Emeril's Tchoup Chop
Inside the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, you can find celebrity Cajun chef Emeril Lagasse broadening his culinary horizons with an unlikely but surprisingly good take on Asian Fusion. The restaurant has a Hawaiian/Polynesian aesthetic and there's a general island-friendly feel that verges on tiki. One of the main draws is the little-seen robata grill, which sears meat and vegetables at 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit—the pork belly and lamb lollipops are perennial favorites. The ushi and whimsical dish names (Three Little Pigs, KFC: Korean Fried Chicken) will also appeal to casual diners looking for an elevated experience from a familiar name.