New Restaurant Opening this Week

lucky chops

Hello everyone and happy Monday! We’d like to start the week off with some good news out of St. John … a new restaurant is scheduled to open this week! More progress on island! How exciting! Here are the details…

Lucky Chops, an Asian-inspired lounge, is scheduled to open this Thursday in the space formerly occupied by The Fish Trap right in Cruz Bay. Lucky Chops is owned and operated by Mathayom Vacharat. Mathayom has been professionally working with food since 1993 and has been executive chef at several of St. John’s premier restaurants including Asolare, Paradiso (which used to be located at Mongoose Junction), Chateau Bordeaux, and Chloe and Bernard’s (a previous restaurant located at the Westin). He also owns St. John Catering.

Lucky Chops describes itself as having a relaxed, adult vibe coupled with fun Asian appetizers and small plates. Check out the menu:

lucky chops menu 1

lucky chops menu 2

And here are a few pics straight from Lucky Chops’ Facebook page:

lucky chops interior

lucky chops interior 2

Lucky Chops opens this Thursday at 3 p.m. Its regular schedule will be Tuesdays through Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. with food available from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

9 comments for “New Restaurant Opening this Week

  1. David McWhorter
    May 14, 2018 at 11:42 am

    It’s about time St. John got an affordable restaurant with a top-notch chef. Matayhom is a great chef. We hired him in 2015 to cater a wedding dinner party in a north shore villa and the food was amazing. We are frequent island visitors but only eat out once a week due to the high prices but this restaurant hinges everything.

  2. Nancy Takacs
    May 14, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    so looking forward to dining here in 25 days

  3. Jheri
    May 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Hi Jen,

    Do you know if he will bring back the Full Moon dinners?

  4. Mike Sullivan
    May 14, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    great news – that space needed a new vibe! Looking forward to it.

  5. JR
    May 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Love the name and the logo! Also love the high tables and comfy modern chairs. Hopefully he got a good long term deal so he will be there a long time. Anyone know what happened to the gent from Brooklyn who had a restaurant in the space where Fatty Crab was? I think he was there before Fatty Crab. I can’t remember his name but I thing the restaurant was called Tage???

  6. Barbara
    May 15, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Wow the place looks beautiful. Big change from the Fish Trap. Hope you were able to clean up the view. Hope to see you next January.

  7. James Rogers
    May 17, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Cheers, Mat!
    I’ll be down next April with my resume!

  8. L Murray
    May 18, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Sounds Great! Ready to try out next week ~ Yippee!!!

  9. Joe
    May 18, 2018 at 9:25 am

    It’s great to see that people are ready and willing to invest in the island after the storm….

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