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Bida Manda

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Categories: Restaurants & Bars, Asian, Bar, Downtown, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, Restaurant Week
222 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Dinner Mon-Thurs 5-10:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 5 p.m.-midnight
(919) 829-9999
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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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Meili R. Oct 19, 2014
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Only got introduced to this place because of Restaurant Week but so friggin glad I did. This is now one of my favorite spots to go to. I never really eat... (more)
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Michelle J. Oct 7, 2014
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Delicious place. I've come here twice, once to recollect the flavors and pair it with red wine. This place has a trendy, modern and yet Asian fusion... (more)
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Aaks L. Oct 1, 2014
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Third time visiting this place, and now I know for sure this place rocks! Made reservations on yelp (people who constantly complain this place is "too... (more)
bcbunn1968 Mar 25, 2014
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Staff was great. Food was wonderful but nothing totally unique from any Pacific rim cuisine. Personally, I think it is a bit overpriced considering the ingredients in some of the dishes. Basil stir fry with beef at $19.00?? Pumpkin Curry (no meat here) at $17.00??

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