Emeril's Tchoup Chop
Emeril's Tchoup Chop
  • Address:
    Loews Royal Pacific Resort
    6300 Hollywood Way
    Orlando, FL 32819
    Neighborhood:
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Cuisine:
    Pan-Asian
    Price: $30 and under

Emeril's Tchoup Chop

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-tchoup-chop
  • Phone: 4075032467
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Dinner: 5-10 p.m., Happy Hour: 5-8 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Vargas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Contact Cathy Jacobson at 407-473-2647 to book your upcoming private party!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal Boulevard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: For dinner, complimentary valet parking is available via the Loews Royal Pacific Resort Pacifica Ballroom entrance. For lunch, free valet parking is available via the hotel main entrance.
A word from Emeril's Tchoup Chop
Emeril's Tchoup Chop (pronounced chop-chop) is the hottest table in Orlando, and Lagasse's second location at Universal Studios. The name offers a hint of New Orleans' famous Tchoupitoulas Street, home to Emeril's flagship restaurant, and the bold culinary term "chop". Located at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, Emeril's Tchoup Chop offers a dining experience unlike any other created by the famous master chef. In both atmosphere and menu, Emeril's Tchoup Chop offers diners a unique and exotic journey through the Pacific Seas with a delicious experience of Asian and Polynesian influences complemented by his signature bold flavors - a perfect complement for the Royal Pacific Resort. Although walk-ins can be accommodated, reservations are highly recommended. Our dress policy is casual with no tank tops for men. Ryan Vargas, Chef de Cuisine, and Andy Vaughn, General Manager, are dedicated to providing you with that memorable dining experience.
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Emeril's Tchoup Chop reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (95)fit for foodies (79)romantic (64)good for groups (39)notable wine list (28)kid-friendly (24)hot spot (19)neighborhood gem (18)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (13)great for lunch (12)scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • My review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I had a great night on Saturday. Food was delicious, service was perfect. Everyone super attentive. Managers and kitchen crew always checking on us. Can't thank enough chef Ryan for making our night even more amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful and delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was very good and reasonably priced. Very nice ambience and great service. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    ComeToSeattle
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Best Meal we have had in a long time... Open in Seattle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian Fusion baby
    KimAndGregg
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We love their sushi. the manager Andy asked sushi chef Chris to create a couple rolls for us. they were so good the only thing left was a couple pieces of scallions he used for decoration. My wife and I split the beat salad which tasted as if it had been picked that morning. My wife had the mussels as her entree and Loved the dish with the big crusty bread for dunking in the white wine broth. I had the whole fried snapper and dug out all of the meat from the head too. the tamarind glaze was incredible as were the bean salad that came with it. who can pass up doughnut stuffed with mocha chip ice cream for dessert? not me...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    StevieJ
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had dined there a number of years ago and decided to return for our 32nd anniversary. I must say that the experience was not good at all and to make matters worse, the price was way too high for the food and ambience! We do not have anything against families, as we are parents, but it was way to loud for an anniversary dinner and we feel the $200 we spent could have been spent elsewhere with a nicer atmosphere. That being said, the staff was very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mac4life
    Mac4life
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a great lunch!! Restaurant service and decor were fantastic.Leave room for the banana cream pie, delicious!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    ChapJosh
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Pan Asian with a side of awesome! This was a first visit experience and date night with my wife. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The servers were on point and the cuisine was spectacular. Highly recommend the miso soup and pork belly medallions for a starter, red snapper for the entree and the banana cream pie for dessert (a shareable must). Sake was a great pairing, wine list was a little overwhelming with so many choices. Dark and stormy was a fun and delightful mixed drink to try. Overall a winner and must do again. Thanks to our server Luis for making it an amazing evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service over priced meals.
    14yrChef
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If you go, wait for happy hour and get half off apps and drinks. Way over priced for what you get.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    Matthew
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We have eaten here in the past, and enjoyed it, but our most recent visit was a disappointment. The food was undercooked and, despite our requests for the dishes to be made spicy, under flavored. The service was not attentive - we had to make repeated requests for refills on drinks, and to have dirty dishes removed. When we brought our concerns to the manager, he kindly offered to comp our desserts, but we we were so frustrated by the experience at this point that we just wanted to leave. I am not sure we will return with the number of other good options in the area.
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  • Exceptional!
    foodiefamilyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Fantastic meal, exceptional service, and wonderful ambience! It couldn't have been better!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crisro
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were a bit apprehensive as it looked a bit high end and we were going in as a family of 5 with young children. How wrong we were the staff were great and the food was fantastic and great value for money after coming out if Disney restaurants which were poor in comparison and a lot more expensive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoping for more
    Foodie1
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Tchoup chop not near that standard of old S beach location. Servers harried and spread out. 5 mins just to get water,15 to get the overly sweet watermelon concoction. Amuse bouche profiterole w/ BBQ pork, flavorful but cold making it unappetizing. appetizer sushi never rcvd. The Mgr. who delivered our food apologized profusely and graciously offered to provide a free dessert , not looking for restitution, but he insisted. As for the food, good,not BAM. Sesame Ahi Tuna ok ,the quinoa accompaniment more of a pleaser than the main course.The skirt steak ok,more sizzler than Emeril.Chinese fried rice I get at home had more flavor than the side dish. No better dessert anywhere than Emeril's banana Creme Pie.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    BlueGinghamGal
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    On 08/04/2014 My daughter and I took two energetic and "particular" teens to dinner at Tchoup Chop after a long day at a local theme park. Booths were very comfortable. Atmosphere relaxing and gorgeous. Food was delicious and carefully prepared, beautifully presented from starters through to desserts and Espresso. Wait staff were very helpful and friendly and shared a good sense of humor with us in helping us select and enjoy our dishes. This is not the place to take the kiddies for Mac and Cheese and hotdogs. But if you want an upscale dining experience for a discerning palate this place fills the bill.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NL
    NealL
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Restaurant was nice, quite, only three tables being used in a very large restaurant. Prices were good and the food was also good. I would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • TchoupChop
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Flat iron Bulgogi was delicious. Food, service and atmosphere were great. Only complaint would be that the Pork Belly Torcino was a little too fatty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kudos!
    remrotor
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Went twice on our Disney vacation with my three children. On the first occasion in particular the service was outstanding--we had two waiters just for our little table. Eating here is like a dream!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Excellent
    JimG
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This is our second time here, and we'll return again the next time we are at Universal Studios. Menu is totally changed from our last visit, and even more inspiring this time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to the hype!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    From the moment we were seated, our waiters really took care of us. Everyone was friendly and made sure we were happy and had anything we needed right away. It was so nice of the sous chef to personally deliver our entrees and then check up with us on how good they were. The restaurant is beautiful and it made the ambiance fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service great / food so-so
    camblick
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service here is exemplary without any of the formality and pretentiousness you find in many other top restaurants. The ambience and decor are also great. This was our second visit. As last time, the starters and sweets were of 5 star taste and quality. However, the entrees this time were only so-so - pleasant enough to eat, but nothing out of the ordinary and not really worth the price. We'd give it another go if visiting Orlando again because our experience from our first visit was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    foodlvr
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were greates so warmly, the shrimp flavored chips were addictive and the food was amazing!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nashville
    Foodaddict
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Took the family (including kids) and had a wonderful experience. Excellent food, great ambiance, and excellent waiter/tress service. Would highly recommend and will definitely return on a future visit to Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GreatVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We have never had a bad meal here. Always good service and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food - service was poor
    WCGK
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food was very original and not like what you find everyday, really enjoyed the mix..... Fair amount if flavor and spice in most food. However the wait staff and servers seem to forget they were in a resort as well as couldn't provide capable service let alone avoid making the dinner bit of a pain. No matter how they tried they couldn't help the food shining through. I'd be interested in trying again with quality staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okservice
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was great. Dessert was excellent(banana cream pie). First menu was overwhelming or did not know what to order but associates was great and patient with us. Letting us take our time. Forgot his name but our waiter is great and professional. My son likes the KFC. Love our food. First time dining here or any Emeril and would recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another wonderful dinner
    DFrankie301
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Tchoup Chop was my birthday treat. We were greeted warmly & asked about our seating preference. Our waitress Tiffany was knowledgable, friendly & attentive. All Meals arrive at table together & with flair. Our appetizers, entres and desserts were all perfect. Couldn't have been a nicer evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tchoup Chopped
    Kevin
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Honestly my dish was great I had the Duck and it was very good. My wife however had the bag of mussels which is an appetizer along with a lovely salad. The Mussels were bitter and as a result she did not finish them, upon offering them to me I tasted them and felt the same way. When asked about the food I mentioned that we did not like the mussels and they removed them from our bill after offering to make her something else. Over all it is a great place and I thank the staff for being so kind as to handle things the way they did. On the décor side of things I would say it is very interesting. Not my typical style but they should be applauded for stepping out of the box.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    foodmonster
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I have dined at Tchoup Chop's many times over te years and each and every visit is a pleasure. The food, staff, and ambience are wonderful. It is always my special occasion destination.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food
    Notmyfirst
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had one of the daily specials and the scallops were so salty that they were in edible
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    Oscareatsout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Beautiful Restaurant. Service was not exceptional for this level of restaurant. Dress code, well forget that, shorts and tee shirts at dinner??? Not what I expected. Food was good, a little pricey because of being Emeril's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    CNote
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Overall great experience.... Great presentation of food, quality good not great
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I celebrated our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Anniversary at Tchoup Chop and had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Everything was above my expectations..the food, atmosphere, and service were excellent..I would definately come back and recommend to all my friends and family
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was good but our server must have been new...wasn't very attentive or organized
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Food
    crawfyot
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The meal at Tchoup Chop was by far the best meal of our entire trip, the food was excellent, cooked to perfection and well balanced flavours. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. The restaurant was beautiful and relaxing, thoroughly enjoyed our meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, strange service
    CherylL
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We love this place, the good is flavorful and eclectic, the drinks are strong and the service is usually spot in. We loved our waiter who actually remembered serving us from 2 years prior. Just as we're about to order dessert our waiter says he's been told to go home and someone else would take over. We were not pleased. We had all of 10 minutes left to close out. It was very strange and put a damper on our experience. I'm sure this wouldn't happen repeatedly, but it was odd and took away from our enjoyment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Specialk
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food was very good, and the service was excellent
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening, nothing great
    WhiteWine
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were able to book a table the same day; which surprised me. It was a Sunday evening so that might have been a factor. There were 4 of us & they seated us at a table near the infinity pool. Atmosphere was nice but the whole restaurant is a bit noisy. I had the Surf & Turf sushi roll. It was interesting, tasted OK but wasn't worth $18. The rest of the party had sushi or an actual entree. We all agreed everything was good but nothing exceptional. Service was very attentive but got confusing by all the different people that came to the table. The restaurant was not that busy so that might be why. It was a nice evening, there are no major complaints, however, I don't see us going back there as it was just ordinary with a big price tag.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An absolute must...
    StillSmiling
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    If you're looking for the finest food in town, you must go to Emeril's Tchoup Chop. The food is amazing. The flavors are truly amazing. The combinations of flavors make your mouth smile! Excellent for those with food allergies too!!! First time I didn't have to ask for alternative prep of my food!!! Absolutely loved this dining experience and you truly will too!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss it...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We always loved Tchoup Chop, but the new menu was superb. From starters to the Key Lime Torte, nothing missed a beat. Make it a stop on your list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in the name of Emeril
    smooch
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I had the worst Fathers Day dinner I have ever had at this mockery of a fine dining establishment. The ambiance is beautiful and the service was adequate but the food was hands down the worst that I have ever had at a 'fine' dining establishment. I'm so disappointed that I want to find Emeril and make him eat the garbage that they are serving using his name. Neither child liked there meals due to being inedible, husband had to send back half his meal (which wasn't even his first choice) and "the chef" wasn't happy with the special appetizer so he wasn't serving it with no alternative. Total disappointment and I will never eat at a Emeril restaurant again.
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