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Utopia

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445 East 1st, East Village Art District, Long Beach, CA 90802
+1 562-432-6888
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on a business trip and 5 of us went to Utopia for dinner. The service was excellent. We had two wait staff- Brad and Whitney who were attentive, informative and cheerful. The food was delicious Try the calamari appetizer-probably the best I've had. The shrimp appetizer was very good, especially if you like garlic and capers. All of... More 

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Thank JolaMK
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this review

Thank you for feedback. We are glad your dining experience was utopian. See you next time. Take good care. More 

Kingston, Jamaica
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I visited Utopia on my own while in Long Beach. I knew I wanted pasta, and my waiter was awesome in making recommendations. Everything was great.

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Thank Luciana_jm
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this review

Dear Luciana Thanks a lot for your feedback. More 

Long Beach, California
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345 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Utopia is now my go to restaurant for good food, comfort food, relaxing environment and outstanding art work. The food rates 5 stars. There's at least one dish that will make everyone's day and dining experience. The atmosphere is great for a quiet dinner, a celebration or a business meeting. It was fun to watch people who are regulars be... More 

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Thank gmeredith
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this review

Dear Gmeredith Thank you for feedback. Your opinion is very valuable to us. Hope to see you again. Happy Holidays. More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Loved this place. Good fresh food, thoughtfully prepared, eclectic, hip, GREAT staff, friendly and fun, on top of it. Will return when in Long Beach.

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Thank Nils M
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. Hope to see you again. More 

Michigan
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I visited Utopia twice during my week in Long Beach. Why is this restaurant only half full on a Saturday night? The food is fabulous. Two of us split 2 appetizers, 1 small salad and one dessert -- and we left feeling stuffed. I highly recommend all of the savory dishes: the Japanese eggplant with feta cheese was extraordinary as... More 

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Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this review

Dear Kalindanya Thank You! We appreciate and value your recommendation. We are glad you enjoy Utopia. More 

London, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this place though it was nearly empty when we visited. The food was good and the beer (in bottles) was very good. The art on the walls was nice as well.

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Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this review

Dear Cakebreadt Thank you for feedback. We are glad you like the beer, food & art. Hope to see you soon again. More 

Santa Monica, California
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This restaurant and bar is run by a very competent management of long standing experience. the staff are amazing! The menu excellent. There are many evenings that include winemaker dinners and music. Always visit this oasis!

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Thank Ian A
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this review

Dear Ian Thank you for feedback. We appreciate your comment and value your patronage. Hope to see you soon again. More 

Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great Lunch! I had the artichoke salad and it was made to order. Great service and nice outdoor seating!

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Thank TravelingTeacherPHD
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this review

Dear TravelingTeacherPHD Thank you for having lunch at Utopia. Your feedback is appreciated. Hope to see you soon at Utopia. Take good care. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've loved Utopia for years! Everything about it is excellent: the food and wines, the wait staff, the atmosphere, the art on the walls. It is just first class all the way around whether one goes day or night, weekend or week day. Kamran and Amir are to be applauded for what they've created and continue to provide to both... More 

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Thank Ellen B
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this review

Dear Ellen Thank you for your kind words. Your feedback make all of us at utopia more stronger to do our job better. We appreciate your support and patronage. Thank You! More 

Orange County, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have gone many times to Utopia to the point where owners Kamran and Anri are now our good friends. Their friendly wait staff and kitchen are very accommodating so our vegan/gluten-free friends can always find something delicious on the menu. Kamran, an artist himself, changes the art work from local artists every two months or so, and the restaurant... More 

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Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this review

Dear U8828HWcarolm Thank you for your feedback. About parking, if you park at Courtyard Marriott cross street, we validate your ticket for $6 (usually they charge $14 regularly) or at parking lot at NE corner of Elm & 1st which a one short block walk, they offer $3 for 2 hours parking. This lot is old style parking lot. You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, American, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 East 1st, East Village Art District, Long Beach, CA 90802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-432-6888
Description
Utopia Good Food & Fine Art is an oasis in downtown's East Village of Long Beach, California. It is a gathering place where busy people can find a casual, comfortable and creative environment. Utopia's good food feeds your body. Its' fine art feeds your soul. Utopia Good Food & Fine Art is fully committed to engage our customers with renewed energy, an enhanced personal standard of service, and a menu that reflects our cultural diversity. Utopia Good Food & Fine Art strives to be a first choice destination for residents and visitors who appreciate value for the price without sacrificing standards of taste, atmosphere and service. The restaurant has enjoyed the overwhelming support of the artist, gay & Lesbian community, as well as deep loyalty from countless neighborhood customers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?