Dive Bars, Vietnamese
Price Range : Under $10 ($)
Utopia Restaurant & Lounge is the best place to spend your leisure time tasting delicious food and enjoying the nice atmosphere. After visiting our restaurant you will definitely have a wish to come back!
Adress: 1125 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 261-9370
- turned_in_notHealth Score100 out of 100
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForLate Night
- local_parkingParkingPrivate Lot
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsNo
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- insert_emoticonAmbienceDivey, Casual
- volume_upNoise LevelLoud
- local_barAlcoholFull Bar
- turned_in_notGood For Happy HourYes
- calendar_todayBest NightsWed, Thu, Sat
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
Their fish sauce wings here are delicious! I always come here after a late night of festivities. What sucks is that their kitchen closes at 2. So if you want wings, you got to leave your friends at the club and eat these alone.. or you can bring them with you too. Their BBH is decent, I've had better but this is the only place you can get it late at night. They've recently remodeled their karaoke room and it looks way nicer than before. Just as a warning, you may go deaf coming out of this room after sitting there for 30 mins. Their service is sometimes quick and maybe too quick when they close you out. They'll give you the check, and stand there until you pay, and then take your check right off your table after you sign it.
There are always wanderers who come to the door at night and knock, if you open it you get yelled at by the employees, but if you don't open it, the employees will open it and give you the "why didn't you open it" look. So it's probably best not to just open it or look at the door.
I came here a couple weeks ago for a late night meal around 1AM, and sat in the back where some people were singing karaoke. The space is actually pretty large, with a good amount of tables. The service was pretty speedy, but the reason for the 3 stars was the food. This may be a good spot for people to come to drink and eat after a long night out, but even after a long night and a few drinks, the food was something very less than impressive.
We ordered the Bo Luc Lac, calamari, and fried rice. The portions were large and we were able to share amongst three people, but after just a few bites, I couldn't eat much more. The fried rice was so sweet, but lacked flavor. The Luc Lac wasn't bad, but it took a while to finish chewing each bite. The meat was tough, but the onions and sauce on the side was pretty good. Lastly, the calamari was so friend and crunchy, that it didn't seem that there was any squid inside. I had come one time before probably three years ago and had the BBH, and it was pretty good. I wish I had ordered that again, because soup is always a good choice for a late night snack. I would give Utopia another chance, but will not be ordering the same things as this night.
Loooove coming here for late-night after drinking! they have the best fish sauce chicken wings & steak stir fry! The food is always delicious. I only gave this 4 stars due to the service. Every time I've came here, it always takes so long to actually order! The servers hardly ever check to see if you need anything, which is too bad because I would definitely come eat here more. definitely a great place for takeout as well.
This is place is a vietnames dive bar. I believe they recently got some remodeled done. The food is authentic vietnames food that goes well with some drinks. They have really good vietnamese chicken wings and a rare beef dish and a lot of different hot pots. They have a small parking lot.
They have video poker, but you might consider keeping your excitement down if you win big as the clientele is raw. You've probably driven by countless times and didn't notice the building. Some will find the hip factor in such a place, lots of "F-bombs" by customers.
The place reminded me of the coffee bars in Westminster, CA that were notorious gang hangouts (I got a rush from that sort of thing back in the day.)
I came for the heralded Bo Luc Lac and it was middle of the road. It didn't come with the traditional side of lime and white pepper dipping sauce. And no rice either; they didn't even ask. The best version of this awesome dish is still at Blue Fin Bar & Grill on NE Sandy.
On the table were two different jars of hot sauce with spoons, both were very good.
The cool bartender was also the server (maybe the cook too),the order took quite sometime to prepare.
Any, "how is your meal, can I get you anything else?" Get real.