Emeril's Tchoup Chop
Another excellent experienceThis was our second visit - this time for lunch, since we enjoyed our first experience at Tchoup Chop so much. The food taste and presentation is excellent, and my friends visiting from Switzerland were very pleased with their meal choices.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food That Comes with a PriceIt's Emeril, so of course the food was great...except one dish. My daughter's teriyaki chicken came out without teriyaki sauce and her rice was very undercooked. They brought her some sauce on the side, which does not then make it grilled teriyaki chicken, and tried to tell us that if rice sits too long under the heat lamp that it can dry out. This rice was undercooked. It wasn't under the heat lamp. The filet, the braised short ribs and the duck were all phenomenal. We tried the dumplings and pork belly apps and would recommend those as well. Steer clear of the kids brownie sundae dessert (too sweet) and split with the family the Kaluha Cake. All of this was costly but enjoyable and they kindly removed the chicken from our bill thankfully.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!This was a welcome addition to our typical stops at Universal. The food was wonderful! Very well prepared, interesting recipes, lovely presentation. Overall a great find. We had the kids with us (7, 10 and 12) and they were able to order great food as well. Martinis were lovely and wine was delis!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic atmosphereOne of the most beautifully decorated restaurants I've been in. Every detail of the decor was perfectly thought out and executed. Good food & service. My tenderloin cut like butter :) dinner for two, no alcohol, was about $120 including tip. I recommend for a special occasion or romantic evening. Parking is a bit of a pain, unless you valet. The restaurant is on the first floor by the pool of the resort. Strange location. We enjoyed our meal and will go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat timeGreat decor!!! Very cool, drinks and app's were very good good, only got the Pad tai as dinner it was good- a little bland, but not like the apps. We got the crab cake, tempura shrimp and the spring rolls. All in all will be going back at our next visit. Service was the very good. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service and fantasticWonderful service and fantastic food.
We had the Chef's tasting menu and it was spectacular. Scallops, Seabass, Filet, and fruit/biscuit/ice cream to end it all.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Date NightThe environment is beautiful! I love the decor and the lighting. I also loved the service. The food was par. For the prices and for the Emeril's Title I expected more flavor. All in all I would leave this place up to a special date night and hit up Citywalk after a good meal.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMostly good, some suggestionsHello: beautiful restaurant inside. We were seated at a booth right near the front door. On a warm humid day, every time someone would walk in and bring in the warm air with them into the air conditioned space, sweeping right by our table. There should be a "welcome to our restaurant" part of the front door, where the breezes from anyone coming in from outside are stopped.
The pink crispy things for dipping into the spicy peanut sauce were the least favorite part of the dinner. Also not appreciated - we ordered the creme brulee for dessert and we were served three small bowls filled with awful soupy concoctions of their take on creme brulee. I expected creme brulee, not soupy sugar. Entrees were very good, service was attentive.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant SurpriseNo surprise that the food was delicious. Starting with the steamed pork dumplings and throughout dinner it was one of those meals where we wanted to savor every bite. I had the sake braised beef short ribs which were melt in your mouth tender and my wife had the duck breast which was also tender and juicy. So many flavors. The atmosphere was comfortable with low lighting and a noise level that allowed us to talk in a normal voice. The service was excellent. Not intrusive but there when we were ready. The surprise was the the value. The meals were very affordable especially compared to the prices we've become accustomed to at the parks. Overall it was a wonderful way to cap off the celebration of our wedding anniversary.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad we went!On vacation in Orlando with my husband and two daughters we decided to try Emeril's Tchoup Chop. I read some reviews that were not favorable so was a bit apprehensive but the night was a success. First I must add that our server, Miguel provided us with the BEST service we experienced the entire week and we dined at Shula's, Narcoossee's, and Il Mulino's to name a few. He was helpful, attentive, friendly and never missed a beat. The menu choices were good, the kids menu had lots of options and the cocktails were great. The restaurant decor/design is beautiful. While I would not say that everything we ordered was the best we have ever had, the food was quite good and it was overall an enjoyable night. Glad we visited Tchoup Chop!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNice 85th birthdaySent photos to manager.
Parking instructions wrong on web site. Takes 1.5 hours using wrong directions to get to restaurant with a wheelchair. Valet service is no longer at Pacifica Ballroom entrance, and the signs are wrong that are up. We were later than we wanted to be for lunch despite getting their 2 hours early, and the kitchen was closed before we ordered takeout, which we wanted after our lovely lunch.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTchoup chop is a wonderfulTchoup chop is a wonderful restaurant. The decor is fantastic and even when the restaurant is full the noise level doesn't get too high. As for the food it is amazing in my opinion. All of the dishes ordered by my friends and I came out as we had requested am tasted great. Our server and his assistant were excellent as well, taking care of all our needs in a quick and polite manner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGarret, the bartender, wasGarret, the bartender, was awesome.
Seats are uncomfortable, from the bar stools to the tables with the pillow backs.
Food was very good. Everyone enjoyed everything we ate. Only thing I would add would be more pork belly to the pork belly appetizer. It was pretty much all bun with two or three little pieces of pork belly. Though what there was of it was good. Crab and corn souffle was great. The duck entree was great. So was the surf and turf special that night.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a delicious meal inEnjoyed a delicious meal in a beautiful and festive setting. We were a (17) and (16) year old girls who loved the ambiance, menu choices, and great service. A fun evening in a Special restaurant, with exceptional food and service!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Drink, Great Food, Great TIMEFantastic place for dinner with a group or in a private setting. The bartender we had was unreal! Made outstanding wine selections and made the best Manhattan EVER! We went here twice during our 3-day stay.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious! Would come backDelicious! Would come back again and reccomend it to others .4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatGreat food, great service, this was our second time and we have been impressed both times.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great, service wasFood was great, service was great, decor was lovely. Would go again should I ever return to Orlando.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed ourWe thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. My only complaint would be that the food came to the table lukewarm. I like my food hot.
Would definitely eat here again. Yum.
Good job Emeril.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, exquisiteExcellent food, exquisite presentation, exciting ambiance, reasonable prices, spectacular service. Emeril's fulfills the whole dining experience spectrum. The best restaurant I have ever been to.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. I liked the AsianGreat food. I liked the Asian fusion menu. But had standard kid's menu.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorites in Orlando.One of my favorites in Orlando. Whenever we are in Orlando, we always look forward to a meal here. Beautiful restaurant - the setting is elegant. Service has always been attentive and top-notch. But we realty come for the food. Tasty appetizers and dinners. Creative, fun and well-prepared.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great day at UniversalHad a great day at Universal Studios & took the boat over to Tchoup Chop for dinner. There were 6 adults in our party. From the moment we sat down our experience was sublime. The drinks, the appetizers, the entrees , and finally dessert were original, fresh, & creatively presented. Our wait staff was attentive yet not overbearing. Every question- and we had a bunch- was completely answered. Suggestions when requested were right on the money and intelligently delivered. I eat out a fair amount & when on vacation expect a lot from my outings. This restaurant exceeded my expectations & made me look like a freaking genius to those dining with me. It's not just dinner....it's a "dining experience"!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family (husband, two elementaryMy family (husband, two elementary school aged kids) and I had dinner here during our Orlando vacation. It was a terrific and memorable meal. Our server, Aaron, clearly enjoys his job and was glad to offer his suggestions for our meal. I started with the pork belly appetizer, and every bite was outstanding. My husband had a lamb chop and bacon-wrapped scallop surf and turf that he described as well-cooked, nicely flavored and yummy. Although a foodie sort of restaurant, there was a children's menu...our kids had shrimp scampi linguine and were happy....kid portions were not large, though. The restaurant is stunning and I was glad we had brought nicer clothes to wear, although there seemed to be a range.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper Start To Our Vacation!Super Start To Our Vacation! The Location Us Perfect, G
Food Was Wonderful!!!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA food extravaganza!By far the best dining experience of our entire vacation and one of the best ever! Food, drinks, service, and ambience all blended into a dining sensation. Worth every penny and we felt the menu was not grossly overpriced. The scallops/lamb chop "surf and turf" special was incredible, as was everything else! Highly recommended.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience at Tchoup ChopOur experience at Tchoup Chop was great from the minute we walked in. The hostess was pleasant and accommodating. Our sever Steven was fabulous. All our meals were prefect. TC was everyone's favorite restaurant pick for the week. We will definitely return!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMust VisitGreat food. Beautiful atmosphere. A real gem. Must visit.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNothing bad to say. EnjoyedNothing bad to say. Enjoyed everything about this place. I will remember to wear a light jacket next time but other than that it was a perfect night. Great prices for awesome food. I eat at 4 and 5 star places all over the world and this is easily in the top 5 for me. Can't wait to try more entrees.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there to celebrateWe went there to celebrate my daughter's engagement.
The ambiance is unmatched anywhere. It's stunning.
The food was delicious and plated beautifully.
For the first two courses, everything was perfect. The food, the service
and the timing. But when it came time for the dessert, they seemed to fall apart.
My daughter and future son-in-law ordered tea.
The pot of hot water and cups were brought over, but not
the tea. We had to ask twice for the tea. By then,
the water was no longer hot. My son ordered Espresso,
which was extremely expensive for the tiniest espresso
that we ever saw that also was very late in being brought
out and we had to ask again. The Kahlua cake was
delicious, however, the Banana creme pie had no flavo3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food. Enjoyed everyExcellent food. Enjoyed every aspect of our meal. It was excitingly different and superb tasting.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was very friendlyThe staff was very friendly and accommodating. Menu varied and Happy Hour deals were great.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOpentable Rocks!It's Universal so it's HUGE! Opentable worked like a charm. My wife called the restaurant from the property and couldn't get anything until late! I signed on to Opentable and got seating for my family of 4 @ 6 pm! As she was on the phone trying to get the 6 I stole it and the hostess even told her " someone just got it"!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNot impressed. Was expectingNot impressed. Was expecting to be wowed and was disappointed with the food. Atmosphere and service was great.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThey accommodated my sonsThey accommodated my sons allergies with off the menu options and even included a birthday treat tailored to him.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAs an special occasion I celebratedAs an special occasion I celebrated my 80th birthday and it was great.
ILIA3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service at this resturantThe service at this resturant was amazing. They have a couple of great vegan options!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Royal Pacific ChoiceI have dined at several of Emeril's restaurants and all are good, as is the Tchoup Chop. Probably most important is comparison with the other restaurant in the Royal Pacific Hotel, Islands. Emeril's is much better. The food is good and the service was great.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and service.Fantastic food and service. We found the prices to be very reasonable.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEat dessert first...Lunch was mediocre. Warmed over noodles in a watery sauce. Ironically (given that it is an Asian restaurant) burger was delicious. Now dessert...TO DIE FOR! The banana cream pie was one of the best desserts I have eaten in my life! Brulee was brilliant too. Kaluha cake...whatever, get it at Applebees.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you-a wonderful experience!Outstanding experience! Wonderfully prepared food, excellent service, beautiful surroundings. Top notch.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA very happy birthday dinnerMy wife and I took her mother to Tchoup Chop for her birthday dinner. This was our third time dining there and the experience was just as impressive as before. Actually, a little better than before, as we were seated at a table near the far end of the room, where the noise levels seemed a lot lower. As usual, all the items we ordered were delicious and beautifully presented. Service was top-notch, and our wait-staff accommodated all our requests and answered all our questions in a totally professional manner. Even the valet host on duty did a top-notch job, having our car waiting for us before we had made it back to the valet stand (he evidently saw us coming from a distance and remembered which car we had arrived in). Wow.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great experience withAnother great experience with the Emeril's line of restaurants. Everything from the happy hour selections at the relaxing Bar scene to the dining selections and wine list was outstanding. We wrapped it up with the famous Banana Creme cake which is amazing but honestly too much for two of us to share one piece! Booths are romanticly draped with tall curtains and a Polynesian/Asian theme throughout. Next time will plan to sit at the Kitchen bar where yu can watch the very busy open kitchen which is typical of Emeril's other establishments.
We loved it.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM