The business, which has won numerous awards and appeared on Gordon Ramsay’s F-Word TV show, currently has one restaurant in Edinburgh, after closing its Leith branch to focus on city centre locations.
It will open a second restaurant on Glasgow’s Mitchell Street this December, with a further five restaurants planned for city centres across the UK.
Chop Chop is asking customers to invest in the business via the crowdfunding website Angels Den. It hopes to raise the £430,000 needed to open the Glasgow restaurant, with any surplus funds put towards the next site.
Chop Chop was founded in 1997 by head chef and owner Jian Wang, who moved to Edinburgh from Changchun, a region in North East China which is famous for its Jiao Zi dumplings.
The restaurant offers an extensive range of home-made dumplings as well as noodles, salads, soups and a range of meat, fish and vegetable dishes with rice.
Chop chop serves in the traditional Chinese style – with dishes ordered collectively and brought to the table as soon as they are ready.