- Telephone 0141 221 9799
- Food served Mon–Thu noon–2pm; 6pm-1pm, Fri/Sat noon–10pm; Sun 12.30-10pm
- Average price £5 (set lunch); £16 (evening meal)
- Website www.chop-chop.co.uk
A quirky take on the Chinese dining experience in the city centre that offers unmissable value.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
When dining in Glasgow’s city centre, sitting indoors under a cherry tree in full blossom is really quite the experience. Okay, so the tree may be fake but the overall effect is pretty pleasant, and the food is very much the real deal at this Chinese restaurant (a younger sibling to the Edinburgh original) tucked up a side street off busy Argyle Street. Mix-and-match Oriental tapas about covers it, and this DIY approach defines a meal under the branches in muted lilac lighting. The set-price banquet is the best way to sample the dishes on offer, such as delicate pork dumplings, tangy sweet and sour ribs and fragrant spring rolls. Best of all are the green beans and chilli that walk a high-wire flavour act between fiery and salty. Diners are instructed in how to mix up their own sauce which adds a fun element to an already enjoyable experience.
- High point: Best lunch deal in town
- Low point: Piped pop diminishes dumpling digestion
- Notable dish: Green beans and chilli
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Music on stereo: Chinese pop
- Capacity: 150
- Open since: 2015
- BYOB: (Oddbins offers 5% discount to diners)