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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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Vania W. Mar 15, 2017
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The interior decor is absolutely outstanding and I love that they have books out for people in the waiting area, however, I did not think that their food... (more)
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Suzanne H. Feb 24, 2017
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Can't say enough good things about Bida Manda! From the food to the drinks to the staff...all will impress! Great to start with Tom Ka Gai soup & the fresh... (more)
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Cori B. Feb 23, 2017
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First of all, I know everyone has different scales when they assign their ratings. The food here honestly was three stars. I give an overall of two because... (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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