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A look at the new Laotian restaurant Bida Manda in downtown Raleigh.
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Bida Manda

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Categories: Restaurants & Bars, Asian, Bar, Downtown
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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Avg User Rating: 4 out of 5
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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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Richard K. Jan 14, 2017
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The service earned this review the third star. It was excellent. We sat at the bar prior to being seated at our table. Everyone who served us was... (more)
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Adam B. Jan 4, 2017
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Based on the volume of reviews and the fact the place was slam-packed at lunch on a Tuesday when I went, it doesn't appear to really need my endorsement,... (more)
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Vy L. Jan 3, 2017
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this place is definitely worth it. (i highly recommend that you make a reservation ahead of time; this place is very popular.) my friends and i made a... (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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