Bida Manda | Laotian Restaurant and Bar

Bida Manda | Laotian Restaurant and Bar

Bida Manda is a thoughtful gathering place celebrating the diverse food traditions and culture of Laos.

Bida Manda is the Sanskrit ceremonial term for father and mother. We named the restaurant Bida Manda to honor our parents in Laos, who instilled in us our love of food and its power to bring people together.

Dinner

Monday-Thursday

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday-Saturday

5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Lunch

Monday-Friday

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Nestled between lush green hills and the Mekong River, Laos’ dynamic cuisine reflects the country’s intimate relationship with nature, its culture of generosity, and its French colonial past. Lao cuisine is a flavorful marriage of Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese cooking refined by French technique. Our parents’ recipes and fresh local ingredients are the inspirations for Bida Manda’s menu. Every dish on our menu is exactly what we grew up eating. They are the kind of dishes you might find on the street corners of Luang Prabang and at a Laotian home. Come in and go away with us on a sensational culinary journey to Laos.

Blending far-east simplicity and western elegance, Bida Manda’s bar is an intimate and vibrant gathering place. Along with our extensive beer and wine offerings, the cocktails at Bida Manda are carefully and intentionally crafted. We use fresh juices and make our modifiers everyday from scratch. Our bar opens late Monday to Thursday and until 12 AM on the weekend.

Though the inspirations of Bida Manda stem from another continent, Bida Manda’s roots are firmly grounded here in Raleigh. From using wood salvaged from old barns and church walls to inviting our friends to hand-tie the three tons of sticks from Western North Carolina you see on the walls, Bida Manda is a reflection of our supportive community.

The Space

Our design process focused on the Laotian people’s holistic understanding of space and its immediate relationship with nature. Flow, repetition, and sustainability were the foundation in the crafting of Bida Manda. The intimate and warmly lit zones of the space are woven together with images and relics of Laos, custom graphic and art installations by local artists, reclaimed wood furniture, and an enveloping screen of natural sticks harvested from the NC mountains.

in situ studio Southeastern Properties and Development Company Ketchup and Mustard

Contact Us

Our Hours

Dinner

Monday-Thursday

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday-Saturday

5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Lunch

Monday-Friday

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Our Location

222 South Blount Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

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Parking

Street Parking

Two hour meter parking is available on Blount Street and throughout Downtown Raleigh. Street Parking is free after 5 PM on weeknights and all day on weekends and holidays.

Garage Parking

Parking is also available in the Moore Square Parking Deck (entrance on Wilmington Street). Deck parking is free after 7 PM Monday through Thursday, but on Friday and Saturday there is a $5 charge after 5 PM.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for purchase at the restaurant, or over the phone.

Reservations

Please call us at 919 829 9999 to reserve a table by phone. We have also partnered with OpenTable to provide free, secure and instantly confirmed online reservations.

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Get in Touch

Please allow us to be a part of your special gathering. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary dinner or simply celebrating being together, we would love to work with you to craft your memorable dining experience. Please give us a call or use our online reservations to reserve a table for a gathering of 10 guests or less.


For a gathering of more than 10 guests and for other inquiries, please send us a message, and Vanvisa will get back to you within 24- 48 hours.


Bida Manda is a small family-owned restaurant. We try our best to dedicate tables and bar seatings for our walk-in guests, and making a reservation in advance is highly recommended. We look forward to serving you soon!

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