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Vietopia Vietnamese Cuisine

5176 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77005
Best Of
Vietopia Vietnamese Cuisine +

Robert Z. Easley


  • Sun-Thu 10:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • $$
  • Banquet Facilities, Business Dining, Catering, Delivery, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
In spite of its strip-center location in West University, this Vietnamese spot ranks right up there with the best of the trendy Asian infusion palaces. With a sweeping, multilayered patio and curvy two-story interior sporting slow-moving ceiling fans made of palm fronds, Vietopia stands out before you even take a bite. The best deals are found at lunch, when a blanket fee gets you any number of rice, vermicelli or noodle-soup bowls, as well as several shrimp, beef and chicken entreés. All are good. At night, the elegant decor is enhanced with soft lights and a menu that includes lobster, duck, crab and prawns.

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