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This Is the Best Chinese Restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina According to Yelp Reviews

Diana Rus

Bida MandaPhoto byBida Manda/Facebook

With over 1,600 reviews on Yelp and almost 1,200 of them being 5 stars reviews, Bida Manda is the best-reviewed Chinese restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bida Manda was founded in 2012 by Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha.

Bida Manda, located in the center of downtown Raleigh, is a smart and elegant local that celebrates Laos' unique food and culture. Bida Manda was one of the earliest Laotian restaurants in the United States. The founders, Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha named the restaurant Bida Manda after their parents who live in Laos, and who taught them about cuisine, hospitality, and the power that food has to bring people together. 

The meal is inspired by their parents' recipes. Every meal on the menu is exactly what Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha ate as children. They're the type of foods people would find on Luang Prabang's street corners or in a Laos household.

Bida MandaPhoto byBida Manda/Facebook


222 S. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


Traditional Laos cuisine includes crispy rice lettuce wraps, curries, noodle soups, papaya salads, and fresh fish dishes.

In a beautiful and bright atmosphere, Bida Manda provides seasonal artisan cocktails, a comprehensive beer list, and a wine selection.

Bida Manda food recipients Laos' vibrant cuisine reflects the country's deep relationship with nature, its culture of giving, and its French colonial heritage, nestled between lush green hills and the Mekong River. Lao cuisine is a savory mingling of Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese cookery that has been delicately honed with a French sensibility.

Bida Manda's menu is inspired by the owner's parents' recipes and fresh local ingredients.

Nestled between the 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. Laos cuisine is a flavorful marriage of Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese cooking refined by French technique. Each dish on our menu is one that you might find on the street corners of Luang Prabang or in any Laotian home. - Bida Manda
Bida MandaPhoto byBida Manda/Facebook


  1. https://www.bidamanda.com
  2. https://www.yelp.com/biz/bida-manda-raleigh?osq=Chinese
  3. https://www.facebook.com/bidamandaraleigh

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My name is Diana Rus, and I'm a Romanian content writer with a passion for exploring the world and sharing my experiences with others. I studied Marketing at University and have a master's degree in Marketing Research. My true passion lies in writing, and in my articles, I share my thoughts and ideas on a variety of topics, including interesting places from the US and around the world, history, and important events.


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