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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

3.9

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

71% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (8)
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Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Casual (5)
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Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Spicy (4)
Tapas (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2011

We have eaten at Emeril's New Orleans, NOLA, Emeril's Delmonico, and Emeril's Orlando. This restaurant was not on par with any of those. It did not have the same level of ambiance and service as the others. It was very different and not what we expected.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 15, 2011

Very high value. Price point is low for this quality restraunt.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 12, 2011

There are many wonderful restaurants to choose from in Orlando. The four of us were excited to go to Emeril's Tchoup Chop due to its varied menu and promise of exceptional food. When we arrived for our 8:30 reservation on a Wednesday night we were told that our table would be ready in 10 minutes. We stood in a crowded bar until a table emptied about 20 minutes later. My husband can't stand for a long period of time, so that was a blessing. I checked at the host stand every 10 minutes or so and was always assured that our table would be ready in just a few minutes. We were not seated until 9:45.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 8, 2011

Excellent service and outstanding food. Exactly what I would expect from Emeril's.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2011

I will always have a special place in my heart for Tchoup Chop because I celebrated my 30th birthday here with my close friends and family. That night was perfect- from the ambience, to the service, to the main feature itself: the food. I loved it, and when I am back in Orlando again, I will be sure to come back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2011

This is our third Emeril's restaurant we have eaten in. We were looking forward to his signature Banana Cream Pie which we were totally disappointed with, compared to his other restaurants (especially his Bethlahem, Pa. one which was outstanding) It had lots of whipped cream with very little banana in it. Otherwise, the service was excellant and food was also very good. We did not try any other dessert. I recommend that your pastry chep take a lesson from the pastry chef in Pennsylvania on how to make an outstanding Banana Cream Pie.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2011

The atmosphere is calm and serene. The food is fresh and flavorful. The service is excellent! Overall this little gem is a great find for those staying at the hotel and for those visiting the Universal parks. Don't forget to use the water taxi- it will save you even mor walking and it is free!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2011

This is our favorite Orlando spot. Staff is great. Food outstanding. This is just special.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 5, 2011

lovely food , some menu changes from last visit , great to have a change. have been many times before and will return again. especially impressed as the waitress not only remembered us but remembered what we had to eat on the last visit. !!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 2, 2011

A hidden gem in all of the tourist sights of Orlando. If you are craving a very special adult experience and you are a foodie...this is a must do. Don't hesitate to splurge, it is worth trying the Chef's Menu with the Wine Pairing. Really is worth every penny. Do take your time when you are here and absorb the entire experience. The ambiance is as unique as the menu...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 2, 2011

This place is a real gem. Unique menu and a visual treat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2011

Great food, great service.
Menu has enough variation to keep it interesting

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2011

Overall, we had a nice time. The Kiawe Smoked Baby Back Ribs weren't bad. The Tchoup Chop Salad was very yummy. I ordered the lamb shank - it was huge but the meat seemed a little tough with the sweet potatoes and candied pear sauce abit overwhelmingly sweet. My boyfriend ordered the prime rib that was on the Specials Menu and thought it was very good. The wine list seemed abit overpriced even for a restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2010

Foi muito importante terem designado um garçon que falasse português (Pacha), pois nos ajudou a corrigir o valor das contas que vieram todos errados, cobrando mais do que o devido.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2010

After reading all the reviews I wanted to eat here. Great service, but I thought the food was ok. Nothing special.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2010

Overall fair experience. We did have to wait 40 minutes for our table but not restaurant's fault. Food was good overall, some dishes disappointing. Service was good. Took way too long between courses though but they did serve everyone at the table at the same time which is critical to everyone having a hot meal. Tofu dish was excellent. Duck only fair. Crab cake great, Salmon Napoleon poorly seasoned and 'mushy', needed more acidity and salt. A hit with seasoning was the fennel broth served with the Mahi mahi, very delicate, light broth that really complimented the fish. Deserts were excellent especially the Banana cream pie.....best I have ever eaten.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 29, 2010

This place was wonderful. Can be pricey if you have drinks. Had a good kid's menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2010

My husband and I visited Emerils Tchoup Chop back in March of 2010 and it was fantastic. We have since moved out of state and promised each time we return to central FL it is a must to return! The crabcakes were perfect!Just as we remember from earlier in the year. We also enjoyed the duck breast and marinated tofu, both were excellent. Last visit the pumpkin bread pudding was melt in your mouth, this time it was sweet potato bread pudding, just as wonderful, if not better! The atmosphere is very relaxing, the open kitchen is very entertaining. The staff took very good care of us and made sure we had everything we needed at all times, and even took a picture of us for our memory book. I highly recommend here and will be back very soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2010

Great food, amazing service. Braised short ribs were out of this world. Horseradish-encrusted Mahi Mahi was very good but not outstanding. Tchoup tchoup crunchy shrimp app is truly a gem. Expression 44 pinot noir was a great find although that was on our own.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2010

This was our second time to this establishment; however, it did not live up our prior experience. We were a party of four and one meal came out warm not hot, but the server did not come back in a reasonable amount of time so the person in our party eat did but said it was not wonderful.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2010

Great decor. Food and service very good. Reached expectations as expected! Dined at "Emeril's Orlando" the night before and was dissapointed so happy that this one lived up to his name. Ask for a table by the water feature.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2010

Good food. Portions were big. We left stuffed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2010

Recently my family and I went to Orlando to visit Disney and Universal. We spend a week there and the highlight of the experience for all of us, my wife, myself and my two teenage kids was our dining experience at Emeril's Tchoup Chop. The food was superb! The desserts were excellent. We don't drink so I can't rate the wine but I doubt if I'd go to Disney or Universal again but I would definitely go to Emeril's Tchoup Chop any time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2010

Had our Christmas Dinner at Tchoup Chop, and it was Great! They had a Christmas 4 course menu as well as their regular choices. Service was fantastic.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2010

This is our second visit - we initially went when it was first opened - the food is exceptional and service is exceptional and the atmosphere is great. We did have one issue where the complimentary valet parking was not staffed and we parked in the hotel parking lot - had to be reimbursed for the $42.60 parking fee that we paid for the two hours while we were in the restautant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 23, 2010

Over-rated, mass produced, rather tasteless food. Wouldn't recommend it.
Our waitress was not interested in serving us and just rhymed off the specials before hurrying away.
We had looked forward to this visit but it was a massive disappointment!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2010

Ambience, service and food variety and quality were top-notch! Wines were perhaps overpriced (or at least a broader selection should be offered at all price ranges),marking the only negative in what was otherwise a very enjoyable and memorable dining experience.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 20, 2010

My wife and I are tough critics when it comes to food and restaurants. I took her to Tchoup Chop for her birthday, expecting to completely wow her. We were seated immediately, then ignored for 10 minutes. Once the wait staff really got into their groove, things were marvelous: glasses never emptied, servers were attentive and cheerful, and 'happy birthday' written in chocolate on our dessert tray was a nice touch.

The food was incredibly disappointing. Emeril is known for bold flavors that make you recall his catchphrase - 'BAM!!'. The only things with flavor were the Shrimp Chips and Dessert - the banana creme pie is bold enough to wake your taste buds from even the most drab of meals. For the price we paid, I expected more 'BAM!!'

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2010

Do not waste your money. The food was bland and un imaginative. We spent more on this meal than on one a few nights later which was far superior. My daughter and I ordered different meat dishes and I couldn't tell them apart. They where very accommodating to gluten allergies. And the service was strange. We had three waiters and couldn't get water brought quickly. A whole lot of show and nothing to walk a way with.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 18, 2010

Try the Happy Hour specials only. Dinner is not edible. Tried chef's special sushi rolls first. Sent immediately back to kitchen. Like saw dust, fell completely apart when using chop sticks. Then tried two rainbow rolls, not much better. Comment by wait staff over heard "I give them credit for trying".
The kid's dinner of chicken and fried rice was worse than any take out I can remember.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2010

Wonderful experience overall. Relaxing, slow-paced--not for those in a hurry, but great for savoring the ambiance and extremely tasteful food. We were there for my husband's birthday and ordered the Chef's Tasting Menu, which is a great opportunity to try items not necessarily on the regular menu. All food was excellent. We also received some unexpected items to taste that were not specifically listed (likely part of the tasting menu)--again, excellent taste. Highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2010

Second time as good as the first.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 13, 2010

The appetizers were quite tasty. But my main course of beef tenderloin, although cooked to my liking, arrived cold. When I mentioned this to the waitress at the end of the meal, she looked genuinely horrified and offered to cook me a small portion right then and there. Since I was mostly full, I declined and ordered dessert. I ordered a flourless chocolate cake. Instead of one piece I was given two pieces. And when the check arrived, I was not charged for my main course, which was quite pricey. Hats off to the staff at Tchoup Chop for correcting a mistake.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2010

We ate at Tchoup Chop in 2003 and enjoyed it. We were very disappointed with out recent visit The quality of the food has declined. In 2003,all the dishes were special and unique. In 2010, everything was plain and bland. We won't be back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 11, 2010

What can one say about any of Emeril's restaurants. Tchoup Chop is truly among one of the best in the area. The ambience and the decor are wonderful and the food is outstanding. They have waitstaff teams so you are never without anything that you need. The waitstaff (especially Sean's) always seem to anticipate your needs before you even realize that you need something. It is perfect polynesian flair that justs makes you wanting more. This is a must for vacationers and locals alike. I highly recommend it. Everyone you encounter at Tchoup Chop goes above and beyond what I would expect from a restaurant in a tourist area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 11, 2010

The hostess sat us at a bar table, we then moved to a 4 seat table in the restaurant. Our whole meal was served and eaten in 40 minutes. I have spent longer in McDonalds. Our waiter, although pleasant, had zero knowledge of the menu and/or the dishes . I chose Lamb Shank which tasted and looked as if it had been boiled not slow roasted. Very very poor experience indeed. Only good thing was the Wild Berry Beer !

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 11, 2010

The restaurant decor is beautiful. Service was very pleasant, polite and helpful. The food was very good but honestly, nothing over the top spectacular.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on December 9, 2010

What a beutiful restaurant and the food was tremendous. I would absolutely dine here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2010

The service at Tchoup Chop is always personal and helpful. While they don't "hover" over you, they always make sure everything about your dining experience is above average. The "little touches" like "Welcome back!" are greatly appreciated. The food is always phenomenal! While we haven't tried everything on the menu, we have enjoyed everything we have been served. Special occasions are celebrated with personal touches appropriate to the occasion. All in all, it's a wonderful experience and everyone should try Tchoup Chop!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 7, 2010

Exellent creative food. Very nice decor. Service was very good. Friendly waitstaff. This. Is a great place for a special occasion. In a city of thousands of mediocre or worse restaurants, this is one of the few places where the food quality justifies the prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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