My husband and I have driven by Sapa many times but never stopped. It's not the best neighborhood and we had no idea if it was a place to take kids. Tonight we were on a date and decided to give this place a try.
It was 7:00 on a Friday night. The place was busy but not packed. We were seated and helped immediately. We chose to sit in the outdoor courtyard surrounded by 300-year-old hand carved homes imported from Vietnam. Very cool.
Their food is an Asian fusion of Vietnamese, Japanese, and Thai. The hard part about going to a new restaurant is I never know what to order. We ordered Curry Puff Chicken ($5) and Pork/Veggie Pot Stickers ($5). The Curry Puff Chicken was a little too sweet for me. I loved the Pot Stickers (they weren't deep fried).
My main meal was teriyaki chicken with garlic string beans and saffron rice ($13). It was good but not any better than most of the Japanese places we go to. My husband had two orders of sushi (he's sleeping or I'd tell you what they were). I remember him saying the sushi was cheaper than most places we visit and tasted just as good.
They do have a sign hanging outside the restaurant that said they were voted Best of Utah Best Dining Artistry by City Weekly in 2010.
Overall, it was a really nice place for a date night.