BIDA MANDA | Laotian Restaurant and Bar


The Space


  • The entrance to our space
  • Wall crafted with woven sticks
  • Our dining room with imagery from Luang Prabang
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Our Community

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 Design

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 Devolopment Company Ketchup and Mustard