. Whatever happened, I left feeling terrible.

Also, I’ve been here twice after making reservations weeks in advance. On both occasions, I specifically ordered a popular dish on the menu, per the servers. The first time I ordered the pork belly bowl and the second time I had curry. I was not impressed either time. After two visits (and a good bit of money), I consider this place very overrated in terms of GF safety and their food in general.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here many times and generally have had a great experience. I no longer eat things that’s are fried here as I suspect there is cross contamination. If you avoid fried items and follow the GF menu indications you’ll be fine.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Much of the menu is GF and it is all divine. I love their crunchy rice lettuce wraps and green papaya salad. This is my favorite Asian food in the Triangle!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The staff was very knowledgeable about celiac, and GF items were clearly marked on the menu. I did not get sick AND the meal was delicious! I will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Servers ask if there is any allergy or sensitivity. They are very accommodating. I’m gluten free but not celiac.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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When I made the reservation I noted the GF issues and the server exuded confidence in their ability to accommodate. We tried the lemongrass sausage appetizer, crispy pork soup, and papaya salad with trout. We got the macarons for dessert (one lemon and one tiramisu flavored). Everything was delicious and gluten free (Celiac-safe)!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Voted the best restaurant in Raleigh and one visit will tell you why. Their food is out of this world delicious. Very GF safe. Only problem is getting a reservation!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! Staff is very informed and accommodating. Love being able to eat wings!! Tons of GF options on the menu and others that can be made GF. Love this place!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They must have taken Andrew's review to heart, because I had the GF Crispy Pork soup without getting any sickness (I hadn't read Andrew's review before I ordered, or I wouldn't have gotten it, I get sick quickly, too)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the the best GF Shrimp Pad Thai's I've ever had! The little munchies they serve are GF too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Had the yellow chicken curry and it was amaaaazing. Perfectly seasoned and I felt totally fine afterwards!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is amazing!! The menu is clearly marked gluten free. The servers have always been knowledgeable and confident while explaining the gluten free options. I always get the crispy lettuce wraps-- they don't taste gluten free but they are! The pork belly soup is to die for. And of course, the macaroons are amazing. They macaroons rotate flavors seasonally so you have to check if they are gluten free. They also serve shrimp chips that are gluten free as well instead of bread. The cocktails are also equally amazing. Go here if you are gluten free! It won't disappoint. Make a reservation though!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Had the crispy pork soup last night, marked gluten free, was sick within 15 minutes of leaving the restaurant. Still ill today. I emailed the restaurant to let them know. Diner beware

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yum!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is delicious! There are plenty of options including appetizers, drinks, entrees and desserts, which are clearly marked on the menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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