Chop Chop Toronto: Chinese Restaurant on Dundas West

Chop Chop Toronto is a Chinese restaurant on Dundas Street West.

The family-owned restaurant in Toronto features a bustling dining room, open kitchen and pretty patio.

Chop Chop Toronto’s menu reads like a classic Canadian Chinese restaurant, featuring dishes for meat lovers, seafood fans and vegetarians and vegans.

The dining room at Chop Chop Toronto on Dundas West.
The dining room at Chop Chop Toronto on Dundas West.

Taiwanese Food in Toronto

Chop Chop Toronto is a family-run Chinese restaurant, formerly known as Yu Shan.

Owner and Chef Eric Tiao explains his family’s history in Toronto’s Chinese restaurant community, “Chop Chop opened its doors on June 18, 2017. However, we opened a restaurant ten years prior under the name Yu-Shan Dumpling Cuisine in the exact same location. At the time, my parents operated the business. Due to personal reasons and the stress of balancing family schedules, we closed Yu-Shan 11 months later.”

Tiao goes on to explain what sparked the idea to open Chop Chop restaurant years later, “Since Yu-Shan closed I continued working in kitchens across Toronto. Just before Chop Chop opened I spent six months travelling through Taiwan picking up cooking techniques that are native to my parents home country. My youngest brother, Steven, career had taken off working in an advertising agency. From there the name Chop Chop was developed.”

The Dundas West restaurant’s interior design is inspired by the colours of the Taiwanese Flag (blue, red and white). On the second floor there’s a prep kitchen, while the main dining room features custom window frames inspired by a famous tea house in Jieufen, Taiwan. Tables are topped with bright red chopsticks, vintage paper menus and soy sauce and chili. xf

Chop Chop Toronto can accommodate up to 28 in the dining room and additional seating in the warmer months on the outdoor patio.

Fun Fact: across the street, Mama Tiao operates a hair salon, a job she’s enjoyed since immigrating to Canada over 20 years ago. 

Boiled and fried dumplings at Chop Chop Chinese restaurant.
Boiled and fried dumplings at Chop Chop Chinese restaurant.

Chop Chop Toronto Menu

Chef Tiao has been cooking Chinese food in Toronto for years. He explains, “I’ve been cooking since I was 6 years old. At the age of 13 I started volunteering in kitchen’s on weekends, which eventually led to a job. After high school I studied at George Brown College’s culinary program. I’ve worked in a number of Toronto kitchens including Mediterranean (Musa) , wood fire pizzeria (Vivoli), corporate kitchens (The Keg), Japanese (Ki Modern Japanese) and most recently was head raw bar chef at Susur Lee’s Bent Restaurant.”

Chef Tiao describes the Chop Chop Toronto menu, “Most of the recipes are dishes that we’ve grown up eating. Some items have been slightly modified to be restaurant-friendly and to quickly serve customer demands. Our restaurant motto is Good Food Fast!”

Chop Chop’s beverage menu is short but sweet and features juices, pops and a selection of Asians beers.

If it’s your first time visiting Chop Chop Toronto Chef Tiao offers advice before you order, “Our entire menu is meant to be shared family style. We try to emphasize larger portions so everyone can share. The dumplings, onion pancakes and hot and sour soups are signature dishes of my moms. The General Tao is probably our best seller, it’s a slightly modified version of my dad’s recipe we had growing up.”

If you’ve got a penchant for Chinese feasting on holiday, Chop Chop Toronto will have you floating back to Hong Kong, Macau and Taipei.

Chinese cucumber salad at Chop Chop Toronto.
Chinese cucumber salad at Chop Chop Toronto.

Chop Chop Toronto Appetizers

  • Boiled Pork and Chive Dumplings
  • Pan-Fried Pork and Chive Dumplings
  • Pan-Fried Vegetarian Dumplings
  • Vegetarian Spring Rolls
  • Hot & Sour Soup
  • Deep-fried Tofu with Garlic Sauce
  • Pan-friend Green Onion Pancake
  • Crispy Shrimp Wontons

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Chop Chop Toronto's signature General Tao Chicken.
Chop Chop Toronto’s signature General Tao Chicken.

Chop Chop Toronto Mains

  • Sautéed Green Beans
  • Mapo Tofu with Pork
  • Braised Beef Noodle Soup
  • Salt and Pepper Fried Squid
  • Sweet and Sour Pork
  • Taiwanese Basil Chicken
  • General Tao Chicken
  • Ginger Beef
  • Fried Vermicelli with Shrimp, Shredded Pork and Egg
  • Shanghai Noodles with Shrimp and Pork
Pan-friend Green Onion Pancake with soy sauce.
Pan-friend Green Onion Pancake with soy sauce.
  • Cucumber Salad: smashed cucumbers with Chinese spicy and sour dressing
  • Mama Tiao’s Taiwanese Sticky Rice: stuffed with pork and shrimp and wrapped in bean curd sheets
  • Chili Garlic Pork Belly: work-fried with cabbage, onions and house chili garlic sauce
  • Egg Noodles: chicken and vegetables wok-fried with Chinese BBQ sauce
  • Fried Rice: house BBQ pork, shrimp, mixed vegetables and egg fried rice
  • Eggplant with Beef and Black Bean: eggplant wok-fried with beef and black bean sauce
  • Chili Fish: battered fish wok-fried with onions, peppers in house chili sauce
  • Beef Short Ribs: wok-fried with onions and black pepper sauce
  • Cumin Lamb: sliced lamb wok-fried with onions and cumin
  • Baby Bok Choy: wok-fried with garlic, oyster sauce (add BBQ pork, beef, chicken or shrimp & squid
A steaming bowl of Shanghai Noodles with Shrimp and Pork.
A steaming bowl of Shanghai Noodles with Shrimp and Pork.

Chop Chop Toronto

Address: 771 Dundas St W Toronto, Ontario M6J 1T9

Phone: 416-842-8277

Website:

  • Opening Hours:

Price Range: $

Cuisine: Chinese

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