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ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #31 of 2,529 restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $31
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 16th St
Transit: RTD Transfer station on 16th and Market, one block away.
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185 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

fantastic take on modern asian food, kaya toast is to die for, dumplings are wonderful, everything was well executed and full of flavor. will be back.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We almost left this place base purely upon the noise level of the dining room. Thank goodness a table opened up outside. The menu is creative. We had the Pork Belly Buns and the Soup Dumplings. They were superb and quite frankly, the best part of the meal. The NY strip was overcooked and for the most part forgettable. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Cholon was a fantastic experience. The service was top notch! We were there for a bit over 2 hours, which was a little much, but overall a fantastic experience. The food was excellent and highly recommend for business, a date, or just a chill night out.

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nb ct
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Went to Colon on Sunday evening. Service was great a very attentive waitress who spent a good amount of time explaining the menu and suggestions. It has a wonderfully unusual menu. Started with sm bites we had soup dumplings, sweet onion and gruyere, unbelievably wonderful, potstickers, and the Kayak toast which was white bread toasted and had coconut jelly the... More

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great atmosphere! We ordered a lot of the dishes we read about on trip advisor. Our server did gently mention we might want some lighter dishes, and we should have done this. The Brussels sprouts, pork belly, bacon fried rice...all good, but too overwhelming all together. The one we had that was lighter was the Alaskan king salmon crudo. Great... More

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were visiting Denver for 2 days and had read that this place was one of the best in town. We arrived pretty early- around 4:30 pm cause we were heading to a concert after- and the host was really super nice. He told us we could order some small bites until dinner started at 5 pm. Honestly, the small... More

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have been to ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro twice in recent months. The first we went during the day, sat at the bar, had cocktails and sampled some small bites/small plates. The second time we went in the evening, with friends, for a sit-down dinner. We had a good time on both occassions, but we enjoyed the first time better.... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I visited ChoLon for our anniversary dinner. I was visiting for an anniversary getaway and searched on top Denver restaurants. ChoLon was highly rated for both the pork belly buns and the soup dumplings. Both of these appetizers were amazingly good. The other two items we ordered were just so-so. We had the diver scallops and they... More

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Vancouver, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

In terms of atmosphere and style, Cholon is Denver's local version of a PF Changs with FAR better food. We started with the Rib Eye skewers with Hong Kong sauce. The manager actually brought these to us complimentary of the house for no reason at all. Extremely nice on his part! These literally melt in your mouth they are so... More

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Santiago, Chile
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The service and presentation were both wonderful, but the food was WAY over-sauced. The drinks took much too long (we had our food before the drinks came, one glass of wine, two old Saigons, all on the menu). The restaurant was so noisy the waiter had to lean in, down and towards our table to be able to communicate to... More

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