service was quick (weekday)
not much variety of food
This is amazing value! I ordered the Malaysian fried rice, char kuey teow and seafood noodles in gravy. All were delicious. My favourite was the rice. The servings are huge so I had plenty to take home in a container. If you're after quantity and decent quality, this is the place. The decor is basic and service is decent. I would highly recommend this for a good feed. It's an excellent option for take away. I'm defenitely coming back here!
I would not say it's amazing, but the portions are huge and cheap. The decoration is a bit depressing and the service not extremely friendly. The expect you to leave ASAP.
Please, do not choose this place for a first date, but for a hungry day when you do not want to spend much.
A real gem in Shepherds Bush! This place is fast, cheap, efficient and reminds me of living in Asia! You get what you pay for and more: portions are as large as anyone would need (I'm often taking half of it away with me, as it's enough for two meals for moi) and I sometimes buy an extra takeaway of their Singapore Noodles for lunch the next day because they - are - so - good !!!
I'm in there if need a noodle soup for hangover cure or just a pep-me-up comfort food. Quick for lunch. Fast and friendly for pre-movie meal with a friend. Fun and light-hearted location for cheap, chatty meal with girlfriends.
Shepherds Bush is known for it's cheap, honest, multi-cultural foodie places like Chop Chop. They have another outlet in Kings Cross too that I sometimes go to. Worth checking out, as Chop Chop has been on my monthly cheap-eats list for ages.
You want fast, cheap Asian cuisine? You got it in Shepherds Bush! This place rocks AND rolls.
What you won't get --
fancy, friendly service
What you will get --
Awesome authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Singaporean, and Thai noodles.
This place is as good as it gets for lunch or dinner if you are on a budget or just want something quick and good.
The food quality is awesome to quite awesome and the flavors are authentic.
Beer or soft drinks are served.
Think about it -- 3.90 quid for a noodle dish that will fill you up but not kill your gut. I just ate the Singapore Laksa which is a fish soup (I got into an argument with the server since she didn't consider it seafood despite all protein being from the sea. Please see the list of things you won't get above)
I go here at least once a week for the great cheap food. Especially if it was a late night at the office.
Ah, cheap and cheerful Chop Chop.
It really is very cheap, not so much cheerful, but it does the job. I wouldn't say the food here is very good but you don't pay very much for it, there's quite a lot of it and it arrives suspiciously quickly.
If you're in a hurry to get somewhere, it's conveniently placed near the Central line station and you can stuff yourself with noodles, throw down a fiver and saunter off.
I wouldn't recommend anything with seafood because the quality of the ingredients isn't worth shouting about. By all means it's not bad, it's just that there are better dishes.
If you are looking for a cheap and tasty and quick meal near Shepherd's Bush, then this Chinese caff will hit the spot. Turn right out of the station, and it's just there, ready to satisfy all your noodly cravings.
Service is rapid, and via a lottery-ticket style chit where you mark the number of the dish you want. The food was fine - a little greasy, but if you're going out for noodles you're obviously after a bit of a grease-fix anyhow, and portions were good. It's also ludicrously cheap: two of us ate a starter, two noodle dishes and beers for under £15 in total.
The staff were arguing with another customer about what she'd ordered when we got there. Although they were being pretty polite, I couldn't help but think it would be easier for everyone if they'd just shut her up by cooking her what she said she had wanted rather than arguing with her. Noodles and rice aren't expensive, after all.
Heckling on the other tables aside, the experience was a good one. Chop Chop is also right opposite funky bar/venue-in-a-converted-public-toilet Ginglik, so the ideal place to scarf some tasty noodles here before going and seeing some live music or comedy (before the council fill the venue with concrete.)
You know what you're going to get at chop chop but I have to advise that you stick to the noodle soups and main courses. The starters aren't much cheaper but it is blindingly obvious that the ingredients are cooked from frozen with dishes like the butterfly prawns and all the taste's gone out of them!
Great place to fill up pre or mid session but if your palette's unclouded by brew you'll realise why it's so cheap!
Tasty, cheap and centrally located. One of my favourite places to grab lunch when I'm in the area. Loads of options, fast service and a mixed clientele; there's always an array of different customers which creates a really cool atmosphere. It is pretty greasy and probably not the highest quality, but who cares?
Very cheap place to eat. Portions are good sizes, and all the meals are very tasty. Most meals are about £3.50 and there are not many restaurants in London that can compare with that. They also make nice fresh apple or orange juices, which are one of the best features of the restaurant and are well priced.
Service is very good, meals are delivered within 5 minutes of ordering, however I do get a bit annoyed every time when they ask you if you would like to tip them at the end. To me its just very rude they ask that, and I always say no.
Overall, this is a great place to eat, if you are in the Shepherds Bush area and don't want to spend much. Tuk Tuk in Queensway is my favourite cheap Thai restaurant, but this place is good runner up.
Yay for chop chop! Cheap prices, huge portions!
Tis a great and cheapy lunch spot for those who work in Shepherds Bush. The food is actually better than expected considering the prices, altho as another reviewer pointed out, this is a caff - not really a restaurant per se..
Would recommend chicken chow mein with tons of chilli sauce on top to make right any hangover you may be suffering from. They also do quite a few nice & huge soups for those cold and dark mid week lunchtimes when you need warming up..
Great place to go for cheap Chinese. The portions are good, the prices are cheap and they do freshly squeezed juices. I usually go for the Malaysian style fried rice when I go, I would definitely recommend it if you are heading to Westfield, avoid the queues and the overpriced food inside the shopping centre
Who needs to go to Chinatown for cheap, nourishing Chinese food when you can just go to your local Chop Chop? Nice, quick, simple, easy, refreshing, nourishing, tasty. No fussy service or pretentiousness - you just order from the menu by ticking the box, and your food arrives. Not somewhere to take someone on a date, but when you need food fast, it's the place. Gets busy at lunchtime obviously.
Easily summarized...large portions...cheap....really cheap....Kings Cross.....soup lacks flavor....curry is decent......ribs tasted old and mangy........noodles were ok at best........if you want cheap food at low prices and large portions, chop chop is the place to go.....I don't hate it and i dont love it. Stayed at St Pancras Renaissance for a few days and this place was closest to Chinatown on a late night.
Great Chinese food spot, only downfall is the size of the shop is very small and gets packed very quickly, this place is very busy, but overall a great eating experience, much better than aroma the Chinese buffet across the street
A great, efficient noodle bar. I agree with others when they say skip the starters and focus on the noodles. I find a good bowl of soup makes everything better on a dreary afternoon. It's not the Ritz (it's not even Wagamama), but it's quality.
Chop Chop is a small Chinese noodle house next to the Central line station. It isn't much to look at but it's a great place to have a cheap, tasty meal after a movie at the Vue opposite. And judging by how full it usually is, it's not the area's best kept secret! The menu is printed on the paper table mats and people generally order using the serial number of the dish. They have a decent range of snacks, Chinese curry and rice dishes, soups, noodles etc. The chicken curry with rice is especially good. The service is basic but quick and they are happy to put in more or less chilli if you ask them. The average main meal is about 4-5 GBP and the portions are enough to feed most people. All in all a place worth going to if you're looking for a cheap meal in the area.
Cheap and cheerful. the noodle soups are great, the portions are quite generous.
Not the best of quality but good for the price! Expect to pay £2-5 per dish.
No problems with the food or service here and it's a regular haunt for a lunchtime meal under a fiver. Don't make the mistake of getting two mains as you won't manage it, in fact you'd be hard pressed to manage a starter and a main. It's working on price and quantity and there it achieves but nearly all of it is fried unless you go for the soups. It's clean and food arrives quickly thanks to a magic lift from the basement kitchen but why are the plates always cold?
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