Laotian cuisine in downtown Raleigh and one of the first laotian restaurants in the U.S.
Bida Manda is a thoughtful and sharp gathering place celebrating the diverse food traditions of Laos. Sanskrit for father and mother, siblings Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha named the restaurant Bida Manda as a way of honoring their parents in Laos who taught them everything they know about food, hospitality, and the power it has in bringing people together.
In April 2013, Food Network chef Maneet Chauhan hosted a special dinner there. The meal was filmed as part of her upcoming reality/documentary series.
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WRAL & Yelp Reviews
based on 81 reviews
Caroline S. Jun 15, 2013
Checked out Bida Manda for dinner on a Saturday night. Surprisingly at 5:15 (which I thought was super early), the restaurant was pretty crowded, a great... (more)
Nancy J. Jun 8, 2013
My first visit to Bida Manda was during the Triangle Restaurant Week, and it was so good I came back immediately 2 days later. Here are some of the things... (more)
Norma G. Jun 5, 2013
Tried Bida Manda for the first time last night. Am a huge fan of Thai so was curious how it would compare. It was restaurant week, so my friend and I... (more)
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