Raleigh’s Bida Manda named best restaurant in state by Business Insider

Business Insider website published a list of best restaurants in every state for 2016.

The pick for North Carolina was Raleigh’s Bida Manda, a Laotian restaurant on Moore Square. About the restaurant, the story said: “With low lighting, wooden accents and bamboo shoots adorning the ceiling and walls, Bida Manda’s cozy atmosphere wholly evokes the comforting family vibe that inspired owners Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha to open it. The spot serves up the traditional Laotian dishes that they grew up eating, reflecting the flavors of street food and family tables in Laos.”

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The restaurant is 222 S. Blount St., Raleigh, 919-829-9999,