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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were just in Raleigh overnight and happened on this Brewery/Asian restaurant. We stopped to have a beer, but ended up staying for a delicious meal. The granite bar is beautiful and inviting. It has a fun vibe, though a bit loud...because of high ceilings. We had the spicy pepper beef dish with rice which we split and loved it. All of the food that came out of the kitchen smelled and looked delicious. All age groups were there. Singles, couples and families. The two bartenders that served us were knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Two great guys! Thanks! Their manager was also very nice and answered any questions we had. My husband and I are still talking about the food today as we can’t get that quality of Asian food in our little town. The beer was also delicious and was tapped out of a granite backsplash as well. Very beautiful! Classy place and something different.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed March 23, 2021

Had long anticipated coming here as it was our first indoor dining since a year ago. Reviews suggested a fabulous meal and we came away quite deflated. Yes the dim sum were tasty and well prepared but the mains were unacceptable renditions of two familiar...dishes. The nasi goreng was a mushy ball of rice with plenty of flavor...perhaps too much that so overwhelmed the rice that it was difficult to eat very much. The lo mein was again overcooked noodles drowning in sauce. Frankly have had better at my local Chinese carryout. All in all prices over the top for inferior food. Yes, its a lovely place with a great vibe, good service and excellent beers and cocktails. Go there for that, not the food or at least not the mains.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 21, 2021 via mobile

Great food but over priced. Great service. We had the crab rangoon, edamame dumplings, and a few other small plates. We had the general tsos chicken and the lo mein for larger plates. The lo mein was not our favorite. Chicken was quite good. Banana...cake was pretty good. We were celebrating two special occasions. For my birthday, they brought champagne to the table and for my son, who just got into medical school, they brought an IPA for all and a yummy cupcake. We would return.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2020

We were there Saturday night. Waited a bit in line, but that is to be expected. They've done a great job with their outside seating and making things as safe as possible. Burgers were delicious! Our server was Eli and he was everything you'd want...in a server. He was very knowledgeable about the food and beers, very attentive, and super happy - all while wearing a mask the entire time.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 22, 2020

We were looking for some dim sum - specifically stewed spicy chicken feet! Nope - no stewed chicken feet but lots of other stuff - craft beers, books, flowers & potted plants! This is an interesting place and not to be missed when in Raleigh....However, I was not particularly impressed with the food. Beware, the line to get in during the weekend can be wickedly long, bring your patience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

This was our second visit to this restaurant... Once again, we were amazed with the atmosphere, sevice and food. Again, this is our second visit. And we will definitely make the 80 mile trip for another dining experience

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

Brewery Bhavana is unlike any other. It serves excellent craft beers, Dim Sum and larger entrées, has a book store, full bar, and a flower shop under the same roof. Service is excellent and informed. Food is fine quality dim sum with an extra creative...side to it. The shrimp and chic Shuo Mai, the pork bao, and seafood dumplings in an intense mushroom broth were all good, went well with each other and made an exciting lunch. The extra quality comes at slightly higher prices, but the quality is recognized and the restaurant was crowded. I can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

A very stylish space where it is possible to have a beer, eat a meal, buy flowers, read a book and buy a book. The cuisine is Asian, with a varied menu served in an elegant, uncluttered, airy loft-style environment. Plenty of gluten free, vegan...and vegetarian choices. I had vegetable curry puffs which were deliciously light and subtle in flavour. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Really cool bar and restaurant opposite Moore Park. Very very busy on a Saturday night so booking is essential to eat.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

Really not sure what it is about this place. I cannot figure out why it seems so popular and really nothing overly impressive. (To be clear I love their other restaurant next door.) Sure, the space is nice, but it's kind of a lot of...fluff. I don't really care about the books and the wall, etc, give me good food with it! I was not impressed with the amount of vegetarian options, though they advertise for that as well. It is also very annoying that it somehow has just become the place to "be" in Raleigh. Again, like a cult. It is like a place to be seen or to say you have been or how much you love. As a result, it is almost impossible to even get a seat here! It is also overpriced for what it is. This is typically "the people's food" or "street food" in Asia and doesn't warrant the prices they have. Will give it another try at some point and update review then....More

Date of visit: October 2019
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GINGER SALAD (Vegan, Gluten & Shellfish Free) ginger, watermelon radish, jicama, sesame seeds; served with a ginger vinaigrette VEGETABLE CURRY PUFF (Vegetarian, Shellfish Free) four baked pastries filled with curried... More
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Yes, Brewery Bhavana offers takeout services.

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Brewery Bhavana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5