Steeped in history, Vietnamese cuisine is one of the jewels of South-east Asia. The style of cooking, which has evolved over many centuries, is a wonderful blend of Chinese and Asian spices, flavors and techniques, fused with the ingredients and traditions of classic French food. The result is a wealth of uniquely flavored, mouthwatering dishes that almost no other country can claim. Vietnamese cuisine does share features with that of its near neighbor, particularly in the use of coconut, coconut milk and herbs and spices. The Cambodia’s distinctive if lesser-known style of cooking, which reveals the influence of India, Thailand and China as well as France also influences the southern Vietnamese cuisine.


Le Cordon Bleu


Gault Millau


Michelin Guide


La Liste

“While some people, who are a bit new to this Pan-Asian dishes world tend to confuse Thai and Vietnamese dishes, in fact, they are quite different.”

Meet our Team

Chop-Chop is a family owned restaurant, which treasures the atmosphere just as much as the dining menu.We assembled a strong team of professionals, all of whom aspire to constantly excel and step it up!

Head Chef/Owner

Albert San is the proud descendant of the mainalnd Chinese emigres, who arrived to the US back in 1946. Since then he and his family, including his cousins Dao, Sum and Lee work hard to spread the love for the traditional Chinese cuisine
Desserts Chef
Tsao Nom Ning used to work at the best Chinese restaurant of NYC, the “Emporium Dun”… But after moving to the state of Virginia, he asked if he can join Yaoting, the state’s best Chinese restaurant. We were happy to accept him…
Garnishes Chef
Garnishes are an essential part of the traditional Chinese cuisine… And it’s not just about the fried rice, miscellaneous kinds of noodles, fortune cookies and dumplings… It’s so much more, and that’s where Pao does his magic at!