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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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Hannah P. Jul 20, 2016
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Looooove this restaurant. My favorite is the sea bass mok by farrrrr and the green tea drink (I always have trouble remembering the name of this - it has... (more)
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Sasha G. Jul 17, 2016
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I've been wanting to try this place out for a long time and I finally went the other night. It definitely lived up to my expectations! I highly recommend... (more)
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Erina W. Jul 3, 2016
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When you search for restaurants in Raleigh, this place automatically pops up in every search. So you know this is definitely a local favorite. I made... (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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