Out & About

Out & About

A look at the new Laotian restaurant Bida Manda in downtown Raleigh.
Map
THURSDAY FORECAST
40°/ 22°

Bida Manda

Voters Choice Our 5 Faves
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
Visit Their Website

Rating: 1  2  3  4  5  
Avg User Rating: 4 out of 5
Total Votes: 11
to add your rating


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.

Is this your business? Update your free WRAL Out & About business profile by emailing us your logo or a picture of your business now.

WRAL & Yelp Reviews

user image
Leah L. Feb 4, 2016
rating
yelp logo
Two pivotal things took a potential rating from 4-5 to 2 stars; hair left in my to-go container and the person that prepared the container throwing out the... (more)
user image
Sean J. Feb 3, 2016
rating
yelp logo
The food is ridiculously amazing. I came here in December to try Lao cuisine for my first time. I'm a connoisseur of Thai food and since Lao cuisine is... (more)
user image
Gail C. Jan 29, 2016
rating
yelp logo
Very nice modern upscale Laotian /Thai restaurant.That pampers their guest with shrimp chips to munch on as customers peruse the menu. After dinner you get... (more)
bcbunn1968 Mar 25, 2014
1  2  3  4  5  
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??

Please to add a review.

Event Data Provided by Eventful