Vietopia is a fusion restaurant with mostly serving Vietnamese cuisine with some Chinese flavors on their menu. The building from outside says a lot for itself as it is a big white building with stairs leading to the main entrance, passing by the outdoor patio and next to the stairs a colorful bench, which vaguely reminds me of Gaudi’s architecture.
The last time that I went I noticed that the décor did not change at all which is adorned elegantly and I love the high ceilings and the fans and it feels as one of those restaurants where you would not show up in sweats. My friend and I arrived thirty minutes before closing time and our waiter was absolutely great, he was friendly coming to our table just enough times and not rushing us at all even though the restaurant was closing, so the service is excellent.
As far as the food goes, we started with the cha gio which are four crispy egg rolls with vegetables for $5.95 and the tom cuon which are shrimp avocado rolls rolled in rice paper for $7.95. The egg rolls were just like my Vietnamese friend makes them and they were delicious, the shrimp avocado rolls were great too, other appetizers that are really delicious are the banh xeo which are Vietnamese crepes with pan seared rice flour filled with shrimp, chicken, onions and bean sprouts for $9.95 or the pho do bien which is seafood rice noodle soup with calamari, shrimp, crab fingers, onions and cilantro for $9.95.
For the entrée I ordered the basil duck which comes with basil, carrots, ginger, snow peas and onions for $14.95 which was delicious and delicate and my friend ordered the chicken clay pot which comes in a clay pit with jasmine risotto with chicken, ginger, scallions and cilantro for $13.95. However other tasty meals that I enjoyed here are the Vietnamese stir fried thin noodles with eggs, onion, tofu and bean sprouts topped with peanuts and fried onion with your choice of beef or chicken for $10.95, or shrimp for $12.95 or even the char grilled marinated shrimps and pork over steamed vermicelli for $14.95, or even the wok flamed beef with scallions and garlic for $13.95.
The restaurant is located at 5176 Buffalo Speedway and the hours of operations are from Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.