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
169 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (108)fit for foodies (97)romantic (74)good for groups (40)notable wine list (31)hot spot (27)kid-friendly (24)neighborhood gem (20)great for lunch (18)late-night find (16)scenic view (15)vibrant bar scene (13)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • a very nice dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    a very nice dining experience. enjoyed by the entire family.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service! thank you so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    great service! thank you so much for the recommendation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I were in Orlando
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    My wife and I were in Orlando on business. We are both fans of Emeril, and this was our first chance to dine at one his restaurants. The service was outstanding, as was the food. Truly enjoyed our visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I wish they hadn't taken the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    I wish they hadn't taken the ahi tuna off the entre menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    The food was good and the overall restaurant was good. Three servers waiting on you should give you the best service ever and I would say one server has served me much better at other restaurants than the three did here. You should not inquiry about food alergies if you don't intend to accomodate your patrons allergies!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    The food was excellent. The service was a little slow but with very good intentions to please the customer. Complements to the chef and the team.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tchoup Chop is amazing. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    Tchoup Chop is amazing. We look forward to dining there whenever we travel to Florida. We were extremely disappointed that they had removed their calamari appetizer from the menu as we had been looking forward to it for 2 YEARS. There is no better food anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant's orlando location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    The restaurant's orlando location probably forces it to accomadate families with children. This does not mark it as a romantic dining spot. The food was very good, except for the pinapple upside down cake dessert which seemed to be banana nut bread with a slice of pineapple placed on top. This did not end up as a great combination. A good overall experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun atmosphere, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    Fun atmosphere, good food and great service! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/30/2008
    This was our second visit to the restaurant. It was a fairly good experience. The server was okay. He seemed to be more interested in the tables he had that were ordering more and going to be a larger tip for him. My husband is a chef in a restaurant at home and has been in the restaurant business for 28 years, managing both the front and back of the house, and I have waited tables years ago, so we have a good understanding of customer service. The restaurant as a whole was very good, I just would have liked a different server.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This experience was very nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    This experience was very nice. My husband really enjoyed him self. Thanks for the best nite of his life so far.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated at a table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    We were seated at a table in the bar in front of the exit doors. As the bar became busy, it was noisy. Disappointed since our reservations was made a month prior and early at 6:00 pm, there were lots of empty tables in the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food presentation was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    The food presentation was immaculate, as was the quality of the food. it was a great first experience and am looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very, very disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Very, very disappointing. We have eaten at Emeril's and thought we would give Tchoup a try for a change. It does not even compare, poor service and very mediacore food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I did enjoy my experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    I did enjoy my experience at Tchoup Chop, however, I was slightly upset with the service. All three of the waitresses who waited on my table somehow forgot to mention to me that the special I had selected for the evening was sold out. I had really zoned in on and wanted to try that and when I was not told, was forced to scramble to make a decision about something else. I wound up going with a braised lamb shank which was decent, but I would have preferred the halibut special. Being a hospitality student at St. John's University in Queens, NY, and a restaurant manager myself, I was slightly underwhelmed with my dining experience at Emeril's Tchoup Chop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cannot comment on the overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Cannot comment on the overall menu as my group did the tasting menu for the evening, but the food was outstanding. Next time, I will opt for the wine pairings with the tasting menu as the food was robust enough to go nicely with some of the bid-bodied wines that had been selected by the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was not as good as we had
    Eotwrob
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Was not as good as we had remembered. The staff was 'lacking' and service suffered. The food was good but not memorable (as on our last visit).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    The food was excellent. Good ambience. The service was less desirable than on previous visits.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our service was quite slow.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Our service was quite slow. We ordered drinks as soon as we sat down and they didn't arrive until after our lunch/entrees had arrived. Everything tasted great but we would have liked the service to be a little better. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service started out terrific,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Service started out terrific, with a team of servers for our table. The "lead" server (who took our order) was quite a disappointment. After taking our order, we did not see him again. To the credit of the rest of the team they paid good attention to drink levels, and clearing the table. My friend ordered a Filet to be cooked medium, but it arrived well done. Once the plates were set in place no one check with us about our entree's (after we had time to taste them), until we were half way completed with our meal. At that time, it was too late to have her over-cooked steak replaced. At the end of the meal, we had to flag down a server to get our check and we still sat for quite a while before our check was then delivered to our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excellent. However,
    DrAlbert
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    Service was excellent. However, the table next to us was very loud and fighting!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    Great food and service. The tables are too close together to have a private dining experience. More private tables for a more intimate dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    The service was excellent and I forgot what it was like to have waiters/waitresses who really attended to all of your needs! I am pregnant and they offered a taste from the kitchen of some raw/rare tuna, which I am unable to have, but then kindly brought me a cooked appetizer to sample.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was very poor
    Magoo
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    The service was very poor and unorganized. We had up to four servers and yet waited for the longest time just to place a drink order. No one seemed to know who was taking our order considering they each eventually showed up to ask us if we were ready to order, after we had already placed our order. This resulted in duplicate appetizer being served to our table, yet unable to get a second cocktail until our meal was finished (the order was placed when our entree was served). If service is a priority, I definately would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food was good, but due to the service, the experience was very disappointing!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The appetizer was good(Ginger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    The appetizer was good(Ginger shrimp), however, our entrees were very mediocre. In fact, my Hawaiian omlet was tough and overall unappealing. A la carte pricing contributes to making this a very over-priced meal for the quality. Sad to say this since we chose this for our Easter brunch. Nothing was special about our experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    This was our second visit (fourth for my husband). We were in Orlando celebrating our son's 21st birthday and based on our past experience we decided to celebrate it at Tchoup Chop. We were disappointed in the food. I had the Shrimp Pad Thai and could not finish it because it was extremely salty. I actually found the meal to be equivalent to something I would make at home out of the box. When I mentioned the saltiness issue to the waiter the response was "I will let the chef know". My husband had the same experience with his fried rice. I would have expected better from an Emeril restaurant based on our past visits and the pricing. Regrettably, we will not visit this restaurant again. Please discontinue the team service approach!
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  • We had a marvelous time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    We had a marvelous time at Tchoup Chop. The food was fantastic and ambiance was very unique. The ribs in the appetizer menu were incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have eaten at Emeril's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    We have eaten at Emeril's restaurants before and had our most memorable meals ever. We were surprised, saddened and disappointed with the food quality at Tchop Chops. We had planned a very special trip with our daughter and the staff were superb to offer her a kitchen tour. She is 8 and a fan, so she was delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This was our first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    This was our first visit to this restaurant. We have visited Emeril's at Universal and also his restaurant at the Venetian in Las Vegas. All have been great finds!! We especially enjoyed this one and hope to visit again when we are in Orlando!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There were two of us in our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    There were two of us in our party. The scallop appetizer was great as was the pork porterhouse. The boulliabaise was not good - the sesoning was "off" and gave the dish an unpleasant taste. This dish needs work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great dinner and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    We had a great dinner and will definitely return. The service was fantastic and the food delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu seemed like someone was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    Menu seemed like someone was trying too hard to make the concept (Hawaii meets NOLA) work. Servers were clearly instructed to recommend the most expensive dishes and always go for the up-sell to the point of annoyance.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband had a very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    My husband had a very good meal of crab cakes and duck. I ordered an Hawiian fish called ono or wahu(?sp). The fish was tough dry and over cooked. I didn't send it back but in retrospect I wish I had. The manager's explanation was that a lean fish like this (and compared it to grouper) was hard to cook because it did not hold up to over cooking. I have had many wonderful meals of grouper in Florida at many differnt types of restaurants so I find it appaling that a restaurant with the name of Emeril's can't cook fish. The manager was very nice and did give us a complimentary dessert but I would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service level was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    Service level was excellent. The food was unique and the staff was helpful in suggesting different selections. I think it would be a good choice for a thank you dinner for business clients. Plan on spending around $100 a person if you plan on fine wine, appetizers, an entree and dessert. The menu is quite different than Emeril's at City Walk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    Beautiful restaurant with outstanding service. Management was attentive as well which we appreciated. We had the tasting menu. The food was inventive and great tasting. We had our seven year old son with us. The children's menu had a Asian offering that worked well for him. We appreciate a children's menu that has a more sophisticated offering like that and not limited to the usual chicken fingers and the like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is our second visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    This is our second visit to Tchoup Chop and both visits were memorable occassions. I highly recommend this location to all my friends and clients. I truly enjoyed the experience at Tchoup Chop
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The only suggestion I would make is to enforce more strict dress code. The man at the table next to us was wearing a tee shirt and a baseball cap (that looked like they had seen better days).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a great time - food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Had a great time - food was good - service was great
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • was not what i expected and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    was not what i expected and everything was just average --- would not return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we liked the presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    we liked the presentation of the food. Very good food. we requested two coffees, double expressos and the charged was too excessive, more than a single plate, $32,00 wow we felt deceived.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet