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About 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.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort
6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Pan-Asian, Seafood, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Dinner: 5-10 p.m., Happy Hour: 5-8 p.m.

Cross Street:
Universal Boulevard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 503-2467

Website:
http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-tchoup-chop

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking and self parking for lunch and dinner are available at the main entrance of the Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

Executive Chef:
Ryan Vargas

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Cathy Jacobson at 407-473-2647 to book your upcoming private party!

Private Dining

Welcome to Emeril's Tchoup Chop, where Chef Emeril Lagasse has created a dining experience unlike any other. Experience an exotic journey through the Pacific Seas with a Polynesian-Asian menu. Emeril’s Tchoup Chop is located in the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.

Emeril's Tchoup Chop Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

71% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Romantic (17)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Cozy (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Authentic (4)
Spicy (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent service! Awesome food in huge quantities! The mussels were delicious and massive! The salmon was delicious and perfectly cooked! The server intuitively knew what I would like or not based on a few questions he politely asked.
Fantastic restaurant with servers, food and drinks! Thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Casual, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was average, absolutely nothing to rave about. Also, nothing came out hot. The service was horrible!! We had 2 waiters (not sure why) and they clearly did not communicate with each other. Then the runners who brought out the food, all dropped the plates down in front of all the wrong people...didn't even bother asking.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Whole family loved this place, everything was perfect, definitely coming back!!!

Tags: Spicy, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 9, 2017

It was just Ok. I expected a fabulous, off the charts Emeril experience. And everything about it was just OK. Calamari was dry overcooked and mediocre. Sauces were all stingy. Menu was limited. Service was outstanding. Drinks were outstanding. But I expected a full Emeril menu and experience. It was a long walk to the Loews Hotel to get to the restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

24 year anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Service was excellent work good recommendations. The food was perfect. Had the Sesame Ahi Tuna and it was perfect

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Always a great meal and a great experience at Tchoup Chop. We were well taken care of by both the wait staff and the management.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Time to CHOP Tchoup Chop from my list of favorites in Orlando.
Arrived 10 minutes prior to my Open Table reservation time and the front desk could not locate my reservation. Luckily, the restaurant was not busy and they were able to sit us. For the reservation inconvenience, the manager gave us a free appetizer sampler. When the main course arrived, the Korean ribs were barely above room temperature and the accompanying fried rice wasn't even warm. The plate was ice cold. The other entree, the KFC was at a proper serving temperature. Needless to say, I sent the ribs back, declined a replacement and they removed the cost of the entree from the bill. What would Emeril say??? Over the years the quality of the food has declined and this was evident by the empty tables on an in season Saturday night. My last visit to this once fine dining experience.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very creative Asian fusion cuisine. Excellent service and quality. Highly recommend.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Fantastic food and impeccable service! We were in for our 2nd anniversary and they accommodate to our vegan requests no problem. Chef sent complementary items, even a dessert with Happy Anniversary written in white chocolate sign. Our server Chris was great, very attentive and meticulous about our order. Manager stop by to check on how everything was going and the entire staff was very welcoming. The style, decorations, lighting and music all blend perfect into a very accommodating ambiance. The Ahi Tuna Tartare, the Calamari and Ell nigiri were all very good; the desserts were really incredible, starting with the Key Lime Pie, Coconut Sorbet and the best dessert was for sure their Signature Creme Brulee, which was out of this world delicious. I've been to the Original Emeril's in Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans and no doubts that was great as well, but the flair of this restaurant at Universal Orlando is very unique and spectacular. Thanks for a great night! Definitely will come back again and it is highly recommended!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Having gone to other Emeril's restaurants, we were looking forward to our dinner. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. We ordered some Hamachi and it was ok but not great. My son had the dragon roll and it was very good. We then ordered the mussels which came out in a great presentation... however, they were huge mussels. We each gave one a try and could not eat them ... they were tough, chewy and gritty. We sent them back. We then waited for quite a long time, probably at least 30 minutes to get our entrees. Two of our party had the Ahi Tuna ... it was seared perfectly but the accompanying zucchini noodles were a bit bland and didn't do anything for the dish. I had the sea scallops which were 4 medium scallops in a delicious cream sauce. Dessert was the banana pie which we didn't particularly find all that tasty as the cream was like paste. Overall it was a very disappointing meal and we would not return to this restaurant.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Nothing bad to say, but also nothing was really outstanding. There are so many better restaurants in the area. For the price, I expect more.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Very salty food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The food ok, but simple ok.
Nice place in one of the Universal Orlando Resorts.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Good Food Good Service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great service. Very good food. Very pricey, but worth it. Family enjoyed it during our vacation. Something for everyone.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

I thought this would be a great restaurant and a reservation would be needed; so I made one. And I said it would be a "birthday celebration". I was surprised that half the restaurant was curtained off which left me feeling a bit odd being the only person in the restaurant. In addition during the on-line reservation I was asked if it would be for a special occasion. I said Yes - a birthday celebration. I was sort of expecting that maybe because that information had been asked for; and supplied - I might have received a cupcake or a "Happy Birthday".

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Service was great and the food was good. The mussels on the apps menu were not what I expected. They were huge which threw off the texture for me, did not care for them at all. The beef bulgogi was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We went for our 21 st anniversary and had a great time! Our waitress and waiter were awesome! The food was amazing! We would recommend it!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Hotel Restaurants just miss the mark on good food, Emerils too. The menu is creative with its writing, however, lacks execution. Pan Asian food should be full of flavor but every plate we had was dull. The sushi roll fell apart, the cauliflower was raw, the meat was tough.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We were hoping for a better experience here. The servers spilled out drinks and our meal. They apologized and replaced the spilled purchases, but it was overall just an average meal and we will probably not return there again.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 16, 2017

It was ok, prefer other restaurants . But appetizers and cocktails and dessert were great

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I'm disappointed with this restaurant. The kitchen was out of the specialty fish and this was an early dinner. Also the table appetizers were not served together but came separated. One actually came out with entrees and was cold.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Unfortunately, this restaurant doesn't live up to the Emerils name. Food was so, so-but nothing to write home about. I'm pretty sure I will not be going back. It's probably okay for tourist, but being local to this establishment reinforces my thoughts on chainlike resturants.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Service team was amazing !!!! the decor is beautiful and very well maintained . I have eaten here for the past 4 years with my family .


We were a party of 5.

CHEF EMERIL'S FAVORITE FRIED RICE ,This is always a must have for the table ... .....this time it was way over salted to the point that it couldn't be eaten.
"KFC" KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN ..also way over salted .
Everything else was amazing .

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 8, 2017

wonderful small plates. I loved the cauliflower rice, the pork buns, especially the poke bowl. The KFC Korean chicken was awesome! A cucumber drink I had was good. Lovely decor and service. My favorite new place in Universal!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Key West)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The food was fun with a variety of tastes & textures. Our appetizers included the Spicy Red Dragon, local ugly tomatoes, steamed dumplings, corn, & shishito roasted peppers. Our entree was the mahi mahi special & we finished our meals with banana cream pie & croissant bread pudding. Service was very patient & attentive to our desire to sit, relax & converse. The restaurant was not busy at all.
I was disappointed that the glowing water feature near the food bar was not operating as it was on my first visit 10 years ago.
Also it was an incredibly LONG WALK (for a person with a walking disability) from the valet parking to the entrance to the restaurant. Additionally, the resort needs to remove the outdated valet parking signs present at the entrance nearest the restaurant's entrance (the entrance 10 years ago) that are no longer valid - a thoughtless act towards a visitor not staying at Universal properties. This was the entrance to which my gps brought me.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Food was cold. The calamari was stuck together, cold, and was not crispy.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Worst dining experience I can recall in years. Food ranged from "awful to edible" on average. The ONLY items all agreed were very good &memorable were the KFC ( Korean Fried Chicken) and the shrimp chips they serve for the table. Service S-L-O-W! You could see them in the open kitchen unhurried in any way. Dined at 7 with 8 people. Left close to 10 ( with 4 kids). Spilled drink with nothing but an oh , sorry. Bag, table, shoes, skirt, all left sticky. This was early on and so it wasn't really a big deal, could have been handled better, but the girl who delivered was young and probably a little embarrassed, so I didn't make an issue of it. Only retrospectively, does it add to the overall poor (understatement) experience. I now understand why only 66% recommended & this huge rest. was nearly empty at 7:00. These celebrity chef restaurants seem to continuously garner high ratings bc of the celebrity and then no one is left minding the shop and execution falls far beneath what I can imagine they would be proud to bear there name on. Chicken Eggroll app smelled putrid; I was truly worried that my DD who joked that it tasted ok and ate half of one would wake me up with stomach issues later that night! All was well, I will assure you. The steak and purple potatoes in the dark room looked like a pile of brown mush on a plate. There was no garnish of any visible type to break up the dish. Tasted bland. Potatoes were waterlogged and mushy. Other dishes just universally unremarkable. Left a lot of food on the table and non one wanted a "doggie bag". did have two cocktails that were well done. Fresh ingredients, nicely balances and creative, so kudos to the bar for setting and executing to a higher standard. Lobster toast, to the waiter's credit, he tried to discourage me without actually saying it was bland and greasy. He described as " rich." My DD pointed out that I was warned & ordered it anyway. I could go on. Just awful. Better food at an old school chain.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 2, 2017

"I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The ahi tuna was amazing and the Hawaiian Greyhound was refreshing. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great Overall! Food was good, not great like prior visits.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We frequent Tchoup Chop 6 - 8 times per year. This dining experience, with regard to service, was the poorest we have ever encountered. The two waiters said less than 10 words total, we had to ask for shrimp chips, and the timing of the food was completely off. Would have loved to tried the chocolate cheesecake dessert, which we saw delivered to another table but our waiters basically threw the dessert menu on our table & didn't tell us there was a 'special' not listed on the regular menu. Extremely disappointed in this entire experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

On trip to universal studios
Vacation dinner

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Loved this restaurant! The sushi was awesome! The place is gorgeous! Definately will go back if I have a chance!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

End of vacation dinner

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was great, the dessert even better.
We had an amazing time

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We went to celebrate two birthdays. The food was delicious. They made our birthdays extra special. Will definitely be going back

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

There were a few things that were really good such as the sushi and chicken egg rolls, but everything else we had was average. The service was ok, not great. They kept hovering and rushing us. The booths are very uncomfortable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was excellent. Tried stir fried cauliflower and became a fan. The hibachi steak was flavorful and melt in your mouth. Loved the decor!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We went here once before for lunch and loved it. We decided to come back for dinner, and did not have the same experience. My wife got the Korean fried chicken, which was actually the best thing out of the four of us. Nice and crispy with a unique flavor. Very good. My children, 13 and 11 years old, got the New York strip steak, which was average. There was a teriyaki sauce on the mashed potatoes that was way too salty and honestly tasted like it came out of a kikoman jar. Not good at all. I opted for the scallops with pasta and edemame, and though the scallops were good, the pasta was not. Very bland sauce, and not enjoyable. The service was great on both visits and I would still consider another visit at lunch, just not at all happy with the dinner menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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