Melanie Howe

Published: June 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I've had the pleasure of eating at Tchoup Chop twice. I have to confess that I found it a bit overpriced to visit too often and the food was too "frou-frou" for my husband's taste. But it is also one of the most beautiful dining atmospheres I've ever been in. The whole place is gorgeous. If you're looking to splurge on a meal, it's worth visiting just for the decor alone :-).
Anon Mouse

Published: June 27, 2013 at 8:26 AM

How do you pronounce "Tchoup"? Weird name for a restaurant.

The dishes sound like American/Italian with an Asian spin (mostly Thai). Its fusion food. Sounds like a place to visit if I want to celebrate something and not for regular attendance. Too pricey for me.

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: June 27, 2013 at 10:52 AM

It's just pronounced "Chop Chop," I believe.
Eric G

Published: June 27, 2013 at 1:03 PM

I'm also going to have to disagree. The atmosphere is nice, but the food, and especially the sushi is not good. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

If you're looking for sushi go upstairs and eat at the Orchid Court Sushi Bar & Lounge. If you want a steak then go to The Palm at the Hard Rock Hotel. Those are much better options than Emeril's.

Tony Duda

Published: June 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM

The name is a New Orleans thing, based on Tchoupitoulas Street. Pronounced Chop-a-two-las.
Russell Meyer
Writer

Published: June 27, 2013 at 7:22 PM

I cannot verify the quality of the sushi, and typically would not recommend sushi at a restaurant that does not have an actual sushi bar. Tchoup Chop (pronounced "chop chop") does not have a very extensive sushi (only three items on the menu, and only one with actual fish in it), so I would not recommend it for sushi. Most restaurants with good sushi have a full page of items and will also offer sashimi.

Yes, the menu is a bit pricey, but compared to other higher end restaurants at Universal and Disney, the prices are pretty competitive.

Eric G

Published: June 27, 2013 at 7:41 PM

When I lasted visited the bar menu had an extensive sushi menu. In fact, the individual who recommended the place suggested I go for the sushi. I've dined there twice now and I wouldn't go back.

If you want to try one of this outstanding restaurants then go to the Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian in Las Vegas. It's superb.

Russell Meyer
Writer

Published: June 28, 2013 at 7:26 AM

I don't quite get it Eric....You complain about the sushi at a restaurant that doesn't even have a sushi bar and then you say you'd rather eat at a steak restaurant nearly 2,000 miles away in Las Vegas.

As I said, I would NEVER recommend any person to order sushi from a restaurant where you cannot see it being prepared. However, I would recommend Tchoup Chop to Orlando visitors looking for an interesting, albeit pricey, asian fusion restaurant.

I have not eaten at Delmonico's in Las Vegas, but I have at Prime at the Belagio, and that is quite a restaurant. But comparing restaurants in Las Vegas to those in Orlando is like comparing Disney and Universal attractions to those at a local amusement park. The food scene in Vegas is extremely competetive and features some of the biggest names in the culinary world from Bobby Flay to Gordon Ramsay to Tom Collichio and many many more. Las Vegas is the Orlando of restaurants, so I think you're making an extremely unfair criticism.

Tchoup Chop should be compared to other themed resort restaurants and asian-fusion restaurants in Orlando. Considering there's not really a lot of choice in the asian fusion category (I think it's easily better than the over-commercialized and heavy handedness of P.F. Chang's), Tchoup Chop stands alone. However, if I were to compare to other high-end "signature-style" theme park dining options, it is average to slightly above. I actually dined at WDW's Artist Point at Wildnerness Lodge the following night, and was blown away with what they offered, which was even more pricey than Emeril's.

Perhaps your friend steered you wrong to try the sushi here, but as an asian fusion restuarant, Tchoup Chop is worth a try even though it's off the beaten path.

166.147.88.21

Published: June 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Emeril's Tchoup Tchoup was the best dining experience my husband and I had in Universal. We came to the theme parks for our first anniversary and stayed at royal pacific and everything was great. The restaurant staff were very friendly..my husband made a reservation earlier that day and they asked if we were celebrating anything and he told them it's our first wedding anniversary and they made it very special for us! We were given a free appetizer which was like a gourmet goat cheese, not the best cheese I've ever had but it was decent and we also received a free dessert which was yummy coconut sorbet the chefs make in the restaurant and they spelled out "happy anniversary!" On the plate in chocolate sauce!! The main entree I had was also out of this world, which was the mini coconut Siracha pancakes with green papaya and chicken in a honey and white truffle nectar sauce!! The next day was our last day in Orlando before we had to go back home and my husband told me to stay in the room and that he was coming back with a surprise for me and when he returned he had a bag with him...he opened it up and there was dessert from Emeril's Tchoup Tchoup! He got more of the coconut sorbet and one of their peanut butter bananas foster chocolate cakes, though that may sound like a weird combination it was heaven! We plan to come back next year it was an amazing way to end an unforgettable vacation!
Eric Fisher

Published: June 29, 2013 at 3:22 PM

$35 to $40 for a meal my wife can make? Sorry - no time soon.
Seth Kubersky

Published: June 30, 2013 at 11:03 AM

FYI valet parking at RPR is free if you have an AP or eat at the restaurant. And the daily happy hour ($5 apps and drinks) is the best deal on property.
Alfonso Giordano

Published: June 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM

I've eaten there once with a friend a few months after it opened. We sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen. Unfortunately I'm allergic to seafood and fish, so I couldn't eat the "styrofoam" chips or amuse-bouche. I remember ordering some kind of sampler of the short ribs with other items (it doesn't appear to be on the menu now) and I had a salad as well. Banana pie for dessert. Everything was delicious. It was neat to see the chef's working the kitchen. I probably wouldn't choose to eat there again because of my allergy, but I would go with others. I've eaten at Emeril's in citywalk a few times, at the bar. I also agree with Eric, If you're comparing Emeril's restaurants then I recommend Emeril's Delmonico if you are in Vegas, that was the best meal I've ever had!