Chop Shop II is a recent dining discovery with a menu that features a fresh take on Asian fusion cuisine. The space has a casual and cozy vibe with a clean and minimalist color palette of white washed exposed brick walls and blonde wood furniture. Their food offerings range from traditional Chinese to Southeast Asian dishes. Our server recommended the steamed lamb dumplings which is one of their specialties and these juicy and flavorful bites were a promising way to start our meal. We got two orders of vegetables that included pea tendrils (also known as pea shoot leaves) sautéed with garlic and spicy Sichuan long beans. Both were well cooked and seasoned. The spicy flavor of the long beans was on the mild side. We also tried the poached Norwegian salmon which tasted fresh and delicious. The Three Cup Chicken, a classic Taiwanese dish was a tad overseasoned but otherwise tasty. The dumplings and both vegetable dishes were my favorites. The food was solid and so was the service. We'll have to return to try their curry and drunken noodles. This is one of two Chop Shop restaurants. It is located in the Flatiron area of NYC. The original Chop Shop is in Chelsea.
Chop Shop II
41 West 24th Street
New York City
Steamed Lamb Dumplings with chili infused sesame oil and peanut sauce