CHOP - SHOP was born in 2012 as a collaboration between Danny Emerman and Mah Chan whose restaurant, Bottino, is a 20 year institution in West Chelsea. When a rarely available retail space came available nearby they jumped on the chance to bring to their neighborhood another culinary option. They brought along chef Wong from Shanghai, who had been the personal chef of a friend's grandmother in Shanghai and who had recently migrated to New York City, and a talented and ebullient Thai Chef -- Jang --- forming a lively blend of personalities and culinary traditions, presented in a cool and minimal environment decorated with hand -painted lanterns from Taiwan, a discarded Chinatown graffitized sign, and furnished with black wire Eames chairs.
Under the control of chef Jason Li and manager Robert Wu, the CHOP-SHOP kitchen brings together an eclectic experience of Asian cuisines with an international sensibility. Classic Chinese, Taiwanese and Thai dishes meld in a culinary "chop-shop" of stolen and recycled flavors.
CHOP-SHOP is located in West Chelsea, New York City, three doors from Bottino, a stone's throw from the Highline and West Chelsea galleries.
CHOP-SHOP II was opened in 2015 in the Flatiron district on West 24th St. between 6th Ave and Broadway.