Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Setting and Atmosphere
A cavernous space on the bottom floor of the Royal Pacific, with painted concrete floors and tall ceilings. Tchoup Chop features an open kitchen with seating to watch your food being made. A glass and wood partition separates the bar from the main dining room, and there's an outdoor bar just a few feet from Tchoup Chop's entrance, too.
The best appetizers are the panko-crisped pork gallette, sort of like a porcine version of a crab cake, which manages to be fried, juicy and crunchy all at once; and the smoked baby back ribs.
The bartenders seem to have a slightly better grasp of the wine list than some of the waitstaff. Don't be shy about asking one of the bar staff for a wine recommendation.
The beef and duck entrees stand out more than the seafood or vegetarian dishes, which is a bit surprising for a restaurant that bills itself as an Asian/Polynesian fusion.
The roasted duck breast, glazed with plums and accompanied by cheesy sweet potatos, was the hit of the meal. Also good were the roasted pork shoulder. A broiled chicken breast is available, which comes with a spicy kimchi-based fried rice and even spicier Chinese mustard sauce. If you have your heart set on seafood, the grilled tiger shrimp is your best bet.
|Requires Credit Card to Reserve: No|
|Requires Pre-payment in Full: No|
Universal Meal Deal
Does not participate.
|When to go||Dinner|
|Parking||At Royal Pacific Resort|
|Bar||Yes; Happy Hour from 5 PM to 8 PM, typically with $5 appetizers|
|Dress||Resort casual - no swimwear, tank tops, flip-flops or shorts|
|Lunch Hours||11:30 AM - 2:30 PM|
|Dinner Hours||5:30 PM - 10:30 PM|