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“This place is different!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chop Chop

Chop Chop
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Ranked #913 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: West End
Description: Authentic north eastern Chinese cuisine featuring dishes rarely found outside China but very appealing to the western palate.
Fortingall, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“This place is different!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Not like any other Chinese restaurant I have been to - the place was full to bursting and the food is very different to the usual Cantonese style.
Your order comes randomly (as it does in China) and that adds to the experience. Service is quick and efficient and the food is very, very good.
There is such a variety of flavours and the next day I had a craving to return for more.
The owner took an interest in our visit with humour and charm - what a difference to most Chinese restaurants! - and whilst the surroundings and decor are very typically Chinatown-canteen-like, the food makes you want to return for more.
Cost-wise, the wines are very reasonably priced but the food may be a bit on the pricey side.The banquets seem to be the best value for money.
Worth a visit!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank eezee-to-pleeze
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Go for the dumplings and stay for the dumplings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Fun, tasty, and cheap dumplings. Their other food is good but the dumplings are the star of the show.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Gregory G
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great,great,great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Went to Chop Chop (Haymarket) on a recent visit to Edinburgh, recommended by a new acquaintance, what a find, food different to I have had before, staff very helpful, we had meat dumplings with a dipping sauce made at the table, soy,rice vinegar?, chopped garlic and chilli flakes in oil, very tasty, chow mein lovely, do like chow mein, a little breather then fried rice and deep fried chicken with a lovely sauce, and oh a bottle of wine. This place is all about the food, looks a bit shabby inside and out, it is the food that is important.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jenny H
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West Linton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Was a wee bit disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Went to chop chop last night for supper after having been recommended the restaurant by a friend, was quite impressed with the number of awards they had, good reviews but unfortunately we were really disappointed. Our food was below average to say the least, we are putting it down to perhaps a 'bad' night but unfortunately we won't visit again, not when there are many other great restaurants of a similar nature and a cheaper price around.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lou S
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edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great restuarant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

love the fact that you do not get harassed to eat up quick and get out also the food is so different to any other chinese restuarant i have visited and the quality was second to none well worth a visit if u have not been bfore

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank pakedinburgh
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